Help Planing a build

Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by lightbeast, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. lightbeast

    lightbeast New Member

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    Hi, Sorry if this has been posted before (it didn't show up at least under search terms I tried). I am planing on building a budget Cranbrook Cruiser, and am wondering if people could recommend kits to me and estimate of build cost? I plan on getting a 49cc(laff) engine due to local laws I also have all tools I would need besides a set of cone wrenches.
     
  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman New Member

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    Cost depends on what type mount you want for the bike, front, rear or frame mount. A cruiser can accept ant of those. 2 cycle or 4 cycle?
     
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  3. lightbeast

    lightbeast New Member

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    I am looking at frame mount.
     
  4. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman New Member

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    Help a little more (2 cycle/4 cycle?), and how are your funds? What you consider a "budget cruiser" to you may mean something differently to me. Used bike and a kit starts out around $200.00 and up.
    I built this for $300 2 years ago.
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    I made these modifications, although I made the parts, and didn't have to purchase them.
    My mods
     
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  5. lightbeast

    lightbeast New Member

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    that's exactly what I want! is it 2 or 4 stroke? Also how has it held up?
     
  6. motor_bike_fanatic

    motor_bike_fanatic New Member

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    shouldnt need cone wrenches. no cones to loosen on a cranbrook. I even replaced my bottom bracket without cone wrenches. just have to tighten up the sprocket cone really good with some channel lock pliers. my bottom bracket is over a year old with absolutely no problems whatever. you should consider sealing your gas tank unless you plan on purchasing a plastic tank. cheapest sealer is kreem, about $20 a pint and thats enough to seal two tanks if you follow the directions right. as long as you have sockets, adjustable wrenches, different types of pliers, philips and flathead screwdrivers, and a drill, you pretty much have all you need. loctite is good to have on hand as well. might want to add front brakes as well. the cranbrook has a hole in the front fork you can install brakes on.
     
  7. lightbeast

    lightbeast New Member

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    Thanks for info, can't wait to start my build!
     
  8. robbomberbomyea

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    i built my cranny using the pirate cycles pk 80 silver, with better hardware installed,dont worry about cc's, they all look the same, no id's. it mounted up with no mods other then trimming the rear fender for chain clearance,also needed shorter exhaust,so i could keep front fender,many get rid of it but i liked it. depending on what you got to spend the sprocket adapter they also sell is well worth the money,bolts to hub not spokes. upgrade your plug to a ngk and silicone performance wire. i also bought light system from creative creations on ebay runs off motor,worth the money plenty bright no need for buying batteries all the time. anyway good luck,you should find answer for any prob you might run into here, peace.
     
  9. flmotorbikes

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    Cranbrook is a Cheap But Good bike. I will post some pics of my New Burgundy build for a local customer soon.
     
  10. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman New Member

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    That is the standard 2 cycle kit sold on Fleabay and by many vendors. Probably the most popular kits used by forum members. It is mounted by a front and rear engine mount. On a Cruiser, for proper instillation of the engine, a custom made front mount is needed.
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  11. flmotorbikes

    flmotorbikes New Member

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    do you custom make the mount
     

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