Is this mount ok? (Not flush)

LordJaidous

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Mar 4, 2017
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The first bike I had was a nightmare after the bolts in the front mount broke one morning on my way to work, I noticed something touching my leg and looked down to see my motor moving side to side, as soon as I pulled the clutch in the whole motor jumped off the frame and locked the bike up at 25mph. (left me stranded at 4 a.m.in the middle of a long dark back road) I do wear a full size motorcycle helmet when I ride in case of such an event. I skidded to a stop and assessed the damage. My chain was twisted up and the bike was out of commission. I fabricated a motor mount out of two 2x4 ties and that worked like a charm. My first bike was a beach cruiser Electra. This one I've clamped the rear mount to the seat post first and made sure the front mount was touching the frame. I just put this bike together and want to know what you think. The motor doesn't budge and I've only tightened the nuts down enough to close the lock washers and a pinch more
 

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Jan 21, 2015
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Personally, what I do when I'm mounting a chinagirl, is I make my own mounting plates so that the bolts sit at the correct angle. I take some steel plates and drill some holes in them so that I can bolt the steel plates to the motor, and then put U bolts through the plates and around the frame.
 

Chaz

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It looks like the front of the motor could chew through your frame. The way Necromancer describes is a much better way to go. If you do follow his method get the ubolt that has the curved "bracket" and put that in the bottom of the U so it rests against the frame at the front of the downtube. It spreads the load out better than just having the ubolt itself against the tube.
 

Kartooo

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Personally, what I do when I'm mounting a chinagirl, is I make my own mounting plates so that the bolts sit at the correct angle. I take some steel plates and drill some holes in them so that I can bolt the steel plates to the motor, and then put U bolts through the plates and around the frame.
+1
i use the heavy duty muffler U bolts
 

ZipTie

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Here is a flat plate mount on one of my bikes with a large down tube. Flat on round wont chisel your frame apart and does hold secure.
zip-
 

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