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  1. adsimi3

    adsimi3 New Member

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    I am just getting the bug to build a Motorized bike. Looking for some help on the best engine kits to buy and some of the pit falls to stay out of. Would appreciate any help. Dave
     
  2. leadfarmer

    leadfarmer New Member

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    The main thinhs I wish I would have appreciated on my recent first build are: large diameter frame tubes require an adapter plate be fabricated and a coaster brake requires enlarging the sprocket hole and bending the Bendix arm.
    So, if you want a fast build, get an older(small tubing),non bendix arm bike.
    In general, be ready to come up with solutions to your engineering difficulties, and you will solve them in a day or two.
     
  3. inked1974

    inked1974 New Member

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    welcome to our family! take gears's advice and read up as much as possible. the ultimate choice is yours. we have many opinions of what is "best" here. we have unlimited information on all related topics. ask yourself what you are looking for and get it goin!
     
  4. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Active Member

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    You are in Simi Valley so you are in luck because PistonBikes.com
    has a store front right there.
    It's kind of hard to buy kits now but they still have some left if you
    get over there fast.

    Rob and Gregg from Piston Bikes are going to be at the SoCal Race
    at Grange Motor Circuit on Sat Oct 22nd which is in only 5 days.

    Hope to see you there.
     

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