Let's See Ya Motorize this......

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by scotto-, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    I would bet my paycheck that no one on this planet has motorized a SlingShot mountain bike and I'm not talking about Photoshop or a rack mount.

    This was one of my old race bikes, Slingshot was one of our sponsors that year and they are a very unique and great handling bike off-road.

    How might you motorize it?

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    dnut
     
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    andrewflores17 New Member

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    is that very thin pole in the center connected to a spring ?
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    That very thin pole is actually a cable and yes it is attached to a spring up near the head tube. Then if you look really close you'll notice that the top tube is attached to a flexible aerospace fabric sandwich and then welded to the seat tube. The whole frame flexes so to speak to give it a unique type of suspension.
     
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    Seems like you'd have go electric hub motor of some type.
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    That's a good answer ;) Front or rear or both?

    dnut
     
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    That bike looks pretty light, so I think just rear, and hang the batteries under the cross bar.
     
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    I would use a rear mount 4 stroke. (c)
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    So would That's Dax (Duane)......but let's keep that a secret.....mum's the word.

     
  10. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    I won't say nothing. Those Titan motors work too well anyway. :)
     
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    Currie mid drive electric motor. It can clamp on your down post and drives a second chain wheel. They are 650w to 1,000w depending on battery voltage.

    Steve.
     
  12. Dan

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    Would make an awesome candidate for a top tube, suspended scooter or Morini engine....

    With a scooter/GY6 engine, the CVT could wrap around the seat tube. Would have to jury rig a sprocket and the drive shaft would take some 'figuring. Then drive chain length... (some kind of "righting strut"?)

    Be a really cool build. Has mounts on top too.

    Dunno but looking forward to seeing what ya come up with Scotto.

    .shft.
     
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    You could build a sidecar and mount 350 chevy long block in the sidecar!!!
     
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