Micargi Seattle Concerns

Socks

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https://www.bikemania.biz/micargi-s...0I7Zug5JKH65u60ynBzoLQtLrp2nv06hoC-AMQAvD_BwE

Looking at getting the Micargi Seattle fat tire and putting this motor on it.

https://www.gasbike.net/products/212cc-death-row-bike-engine-kit-4-stroke

I've got some serious concerns though about whether or not the frame can handle that kind of vibration and torque, or if I'd be better off stepping down to a 79cc. I'm a bit new to this. I have a small 2-stroke currently that I bought locally but I've never built my own and I don't want to get myself killed in the learning process. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
 
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wheelbender6

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The Seattle will be difficult to motorize. regardless of which type of engine you choose. Great looking bike though.
 

zean

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I don't mean to sound like a paid for political advertisement. Check close: Ghetto Bike then go to 4 stroke bikes. There are at least four or five Micargi Seatle bicycles there. I'm pretty sure those run similar to his Bikes for Sale. They are solid, fast, stop real good and built with high quality parts.
 

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https://www.bikemania.biz/micargi-s...0I7Zug5JKH65u60ynBzoLQtLrp2nv06hoC-AMQAvD_BwE

Looking at getting the Micargi Seattle fat tire and putting this motor on it.

https://www.gasbike.net/products/212cc-death-row-bike-engine-kit-4-stroke

I've got some serious concerns though about whether or not the frame can handle that kind of vibration and torque, or if I'd be better off stepping down to a 79cc. I'm a bit new to this. I have a small 2-stroke currently that I bought locally but I've never built my own and I don't want to get myself killed in the learning process. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
The frame should handle it but where Micargi mounted the pedal sprocket assembly would give you problems since the
212cc and even the 79cc takes a lot of room. I've seen where some fellas have moved the assembly farther back on
other bikes which requires cutting and welding on their frames. This bike would be a challenge and if it could be done a
real looker on the street! I have the low priced Micargi "Touch" and I got the 49cc 4-stoke on it with no problem and their
frame is heavy. I bought the 212cc "Death Row" kit and there is no way to fit that engine in that frame without doing a
lot of cutting and welding on the frame which would make it possible to do it. I have the engine on a 26" Sixthreezero
Stretch and it has plenty of room. The bike is also a lot lighter that the Micargi and engine vibration on the Sixthreezero
is far far less the Sixthreezero bike. The ride on the Sixthreezero is better since the wheelbase is longer and probably
because of the added weight. You want something with power, low vibration, acceleration and speed the 212cc is the
way to go with that CVT on it. The one I got off of Ebay had that darn 7-speed in the barrel shifter and it was not what
I ordered I ordered the single-speed with a coaster-brake which has the larger hub. I will most likely be changing the
bike over to using the aluminum mag wheels in a few months.

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