Motorcycle wheel on a bicycle, is it possible?

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  1. motortime

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    Is it possible to mount an mc wheel on a bicycle? I sent my bike in the Philippines where I live, and due to a bad road there, my rear wheel got 5 snapped spokes in it. So I decided to modify it, again! I will be willing to weld it, cut it or any other possible way to fit a motorcycle wheel on it but still, I will be considering the aesthetic of the bike. Here's the draft to my idea so we will not get that far to what I really wanted my bike to look like after the modification.
     

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  2. 5-7HEAVEN

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    Your bike's front and rear forks seem to be too narrow to accept motorcycle rims and tires.

    Even 26" rims and larger bicycle tires would prolly not fit in your frame.

    My suggestion is to install your engine on a full-suspension mountain bike.

    No need for motorcycle rims and tires.

    If you keep breaking spokes, upgrade the mountain bike wheels to larger 12g ones.....

    or try using 26" mag wheels.

    What you could do first is upgrading your bike to 12g spokes and larger tires.
     
  3. motortime

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    would be replacing a fork, it is actually an inverted with suspension fork from a dirt bike, the rear fork would be modified as well to fit a much fatter tyres.

    I am currently using a 26" wheel right now and would be replacing a 24" wheel for higher torque.

    I am trying to exaggerate the modification the bike into something like this (a more active suspensions) because our country has the stupidest humps you'll ever drive with. ..it as if your driving off road if you see them.

    thanks for the advice! the part in replacing a higher "g" spoke contribute a lot. that would be noted.
     
  4. wheelbender6

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    I bought a used front wheel that came off a Worksman Industrial Trike. It was as heavy as a small motorcycle wheel but bolted right on with no mods.
    Wheels from a real downhill/freeride mountain bike would also help. The heavier rims really make the bike feel more stable at speed.
     
  5. motortime

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    I see. With the heavier wheels that may stabilized the feel of the ride. thanks
     

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