My Project

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  1. AdrianD2

    AdrianD2 New Member

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    Hi guys, I want to put an engine on my bike and I need some people to walk me through it because I can't buy any of those fancy kits they're a little too expensive since I'm only 14 years old.
    I need your guys help the choose the right engine. Getting an engine won't be a problem because I can go to the flea market and get one. I have 2 bikes I can do this on, a 24" Mountain Bike or a Single Speed 20" bike. Which one is better to use? Ill post some pictures tomorrow in the morning.
     
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    Here's the pictures of the bikes
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    i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo12/ModSlayerx/P1060500.jpg
    The 20" is alot heavier than the others bikes, if that matters much.
    And another bike 26" I think this one would be the best but the back wheel is bent, anyone know how to fix it?
    i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo12/ModSlayerx/P1060500.jpg
     
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    somewhere there is a thread that will take you to a bike repair sit fixing a wheel is not that hard if it is not bent bad. the 26 inch is the best choice for a build, as far as buying an engine from the flea market you should consider the othe costs involved,sprockets mounts, gas tank, throttle etc, i really think that buying a kit would be far more cost effective. good luck and if i can help in anyway i am here, frank
     
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    Ok say I buy a weed whacker for 20 bucks how much more money would I need until I can ride it?
     
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    That depends on how you intend to mount it for use. Probably the cheapest would be to use it as a friction drive. I know next to nothing about those kinds of set-ups although I am sure someone that dos know will be along shortly to help ya out on this.

    Glad you could join us and good luck with your build.
    .wee.
     
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    if youre going for frition drive: the cost of bolts,steel brackets,and hinges.
    it will help if you find a pic of a bike with weed wacker on it and you can see what they used. this build like this wont be alot of money,but time and skill at doing it right.
     
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    How fast would the friction drive let me go and would I still be able to pedal normally?
     
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    probally around 20mph and to be able to peddal like normal you will need to mount the motor with a hinge mounted to a metal bracket and mounted above the rear wheel or rear rack,so when you want to peddal just lift motor off of wheel that is on hinge and have a lever hold it off the wheel.
     
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    Are there any good and detailed breakthroughs to help me build one?
     
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