New Guy question

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  1. popp314

    popp314 New Member

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    Would a 24' bmx redline bike be ok to use? and what motor do you suggest, 50 or 80 motor?
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Can you post a picture? You'll need 12+ inches from the bottom bracket to the top tube plus some room fore and aft...no rear suspension.

    I would go for the 70cc, same size and weight , more torque.
     
  3. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    If it's a steel frame, then it should be Ok. Avoid aluminum frames. I would suggest a pocketbike engine so it can fit inside the frame, however you'll need extra wide cranks. A rack mount would also be advisable for a small frame.

    Welcome to this motoring thingy and enjoy the build as well as the ride... :)
     
  4. hiker472

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    The 50 and the 80 are both the same size. The reason why Joe mentioned the "70" is because there is no such thing as an "80", but nevertheless, that's what everyone "sells" them as, when in reality the 80cc is actually 69cc.
     
  5. jasonh

    jasonh New Member

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    If it's anything like this bike

    REDLINE | BMX RACING BIKES |

    You're not gonna fit a motor in the frame. You can go rack mount though. There is someone here that put a souped up motor on the back of a bmx...
     

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