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  1. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead New Member

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    OK, not to motorized "stuff" but to motorized bikes - complete idiot. Looking for some basics since I want to get going on a couple for my wife and I.
    I understand the basics but some help in two areas, please. First, how much space is needed for the motor inside the frame? I see various creative setups but have yet to see any real measurements or specs to help. Seems inportant when picking out the bike to modify.
    Now the dumb question. Do these use a regular manual clutch for starting the motor, stopping at lights, etc? Or pull start and centrifugal clutch? Or is that a choice I need to make?

    Thanks in advance! Really enjoy the posts and the insights!
     
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    jasonh New Member

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    fairracing tends to post an image from time to time that shows the required measurements for the china 2-strokes.

    They come with a manual clutch. I've seen several pull-start addons on ebay that give you a pull start, and some have centrifugal clutches as well. This is just regarding the Chinese 2-strokes. Other motor kits may be different.
     
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    here it is.

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  4. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead New Member

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    Thanks!!!! This helps a lot!
     
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    Welcome to the forum knucklehead, glad you joined us :D

    Thank You Jason (^)
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  6. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead New Member

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    Found a pretty decent looking (for the Chinese Outlet Store, WalMart) 26 inch single speed coaster brake bike tonight - didn't buy them yet because want to verify. Looking at Spooky Tooth motor kit and dimensions above look for 11 inches crank tube to top tube. The La Jolla has 11 1/4 by my measurement in the store BUT the lower tube is curved. Anyone looked at this bike or mounted a motor?
    Thanks for the help and the patience!
     
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    Welcome aboard Knuck. Hows your progress comming? Look forward to seeing what you come up with. Enjoy the ride...Kelly:ride2:
     
  8. Jimbo

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    Hey new guy, The La Jolla wont work, I tried it The curved up front bar makes it too tight. I ot the schwinn for my first build, Kept the La Jolla for a peddeler Jim
     
  9. Bike Lane Motors

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    My first build was for the Schwinn Jaguar from WM. The install was basic until it came to the chain tensioner. I suggest ordering the Spring Loaded chain tensioner from Live Fast Motors.
     
  10. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    Welcome to our world Knucklehead, if you don't have to have a new ride Pawn shops have some fair deals. I rode my Mongoose alum mtn bike to one one day to look around and the sales guy said it was too old for them to buy. I got the dvd i wanted and was still laughin' as I left. rotfl
     

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