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  1. Krimme

    Krimme New Member

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    Hello all, I just bought a trek 3500 and want to put a motor on it, by myself, without a kit.
    I typed D I Y motorized bicycle into the Google search bar and came up with this site.
    So I am wondering, any good sticky threads that explains the process from start to finish? Preferably with pictures and detailed explanations?
    Also I live in Portland Oregon. We are a very bicycle friendly city so if there are any other motivated people out there with some experience in the matter, feel free to help me out! dnut
     
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    Welcome to the forum. By definition, there are no standard procedures for a DIY motorbike. Seems like most guys get the engine mounted securely and proceed from there. Just my opinion, but if this is your first motorbike build, I would purchase a kit motor. You will not have to worry about damaging the Trek frame with a kit and you will be on the road sooner. I would install a kit motor, ride and learn to solve the basic problems before tackling a custom motorbike build. If you are experienced with small engine mounting and maintenance, go ahead and build a custom ride.
     
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    Been looking into it quite a bit, I don't think it would be a good idea to put one on my trek. Been looking on CL and found a cheap weedwacker and cruiser. This should be fun, i'll let you know how it goes.
     

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