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  1. haste

    haste New Member

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    Hello, I want to build a boardtracker bike. Im coming from mopeds, and love 2 stroke motors. Can any one give me some advice as far as these go=
    1. motor=thinking about the spooky tooth cycles, the 66c GT5. My state laws arnt too harsh, and I have rode 40mph with cops all day and night. Will any kit allow me to cruise at 40?
    2. Frame= I want a boardtracker style frame and tank, aswell as springer front forks.

    I dont want to shell out alot of money on this. The whole motor assembly will be 150 max, then whatever the frame/wheels/seat/tank/bars are.
    Thanks
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    No kit will allow you to cruise at 40 all day without some minor tweaking and a 36 or 40 tooth sprocket.

    Other than that, buy one from about any vendor here, my vote goes to thatsdax.
     
  3. haste

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    what is most of your guys top speeds with a sprocket upgrade?
     
  4. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    I am still running the stock 44t sprocket, my top speed is around 30-32 mph.
     
  5. Finfan

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    There is a shifter kit available that should allow you to get that type of speed. However, I beg you to consider that these are bicycles and aren't designed for the type stress that those speeds put on the system. A critical frame failure at 40 mph can be extremely painful/fatal! If you want to run with the big dogs get a motorcycle!

    drn2
     
  6. Nashville Kat

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    I know this doesn't fit your current thoughts, but if I were building again new for the first time, I'd get a cheap track fixie bike on e-bay (under "track bicycles") and they sell for about $230-

    You get a complete bike that's minimal- and has a rear flip flop hub that our sprockets fit right onto and lockdown (at least laterally) with a reverse threaded lockring-

    Flip/flop wheelsets alone are over 100 dollars-

    a minimal bike with two handbrakes, narrow 700 C wheels and lightweight- This thing would really roll! I think I'd go now iwth a smaller 50 cc anyway, and get a 36 sprocket right off, for a better cruise-

    I got a Micargi cruiser multi-sped cruiser, and the sprocket fits over this hub too, with no modifications, but doesn't thread or lockdown - so the rubber and heavy metal backplates are needed-

    Although with a 36 and smooth 1.75 tires, this 66 can go as fast as I want to go anyway, it's still heavier than I'd like, and I'm itching to try some 700c wheels with a high flange flip flop hub, to bolt a sprocket directly to, and eliminate all the other rubber and plates--

    they'd fit the cruiser even, if I put road brakes on- but then again, no.
     

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