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DNG

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I have a reproduction 1955 Schwinn Deluxe 7 speed. I would like to put a motor on it.. Is this possible and still be able to use the gears? I would like a 2 cycle if possible but I don't understand how to mount the gas throttle.
 

Russell

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I have a reproduction 1955 Schwinn Deluxe 7 speed. I would like to put a motor on it.. Is this possible and still be able to use the gears? I would like a 2 cycle if possible but I don't understand how to mount the gas throttle.

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MotoMagz

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Yes you can use your gears. Loosen Allen bolt and slide grip shifter up further on bars or switch it to other side. It will b backwards but u will get use t it. This is what people do if the put a shift kit on a bike. Also check tube size on frame you may need a larger frame mount.
 

wheelbender6

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You could add a jackshaft/shift kit so that engine power is transferred through the pedal chain and gears.
-I would mount and break-in the engine in the kit form, powered through the motor chain for a while before attempting the shift kit.
Remember DNG - We don't quit playing because we get old;
We get old because we quit playing!
Have fun with your build.
 
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