Staton friction drive help

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  1. ryan1685

    ryan1685 New Member

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    I just bought the FDR-358-1-1/8 Honda GX35 35.8 cc Four Cycle Engine Kit from staton inc. I was wondering which full suspension bike out of this list would work with this kit without any mods? If none, could anyone mention a full suspension bike that is readily available and is in the $400-$1200 price range. My list is as follows:

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    http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brow...n+Full-Suspension+Mountain+Bike.jsp?locale=en

    2)

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brow...n+Full-Suspension+Mountain+Bike.jsp?locale=en

    3)

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brow...n+Full-Suspension+Mountain+Bike.jsp?locale=en


    I notice that the ilits that exists on the bike in there example

    http://www.staton-inc.com/store/images/products/secondary/2344.jpg

    don't exist on any bike I can find, will this pose as a challenge ? I imagine these struts are there for stability purposes and should no be ignored.

    Any help would be great.
     
  2. ryan1685

    ryan1685 New Member

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    anyone ???
     
  3. Braddo

    Braddo New Member

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    The rear swing arm on the bicycles you've seleced sit alot lower than the one pictured with the engine. realistically you could mount that friction drive on any frame with a modified mount. but if you're planning on using the the standard brackets, i would suggest finding a frame thats close to the picture.
     
  4. ryan1685

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    hmm thanks for the input. It seems like there is a large amount of tweaking needed if I want to use a full suspension bike
     
  5. worksmanFL

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    Hey Ryan,

    There are two mounts: short and long.

    I think the long mount should be attached by the suspension as seen in statons pic.

    I hope this helps.

    (I have a BMP FD motorized bicycle, they are no longer in business btw.)

    :)
     
  6. worksmanFL

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    Here is BMP's soon to be resurrection? - of his business...

    Here is a link for you to visualize what I am talking about:
    http://www.roadbugengine.com/parts.html

    short u bracket 5"
    long u bracket 9"

    :)
     
  7. ryan1685

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    Ive decided to go with this bike, I think it should work with no mods, but its not full suspension. What do you think
     
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    what bike?...
     
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    The bike is a trek 4300
     
  11. kevyleven007

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    Man, that bike is mean
     
  12. ryan1685

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    still no where close to the trek fuel ex8 That bikes so sick, I feel like I am setting even though the 4300 is a $900 bike lol.
     

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