What motor kit should I get for this bike?

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  1. shellshopexotics

    shellshopexotics New Member

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    Suggestions? Picked this up off CL for $5.00 I am half way serious about motorizing this. I have a weed eater motor but have no clue if it could be done. Anyway it's a fun little bike.

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  2. JonnyR

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    its going to need to be custom and a weed eater is a good choice
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Good candidate for a model airplane engine/prop drive.
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    There's a guy on you tube with one of those that has an engine on it.
     
  5. shellshopexotics

    shellshopexotics New Member

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    I looked do you have a link?
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    No, but I got the link from this website...I know, that doesn't help much.
     
  7. young grease monkey

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    get a motorcycle helmet for that thing. you will face plant many times lol. i had one of those, i would lengthen the wheelbase if i put an engine on it. you could use a rc car nitro engine and transmission to drive the pedal chain! a weed eater is difficult to make a reduction drive for, and it will need it if you plan to go less than 20mph. try to find a motor scooter, it's like a kick scooter with an engine. you could swap out the back wheel from it, brakes, throttle, and the engine with the gearbox. they are pretty compact as well.
     
  8. shellshopexotics

    shellshopexotics New Member

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    Ya after riding it around a little I don't think I would ever put a motor on it it is very hard to control.
     
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