Your ideas on what I need

Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by Ted, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Ted

    Ted New Member

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    I've been lurking on this forum and I'm ready to motorize my WalMart Schwinn Beach Cruiser, it won't be in daily but rather just a occasional putster but I want to do it right the first time, I know about the spark plug, bolts and carb but am unsure what 2 cycle engine, drive system to use and who to buy from, any help that's offered will be greatly appreciated.

    TIA

    Ted
     
  2. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    with questions like those, you'll get a million answers.

    i'd tell you to junk the walmart bike and find something that won't fall apart, while other's will tell you to buid a 200cc 4 stroke.

    your best bet is to grab something to drink, find a comfortable chair, and start reading older posts.

    everything you want to know has already been asked, mostly solved, and is all right here in this forum.

    use the search feature with your specific bike, and it'll probably turn up a few hundred posts you can sift through.

    if you've got specific questions, ask away.

    have fun with it...:)
     
  3. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman New Member

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    5 thumbs up....
     
  4. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Although I've built 200cc 4-strokes, I certainly wouldn't recommend someone building one, especially if it were their first motorized bike. I actually frown upon it and suggest something smaller and actually street legal.

    A good quality small 2 or 4-stroke is a good way to get started at entry level. Take it from there ;)
     
  5. robbomberbomyea

    robbomberbomyea New Member

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    no matter what engine you buy i recomend getting a sproket adapter instead of using the stock one,youll be alot happier in the end,and not as frustrated.yes the 75 dollar cost kept me from getting one on my first bike but after getting one for my second i will always use one.reason one simple to install, reason two switching sprokets size is easy. as far as motor i like the 2 stroke for cheaper cost and simplicity.
     
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    #6 fatdaddy, Feb 23, 2012
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  7. Dirt Road Cowboy

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    $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

    You will need lots of money because this is a highly addictive hobby, and you will want more! More bikes, more engines, more power, more reliability, more accessories...
     
  8. Felix

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    "If you can't fix it with a hammer you can damn sure teach it a lesson".
    lmao laff
     

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