29 inch bike. Need advice.

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by MorbidMentality, May 27, 2011.

  1. MorbidMentality

    MorbidMentality New Member

    I've just acquired a rather inexpensive mountain bike from Walmart:


    I'm having a little difficulty finding a kit for this bike, I'd like a frame mount with a chain drive. Notice that the derailer is on the right side of the bike as well.

    Has anyone mounted a motor onto a bike with 29 inch wheels?


  2. bigkahuna

    bigkahuna Member

    There's a build thread in the other forum. In short, he's run into a couple issues (brakes needed adjustment, chain is difficult to align, etc.) but looks like it's do-able, just not the easiest build. I've got the 29" Genesis cruiser and am adding a rear wheel friction drive. A friction drive would probably be easy on the mtb, although you'd probably want to change the tires.
  3. ddesens

    ddesens Member

    Got any pics of your genesis cruiser? I just ordered the same bike to start my build.
  4. 247Jude

    247Jude Member

    most frame mounts use the left side for the drive. did you want to have to mix the gas or use strait gas? use a two stroke with offset intake manitfold and a expansion pipe exhaust.