Building a dirt bike... Out of a bicycle?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Khamsin, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Khamsin

    Khamsin New Member

    Hey there, I'm getting ready to build my first motorized bicycle However I'm looking to make it resemble a dirt bike. I've seen so many people make cruisers, choppers and cafe racers but never a dirt bike. Is there anyone out there with the same intents?. dr400.jpg

    This company made something sort of like what I want. 2012-0822-CA-Arrow-PHOTO-B-Arrow-left.jpg buuut the wheels are too big and the fork is too short. same goes for the rear fender. I need to keep the pedals from striking the ground too. I don't want to have to remove them. If I do I'd be doomed by the law.
     
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  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Dan Kelton's #888 full suspension bike will be racing at Socal Motor Bicycle Racing's
    event on Oct 17th 2015 at Grange Motor Circuit in Apple Valley.

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  3. Khamsin

    Khamsin New Member

    I've seen that one before. Not bad really but I'm looking to put on the dirt bike saddle and any other plastics that make it as close to a dirt bike as possible.
     
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  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    people have used the plastics off those little 12 inch kids bikes that look like dirt bikes before. always turns out pretty good
     
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  5. Khamsin

    Khamsin New Member

    Hmm.. what about removing the electrical parts and putting a motor on a Mongoose CX450? is that possible ? 4 stroke engine or something like a predator 212?
     
  6. Barnfresh

    Barnfresh Member

    Save your money and build a Motoped
    http://static1.squarespace.com/stat...e63/t/53ee7410e4b007ea1d9170b3/1408136232586/
     
  7. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    you may be the first person in history to suggest that a motoped is the cheap way to do something
     
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  8. Barnfresh

    Barnfresh Member

    Haha nothing cheap about a Motoped Butre, far from it. Re-read my post I said save your money, not save money however I probably should have said save up your money. You're right though Motoped is not a cheap route to go but it may give the op some ideas on using pitbike plastic which is dirt cheap!
     
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  9. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I see, I interpreted it as save your money by getting a motoped rather than save your money so you can get a motoped

    pitbike plastic is a good idea too
     
  10. Khamsin

    Khamsin New Member

    I do find motopeds interesting but Id rather do things my own way :) Oh I have two other ideas that actually would work out alot better than this xD Board track racer / cruiser style OR a Streetfighter / bob style bike. I cant find the person that did the street fighter to save my life.
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    I cant seem to find parts to get that vintage dirt bike look :(
     
  11. SunkyWorks

    SunkyWorks Member

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  12. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I don't know about a 212 on that. would be a ***** to mount

    I love puch frames though. the underframe mount brings it together, really makes it look unique
     
  13. Khamsin

    Khamsin New Member

    This person has the right idea. ohsnap.png
     
  14. Khamsin

    Khamsin New Member

    Just with... longer forks and smaller tires then it would look great.
     
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  15. Khamsin

    Khamsin New Member

    I think my trek 4900 frame might work for this.
     
  16. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    mmmmm, gt lts frames.... always distinctive.

    plastics? add plastics? first freaking things i pull off! horrible nasty blingy bits that add weight and are a nuisance to remove cus the screws always stripped and needs a spanner and you find the previous fool used some exotic type of unnameable size nut...
     
  17. Khamsin

    Khamsin New Member

  18. SunkyWorks

    SunkyWorks Member

    52cc Stage 2 CAG CVT powered X-Games Motobike

    (Not my MAB)
     

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  19. Khamsin

    Khamsin New Member

    Looks promising. and it mounts under the bike?
     
  20. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    keep in mind that to have very much rear wheel travel you have to make the drive sprocket close to the swingarm pivot point
     
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