Can I fit an engine in this frame ?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Bomb, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Bomb

    Bomb New Member

    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010

  2. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    lots of people use Micargis for builds, so as long as that one is the same size as other Micargis, it should be fine
  3. buzbikebklyn1

    buzbikebklyn1 New Member

    I've seen similar frames from a Taiwanese company called "NEXT" they make that same kind of short travel bike, i'm thinking there's a swing arm pivot point behind the crank on the chain-stays.
    I think the standard left side drive
    rag-mount/sprocket/tensioner/chain system might be usable with a modified tensioner that can take up the slack in the right side drive train caused by the suspensions movement.
    Drive chain alignment might become problematic.
    You might want to consider running a shift kit and avoid the problem altogether since the relationship between the engine and the crank is always constant.
    I hope that helps...Hmmmm... add an inexpensive short travel fork and it could be really cush.
    good luck!
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I love that Mic softail frame. I'd motorize it and add a springer fork. I agree with buz.... that a shift kit would be the best solution, but they cost a few bills. Maybe you can run a spring loaded tensioner until you save up for the shift kit.