how to put a motor on this bike

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by motorbike-scubaguy, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. motorbike-scubaguy

    motorbike-scubaguy New Member

    anybody have an idea of how to put a motor on this bike?


  2. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    any of the kits that mount over the rear wheel
  3. siouxindian

    siouxindian Member

    Stanton friction drive.
  4. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    friction or chain drive, still of course a rear mount.
  5. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    electric hub motor.

    looks alloy. looks like it splits in half. wt?
  6. motorbike-scubaguy

    motorbike-scubaguy New Member

    It a bike that is used by U.S. military paratroops
  7. ollicat

    ollicat Member

    Stanton Axle Drive
  8. max350

    max350 Member

  9. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Staton makes really good rear mount kits. I personally use one.
  10. bigoilbob

    bigoilbob Member

    This bike LOOKS fully suspended. My bike has a rear suspension, and on hindsight I think the increase in unsprung weight on my "rigid to the axle" mount gives me a rougher ride. But my mount is admittedly very heavy and beefy (I chain pull nearly 300#), so maybe my example is a poor one.

    Question: On more conventional bikes than mine, with rear suspensions, do frame mounts ride better than "axle" mounts?
  11. bigoilbob

    bigoilbob Member

    Miswrote. I don't know if the bike "looks" fully suspended, or if it is. A careless characterization. My GUESS was based upon interpretation of the appropriate bullet write up in this link, which still doesn't tell me for sure..

    Max350 might know..........
  12. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    where is the shock in the rear triangle?
    the rear folds

    maybe a VIDEO of it folding will show some how it works?
  13. bigoilbob

    bigoilbob Member

    Good vid, and thanks for it. Based on a couple of showings, I don't think it is fully suspended, and therefore my question about unsprung weight for this particular app is moot.

    But my larger ? is, Is there any significant advantage to frame mounts on fully sprung bikes, due to the decrease in unsprung weight? And if so, are they subordinate to other advantages of an axle mount? I won't list those advantages/disadvantages - I could GUESS, but not knowledgeable.

    Tangential to the thread, but I've seen lots of less relevant digressions. (see "Obamacare" on the bike safety thread).
  14. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    most FS bikes can't fit a motor in the frame and those that can need to use a shiftkit due to chain issues caused by the way the swingarm moves. lot more complex then just using a friction drive. Need more power to climb hills... why it has pedals
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