Motored Stingray - NH

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by 4doora, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. 4doora

    4doora Guest

    Hey everyone,
    I introduced myself a couple months ago with the intention of putting an engine on a foldable bike.
    Well now I have plans to build a motored Schwinn stingray... plans I will actually follow through with because I've already purchased all the parts I need.
    I bought an 80cc frame mount engine kit off eBay, Barry's motor mount, and livefastmotor's hub adapter.
    the hub adapter came in the mail today and I just finished installing it. A very worth while investment.
    I want to get some bigger handle bars for the bike, I will need a longer brake line to do that.
    I also want to make my own lighting set up. I'm in a digital electronics class in school, so I could build my own circuitry.


  2. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    welcome to mbc!. if you have the mount from barry07070 on ebay, you dont need the adapter. see my video here i also have many other vids of the bike you might also be intrested in. any problems just ask me via pm or message me on this thread.
  3. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Rock on! and post pics :grin:
  4. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Welcome, we are home of many answers, and awaiting your ideas. Keep us posted on the lighting set up.
  5. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool:
  6. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Welcome 4doora. Glad to have you here.
  7. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Welcome to Mbc.
  8. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    welcome and happy motoring1
  9. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Welcome aboard.

  10. 4doora

    4doora Guest

    I got my engine mount in the mail yesterday and installed that. Today I got the handlebars, mirrors and brake line I ordered a few days ago. I attached a pic. not the greatest pic, but gives you an Idea of what my bike looks like now (it was just bone stock before)
    I'm expecting my motor to arrive on Tuesday... too long of a wait :(. I was hoping to get it so I could put it together this weekend.... but I've got next weekend off from work, so that's cool.

    I just had that headlight laying around, so I threw it on. I hope to get a nice chrome one to replace it.

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  11. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    Hi again, please do start a thread in picture gallery and show us the build and your experiences with it...have a good day...:shock:
  12. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    Whoa whoa whoa... wait. What? Somebody else in new hampshire?
    Dude I used to live in Hudson. Still work there. and I have a motorized Stingray XL.

    They take a bunch of aftermarket parts to motorize reliably and take a bit longer than more common bikes but the ride is definitely worth it. PM me or something dude I wanna hear how those overbearing hudson piggies react to your ride :)
    I guess just remember to follow the rules of the road as best you can and keep it at or under 20mph while on roads where you're going to be seen. That way you can claim you governed it to 20mph to comply with federal law so it wouldn't be considered a motor vehicle. I haven't had any problem on mine yet but I ride out in the sticks compared to the Nashua area.

    Edit: nice machine, It looks like you've already done your research and have the sprocket adapter and motor mount already. I added a livefast chopper exhaust too (looks and sounds real nice)
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  13. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    nice build! like i said in my other post, with barry's mount there is no need for the hub, but that might make it more sturdy oh, and ive found that if you stick a broom through the front wheel, and and put weight on either side it works just as well as the bin ur using. (the weight i used was coke 12 packs lol) but i cant wait to see that build, i like that chrome-orange look.
  14. 4doora

    4doora Guest

    haha, yeah, the only problem I foresee would be the cops in Hudson. I'll have to get a speedometer to keep tabs on my speed. If worse comes to worse, I don't think it would be a big problem to register it as a moped. I'll try to stay on back roads, not just to keep a low profile, but for saftey concerns too.

    Why exactly would the mount make a difference?
    True, no one actually needs the hub adapter, but the point of it is to make it sturdy. Just some peace of mind.:smile:
    I've seen some of your posts, and watched some of your vids, you've got some cool projects goin'.

    Edit: Oh, and I'll start a build thread in the picture section some time next week, when I have the motor
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 22, 2008
  15. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    thanks for the commments. but i was told that the live fast u mounts are over more, therefore makeing you ure their hub --well off to a easter thing .....ugh! lol
  16. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    haha, Stingray nuts UNITE!

    I was looking through laws for NH. apparently all you need is an engine under 80cc and capable of 45mph tops. Headlight, taillight and brake light. So it shouldn't be too hard to register as a moped however I don't know how they would verify title or whatever. I've just been cruising around my country surroundings without any problems. Cops have slowed down to check my bike out but have never stopped me. I do have some experience with Hudson cops though and they're not nice. They'll try to bust your nuts for anything under the sun. But I still think it would be wrong to force you to register as a moped if you're doing 20 or less, keep it on the shoulder and keep the bikes ability to be pedaled and such. I'm building my Staton XR75 as more of a stealthy motored bike that I hope to take just about everywhere. The Stingray just attracts a ton of attention. Luckily all the attention I've received so far has been good.