Motorized Western Flyer

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by wheelbender6, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    After a couple of years on my mountain bike, my motor kit has been transplanted to my 1976 Western Flyer, made by Murray.
    I added a springer fork and front drum brake wheel from an industrial trike.
    I remounted the seat very low for comfort at the stop lights. I bobbed the fenders and added a rear caliper brake on the chain stays so that I don't have to use a coaster brake. Bullet head and tail lights have been converted to battery powered LEDs.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2015

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Very Nice!!
  3. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Nice build! This is the first time I've seen a bike with the rear caliper mounted on the chainstays as opposed to the seat stays. Any challenges with that installation?
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Just had to reposition it a few times due to interference with the crank arms and chain.
    My flyer has a crossmember in that location that I could use to mount the brake.
    You can use metal plates above and below the stays if you do not have a crossmember there. I got the idea from another member that had mounted his brake that way.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2010
  5. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    Like the way you painted the forks.....Nice spacer!