need help, clueless

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by bocajnam, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. bocajnam

    bocajnam New Member

    so there is only one motor bike in my town and not much knowledge about them so im asking for someone to make a list of what i will need for materials and the steps to making a motored bike (i.e. what i will need to weld and all the different steps)
     

  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Nahhh

    You need to do research, and you've come to the right place. All the answers are here.

    You need to read.:idea:
     
  3. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    I agree with 5-7 100%. Do you research first. Decide what kind of build you want to do, meaning frame mount, rack mount, friction drive etc. If you don't know what those terms mean, you'll find out by doing your homework here on the forum. They all have their pros and cons. You also need to research you local state laws. Motorized bikes are totally prohibited in a few states so I understand. Engine size is governed by states as well. Some states limit engine size to 35cc, but I think most have a max of 50cc. I will recommend that you get the largest engine allowed by law in your home state. Japanese name brand engines are probably your best bet too, be it a 2 or 4 stroke engine. All Jap engines are not made in Japan though. Most are. I have a Honda that is manufactured in Taiwan. But as long as it has a Japanese name on it, you'll be all right with it. There are a lot of choices out there. Most builds/kits are fairly simple, especially if you're mechanically inclined. Don't let the info you start gathering scare you. You can get a descent kit (engine, mount, total complete kit) for under $300.00. Do you research and what you don't understand, start asking here on the forum. There are a lot of good, friendly experienced people here.
     
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  4. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Also, go to the photo album and look at all the photos. You can get some great ideas of what you want to do as far as looks. Your imagination and pocket book is the limit ! But.being a beginner, I'd keep it cheap, and simple. Cheap as in price, not quality.
     
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  5. bocajnam

    bocajnam New Member

    well thus far i decided i prefer the schwinn cruiser look.
    let me know if this frame (http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Men-s-...0000003260420&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=13398149) will work with this engine with a fame mounted engine(http://www.shop.motorizedbikeparts.com/product.sc?categoryId=1&productId=32) and if this engine kit is a bad choice let me know which one would be better

    now i have a few questions on the bike i displayed it has a coaster break so i understand i will have to remove it is that hard? i tried looking up how but i still did not understand how. and from reading on here i understand there is a problem with fenders which i don't fully understand either. do i have to remove the front one? back? or both? just what will i have to do to prevent loosing my face. lastly the bike im showing, can i paint that frame with spray paint or not? and how about the engine?
     
  6. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Rear fender MIGHT have clearance issues with your engine chain.

    I see no reason why you cannot spraypaint the frame.:detective:
     
  7. bocajnam

    bocajnam New Member

  8. dankerb

    dankerb New Member

    I like the pedal brake. i would buy a sprocket adapter and a new sprocket from piratecycles1.com that way it frees up your handle bars with fewer brake levers and is a solid set up.
     
  9. bocajnam

    bocajnam New Member

    so your saying a pedal break will be just fine with a mb? i did not know you could use a pedal break with one and would
     
  10. bocajnam

    bocajnam New Member

  11. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    That engine you inquired about is 80cc. I'd be willing to bet it's illegal in all 50 states for use on public property. Again, do your research, not only on bikes and engines and your local state laws. Then if you choose to break those laws, don't whine and complain when you get into trouble with your local law enforcement. Not meaning to be a smart a$$ here. Just trying to steer a neewbe in the right direction. There are a lot of folks on this forum that run those 80cc engines. But, people break the laws of the land everyday ! As far as the coaster brake, I won't say remove it if it will work with the kit, but I would definitely add front and rear hand breaks if that bike comes with mounting tabs/lugs aready on it.
     
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  12. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Contact this member i(cspaur13) if he's still around on this forum. I used to talk to him a lot. He's about 15 or 16 years old, pretty level headed and pretty sharp about these motorized bikes. He had a Delmar with the type of kit you're asking about. He can probably give you some good info on that particular bike. Hope this helps.
     
  13. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog Banned


    I agree with the Porkchop.... the more brakes the better I say!
     
  14. dankerb

    dankerb New Member

    bike stuff

    Yea man im actually building on a similar frame. you said something earlier about spray paint? in order to successfully prime and paint this frame you would have to strip it first and there would be a ton of work involved. I would try to find a similar bike in the color you are looking for.
     
  15. dankerb

    dankerb New Member

    I have been running a coaster brake in back with vbrakes in front for 9 months in Boston and smooth sailing. Plenty of stopping power. Once they wear in they actually work pretty well.
     
  16. dankerb

    dankerb New Member

    Im also running a RST front fork which has brake mounts.
     
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