new project, goped motor

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by gopedsean, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. gopedsean

    gopedsean New Member

    Hi my name is sean and im new to the fourm and i am intrested in making my bike into a motored bike its a bmx style bike. i am probably going to use a goped engine if you guys dont think i schould use something like a weed eater. I am not sure wich is better to make friction drive or a chain driven setup. although i have been thinking the friction, whick do you guys think is more esier to make. and is one really alot more practical.

  2. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Friction drive will save you making a gearbox, so thats what I would go for. That is unless you could use the original goped gearbox.

  3. gopedsean

    gopedsean New Member

    thanks thats what i was thinking how fast do you think a friction drive with a 1.2 hp engine would get me going if mounted properly?
  4. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    use a 1 1/4 spindle, probably 30+mph. mitch
  5. gopedsean

    gopedsean New Member

    how to mount?

    do you think there would be a way to mount the engine using a big foot engne mount so i could use it like the clutch on the goped were the engne could be lifted of the weel.

    or would it be better to mount it down some other way?
    i am not sure of how would be a good way for me to mount the engine.
    any advice woud be a big help. Thanks
  6. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

  7. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member