Newest project- Staton 43 cc chain drive (and hiding a rack-mount)

Discussion in 'Rack Mounted Engines' started by beast775, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. beast775

    beast775 Guest

    i always forget to take before pictures so i thought not this time!free....mid 90s kuwaharra 28 sp?v brakes big frame very strong.bad airbrush paint.so the bike gets stripped and painted and assembled with staton inc 43cc 2 stroke chain drive.im excited but im house painting,and working at the motorcycle shop but this is priority 1!so its gonna happen pretty fast.ill keep yooz posted. -update!im gonna try to make a free webpage to show the whole process its gonna be rediculous doing it on the board,ive even took the pedals apart for cleaning and greasing dont want no rolling resistance eh!so im learning about websites.and will try to do it in order.i cant get over kuwaharra bikes the controls and gears are very well made.this bike had serial numbers on everything must have been expensive in its day!check out the beefy staton axle i could outfit one to use on the dax kits hhhhmmmm.
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  2. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Pictures tell a thousand words, and you guys can answer a lot of folks questions bunches of pix.

    Have fun doing it ! :grin:
     
  3. beast775

    beast775 Guest

    motor bicycle project

    havin a heck of a time lacing up a proper wheel,got 2 done then put them on my mntn bike and they went out of true.ive done hundreds of motorcycle wheels im at a loss guess ill have to take a hit to the ego and get the bicycle shop to true one up aaaahhhh.im taking pics of everything im thinkin im gonna have to build a web page or just smallen the whole thing to show the site whats involved with this kinda project.it would be iesier if i wasnt a mechanic i like things right .
     
  4. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Well, you like things right and that should be the only way to go. :cool:
     
  5. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    8) beast, how's your Mitsubishi engine project coming along?

    i ordered that same kit from David Staton to replace the ROBIN engine friction drive on my DAHON bike. i like your narrowed milk crate; might use that or a basket to safeguard my engine. since those crates stack atop each other, did you make a closing top lid from the bottom of another crate?
    is that an electric hub motor and battery pack on your bike?

    Myron
     
  6. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    so, beast...would you call your bike a hybrid? looks like you have 3 modes of power....nice looking design. I like it.
    keep us posted on your staton chain drive.
     
  7. beast775

    beast775 Guest

    hybrid

    im not sure what to call it yet?the 600 watt 36 volt 2.5 hp 2stroke madhouse haha.i tried keeping it to look like a bicycle all the way dont wanna deal with the cops around here,just shut off motor turn electric throttle and go by silently,i might get a buddy electrician to modify my controller to put power back into battery,but i think its already doing that.im very new to the whole ebike setup and im learning alot,just cant answer any upcharge of voltage yet but i thought my batterries were lower than i thought using my gas motor 80% of the voyage then checked them after a 18 mile ride and it looks like they came back up a bit?i keep rippin it apart and putting it back together its gonna be a long build but im really enjoying my new 2 stroke it has gobs of power,i took off with the motors both on half throttle and it felt like a 4 wheel drive! im thinkin it weighs 100 lbs but ill have to stand on a scale and then lift up bike.i used alot of light aluminum for weight reduction..it feels quite good on the road i spent alot of time getting the weight distrubution perfect i moved the gas motor 6 times and had to redrill everything and its quite a job.but lots of fun,my plastic milk carton is amazing noone knows theres a motor on back i have rear panniers on also.i have gobs of photos and tried a new website but you can only download so many photos ,so ill figure it out eventually!ride safe.
     
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  8. beast775

    beast775 Guest

    no edit for me?

    i have some pics but cant edit my message anymore?plus i put stars beside my message i dont want them there ooopps
     

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  9. beast775

    beast775 Guest

    im havin problems

    hope i figure them out.i had to type somethin or i couldnt post.
     

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  10. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Looks like you have a Suntour "power" shifter for the derailleur. I love those things, use several, think they're the best gear shifter ever made.
     
  11. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    just asking from the way it loks you will confuse the cops yes officer that is a carte on the back of my bike what do you mean thyer is no motor or engine back ther what gives you that idea iwas doing 20 and not pedealing ohhhh

    just if you ask thats what i think
     
  12. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:beast, i'm installing the exact engine/STATON gear drive on my DAHON bike. i tried your milk crate idea. i did not have to cut and section the crate; i just placed it UPSIDE DOWN over the entire engine/drive box assembly. just need to hinge the crate to the front drivebox mount for a pivot point.
    great idea, that crate. it'll safeguard the fuel tank, choke, killswitch and pullstart.
     
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  13. beast775

    beast775 Guest

    ya i tried that

    ya i noticed it fit pretty good that way almost made to fit .doesnt the upsidedown way kinda block yer exhaust and air to the motor?ive made 2 cut up crates and im still not 100% happy with them,maybe go back and try again.those crates are very durable.the one i had 100 lbs of tools in it for 8 years and it never sagged or bent pretty good for a usually free thing.haha
     
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  14. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:beast, i haven't fired it up yet, but the exhaust is a straight shot through a 2" hole in the crate, so no meltdowns. air will be blowing through from all angles.
     
  15. Beast, I like your trybrid bike, looks expensive tho. I guess you wont find your bike leaving you stranded anywhere, engine breakdowns are of no worry to you.
     
  16. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Pity because of your laws u have to mess around with all this stealth technology....makes the rest of us appreciate what we HAVN'T got,silly laws and cops curiosity.
     
  17. Fetor56, Thank you for the pity, and yes it really "grinds my gears" about the laws here, even still i want to pursue this project regardless, of the restrictions. On the plus side, this project will pose a challenge for me, and what is a hobby without a little challenge. Also, the idea of pulling this off certianly has an element of thrill to it. Here is a random idea for people doing a project like this in B.C. that are facing the same risks I am.
    This is a little far fetched and costly, but mabey it will catch on.
    Why not find a small 12volt battery and mount it to the bike, then simply hook up a radar dectector to it, and be one step ahead at all times.
    It may not be a good idea, but its still an idea!
     
  18. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest


    By all means persue your project regardless....persue it to the fullest man.
    You'll get a fine sense of satisfaction every time a cop goes PAST you.
    Just be carefull that's all i'm saying......from my experience cops are like sharks...it's the one u don't see that gets you. :)
     
  19. TheBadBunny

    TheBadBunny Guest

    Hiding a rack-mounted engine

    Augidog asked me to move this topic here, so this is a repost.

    I live in a state, namely Georgia, where motorized bicycles are not strictly legal (except for electric assisted). Now, I'd like to have a four-stroke engine because they're less noisy and more reliable. (Reliability is important, 'cause my motorized bicycle is going to be used for my daily commute to work); however, all the four-stroke kits in my price range of under $400.00 (and the farther under the better) are all rack mounts, which makes the motor painfully obvious. Now, I've looked at Beast's pictures, and the milk crate definitely camouflages the engine; however, I'm wondering if it would be possible to completely cover the sides and top of the motor, leaving only the front and back open, and still get enough airflow to keep the engine cool. Anyone's thoughts?

    Oh, and while I'm at it, do you think I'm correct in assuming that frame-mounted engines attract less attention from the cops?

    Robert
     
  20. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    If you're using it as a commuter, could you put panniers on there mounted so as to hide the motor? And yes, I think you are correct in your assumption, but there might be one cop out there who might not be impressed. (Pedal, smile, and wave.)
     
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