Scratching my head and then I find I need Handlebar help

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Large Filipino, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Hey guys! I'm starting a new thread over from my introductory thread so maybe I can get some help on some challenges. Some of you already seen all this but I'm looking for ideas.
    First off,my Schwinn Ruler:
    Notice how that front downtube goes straight up then out instead of out then up. I originally wanted a chineese motor up in there but a lot of guys here says no way,man. I don't like them rear mount motors cause it looks too tacky.

    And my other idea revolves around my trike:


    It's a drum front and coaster rear.


    I'm pretty open on this one. Maybe a 5 horse Briggs and Stratton with a centrifical clutch?

    I just don't see how it would mount up.

    Another idea is a chineese engine mounted behind the seat. Do you envision that?

    You guys all rule,man. This forum is cool.

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    the sky & the $$$ is the limit here.... :lol:
    that is one tough looking trike.

    looks like a good drumbrake on the front. what kind of rear brakes?
    edit....I can read, :lol: coaster rear
    I do like your mounting behind the seat idea.
    or the Briggs idea..... how about 3 hp? :? :lol: okay.... 5 horse it is.
  3. It needs new tires and tubes and a brake cable cause it's old and some grease here and there,otherwise it's road worthy.
    It's cool when you change the rear tires. No tools needed!
    I can remove them tires with just my hands!
  4. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    can you take the rack off so I can see the entire drive set up and yes a 80cc will work fine behind the seat.......
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    ist that home-built? or do you have the Brand name?

    beefy looking rear tires
  6. I'll take the rack off tomorrow maybe if I'm not too busy.
    Yea it's definetly a brand name bike. I'm lost right now who makes it.
    It belonged to one of my students that's developmentally disabled. He was my buddy,man. He passed away...omg has it been 4 years now?
    His host home provider left it to me.
    I've had many offers for it but it just has so much sentimental value.
    It would be so cool to see this thing motorized. He would most definetly approve!
  7. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

  8. This bike is different. Check out the frame. Can't get much simpler.
    I had time tonight actually and I took off that bed thing:
    Look at that frame. Just a straight tube running to a tee.

    The gearing is kinda cool too. That coaster brake looked like it came off a wheel by evidence of spoke holes but that sprocket was welded on:


    I know these bikes are manufactured. Someone told me they run in the upwards of 7 to 8 hundred dollars new.
  9. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

  10. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

  11. AHHHH!!! (runs outside and checks for fitment)

    No. It won't fit. I'll need a welder and bring that hub foward more.
    That's a sweet setup.

    Here's what I'm talking about:[​IMG]

    But then maybe I can somehow bring it out....sigh.

    But you know....all the parts are there to switch out the frame and keep the axle and hub....then there would be room.
    It would be very similar to your bike.
    I'm gonna lose sleep tonight!
  12. Naw. I can't take this bike apart. I just can't.
  13. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    it's gonna take alot of work, $$$, and where or how would you mount the engine????? l went with an electric 36volt hub(front wheel)for my trike
    l know the trike has sentimental value, and don't want to ruin it, maybe electric would be better for the trike. just a thought......later LP
  14. What a clean install. You wouldn't even know at first glance.
    That may be the answer to my ruler as well.
    I like your child seat. That trike is cool!
  15. It hit me while I was at work today.
    I was fishing with my guys (yes. And getting payed too. My job RULES) and was brainstorming that chineese engine install on my trike then I thought "Why can't I fabricate two triangles to bolt on to where the coaster brake is and RAISE the whole assembly enough so the sprocket would clear? The bed wouldn't be much of an issue. I can always make a clearing for it later...or raise the bed enough for...two 26" wheels in back!
    Wait. Those 20 inchers are heavy duty,though. I bet it would still look cool even with the bed elevated.

    Yea,the electric idea would be probably less headaches but it cost a lot and I'm poor. I think that Japaneese engine is what I can afford now...and it would look so cool if I can pull this all off.

    Oh man. I need to get that kit. Right now I'm just blowing wind.
  16. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    With the standard 44 tooth sprocket & those 20" wheels, you will have lots of low end torque for hauling loads & climbing hills. You will lose some top-end speed. But IMHO, trikes don't need to run 30+ mph.
  17. I was thinking some more today and thought it would be real easy mounting a 5 horse Briggs on that bed. That sheet metal's pretty thick. Use a chineese gear and mate it to a centrifical clutch and salvage a starting switch and starter for the engine from a riding lawn mower and install a battery...THEN...cover it all in a cardboard box so initially it just looks like a trike pedal bike hauling a cardboard box where you just pedal it around until you decide to push your start button then zoom away like a bangee in front of completly stunned onlookers.
    Maybe wear a devo hat and cool clothes too.
    It would rule.
  18. I just ordered a happy time from Devrou on e-bay.
    Then I bought a mountain bike on craiglist for ease of installation.
    It has 21 gears and it has the twist shift and hand brakes so it's gonna get a little clumsy up there. I'll go up and take pics here in a minute. I think I'm gonna go with a thumb throttle. I don't know yet what to do about that clutch.
    I would prefer a cruiser bike but the hand brakes give me some security.
    I feel like a kid,man!
    This is insane!
    Is Devrou well known here?
    I can't wait.
    I can't wait!

    (edit) Here's some pics of the bike. It's a Diamonback. Unsure if it's aluminum. Original owner thought it was heavy. I think it's way light.
    Three things I already don't like about the bike. That handlebar just has to go along with that gooseneck. My belly too big to lean over like that so unnatural. I'll look for maybe some high rise handlebars. Maybe ape hangers. Shoot. Maybe just a BMX handlebar laying around.
    Then there's those clip on pedals. Those need to go.
    My biggest fear though is that back wheel. It's one of them quick disconnects with ZERO adjustments.
    Maybe I can move that motor up and down.....who knows.
    Maybe it will just fit right.
    I want it now! :)

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