what bikes not to to try and put a motor on

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by RLPERRY82, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. RLPERRY82

    RLPERRY82 New Member

    hey every one i found this site real cool but i am looking to build me a chopper and i dont want to get the wrong bike and not be able to put a motor on it so if you could help me out here!!!!!

  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Welcome to MBc! A number of our members have built choppers, and they have posted information about their builds. The best way to find the info is to use the search function. That will help you find the info more quickly.
  3. waylow

    waylow Member

    Do not buy the Firmstrong C.A.520
    250 dollar mistake. total cr^p.
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    welcome -- have fun as you build your MB and then ride that thing
  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Steel frames with approximately 1" diameter tubing are the easiest to build.
    Stretch frames and many chopped frames will require some fabrication for motor installation.
    Fat rear tires (over 2") may require fabricating offset motor mounts.
    I would suggest that you start with a steel beach cruiser frame and get the
    motor/drive train mounted. Then you can personalize it with the saddle, handlebars, fork, etc that you like. Good luck.
  6. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Keep in mind the Lighter The Faster....
    It's that Power to Weight Ratio Thing !!!