Will my happy time fit?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Ant27, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Ant27

    Ant27 Member

    I don't know if this is in the right section, so please move it if necessary.
    My "80cc" engine is coming soon and I thought I'd buy a bike from walmart to put it on. I can return it, but until my engine comes, I want to see if you guys think it will fit.
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/allReviews.do?product_id=4990073

    I have pictures of it. Maybe that will help. Its a powerkingshop kit. Maybe you can judge if it will fit if you've bought one in the past. Thanks a lot you guys, I can't wait until mine finally comes!
     

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  2. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    I have my doubts. If it did fit I imagine it would be very tight.
     
  3. levsmith

    levsmith Member

    doubt it

    yeah i really doubt that it would either. looks like it would be a really tight fit if it did. sorry for the bad news.
     
  4. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Not only will it not fit, that bike has no front brake and a
    back coaster brake isn't much better than none

    Get a bike with linear pull brakes front and back as most of
    your braking is done with the front wheel
     
  5. Rain City

    Rain City Member

    Your dreams, crushed. Right here on motoredbikes.com. Thank you and good night!

    <crowd cheering>
     
  6. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member

    I have seen that bike in stock at my local Walmart....

    Being honest... I made a cardboard cutout of a HT profile and tried a few bikes there...it DID NOT fit this bike, if I can remember, it was about an 1.5" not wide enough for the motor!
     
  7. Ant27

    Ant27 Member

    Thanks for responses you guys. I returned the old one, and got a better bike with more room for the engine. It has coaster brakes. Should I put my brake calipers on the front wheel or the back one?
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  8. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    So what bike did you get?
     
  9. Ant27

    Ant27 Member

    I ended up getting a Huffy Cranbrook. It was cheap but still had the size I needed to fit the engine. People please don't put down the bike I know its not the best of the best haha :]
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9207779

    From experience you all recommend putting on a set of brakes right? I honestly don't think the coaster brakes are the safest way to go. :lol:
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  10. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Don't let "elitism" worry you. That Cranbrook is just fine at the price.

    Maybe it's not quite as tough as we'd like for this use. But it's adequate and you'll have a cool ride while you save up for a tougher bike.

    I'd have a few spare parts on hand and the ability to adjust bearings and such. If you're new at that, don't worry. It's not hard.

    And, yes, I'd put a front brake on it.

    You'll want to be sure that you don't beat that bike up. Ride easy. But then you wouldn't want to beat up a bike that you spent a bunch of money on, either.

    Have fun.
     
  11. Ant27

    Ant27 Member

    thanks!
    Yeah in other sites I have to be defensive before I post anything. But not here :cool:
     
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