Any chance of getting an engine in here?

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by yaobeili, May 3, 2016.

  1. yaobeili

    yaobeili New Member

    Got a new bike yesterday for about $40. Any chance of fitting an engine? I don't think so because the top tube is so low, but I want to get a second opinion.


  2. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    On the pack rack. Nothing will fit in the frame.
  3. sully1617

    sully1617 Guest

    only if you put it on the bike rack and direct drive it to the rear wheel. i believe those set ups are 4 cycle also.
  4. yaobeili

    yaobeili New Member

    Yeah, that's what I figured, but I don't wanna lose the rear seat for a passenger. What about a side-mounted engine?
  5. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    Yeah I don't see y not. But I think thay are like 33cc. Or you could go electric.
  6. yaobeili

    yaobeili New Member

    What are my options for a side mount or electric engine? The batteries would have to go on the rack, huh?
  7. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    Iam not shor on those kit my self. But the battery can go in the fram. Or get a different bike put the pack rack on it
  8. yaobeili

    yaobeili New Member

    Problem is, I don't wanna lose the rack seat.
  9. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    Doesn't it un bolt? To put on another bike. Thats the best bet.
  10. jheld

    jheld Guest

    move the back seat back and put it under the main seat.
  11. 45u

    45u Active Member

    You can put a motor in anything if you do enough cutting and welding.
    Doug Foster likes this.
  12. AquaManAndy

    AquaManAndy Member

    You could get a golden eagle kit and move/lean it back behind the seat rack you have, and if you wanna 2X the pep in the engine get another one to mount on the front wheel. The small 4 stroke engines enough HP for 1 person but if your trying to carry a passenger you might want to double your HP with a second engine unless you are willing to compensate with peddling.
  13. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    electric hub motors with battery packs in the frame (where a 2 stroke kit would go) should do you well
    marshall johnson likes this.
  14. KB_UK

    KB_UK Member

    2 weeks late but anyway - your best bet would be a vintage motor that fits under the bottom frame tube, next to the bottom bracket. Either that or another type of vintage motor called a Winged Wheel or Cyclemaster - these are hub engines so you'd need the back wheel rebuilding around it.
  15. wagel

    wagel New Member

    maybe you could fit one on top of the top tube? might be a bit close to the cojones..
  16. ezrider

    ezrider Member

    Its a real cryin shame the newer bikes no longer have the frame sizes for these kit engines.
  17. Jonj57

    Jonj57 Active Member

    That's why they sell rack or front mounted kits. If you can't get yourself a bike that fits, go the route that always works; a bike rack.
  18. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Sure, you can do an electric center mount.


    Just mount your battery somewhere else like the top bar, and depending on your budget you could make something pretty AND cool to strap on there ;-}