Building My First

Discussion in 'Rack Mounted Engines' started by ChongTheGreat, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. Looking to put a 1.2hp engine from my friends motor scooter onto my Quest Omega mountain Bike. How should I go about doing this? Im planning to mount the engine on the rear equipment rack of the bike. Any help on the things I need, and other information will be greatly appreciated :)


    Heres The Bike

    and the engine i plan on using

    If theres anymore information I need to post just let me know. Thanks
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  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    slow down there, hoss...i moved this back into "rack 'em up"...this is where you want to be to talk about a rack-mount project 8)
  3. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:Jeez, Chris, Davesmotors has a BUNCH of high-hp engines at reasonable prices. granted, they are Chung Yang chinese engines, but i'd be interested in the 46cc/4.2hp model for $255. this engine has a 78mm clutch, so it should bolt onto a gear/chain drive kit. STATON'S setup should be strong enough to handle this power.
  4. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Yep, I clicked the Davemotor link, can't picture the existing luggage rack being in the equation.

    If you are going chain drive, up the horsepower, spend a few bucks more and get the full effect.
  5. DougC

    DougC Guest

    Don't bother even trying to put an engine on a regular luggage rack, it's only held on by two tiny 1/8" screws at the bottom. Those screws (and the holes they are threaded into) wouldn't be strong enough if they were made of titanium.

    Look at a strap-type mount such as what Golden Eagle does.