Can I motorize this bike? I need your opinion quick...

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by macarollo, Sep 23, 2009.

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  1. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    Someone is selling a used triton pro for a good price ($50) and he is moving tomorrow. So I must buy it today or tomorrow.

    What are some options as far as motorizing this thing?

    How could I mount a sprocket to this thing? Rear wheels pivot which makes it harder to put an engine back there...

    Any ideas? Or is this just a bad bike to use?

    Id probably use the 79cc 4 cycle engine from Harbor freight.

  2. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    Also, Id be willing to remove the pedals if needed to.... I know it would no longer be a motorized bike...
  3. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    IMHO, just buy it & work out the details later. hahaha

    one idea would be a friction drive kit on either of the rear wheels.
  4. mlcorson

    mlcorson Member

    Good buy! Friction on front would be my choice.
  5. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    couldn't you rig up some kind of platform on the back to mount a 3hp OHV lawn mower engine??? Then just rig up a gear and chain setup???
  6. professor

    professor Active Member

    U would have a difficult time unless you went with a motor above the drive wheel.
    It would then be in your line of sight.
  7. Dilly Bar Rob

    Dilly Bar Rob Member

    Now that's a funky bike :cool:

    For that kind of money I would also buy first and think second... Maybe a pushtrailer would be the way to go? I'm sure you would figure something out. Buy it, buy it NOW :jester:
  8. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    well... he was asking $60, I offered him $40 (low ball offer) and he didn't bite.

    I figured he would because he said he is moving cross country today... I figured he just didn't have space for it and needed to get rid of it at any cost.

    I know I was a little greedy, but I didn't really NEED it so I don't care.
  9. MarksA-C

    MarksA-C New Member

    With a welder and grinder, anything can be motorized :grin5:
  10. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    I totally woulda bought that for $60. That thing would be an MBers dream.
  11. mlcorson

    mlcorson Member

    Yeah, me too. Worth it for just the parts. Worst case, could have sold it on Craigslist for what you bought it for.
  12. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Steering with the rear wheels would be....interesting in a "fliptastic" sort of way.