Center mount confusion

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by Cheapascrap, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Cheapascrap

    Cheapascrap New Member

    So it seems like all of the kits that members say are good quality (american made) are supposed to be mounted on the back of the bike. I want a very reliable setup, good enough for cross country rides, but I also want a center mount. Is this too hard to do using good parts? Some of this stuff just seems so intimidating.

  2. BigBlue

    BigBlue Active Member

    EZM Q-matic and AGK systems are designed for center mounts for engines of 49cc and higher. Both systems are made in the USA with an imported engine.

    Good Luck,

    AKA: BigBlue
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Estoy de acuerdo. I think the frame mounted HS four stroke with a good gear box will be very reliable and less maintenance intensive than a two stroke mounted in the frame.
    I have a two stroke mounted in the frame in my bike. I have done 50 mile round trip commutes but it requires regular maintenance.
  4. BigBlue

    BigBlue Active Member


    You stated you want to ride cross country. Why is a center mounted important? I referred this setup to another member on the forum as a possible cross country setup. It uses a kids trail-behind bicycle and a Staton gearbox that is chain driven. This would allow you to maintain your front and rear panniers. I've never used this setup, but to me, it would be ideal. If I wasn't in the middle of a touring build myself, I probably would have gone this route. I already have too much invested to change course.


    You could probably get rid of the crankset to save some weight. A KLICKfix Vario Rack by Rixen & Kaul attached to a seat post would give you extra carrying capacity. Or use the seat post to hold a fuel tank.

    Live fast motors has a Huasheng 37cc 4 stroke engine for $165.00 I wouldn't buy anything else from them, especially the 40cc engine. The Huasheng 49cc or ThatsDax Titan is another good choice.

    Good Luck,

    AKA: BigBlue