first install in stingray chopper

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by nachosavage, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. nachosavage

    nachosavage Guest

    hi ppl

    i`m planning my first install, it`s a 48cc chinese on a stingray chopper.

    I was wondering, does anyone has some tips, blueprints or basic guidelines.?

    any help will be apreciated.

    greetings from down south, Nacho

  2. chieflets

    chieflets Guest

    Iam just recieved mine and about to do conversion these is mob called livefast that has customer engine mounts and rear hub sprockets etc etc all for schwinn stingray chopper

  3. foyeburger

    foyeburger Guest

    hi look on ebay for a motor mount just type in motorized bikes and youll find it live fast motors has a kit for the stingray motor mount sprocket etc check it out there is also a motor mount from a guy names barry on ebay but you have to drill into the frame with that one i belive you also have to use a 48 tooth sprocket so that it will fit past the brake caliper one kit ,,,you dont need the chain tensioner (barrys mount) and the other one (livefast) yo have to use the chain tensioner . i perfer no chain tensioner myself i like to use the chaintesioners on the axle that you tighten up with the nut on the end works better. also you will need a longer muffler to get around the crank. larry ca

  4. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    whats the question

    i have purchased the complete occ schwinn kit from livefast, but the stuff is cheap, the only reason i purchased from him was because l live 45 minutes from the guy and didn't have to pay for shipping. anyway the kit will run 400$ and will get you going for now. there is some good stuff in the kit like hub adapter for your sprocket, throttle with kill switch. here is a pic of my schwinn "stealth" chopper. l have 3 different exhaust, 1 straight pipe"thunder pipe" which is really f+%+ loud, 1 from livefast which is ok, and the new l got from which was really easy to install and bend to fit perfect on the bike, roland sells good stuff from his web site. anyway here is a pic of my bike. and if you have a question just ask..........[​IMG]
  5. davidsis

    davidsis Guest


    Ya, they sold me junk. Livefast is no good.
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    I used Barry's engine mount and it works great but you do have to drill the frame. I also used the Livefast rear hub. The Stingrays end up looking great and are a kick to ride but the brakes suck. The front one works pretty well but that rear brake is just about useless. Don't get me wrong it will stop as long as you are planning far ahead. Then again I knew that before I put an engine in mine. I have seen some with just rear brakes I guess you must stop those with your Fred Flintstone braking system.
  7. chieflets

    chieflets Guest


    fred flingstone brakes can't beat them some times

  8. nachosavage

    nachosavage Guest

    thanks everyone for you comments and sugestions.

    i'm planning to start working on it this weekend, i'll try to keep you posted.

    BTW, can you guys send some up close shots of your instals.?

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  9. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    here are some close up pictures

    these are some pic of the engine mount and chain tensioner, i had to use the chain tensioner to stop the chain from hitting my back brakes and used livefast motor mount, but be carefull because if you tighten the head bolt to the motor mount to much, they will snap off like mine did. l have recently purchased a motor mount from barry on ebay item#270091421386 l will be putting this on my occ stingray trike chopper, i will let you know how it works, when l get the time to put it on the bike and use it.
  10. nachosavage

    nachosavage Guest

    thx a lot azvinnie.

    that really makes things clear.

    i cant wait to start :D
  11. foyeburger

    foyeburger Guest

    this is what barrys motor mount looks like you have to drill the frame to install but you dont need to use the chain tensioner the chain fits inbetween the brake caliper to the 48 tooth sprocket wont fit if you use the 44 tooth sprocket then you have to use a chaintensioner it is a tight fit but it works well larry ca
  12. nachosavage

    nachosavage Guest

    the engine seems to be off center. like an inch or two to the left. am I right?

  13. You are right that is so the chain will clear the wide rear tire.
  14. Patch

    Patch Guest

    So you've got me hooked Im gonna strap one of these bad boys onto my $13 K-mart special chopper. I was just wondering what size engines you guys are using. I was looking at the Grubee or Dax engines any Ideas?
  15. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    Dec 15, 2006
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    all are very similar in size
    48's have smaller heads but other than that almost identical

  16. Patch

    Patch Guest

    so will a 55cc give me the same basic torque as and 80cc

    On simpsons motorbikes...the 80 is cheaper so should i go with the 80cc or go for more RPM with the 55cc? Thanks for the help
  17. You get more low end torque at the cost of added vibration out of the larger displacement engines. The top speed is about the same.
  18. nachosavage

    nachosavage Guest

    well, I'v got everything ready so start working.

    no pictures yet, but i'll try to keep you posted.

    first thing I notice is that the holes it hte sprocket wont fit. so the fist task will be spacers and drilling.

    greetings. Nacho
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  19. nachosavage

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  20. Patch

    Patch Guest

    could someone post some pics of their chopper's rear wheel with and/or without the hub adapter thing? I was just wondering how necessary this adapter is and If i could do it myself. Thanks guys! :grin: