How heavy do you think my bike with engine kit is?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by bigkev81, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. bigkev81

    bigkev81 Member

    Hi guys,

    I'm in the process of ordering a Bicycle repair stand and I am just wondering how heavy my motored bike would be?
    The one I am looking at holds a load of 30KG's, do you think thats enough?

    My engine is a 2stroke 66cc R80 engine.
    I do not know which brand, but believe it is one of the chinese ones. Here are the specs from the shops website:
    slant head for better compression
    2.5L fuel tank
    allen key bolts
    8mm engine mount studs
    66cc single cylinder
    air cooled
    2 stroke
    bore & stroke 47mm*40mm
    CDI ignition
    power 3.3KW@ 7500rpm
    compression 9:1
    pedal start
    2 stroke lubrication
    fuel ration 16:1, 25:1 after running in
    10L run in period
    fuel consumption 2.5L/100km
    rub bloc dry clutch
    speed 60km +
    My Bike is an XDS Beach Cruiser c310. Photo and specs:
    [TABLE="width: 100%, align: left"]
    [TD]Product name[/TD]
    [TD]C310 Mens Beach Cruiser[/TD]
    [TD]Mud Guards[/TD]
    [TD]8 Speed[/TD]
    [TD]6061 Alloy[/TD]
    [TD]Frame Size[/TD]
    [TD]Steel Chrome W=700mm, H=245mm, 49°[/TD]
    [TD]100mm, 30°, Alloy[/TD]
    [TD]Seat Pillar[/TD]
    [TD]Seat Pillar[/TD]
    [TD]Steel Chrome 27.2*300mm[/TD]
    [TD]Gear Shifter[/TD]
    [TD]8-Spd, Shimano[/TD]
    [TD]Rear Derailleur[/TD]
    [TD]44T*170mm, Steel/Alloy[/TD]
    [TD]Bottom Bracket[/TD]
    [TD]Shimano 11-30T, 8Spd[/TD]
    [TD]Tektro "V" Alloy[/TD]
    [TD]Vp-813 PP/Steel[/TD]
    [TD]26*1.75"*14G*36H Alloy Machined[/TD]
    [TD]F:KT-Q/R, R:KT-CYDR, Alloy[/TD]
    [TD]Stainless Steel[/TD]
    [TD]26*2.125", Kenda[/TD]
    [TD]Dark Grey[/TD]


    I have no idea how heavy either item weighs, but I think I should figure it out before I put some money down on a Bicycle repair stand.

    Looking forward to your feedback.

    Kev :)
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  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Well, 30 kg is roughly 60 pounds. You'll be under that, no doubt. But you'll want to consider this; your MB will be heavy enough that you're likely to find that you just don't want to lift it up that high very often.

    You have a couple of alternatives. I got myself a good double-leg kickstand. When I need to work on the bike I park it with the kickstand on top of, say, a couple of bricks or something of that thickness. Now my rear tire is up in the air. Sitting in a folding chair next to the bike, I have good access to most components. If I need to fix something up front, then a weight on the rear cargo rack gets the front wheel up in the air.

    Others use a bicycle hoist. A rope and pulley arrangement, really meant for just parking a bike on the ceiling of a garage.
  3. SilverHeels

    SilverHeels Member

    Hi mate,
    I would say the 30 KGs is slightly marginal. Do you know the shipping weight of the engine kit? I would expect, somewhere in the 35 range would offer a little margin. My lightweight motor bike is approx. 45KGs.

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  4. bigkev81

    bigkev81 Member

    Okay thanks guys.

    The place I bought my bike from actually ship the bikes with motor installed. I picked mine up so I don't know the weight, but I'll give them a call tomorrow and ask.

    In the meantime, what I really want is something to just raise the rear wheel off the ground. So I can start turning the pedal with my hand, and start the bikes engine and warm it up without having to leave the garage.
    That double kickstand sounds okay, I might look into that option. Any other idea's would be appreciated.

  5. bigoilbob

    bigoilbob Member

    I hang mine off an A frame stepladder with 2 motorcycle tie downs. Advantages; (1) I have a stepladder and motorcycle tiedowns already. (2) It can take the weight. Disadvantages; (1) I sometimes have to squirm around the ladder to get at what I want. (2) I got rough with something last summer and almost knocked the ladder over.

    My bike is a tandem, recumbent MB, with engine mountings sticking out. Your bike is much "cleaner" and a conventional "work" stand (in addition to whatever kickstand you end up with) should work fine. No idea about $, but if I could use one I would buy one. You WILL be working on your machine.
  6. professor

    professor Active Member

    You could weigh it.
    Roll the front wheel onto a bathroom and then the rear wheel- add the two together and you got the weight.
    You might want to think twice about running the thing in your garage anyway, 2strokes aren't the cleanest running things.
    And you may not be able to start it by hand spinning the crank anyway.
  7. Barry

    Barry Member

    Hey Kev,
    I too use a "on-the-cheap" system as Bluegoatwoods describes. A $40 waist high, 6' long folding table from a hardware store and a good tripod type kick stand. I've built 3 bikes and a trike on this setup.
  8. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    My bike with all of the extra stuff (and it has a lot of stuff hanging off it) weighs in at 39 kilos or 86 lbs, hence i can't use a conventional bicycle rack to transport it, because i can't lift the damn thing up and over the locating mounts.


    i use this method if i need to transport it distances outside of a bicycle day trip.
  9. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    I have been looking for a bicycle repair stand suitable for raising MB's and other than the expensive hydraulic motorcycle platform lifts no single pole stand for bicycles is worth a turd, besides all the gas tank, line and cables in the way to hang it on a couple of arms, you always have the darn pole blocking the center on one side and you have to lift the darn thing.

    For most things I find just a simple front wheel bike parking stand on carpet with a couple of rolling short kitchen table chairs work for most things, but there does come a time when you want the bike up off the ground a foot or two so you don't have to see this...


    That's long time buddy / shop helper.

    I am just going to use a 6' long 2x10" as a platform with the rack attached to front that can be fixed higher up if desired which would make a ramp I can roll the bike up, then raise the back to match it with it a lever.

    with a nice wide floor based platform you can work from either side but not allow you to try to run it which I won't do indoors anyway.

    Just a tip for a cheap stand that won't be in the way to work or make you dead lift the thing as that big 'ole 4-stroke Felt with a bunch of bags weighs in at over 100 pounds.
  10. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    If your like me and have a balcony for a work space, those heavy duty hooks used to hang bikes work well. Just screw them in vertically to the wood railings and it works well. Just have to move the bike 180deg depending on which side your working on.
  11. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    KC we could do with out the buttcrack in the pick dude, some serious skin showing there. LMAO!
  12. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    hehehe, I know, and sadly that is the view from my desk chair!
    On the bright side it's not summer or he might have been wearing a speedo Ahahahahaha.

    Naw, the point was that spiffy wood wheel rack that has served me so well for 3 years and it's placement in the shop.

    There a gigantic sliding glass door to the 1/4 acre dirt backyard from the end of the chest of the chest of drawers to my desk so any bike can be easily rolled from the outside right into the bay, a lifting platform is coming soon so my eyes won't get burned with images like that again ;-}
  13. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    ive never really thought about this before, i always made do with some rope and a handy tree, beam or whatever im thinking...

    what you want is something exactly like what kcvale has here... something to hold front wheel upright.

    im just taking it one step further...two arms. one with a V, padded that will press up against head tube.

    another arm, with a V that will come up under the bottom bracket.

    (only two parts that are usually accessible and in the same locations...)

    and then a pivot down the front there somewhere...just lock the arms up tight, flip the whole bike forward a wee bit just to get the rear up off the ground.

    the most work is done in the rear end.

    you want to be able to spin pedals, chains, rear wheel, even maybe sit on the thing, all without stuffing around with clamps and that sort of thing...

    damn i need a profile cutter!. ive said that before , i think...