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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by StefanoDimera72, Aug 14, 2007.

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  1. Hi all. I'm motorless at the moment, but have been lurking here for the past few weeks looking for inspiration/answers/direction. I want a challenge and something dead-reliable (for 240mi roundtrips to the family farm), will probably chop up a full-suspension Schwinn S-30 ('98??) and put a Yamaha TTR-50E motor in it. Or I might go the easy route and use a '69 Schwinn Typhoon frame I'm almost done stripping. Either way I'm pretty much set on the Yamaha 50 unless something else catches my eye in the next couple days.

    I still have some more measurements to take, and some details to iron out, but I think it's plausible w/ a Staton rear hub/sprocket. I've got a Sprintcar fabricator buddy who can do ANYTHING...plus he's the man w/ the welder and always good for laughs, it'll be a fun build.

    I actually have a couple Q's already, I'll ask here first but post on the main page if I go ignored:
    (1) Anyone know where I can get a wide 1-piece crank...like the ones sold w/ the 4-stroke kits?
    (2) If I chicken out and use the old Schwinn Typhoon, is anybody here familiar w/ weak points on the frame that need beefing up?

    Oh, and before I go, thanks for this xlent forum.
     

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  2. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome to Mbc.

    Your plans sound intriguing. I cant wait to see it unfold, Please post lots of Pictures.
     
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome, Stefano, to MBc ! :D
    can't wait to see how this unfolds !
     
  4. post requests for more info on the tech mech help forum, you will notice there are certain folks who fab their own frames. They will help you.
     
  5. Welcome:D

    We have a TTR-50E and it is very wide so not sure how you would go keeping your pedals. I too have looked at the motor with the possibility of installing it on a bike but it looks like a big project:cool: We traded a PeeWee PW50 in when we bought it and I also looked at that motor for installation. The PW50 is much skinnier as it is a 2 cycle.......just a thought. It is missing electric start and a 3 speed gearbox so is lighter also.

    Yes it would be a great idea to start a new thread here under maybe 'wild in the streets'??
     
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  6. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Welcome to MBc !
     
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