Movin motor to my BMX

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Heya everyone. It's been awhile since I've posted.
I have been trying to find a BMX for awhile,
as I have always liked riding them more than mountain bikes.
I prefer smaller wheels, like the 10inch wheels from my Goped addiction.
I used to jump bmx when I was a kid, and the only reason I stopped riding them
(besides my GF getting hit by a truck while riding my 1970's Mongoose and it getting "lost" in the accident)
was because here in SF, the hills are BRUTAL.
So I decided to take the rack mount motor off the Mtn bike,
and move it over to the BMX.
I just got the BMX for $25, it's a Haro Fusion, Dave Mirra version.

I like it a lot more. It looks like it fits the bike better, and the
whole ride feels a lot "tighter".
The best thing is that if I feel like going to a skate park and doing some riding,
the motor takes just a minute to take off.

Pictures tomorrow, as it's put away for the night.
 
L

Large Filipino

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You know,I kinda have the BMX bug too. I mean thats what we rolled on back in the day.
And yes,they feel much sturdier.
I dunno about putting an engine in one though.
My son may in fact steal it from me.
 

ihatemybike

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Ah BMX, how I love thee. Spent 2 hours at the skatepark last Thursday. I do so love catching air.

Do you know they make BMX style MTBs now? Compact frames, single speeds, built for jumping. The frame in my signature is an Azonic Steelhead with a KHS Rigid One fork. Fits my 6'2" frame quite well for riding skateparks and my 5'2" daughter has no problems riding it.
 

darwin

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Yea its ok if your under 40 I guess, suicide isnt fun to me nomo.
 

ihatemybike

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You're only as old as you let yourself be. I'm 33 and can out ride most of the kids at the local skateparks. Kinda fun hearing them say that they wish their dad was as cool as me. I also ride with several guys well over 40 that are still into jumping and stuff, they all have suspension though.
 
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My BMX just has 20 inch wheels, I really wanted to get one on the cheap.
I will use this for awhile anyways.
I'm only 5'10, so this seems to fit me ok.
I do need to get taller bars or raise mine, but with the gyro on it,
I don't know if I can raise the bars at all.
I forgot to take a picture on my ride today. ****. Maybe later tonight.
 

ihatemybike

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You're not going to raise that stem up much. It's the new/stronger clamp on style and they don't provide for much adjustment if any at all. And to make matters even more fun, in order to raise the stem you have to install spacers under it, which means you have to redo the front brake. Your bike looks slightly smaller than my BMX (Standard 250 S), I'd leave the seat and bars alone.
 
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