Need Help Finding a Mountain Bike for my engine....

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by StrontiumEthics, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. StrontiumEthics

    StrontiumEthics Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hey, Sup fellers? I need a little help finding a mountain bike to mount my motor. I have the motor and Sickbikeparts shifting kit already. The key here is that I want to find a bike no more that $200, and has large interior space in the frame to accommodate the engine. I found several bikes but worryed about how the downtube might be to big and cause a problem with engine mounting. What do you guys think the only bike I have here considering is this one
    or if the link doesnt open its a Kawasaki KX-26. WHat do you guys think? Is it good or based on the specs will it accommodate an engine. If you guys have some better ideas can you please give me some links, or names of bikes that I can get? I like to have alot of options. I tried the Target, and Toysrus next to me and they both have crappy bikes.

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that looks like a pretty nice mountain bike

    Raleigh also has a nice mountain bike -- a little more money

    you will be looking good as you ride the motor bike thing
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Terrible brakes,don't touch it.
    Go for a secondhand recognised brand;Trek/Giant/Diamond Back/Kona,etc etc or pay more & get a Cannondale.
    First though i would email SBP's & see if they recommend any particular bike brands with their kit.Getting that engine/shifter kit combination to work properly on any selected bike is important.
  4. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    You might want to look for a nice used bike.

    You will get much more for your money.
  5. Revorunner

    Revorunner Member

    I agree,shop for a good used one,more bank for the buck.:grin5:
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    love to trade her bikes !!!

    oh yes -- fector brought up the good old Trek
    my wife has the Trek mountain bike
    and everytime I ride it I think to myself
    I would love to trade her bikes !!!

    ride the motor bike thing
  7. StrontiumEthics

    StrontiumEthics Motored Bikes Sponsor

    I was actually really like that Kawasaki I mentioned earlier, I planned to change out the brakes and replace the front fork? Does that sound like a good idea. Or still should i go looking for another bike? Its REALLY hard to That Kawasaki seems like a pretty good choice but if u guys REALLY think I shouldnt get it then I
  8. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Your bike man,do what u think best for YOU.
    Some ppl prefer new & in perfect condition,with a warranty...others prefer secondhand but relatively speaking better value $ for $.
    If u don't know how to test a secondhand bike for value(or arn't interested) buy new.
    If u are interested to test a secondhand bike for value simply ask.
    Whatever the choice hope the build goes well. :)
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Kawasaki looks ok -- come on get that thing

    ok so I thought we should look into this a little more -- KAWASAKI

    Kawasaki has put their name on this bike
    they don't build it apparently but they do distribute it

    a main point being -- Kawasaki has built very fine motorcycles
    and other things for many many years
    I would expect to find (( no major defects )) in their product or products

    bottom line if it's what you like -- go with it

    many here are saying that with a used bike you will get more for your money
    ((((( if ))))) you know what you are looking for and how to spot a good one
    this is so very true -- note - ((( if ))) is a big qualifier

    get it if you wish and ride the motor bike thing
  10. StrontiumEthics

    StrontiumEthics Motored Bikes Sponsor

    So based on the design of the frame do you think its a good bike? I plan to change the shifters/brakes/Fork. I have some parts left over from last year I also build a motorized bike but since its winter here in NYC I took it apart, and decided to build a new and better one last year...
  11. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    you are good to go if engine fits

    good bike -- yes

    as long as the engine fits -- you are good to go

    and ride the motor bike thing
  12. StrontiumEthics

    StrontiumEthics Motored Bikes Sponsor

    do you think the engine will fit on this bike?