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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by cebrooks, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. cebrooks

    cebrooks New Member

    Hi all. I live in East Tennessee and saw a News video on a local channel the other day about a guy in a neighboring county that put a motor on a bicycle. Ever since then I have been doing a lot of research about the subject. I want to build one myself. Since my birthday was last Friday, my wife bought me a bicycle. I went to ride it and asked "Where is the starter?" Anyway, I am wanting to use parts (motor, bicycle, etc.) that I already have or can acquire cheaply to build the unit with. Not really sure what type to build but I am leaning towards a friction drive. Don't be surprised if you hear from me again asking questions.

  2. hill climber

    hill climber Member

    welcome to the motor bike comunity. as for your build friction drive is easy if you have some fabricating skills, pretty basic, the easiest would be to get a weed eater motor, remove the clutch, take a look at the crank shaft, usually a 3/8 24 thread pitch witch is the same as a lot of bmx foot pegs, come in different sizes already knurelled. just screw on the peg and push it on the tire. direct drive, pedal away and the motor starts, come to a stop and the motor shuts off, pretty simple. welcome to the family
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi Welcome to MBc!

    if you have some fabricating skills go for it. If not, save up and buy a kit you can install
    in 45 minutes.
  4. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    weclome to MBc good luck on all your endeavors and happy motoring...