New to Motorized Bikes!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by B!LLUP$, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. B!LLUP$

    B!LLUP$ New Member

    Hey all, my name is Adam and I am looking forward to riding one of these babies real soon, I need some help and reviews on what is the best bike motor for what I am looking for. With that being said let me state what I am looking for, I want something that has a speed of 40 mph or better, something frame mounted, and I know I will have to take care of it and treat it right for it to last but I need to know that it has great potential at the time of buying. I plan to mount this on some kind of cruiser kind of bike, or possibly a hybrid type, but from other research I have done about these things, I have read that shocks and tires are very important, so does anyone have an preferences of frames of this kind that would be good bases for motors and performance. I want to thank everyone in advance for their help and time.

  2. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    Hi there Adam, and welcome to MBc. Be sure to read all of the 'stickies' at the top of each Forum. They contain info, and the rules you must follow.

    That is a pretty tall order, especially the speed part. There are very few motored bikes that can go 40 or 40+ mph, much less sustain that speed. Usually you will want to cruise at no more than about 25-30 +/-. Bikes are not designed to continually go 40+...That is crazy fast for more than a few seconds or so. I was clocked at 42 in a 1/4 mile, but got off the gas as soon as I crossed the line and have not driven it that fast again (And I am very used to driving a car at extremely high speeds.) It did not have much to do with the engine; it was the gearing.

    If I were you, I would lower my sights a little before you become a statistic. Good Luck to you.

  3. B!LLUP$

    B!LLUP$ New Member

    Thanks for the welcome, Patrick, and I understand about the bike not being made to continually go speeds of over 40+ mph, I just read on here people having registered speeds of up to 50+ mph, so I wouldn't always bee going that speed, but I do appreciate the concern, I just want something that I suppose I could ride continually 25 - 30 or so mph without pushing the engine hard.
  4. Donavan321

    Donavan321 Member

    Hi Bill! Beach cruiser frames work great! Even if it doesn't have shocks, you can usually find a fork that has shocks and switch it up later down the road. I'd recommend ordering a 48cc 2 stroke and then using gearing and performance mods to move you a long. A stock 48 will go about 30-35 max! The 66cc's I've noticed don't have that much more power, but they vibrate A LOT more, the 48ccs make for a smoother ride, and you can still get them to go fast. Bikeberry is a reliable retailer for kits, otherwise on Ebay... motor99motor, Rose326a are both great sellers. The clutches come seized but are easy to break free(just from sitting a long time in a warehouse) remove the right side clutch cover(unscrew the flower nut, remove the plate and spring, then you will see 3 prong looking things, wedge a screwdriver between too of them and tap on it to free the pins) Just be gentle, or you could tap directly on the pins with a rubber mallet. Then put the spring back on, followed by the plate, add flower nut and replace the set screw(don't screw that in tight, because once the kit is together, the clutch will need to be monkeyed with to get right) Any HT motor is good really, I just prefer the 48cc engines instead. Rose on ebay sells his kits for 140 with free shipping. I can help you as much as I can. I have built several(well over 50) 2 stroke bikes. No two engines are the same! Anyway, welcome to the forum, message me anytime and I'll help out!
  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I think your goal is reachable with a hopped up 66cc China girl with a shift kit. However, I would first build a stock China girl kit without the shift kit at first to learn the ropes unless you have a strong mechanical background. It gives you a chance to gain confidence in your troubleshooting skills before you add complexity.