You can pick up an inexpensive bike that will fit the engine at Target. I bought this for $99.00 bike in the. picture below brand new and it is called the Magna Rip Curl. I peeled the stickers off and it looks like old motorcycle. Good luck in your search. My advice is to match the catch. If you have a chineese engine, get a chineese bike. If you have a Japaneese engine, get a USA bike or a comprable bike found at your local bike store. This way one will not outlast the other, and you will have a bike you will be proud of no matter how much you spend.Howdy. I'm a 70 year old retired guy that's always looking for a project. Been riding, repairing and overhauling motorcycles for 50+ years so two wheels and an engine is nothing new to me. I have a pretty complete shop and basic welding and machining skills and equipment.
Thinking a motorized bike would be just the ticket for a Winter project and will have some questions along the way, particularly in regards to the drive train.
The idea just occurred to me after some references on a motorcycle forum I hang out on so I'm strictly in the "looking for parts" phase at the moment. The motor will probably be a Chiwanese kit from an on-line source, but the basic bike will have to come first and will likely be a Yard Sale Special. My initial thinking is a board-tracker style bike.
So first things first: Any suggestions as to what I should look for in a donor bike are welcome.