Staton friction dirve help please

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by ryder1666, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. ryder1666

    ryder1666 New Member

    I just bought a staton friction drive kit with engine from staton inc. I was going to put it on a cheap full suspension bike, but the more I read, the more worried I got. Anyways I have decided to put it on a 2012 Trek fuel EX8 full suspension bike. You can find a picture at this link.

    my other option is a giant

    Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to mount this kit

    on to one of those bikes. last time I bought I kit I tried and spent 1500 and didnt get any help so I gave up and sold everything. Please help me

  2. ryder1666

    ryder1666 New Member

    Im mainly concerned about the support struts
  3. ryder1666

    ryder1666 New Member


    no one ?
  4. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    If your serious about the FS bikes......mount it on the lower swing arm and extend the U bracket as needed. Lower strut attach points without eyelets might call for a bit of innovation.

    Last edited: Apr 13, 2013
  5. occchopperfl

    occchopperfl Member

  6. ryder1666

    ryder1666 New Member

    Hmm Ive seen all those pictures and they all say the same thing, unless I am good with retro-fitting I should stick with a bike like the one in the picture. I went to a bike shop today and saw the TREK 4300, its not full suspension, but it looks like it will work with no mods and the bike only $850.00

    Let me know if you think it would work without having to mod anything / Here is a link
  7. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    unless you buy a kit made for a specific bike there is always a chance you are going to have to mod something on it that is just part of this hobby.
  8. ryder1666

    ryder1666 New Member

    noted, nevertheless I rather learn on a 600 bike than a 3000 bike
  9. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

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    I used a $150 bike from walmart unless you can weld do NOT use the same bicycle start with a hardtail
  10. ryder1666

    ryder1666 New Member

    I am planning to use a $900 trek 4300 which is mid range. hopefully it will stay together.