Stray Dog motorized bicycle build #3

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  1. apex

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    This is my third build. This one is a 29er instead of the 26inch bikes my other builds were based on. Steel huffy frame &wheelset, some old schwinn bars & other hardware, and a Dax motor.

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    Just the motor on frame, I love the look before all the parts clutter the looks.
    The bike still hasnt been run yet, but most of the test fitting is done. Will be pulling it apart for final assembly this weekend. Client thinks he will be ok with just a rear coaster brake. I fully expect him to change his mind once he gets it up to speed.

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    ^^^This was my first motorized bicycle build. Good ole Harry.

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    This one is my commuter. Nothing to look at, but very capable and functional in traffic.

    As many of you know, these bikes will require registration to be ridden on indy streets as of Jan 1st. No plates or license for under 50cc, just a $20 registration.
     
  2. Mikey

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    Could one of those motors work on something like this? Like the Mongoose Beast Fat Tire bikes...26 inch

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    Yes, its just a matter of determination and custom fabbing.

    The motor would need to be offset to deal with the extra tire width.
    I would have to see one in person to determine what all would need to be modded.

    Im not against helping others build one of these. They require a little maintenance to keep happy, but once you learn the basics its easy to keep one on the road.
     
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    This is the only way I would go mtn biking with anyone lol.
     
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    thing needs like a yz80 engine on it... lol
     
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    And leaf springs.
     
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    I would still drag that ass.
     
  8. apex

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    Gone electric.
    Shout out to Hockey, who gave me a shit-ton of laptop battery packs. Many of the cells were usable. :)
    Cheap mongoose bike, Chinese scooter speed controller, and a 3000 watt bldc motor.
    Range of about 25 miles without pedaling, full speed approx 35 mph @ 52volts.

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    high five.
     
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    Sweet, 35mph is moving on a bicycle!
     
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    Yes, it is, new forks and 180mm
    Front disc in the future.
     
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    That's ironic because Happy Time Harry was the name my uncle called it when we would go into the basement.
     
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    I named it after a character on Aqua Teen Hunger Force

     
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    I still think a yz490 motor would be cooler lol
     
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    You'll shoot your eye out.
     

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