motorizing a bicycle


Old 11-20-02, 09:53 PM
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motorizing a bicycle

I would love to have a moped or simple scooter, however, I can't afford one...SIGH !!! Anyway, is there anyone that can tell me where I can find instructions to motorize my bicycle ? I've heard that some people have done so by using the motor from a gas-powered weed-eater. I would appreciate any help or advice that you could give me ! Thanks !
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Old 11-20-02, 09:57 PM
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It's funny. I saw a guy just a few weeks ago zooming through the wal-mart parking lot with what looked like a starter motor against the back wheel and a car battery strapped inside the V of the frame. He's was moving at a pretty good clip, wonder what kind of mileage he got off a charge..
Old 11-22-02, 06:03 AM
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You actually used to be able to buy a kit to do that. Not sure, but it might have been Sears catalog stuff. Haven't seen one in decades.
Old 11-22-02, 06:04 AM
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The kit was a small gas motor, not electric, and had a rubber drive wheel that contacted the bike tire. Mounted behind and under the seat.
Old 11-29-02, 06:01 PM
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Old 12-02-02, 11:58 AM
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Why not just ride it? Benefits you AND the environment. Some bike shops actually carry motorized bikes. You would probably spend less and get more reliability.
Old 12-10-02, 12:27 PM
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Try this site...

Here are two motors:

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