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YouTube - nates gas powered bike
Oh, I figured it being Youtube and all he was going to crash and explode at the end.

It's nice to see there's a way for kids to learn about this stuff. Those bikes are simple enough to begin to learn how to wrench.
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I'm going to have to ask you to stand back. The power of this thing could get out of control.

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Bwahahahaha....


Watching for "the build" pics...
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After 5 tries my front mount plate I made finally fit to the motor. It looks simple but I sure had a lot of trouble with it.

As you can see I used a hockey puck as a motor mount. I wish I could say it's my idea, but it's not. I'm sorry I can't remember the genius's name that thought of it, but he's on a motor assisted bicycle forum somewhere. I've looked at so many mounts on forums I can't remember now, but this was the one I liked best for my purposes. I'm not quite through with it yet, the muffler clamp I was going to use ended up too short. I have a plan, but it will have to wait till tomorrow.

I also redid the mounting studs today that I already redid yesterday, because last night I got a brain storm about doing it differently. Now I have grade 5 screws in the rear mounts that I chopped off about 1/2" longer than the stock studs. This will give me a place to mount my custom spring loaded chain tensioner that I haven't invented yet. As soon as I'm finished with it I'll probably paint the mount black.





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I just got my old Marin MTB back in shape a month ago and so far I burned off 10lbs of blubber I need to get rid of 30 more to be at my "Ideal Weight".
To the point I was riding up a hill the other day and by golly I could have used one of these or one of the new electric assist motors.
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This is my finished front motor mount made from a hockey puck.



Now the motor is mounted in my China Girl. Stand back, I don't want you to get hurt.

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Now the motor is mounted in my China Girl. Stand back, I don't want you to get hurt.

Are those "water" bottles the gas tanks?
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Yes, they're fuel bottles for a camp stove.
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