Motorizing Those Custom Frames That Seem Impossible

Take a look at this  bike. You probably see this and think, “Did they just weld the engine and tank to the frame?” Some have taken that approach, but a majority of the time it’s impossible to repair them once they’re permanently attached to a frame. So what are you supposed to do? You’ll need … Read more

Studs, Mounts, and Chains: Why You Can’t Keep Your Engine Mounted, and How to Fix It

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In these days of motorized bike builds you may notice that while performance has gone up, part quality has taken a little bit of a decline. Whether it’s a Grubee engine or a Power King motor, some engine kit manufacturers have exchanged performance for quality. Thankfully there are some ways to make sure that your … Read more

Mounting Engines: What to Watch Out for Before Your Next Build

Motorized bike builds are awesome: it’s all the fun of a moped or motorcycle without the weight, a special license, and insurance. But if you’ve built a few motorized bikes- or know anyone who has- chances are not every build was a piece of cake. If a frame is too big special mounts need to … Read more

Installing Your 2-Stroke Bike Engine Kit

Here we’ll instruct you on how to install a two-stroke bicycle engine kit on a bike. Now, before we even start, it’s important to know what you’re getting into and what you need to make sure installation goes as smooth as possible. First things first- The Bike: Even though the engine kit is made to … Read more

High Performance Parts: What’s Best for Your Engine?

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Performance parts: they make your motorized bike run smoother and faster. Who doesn’t love the roar of a long shot muffler, or the speed you get from a CNS carburetor? The only draw back to upgrading your engine is that like all motors with performance parts, the more parts you want the more parts you … Read more

Friction Drive vs. Standard Drive: What Works Best For You?

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We often hear people ask, “What’s the difference between a regular bike engine kit and a friction drive engine? And how will I know what’s going to work for me?” To answer that question there are a few things to consider: the mounting, sizing, and running of these engines. Through building and running each style, here’s what we’ve … Read more

Friction Drive Engines: The Easiest Motors You’ll Ride

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Friction drive bicycle engine kits are the easiest engine kits to run and install. Unlike standard “dry clutch” bike engines that mount in the center of your bike and into the wheel, “friction drive” engines simply mount over your rear tire and start as soon as you pull the pull-start rope. People choose friction drive … Read more