Sunday, November 23, 2014

New project: motorized beach cruiser

Since my brother will be living nearby for a bit, for a Christmas/birthday/random present I got him a beach cruiser and a bike motor kit to add an 80cc motor to it.

We'll see how it goes. The best written Amazon review said it was a 16-24 work hour project.

Hours worked: 1
Worked on: watched installation video, reread through Amazon reviews, checked to see if I had all the parts, realized the beach cruiser I bought has a 3-speed internal gear hub with an incompatible diameter for my motor. I'll need to replace the rear wheel before I can get started.

Also need to get some brakes, will look into buying a cheap used bike just for its rear wheel and brakes.