How Do You Build a Gasoline-Powered Bicycle?


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Install the rear drive system, mount the motor and capacitive discharge ignition box, connect the drivetrain, install the throttle and clutch and mount the gas tank to build a gasoline-powered bicycle. Users can buy a small two- or four-stroke engine between 25 and 49 cubic centimeters, procure the necessary accessory parts and mount it to almost any bicycle with a V-shaped frame. There are also many kits available that make the conversion process simple and quick.

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Remove the rear wheel, and install the spacers and new sprocket and drive gear components on the opposite side of the bicycle's existing gear system. Mount the motor on the inside of the V-frame with the provided equipment in a kit or by drilling holes in the frame and attaching a motor mount for custom projects.

Position the motor so it is aligned with the drive sprocket and the exhaust pipe is pointing down, and tighten all of the bolts securely. Mount the ignition box, and connect the spark plug wiring and ignition leads to the motor.

Replace the rear wheel, and install the drive chain or drive belt, depending on the configuration of your kit or design. Remove the old right-hand grip from the bicycle, and attach the new throttle handle. Connect the throttle cable to the carburetor, the kill switch to the engine and the clutch cable to the motor's clutch.

On the top bar of the bicycle frame mount the gas tank and connect the fuel line to the engine.

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