How tight should a chain be on a motorized bicycle?
Leave a 1/4 inch of slack in the chain. Right wheelbender, AND, if yer runnin with the rag mount then you’ll have to leave it a little looser still.
Can you put an engine on a bicycle?
You can power virtually any kind of bike including recumbents, folders and mountain bikes. Ideally, adding a motor should not change the bike’s character or basic ride and handling. A top-quality engine with mounting kit goes for about $500 to $600.
Are bikes with motors legal?
Yes, it is. California Vehicle Code section 406 defines a motorized bicycle as a two- or three-wheeled vehicle that has pedals for human propulsion and a motor (whether gas or electric). As long as all of these requirements are met, you can legally ride this vehicle on the roadways.
Does a motorized bicycle need a chain tensioner?
if you can get the engine chain and the peddle chain, both at the right tension, you’ll be good. I ran one of my bikes for about a year with no chain tensioner, but then i changed the sprocket to a smaller one. this required me to go with a 1/2 link and to make a tensioner so that both chans woudl be set right.
How does the clutch work on a motorized bike?
Motorcycle clutches generally work in a similar way. There is a lever on one side of the engine which has a cam on it. This pushes a rod that goes through the center of the shaft.