How To: Installation Guide – 79cc 4-Stroke Bicycle Engine Kit

How To: Installation Guide – 79cc 4-Stroke Bicycle Engine Kit


Hey guys it’s Aaron from Bikeberry and
today we’re building a 79 CC four-stroke engine. This is currently our largest
four-stroke engine and features a pull start and center mounting design.
It’s spec’d at having three horsepower, a max of 3600 RPM, 3.5 foot-pounds of torque
and ready to hit up to 35 miles an hour. Well that’s only if you leave the
governor on. Take it off and you’ll find a whole new meaning of speed. If you’re
looking to buy this engine kit check the link in the description but be aware
there are some limitations on the bike requirements. On that note I’m gonna send
it over to Alan to cover those bike frames. Your bike needs to be a standard
male beach cruiser, road ,or hardtail mountain bike. The tubes should be 25 to
28 millimeter in diameter with an open V style frame. The frame should also have a
9 to 11 inch of clearance between the bottom bracket and top bar. The kits will
fit most 26 inch by a 1.75 inch wheel with a standard 12 or 14 gauge 36 count
spoke. If you’re in these right specifications then you’re good to go. Before we look at the motor let’s get our bike prepped for installation,
starting with the wide crack assembly. This is an optional purchase that allows
the crank to safely clear the engine, but we recommend it, to still have full use
of your pedals. Remove the left pedal and undo the lock nut and the cone. We’d
recommend using a pin face spanner to remove the cone but a flat head
screwdriver will also work. Keep in mind that the left side of the crank assembly
is always reverse threaded. Once everything is undone remove the crank
and bearings. We need to remove the cones and replace them with the new bottom
bracket. Use a metal rod and mallet to pop them out. Assemble one side of the
bottom bracket and tap it in with a soft mallet be sure to line up the bolt holes
before tapping them in place. Slide in the axle rod and the bearings,
then tighten it all up with the cone. Slide the chain ring on and use the lock
pin to hold it in place. Mount the crank arms, being sure to use
the correct side. Tighten everything down place the dust cover on and finish it
off with new petals. We got our wide cranks done, let’s take a look at the rear
wheel and put a brand new sprocket assembly on. I’mma send you over to
Johnny see how that’s done. Installing the rear sprocket is pretty
straightforward, but take care to ensure that the structure is centered and
aligned on the rear hub. If your rear wheel has a coaster brake, unbolt the
brake arm from the frame and loosen the nuts on each side of the axle to remove
the wheel. A good tip is to flip the bike upside down on the carpet to keep from
scratching the bike. Here we have it on a bike stand for a better view. Remove the
coaster brake arm. Sometimes the coaster breaks arm’s nut is too tight. If it is,
you should use leverage to remove it easier. Now fit the drive sprocket over the left
side axle and make sure it fits properly. If it does not, you may need to grind or
file the inside the hole of the sprocket to get to fit onto some bikes properly.
The preferred method, although, would be to take it to machine shop and have it
machined to the proper sizing. Place one of the rubber gaskets provided over the
threaded end of the bolts, on the opposite side the sprocket. Cut between
two of the holes on the other rubber gasket. Now place it over the axle on the
inside of the spokes and align it with the bolts on the sprocket has shown,
sandwiching the sprocket, rubber gasket, and segment over the spokes. Gather the nine
bolts provided with the sprocket and thread them through. The goal when
assembling the rear sprocket is to make sure it clears the tire, without going
over and hitting the chain. This will be the most tedious part of the build but
with patience you won’t run into any drivetrain issues when you’re starting
to ride it. Then place the three metal retaining segments over the bolts. Before tightening the sprocket bolts, it’s critical to make sure that the sprocket is centered
in the wheel. This is usually very easy to do because the center hole should
line up with the center hub. Okay, so when it comes to the coaster brake arm, after you
put on the drive sprocket, sometimes it won’t fit and it’ll hit against the
bolts. What you’re gonna want to do is you’re gonna want to bend the coaster
brake arm, and what I like to do is I like to put it in a vise, heat it up and
then just go ahead and push this back. I like to keep the vise about right here
at this line and just heat it up and it just bends right into place. Don’t over
bend it, and when you put it on it should clear the bolts like ours. Let me
just set it on. It’ll clear right over the bolts, no problem. If you’re really looking to push your
engine’s performance, you may want to consider purchasing our BBR tuning
sprocket adapter. Rather than putting all the force on the spokes, it evenly
distributes that pressure onto the hub. Now that we got some of the bike prep
out of the way, let’s take a look at the motor. It comes pre-installed with an air
filter muffler and a gas tank, we’re gonna do some modification to this
engine, removing these components. Making it fit into the bike a little better, and
making a run a lot smoother. The gas tank can be easily removed by undoing
three bolts and disconnecting the hose. Undo the two nuts securing the muffler
and check that the gasket is still in good condition. The air filter has to be completely
disassembled before it can be removed. Undo the two thumb screws
then take off the face plate. Pull off the foam filter and the screen then undo the remaining nuts.
Finish it off by checking the gasket for damage and admire this
beautiful engine. We got the engine down to its base parts, now we have to do two things.
First of all, put on a new air filter Secondly, we gotta take off the base
plate and get it ready for mounting. Slip on the adapter and securely
tighten down the nuts. The air filter will easily fit onto the adapter.
Just tighten the clamp on and it’s done The base plate is easily taken off by
undoing these four bolts. Mounting your engine will take a little trial and
error to find the perfect position. Adjust the sliding brackets on the
mounting plate so that the plate sits leveled and as low as possible, still
leaving enough space for the chain. Place the motor on the mounting plate for a
dry fit, then bolt everything down when it’s properly seated. We had just the right amount of clearance
to make our engine fit, but if you’re having more
trouble than we are, I’d recommend using our CNC’d shorthead. It’ll provide that
extra amount of clearance that you may need. During our dry install we found out
that our mounting plates were blocking our bolts, so we’re gonna go ahead and
mount this onto our engine. before dropping it onto our bike.
Line up the bolts with the slots on mounting plate and bolt them together. After that,
drop in the engine and tighten down the brackets for the mounting plate. Let’s take a look at the transmission
and the clutch. The transmission is modular. With these different size spacers you’re able to adjust the sprockets to
different positions. The clutch is a centrifuge design. Allowing the chain to be positioned on
either the inside or the outside. Installing the heavy duty transmission
is a quick and easy process of lining up the bolt holes with the slots and
bolting them together. Be sure to use the smaller bolts on the recessed slot. Remove the key stock from the keyway and
use the appropriate spacer as needed. Line up the clutch with the keyway and
slip the clutch onto the drive shaft. Tighten everything down with the provided
washer and retaining bolt. When putting on the chains, be sure to measure out the
proper length. If the chains are too long, use a chain
breaker tool to get the proper size. After the chain is cut to the proper
size use a master link to put it all back together. Once the primary drive
chain is on the transmission finish it up with the chain guard. Removing this
bolt will allow the shield to easily come off. Use the same bolt to secure the
guard and use a spacer and the extended bolt to secure the other side. If you haven’t already done so, clear the
way from the secondary drive chain. Use the same method as before to
make any adjustments to the chain. Attach the chain tensioner to the chainstay,
making sure the chain is properly in line before fully tightening it down. To install the muffler, you first need to
install an adapter. Be sure to place the gasket on before
installing the adapter. Align the second gasket and the muffler
to the adapter, then bolt them on. Our top tube is a little wide for our gas tank,
so we’ll send you over to Allen to see how we installed it. If you have a larger
diameter top tube, like this bike has, you will need the wide gas tank mount. To
install the wide gas tank mount, it requires a little bit more elbow grease
but it is definitely worth it. Take the wide gas tank mount and bend
them straight. Then bend them by where the holes are.
Do it for both brackets. Then install the gas tank. Once the gas
tank is installed, install the fuel valve, and fuel line. Install a fuel filter between the gas tank and the engine. Secure all ends with hose clamps or zip
ties. Slide on the throttle and mark the position for the guide pin. Measure the guide pin to find the proper drill size for the hole we’re going to be drilling. Start slow when drilling if a spot drill is
not available, as the drill will want to walk. Once a proper dimple is made you can
speed up the drilling process Connect the throttle cable to the
throttle grip. Push the cable through the throttle eyelet
and lay it inside the guides. Use the two bolts to complete the
throttle grip assembly. Slide the throttle cable through the guide
and connect it to the throttle lever. If your cable does not reach the lever,
find a cable with a shorter housing, or you can modify your existing cable
if it is long enough Due to the metal housing, a tool that can
cut through all of this is needed. At this, point cut off the cables ferrule,
or if the cable is long enough, cut the housing and cable altogether. Tape the end of the cable for safety and
measure out the correct length of housing that needs to be removed.
make sure there’s about a half-inch of Make sure there’s about a half inch of
cable past the bracket. Pull the cable into the sleeve, so that
it’s past the cut mark. With your cutting tool, cut the
excess housing. Crimp on a new housing ferrule, then
slide the cable through the throttle lever. Cap the cable with a ferrule or use some
solder to keep the cable from fraying. Finish the cable by tightening its lock
screw and adjust the cable tension. We’re pretty much done with our bike build, but
there’s still one thing left we have to consider. Whether we want our kill switch
coming from our engine, or if we want to come from our handlebars. If you’re happy with the pre-installed kill
switch you’re all done, but if you want another option, the throttle
comes ready with a kill switch. Disconnect the preinstalled kill switch,
and using the bullet connectors, connect the similar wires together. Connect black to black and color to color. Ffinish the bike by zip tying all loose cables. Fill the motor with .35 liters of four-stroke oil
and 87 octane, unleaded gas. After that you’re ready to ride. If you’re interested in learning more
about motorized bikes, check out our other videos, or
click on the link in the description. Thanks for watching and
enjoy the ride!

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  1. Here is one for yah. I've stretched my cruiser by adding mnt bike rearend, I'm planning on using the rear wheel area for the motor. Any ideas, tips, or concerns I'm all ears
    Not planning on using the cranks and pedals

  2. That is pretty cool idea having 79cc engine installed in a bicycle and probably you did a good instructions on this video……Thanks man

  3. ANY tutorial on how to do so on a wheerlchair for an handicaped person
    no one has done it as far as i know (on youtube videos )

  4. In break period how much kms should i do till change the oil? and after the break period how much kms can i do till change the oil again?

  5. Very important question, how is stopping? I don't see a manual clutch. Disengaging the engine in a panic stop is imperative for me and my situation.

  6. got this in the mail. It didn't come with the gasget for the adapter, the throttle is really tight and may need adjustment. And it doesn't say what to do with the head intake hose. Plus the gas take has a dent. Didn't come with "gas tank bracket" aka conduit clamp.The good note is it doesn't fit any of my v frame bikes BUT it does fit my stingray. So I'm swapping out the friction drive. For this.if you have any interest on the build let me know and I'll tape it when I start. This video is incomplete and it is like they haven't ever put this on anything themselves b4 now. How did they not know that they would need to put it on the mount b4 putting it on the bike. And the sales man said it didnt have a auto start for this model.

  7. I know this is an older video but, I'm thinking you need some grease on those bearings. Especially if you intend on traveling 35 mph regularly or faster in beast mode.

  8. Does Johnny Law require a "M" classification on your driver's license to ride a motorized bicycle? I am in the homo state of CA.

  9. Hey Eric…I have a beach cruiser out back and a Yamaha YZ 250. The YZ 250 (2-stroke, of course) runs fine, the thing is you see …. I just got a 450 thumper (YZ-F 450) and the 2-stroke went the way of the buggy whip. She just sits out back looking sad at me whenever I mow the lawn or pick up used dog food. So watching your channel made me say to myself, "Self, why don't you bolt THAT 249cc, 2-stroke powerplant to THAT beach cruiser?" I grabbed my balls and said, "Hell yeah."

  10. I have a Schwinn Tandem with a Old School Cruiser Frame. I'd like to add a 4 stroke motor. It seems i can place the engine in the front area and just make sure the chain is long enough. Has anyone installed a motor on a tandem frame?

  11. Just a tip,,If you dont have a centre punch to start drilling the hole on the handle bar,,Just put the drill in reverse and it will make a dimple then drill forward,,The ozzyway

  12. I have the 212cc predator engine and I have a 29 inch ONEX 29 genesis and I haven't been able to get the motor seated in the frame I thought it would fit in a 29 inch frame but I am still having problems HELP PLEASE

  13. I like this engine and am wondering if it will fit a 29 inch mountain bike with a jack shift added to be able to use the gears with the engine and the pedal assist to help and if the governor is removed to allow more speed if this would also be good for both a bug out bike and hunting/scouting bike with a small trail or added

  14. Buy a bike made for stress such as a mountain bike and it will take the abuse because that’s what they’re made for….

  15. Okay this is my new mountain horse I walk it up feeling anyway but it don't take a whole lot of hay just a little gas and oil on Flatline I can outrun my horse

  16. back in the mid 80s me an some friends an relative adapt all types of engine to mountain bike's , beach cruisers , we used 3.5hp to 8hp Briggs an Stratton engines on the heavy frame bikes, we would built are own heavy bike frames like motor cycles , so we could go fast , gearing every thing to go up 60to 70 or as fast as we can make the bikes go, but we always used mag wheel wide fast tires with heavy tread on the tires. there wasn't to many kits like this that we could afford.

  17. Literally so many mistakes with this kit first iff you cant just change the airfilter without adjusting the air mixture screws also the mounting brackets are trash literally the entire kit is shit an the bike frames arent made for the stress an weight of the engine if you want a bike with a motor theres this magical thing called a motorcycle😂😂😂

  18. This sucks I bought a 79cc kit it was missing the carburetor spacer and exhaust. and this video does not show how to get the job done with the parts provided.way over priced and when I tried to send it back they wanted to charge a restock fee for almost half of what I payed forit very disappointed customer☹

  19. Would this be street legal or do you need to have them registered as a scooter? And are their any type of light kits that give you both front and back turn signals that can be installed?

  20. No shame, just that a go-pro or phone videoing the ride is what I started to do yet I had a mishap but I'll tell ya my 26" beach cruiser with my 49cc 5/8 shaft 4 stroke engine goes 40-45mph, 15 hours running time for $1.00 in fuel. You don't have to go that fast either. So in Sandpoint, Idaho on our bike trails and roads and dirt trails, loving this new freedom however people in vehicles don't grasp the dangers they put cyclists in until whamo.😎crg

  21. Excellent video, thankyou for sharing. Unfortunately we cannot ride on road. Purchased cheap 2nd hand motorcycle, no violations from police.

  22. I bought this and, it's not lining up, looks like I may have to redrill new holes to get it over to the left a bit, am I the only one with this issue? And I got the zenda bar bike with gas tank n built in mounts which are, of no use.

  23. I bought the bike and motor and the front forks are bent making the front wheel crooked, it's the welds got hot and twisted forks. They forgot my clutch assembly and gas gasket for fuel line and the engine mount doesn't line up to put chain on their transmission. I feel like sending it all back I def got alot of extra work now.

  24. Where do I get one of those engine kits? I'm not a big fan of the 2 stroke engines plus mixing oil and gas seems like such a hassle.

  25. Don't buy the 79cc kit with zeda bike ! The motor is way to wide to ride without getting burned. They give wider pedal n crank set up but even still it's not wide enough to ride without hitting motor with legs on their bike and they don't give pedals for it! It was horror trying to get engine lined up and then the gas valve won't fit with the engines height. It's one thing after another don't bother getting the bike use another. Plus they charge 600 for this Chinese crap when u could get it direct from CDh super bikes where they get it, 400$ cheaper! I should have gotten the cheaper more powerful 2 stroke. The bike came with bent front fork from where they welded it the heat made the metal curl. Not to mention the cheap disc break which replacement pads are hard to find if at all.

  26. The bike is all together but the clutch locks the drive chain after pushing it just a foot and spins freely not spinning the chain when throttle is hit. Not sure what it is

  27. At about 9:38 you removed a shield but did not put it back on, that shield is part of the engines cooling system . the shield directs air from the flywheel fins over the cylinder fins thus pushing the heat away from the engine. You should show that shield being reinstalled it is an important part of the engine. Just an idea to add to a cool video (thumb up)

  28. Where did they place the tube coming from the top of the engine head when they installed a new air filter?

  29. @12:00 Tap a divot with a center punch and you will have an easy time drilling. Do it with anything round you are drilling.

  30. Why is this motor being installed between the front and rear tire?

    Wouldn’t it be more convenient to mount it over the back tire ?
    Takes the possibilities of catching your shoe strings or clothing inside the sprocket or drive shaft ?

  31. Look @ creative channel.. typically older versions have a small flat shelf to attach some with a bungee cord- but that channel has one thing is was referred to..
    something you see someone selling at a yard sale.

  32. Frankenstein bike. Usually after the II war un Europe, a mosquito 2 stroke engine, no more than 50cc was attached a bikes, to help the people cover long distances, or climb the Hills. Small units fits on the back cargo grille or over front fork. But not for speed…..It was a help to the people Who has nothing to move, than a simple bike. Post war situations.

  33. You forgot one important piece on the axles you must drill through the axle shaft a grease fitting and fill cavity with grease if not the wheel bearings will explode FYI, Guru Sports 661-447-9670

  34. BEWARE OF BIKEBERRY. I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH THEM. MULTIPLE ORDERS MISSING PARTS. VERY POOR QUALITY/ OVERALL CHEAP PARTS. CUSTOMER SERVICE IS VERY UNHELPFUL AND STAFFED WITH FOREIGNERS WHO BARELY SPRAK ENGLISH. ORDER FROM GASBIKE OR OTHER VENDORS. BIKEBERRY IS NOT WORTH THE HEADACHE

  35. hmm..a decent ebike kit will take about an hour to install…performs better, less weight, and won't destroy your bike.

  36. Anyone in the EU or Britain should know that, whilst great fun, these can only be used on private land. They are not allowed on cycleways, as in the UK the only powered cycles we allow are electric bikes up to 250 Watts power, under our EAPC Regs, similar in all EU.

    You can ride them on the roads, but you must have a licence, you must register them, fit number plates, pay Vehicle Excise Duty (Road Tax), have insurance (difficult) and wear a helmet, just like a motorcycle

  37. I don't want anything on wheels without a suspension. My old 80's 3 wheeler with no rear suspension that at least had huge tire sidewalls to absorb shock was horrible even. I couldn't imagine a bicycle ride going 30 across any bumps. I do remember going about 20 down hill and hitting a small dip where a mud puddle was on my bike when I was about 10. Flew head first over the handlebars and can still see the big scar from where all my skin got peeled off my elbow as I slid down the dirt road. Lol… No thanks I'll sit back and watch this round.

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