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GENERAL

IS IT LEGAL TO RIDE ON THE STREET?

  • Laws for motorized bicycles vary by state and country. We recommend checking with your local DMV before purchasing and operating your Motoped.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • When the motor is on, the rider can either choose to pedal or moto. Whatever is sending the most power to the jackshaft (pedal or motor) will turn the rear wheel. The rider can assist the motor by pedaling at lower speeds if needed.

CAN I ORDER MY MOTOPED WITH FOOT PEGS?

  • All Motopeds come stock with pedals which make them a motorized bicycle, but you can add the foot peg kit as an accessory option from our web store.

KICK START LEVERS?

  • Not all kick start levers will work. The lever needs to be a curved folding style lever. The lever must be curved and folding style so that when the lever is kicked downward it clears the free-wheel and chain that is directly below it. The kick starter spline size depends on the motor as there are different sizes. Consult your motor manufacturer or supplier for specific kick starter spline sizes. If you have purchased a MOTOPED® kit we do not supply the kick start lever.

Motors

  • If you intend to install your own engine in a MOTOPED® kit, most horizontal E-22 (Honda style) engines up to 155cc will fit the MOTOPED® frame bolt pattern. Please note, all engines must comply with state and federal guidelines. Engines must comply with EPA & ARB certification where applicable. International market check your local government agency.

  • MOTOPED® will soon have multiple engine displacement options as EPA / ARB certifications are completed

  • Each MOTOPED® base model begins with a 49cc 2-Stage internal fully automatic engine. This gives the rider the most options for compliant operation.

  • Each MOTOPED® base model begins with a kit without an engine OR a 49cc two-stage internal fully automatic engine. The 49cc power configuration allows the bike to be operated as a “motorized bicycle” in many states and countries.

  • Each state, country and territory publishes specific laws that define a “motorized bicycle” describing where and how the bike can be operated. In addition, it’s important to be aware of environmental laws (EPA, ARB) that relate to engine certifications that may impact the legal operation and sale of the bike.

  • We advise you to research these laws and regulations to ensure the proper operation and purchase of your MOTOPED®.

WILL KAWASAKI MOTORS WORK?

  • No, the Kawasaki motors have a different engine mount bolt hole pattern than the E-22 style motors. There are motors called YX motors which have a Kawi top end and an E-22 style bottom end, like the Pitster 155z, they will work. All engines must comply with state and federal guidelines. Engines must comply with EPA/CARB certification where applicable. Markets outside of U.S. check your local government agency.

Components

COMPONENTS USED?

  • See Components list below

SPECS: SEAT HEIGHT, WEIGHT, WHEELBASE

  • Pro – Seat height: 35”, Weight: 123lbs wet with a standard 49cc motor, Wheelbase: 52”

  • Cruzer – Seat height: 33” Weight: 128lbs Wheelbase: 52”

  • Survival – Seat height 34” Weight: 132lbs Wheelbase: 52″

WHERE CAN I GET ANOTHER REAR HUB?

  • The rear hub is specific to the Motoped. We will have extra parts available to order soon.

TIRE SIZE & WIDTH?

  • Pro – Rear: 24” x 3.0” Front: 26” x 2.6”

  • Cruzer – Rear: 24” X 3.0” Front: 24” X 3.0”

  • Survival – Rear: 24” x 3.0” Front: 26” x 2.6”

HEAD TUBE LENGTH AND WIDTH?

  • 5.25” long and 1.5” wide

HEADSET SIZE?

  • You need a 1.5” to 1 1/8” reducer headset

SPROCKET SIZES?

  • The MOTOPED® comes with 6 separate sprockets; Jackshaft: left side is 26 tooth, right side is 23 tooth, rear hub 34 tooth, chain wheel 34 tooth, free wheel 14 tooth, countershaft drive sprocket 13 tooth. The sprocket sizes may vary depending on the model. Please consult with a MOTOPED® technician for more details.

COUNTERSHAFT SPROCKET SIZE?

  • If you use your own motors, please note that most motors come with a 14 tooth sprocket, but it is recommended to replace it with a 13 tooth to eliminate the potential need for the use of a half link. Half links are not as strong and can snap under high pressure.

WHAT IS A HALF LINK?

  • Bike chains consist of alternately one link with outside plates and one link with inside plates. The only way a chain will join up is outside plates to inside plates. This means that chain lengths are normally only adjustable by two full link lengths. The purpose of a half link is for incremental chain adjustments by only one link which allows for more flexibility in chain length.

  • The use of a half link on the 420 motorcycle chains are not recommended with larger displacement engines as half links have been known to snap under higher stress applications. If you are going to run a large displacement motor (110cc or higher), we suggest a countershaft sprocket change rather than using a half link.

  • Enter the half link. Half links make it possible to adjust the chain length by only one link. If your MOTOPED® has limited room to adjust the chain tension a half link may prove helpful when adjusting the chain tension by moving the rear wheel.

RECOMMENDED BATTERIES FOR ELECTRIC START MOTORS

  • Bikemaster Trugel MG3L-A

  • Shorai LFX-07L2

SHOCK EXTENDER

  • The rear shock extender is no longer needed nor manufactured as the old frame and swingarm design was initially created for the use of a 10.5” rear shock. We now use a 9.5” eye to eye rear shock.

SHOCK SPACER SIZE

  • 7/8”(22.2mm) wide – that’s total width when the two are put together into the shock, 5/16” (8mm) bolt hole

HUB SPOKE HOLE DIMENSION

  • 3mm

RIM TO HUB OFFSET?

  • Rim is centered on the rear hub, zero offset

REAR SPOKE LENGTH

  • You have to measure the inside diameter of the rear rim (ERD) to calculate spoke length

REAR SPOKE WIDTH

  • 13 gauge spokes

FRONT AXLE DIAMETER AND HUB WIDTH

  • A thru-axle design. The front axles are 20mm diameter

  • The hub width (between forks) is 110mm

Frame Kit and Complete Motoped Pro Components List

(Note: this list is not the same for all the Motopeds)

Frame Kit:

  • Frame – Custom Motoped

  • SubFrame – Custom Motoped

  • Swing Arm – Custom Motoped

  • Pivot Plate – Custom Motoped

  • Jackshaft – Custom Motoped (Patented)

  • Bottom Bracket – Custom Motoped

  • Rear Hub – King Kong Custom Motoped

  • Rear Sprocket – Custom Motoped

  • Muffler & Exhaust Pipe – Custom Motoped

  • Axle Tensioners

  • Counter Shaft Chain Tensioner

  • Crank Set Chain Tensioner

MOTOPED® Pro Components List:

  • Fork – Custom Motoped Fully Adjustable DNM USD-8 Forks (8″ travel)

  • Shock – Custom Motoped Fully Adjustable DNM Burner-RCP2 (9.5” Eye to Eye)

  • Headset – VP Components A97AC

  • Stem – Answer Rove DJ Stem

  • Handlebars – Answer ProTaper 6061 720mm, 45mm rise

  • Brakes – Hayes Ace, Forged Mono-Bloc 4-Piston Caliper

  • Rotors – Hayes V9 224mm (9″) Rotors Front & Rear

  • Chains – KMC Bicycle & 420 Motorcycle

  • Crankset – 165mm Square Taper Crank Arms

  • Chainwheel – Alloy 34T, 5.0mm thick

  • Freewheel – 14 tooth

  • Pedals – VP Components 531E

  • Front Rim – Custom Motoped Alex Rims 26” (559mm×32mm) 32H ERD: 546

  • Rear Rim – Custom Motoped Alex Rims 24” (507mm×50mm) 36H ERD: 495

  • Front Hub – King Kong GTH6

  • Rear Hub – King Kong Custom Motopeds

  • Spokes – 13 Gauge Stainless Steel

  • Nipples – 13 Gauge Brass

  • Front Tire – Duro Razorback 26×2.6 DB-1006 Wire Bead Motocasing

  • Rear Tire – Duro Razorback 24×3 DB-1006 Wire Bead Motocasing

  • Tubes – Duro

  • Seat – Motoped (Honda CRF/XR50)

  • Plastics – Motoped (Honda CRF/XR50)

Chain Sizes:

  • 100 link 420

  • 46 link 420

  • 45 link 1/2″ x 1/8″ (The 45 link requires a half link)

What is NOT supplied in the Un-Assembled or Assembled kit without motors:

  • Engine: 49cc to 190cc Horizontal Air Cooled E-22 Design (Honda Design)

  • Wiring Harness – 12v Wiring Harness 3 Plug Type

  • CDI – Standard 12V CDI

  • Ignition Coil

  • On/Off or Kill Switch

  • Spark Plug – 10mm

  • Carburetor – 19mm Min.

  • Air Filter – Uni, Twin Air, K&N, etc.

  • Kick Starter – Curved Style

  • Voltage Regulator (not supplied) – 12v (for lighting kits & accessories)