Apollo 250 BHT Dirt Bike Conversion

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Re: Apollo 250 BHT Dirt Bike Conversion

Postby skeetab5780 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:31 am

nutspecial wrote:I told them over chat I was interested in the 7.5kw and some other stuff, specifically a moto seat for their older steel frames but never heard back via email. They prob forgot/overlooked it. I'll give it another go then.
put the front wheel on the back of the bike to lighten it and increase speed and rebuild the front end with 21" moto rim 20mm hub downhill bike components a triple crown 1-1/8" fork.

If axles, spacing, & headtube etc allow, it would still a large endeavor in time/money to save a few lbs. (<ten lbs?). I'd keep playin with it stock and get that controller running full tilt. That 12ah battery must be sagging pretty good too? Then I'd go bigger with the motor if you still want, trying to keep the rest of it as 'stock' as possible for cost/simplicity/balance.

That makes sense the bottom subframe was somewhat structural. I guess mainly for the headtube? Maybe adding some back or fabbing something under there for a decent sized battery would be good.


Ya I still need to get it out on the trail for a maiden voyage before I make any rash decisions... But the main reason I was such a weight weenie on my LR Genesis build was so I can simply lift the bike and throw it in the back of my truck and go off anywhere riding! Its awesome and very easy to lift multiple times.

I wanted to take this bike out the other day but because of its weight I simply didn't want to bother loading it into my vehicle twice just to try it out. I do not have a bike ramp I will need to make something of the sort if I want to get it in my truck easily.

I have a feeling I will be building my own custom frame very soon to suit my needs more similar to a LMX type ride. Why buy a bigger motor when you can build a lighter bike?
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Re: Apollo 250 BHT Dirt Bike Conversion

Postby nutspecial » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:29 pm

I wanted to take this bike out the other day but because of its weight I simply didn't want to bother loading it into my vehicle twice just to try it out. I do not have a bike ramp I will need to make something of the sort if I want to get it in my truck easily.

A piece of aluminum C channel would be nice. I'd ride it on and strap like someone mentioned b4.

I have a feeling I will be building my own custom frame very soon to suit my needs more similar to a LMX type ride. Why buy a bigger motor when you can build a lighter bike?

The weight that comes with a dirt bike actually makes it more capable for alot of riding. So much heavier duty to really thrash. I'm just wondering if the extra weight will be that much extra for motor batteries and controller. I hear ya tho on the LMX- they are one of a kind. I wish I had more of a DH FR than XC sometimes, but everything has it's pro's and con's.
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Re: Apollo 250 BHT Dirt Bike Conversion

Postby macribs » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:10 pm

Skeetab after such a nice conversion I would think a ramp would be easy for you? Slap a winch in the bed of the truck and winch up the entire bike and ramp in one go.
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Re: Apollo 250 BHT Dirt Bike Conversion

Postby skeetab5780 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:41 am

After my body was used and abused on another deadly LR Genesis ride this weekend, I think I will plan to take the Apollo out fairly soon to finally get a chance to ride a Cadillac in the trails!

Im sure it will ride so nice compared to the heavier bicycle on really rough trails, and with the thumb throttle being so twitchy and scary I didn't do anything crazy besides just trail ride.
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Re: Apollo 250 BHT Dirt Bike Conversion

Postby skeetab5780 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:54 pm

I've been stalking some Hobbyking Multistars that were stocked in the US warehouse...unfortunately I took too long hovering over the buy it now button for a few weeks and now they are sold out. Shipping from china will make it $50 more than before...Doh

Looks like I will continue to shop around until I see a steal
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Re: Apollo 250 BHT Dirt Bike Conversion

Postby mikebikerad » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:06 pm

Nice little moto build. I am not sure if you are going to keep the plastics, but I removed the old warn out decals on the stock plastics on my dirt bike and replaced them with some new decals from a newer dual sport sticker package. Best $50 I spent, made it look much newer and makes everyone think it is a KTM :) Required some trimming.
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