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    Maxim builds a Motorized Bicycle

    Post by maxim9691 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:25 am

    This is something that has me very excited, because I love building things. At the first of August I'm going to buy the parts and build a motorized bike.

    first I'm getting one of these
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    Frame: hand-crafted lightweight aluminum cruiser frame
    Pedal brakes
    Fork: high-tensile steel
    Rim: oversized 29"alloy rims
    Saddle: custom comfort
    Dimensions: 75"L x 29.5"W x 47"H
    Price- $149.00 US

    I sat on one of these at the store and the thing is huge and it needs to be ,since I am huge too Red Card 

    I'm going to buy this
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    GRUBEE SkyHawk GT5 66cc/80cc Bike Motor Kit
    Top speed of 30 mph with standard carbs
    Price - $150.00 US

    Then I'm going to build this
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    I love the look of the old style cruiser bike, and this is probably my favorite model.
    Adding the motor really gives it that early bike look.

    Kind of like this
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    I think with a few custom body parts and some welding here and there it will look just like a vintage motorcycle.
    Like I said I'm very excited to build one!



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    Re: Maxim builds a Motorized Bicycle

    Post by maxim9691 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:59 am

    Purchased the bike yesterday and have made some adjustments to it.
    Replaced the factory plastic pedals with metal ones.
    Removed numerous ugly white stickers which make it look much better.
    I will be creating some custom stickers once I have the engine on it. beer



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    Re: Maxim builds a Motorized Bicycle

    Post by darkcloud1721 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:59 pm

    Any idea of the mileage you can get on this? (one tank)
    This seems like a good idea & very economical.
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    Re: Maxim builds a Motorized Bicycle

    Post by maxim9691 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:26 pm

    darkcloud1721 wrote:Any idea of the mileage you can get on this? (one tank)
    This seems like a good idea & very economical.
    I'm told about 100 miles. I haven't reached the engine stage because I rode it most of the summer.
    But I will be mounting one on it before the spring.



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    Re: Maxim builds a Motorized Bicycle

    Post by maxim9691 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:28 pm

    here is one in action [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]



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    Re: Maxim builds a Motorized Bicycle

    Post by maxim9691 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:31 pm

    this should give you idea of how fast these things can be
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    forward to the 45 second mark



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    Re: Maxim builds a Motorized Bicycle

    Post by darkcloud1721 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:34 pm

    maxim9691 wrote:
    darkcloud1721 wrote:Any idea of the mileage you can get on this? (one tank)
    This seems like a good idea & very economical.
    I'm told about 100 miles. I haven't reached the engine stage because I rode it most of the summer.
    But I will be mounting one on it before the spring.
     A 100 miles??cool3 
    I could literally drive this all week 2 & from work.
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    Re: Maxim builds a Motorized Bicycle

    Post by darkcloud1721 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:36 pm

    maxim9691 wrote:this should give you idea of how fast these things can be
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    forward to the 45 second mark
    This is cool 2 U realize that if they fall at that speed the road rash they will get is going 2 suck majorly.  I would be the guy riding with gear designed 4 a motorcycle. lol
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    Re: Maxim builds a Motorized Bicycle

    Post by CKJ505 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:49 am

    Wow, that is cool.
    Now the legal side of it in ye old Irelandia.

    What kind of vehicle is this?

    If it's a motorised bike then you need:
    1. A license
    2. Road Tax
    3. Insurance

    The Gov will take always. moto
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    Re: Maxim builds a Motorized Bicycle

    Post by maxim9691 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:13 am

    CKJ505 wrote:Wow, that is cool.
    Now the legal side of it in ye old Irelandia.

    What kind of vehicle is this?

    If it's a motorised bike then you need:
    1. A license
    2. Road Tax
    3. Insurance

    The Gov will take always. moto
    where I live you don't need any of those things below a certain engine size.
    Of course I have a motorcycle license so if I wanted to put a bigger engine on it, then I only need to add lights and license it to make it legal- which I don't plan to do.



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