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Old 09-16-18, 03:41 AM
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Ainíters gonna ainít
Too many apose motor assist unless itís electric. Electric is cool af but some people just have a thing for cumbustion motors. you canít think of everything but I feel like I have. Iíll help you this and not dismiss your interest. Thereís sort of a formula to making something you can trust. Some questions you have to ask yourself. Do you want to go the complicated route or the non complicated route? Can you live with one gear on your bike? it doesnít matter what your budget is Do you have at least a thousand dollars to spend? Four stroke no exceptions. An up to date e bike is around the same. In the end the cumbustion motor kit would last longer and would take you and your bike more miles than you ever would with out it. Probably more miles than some of these snobs will ever get to. Thereís more lawnmower shops that could service a 49cc four stroke and bike shops that could service a bike. Than there a shops that could help you with your e bike. Look for gasbike frames with built in gas tanks. They usually have a 49cc four stroke. If they were smart. Can be found around $200 doesnít run or runs like poop. Four bolts took the motor out dropped it off at a lawn mower shop. Carb rebuild $45 done. New tubes $6 Be familiar with the definition for the word ďforethought ď

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Old 09-25-18, 12:12 AM
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Forsure gas, makes it sound cool
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Old 09-25-18, 02:31 PM
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Less Cool...

MN HP may decide it's a motor vehicle and you don't have a licence.
so you get a ticket, a moving violation, unregistered vehicle,
and you unlicensed to run it..
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Gas can be cool

I saw a sweet gasser today at the lbs. Made me want one. Damn cheaters.
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Old 02-25-19, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by bicyclridr4life View Post
Why not both? Electric motor in the front and/or rear wheel, and a gas engine driving a generator to keep the batteries charged?
I'll let you all know how this turns out. 1300W FRONT hub motor on a custom cruiser. Had to fabricate a special torque arm for the springer fork to handle that power being sent to the front wheel. Batteries will be located in the saddle bags on the rear rack, all wiring run through the frame...




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Old 03-13-19, 05:16 PM
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Electric, baby!
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Old 03-15-19, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Cruiser2112 View Post


I'll let you all know how this turns out. 1300W FRONT hub motor on a custom cruiser. Had to fabricate a special torque arm for the springer fork to handle that power being sent to the front wheel. Batteries will be located in the saddle bags on the rear rack, all wiring run through the frame...




nice stretch. is it a production bike or one you made yourself?
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Old 03-17-19, 10:59 AM
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About the only reason that I see for petrol powered bikes is to have extended range. I gave it some serious consideration before building my touring trike using solar panels. Going petrol is cheaper; but it introduces factors, such as noise, that I didn't want to deal with.

As was mentioned above, in many states a petrol kit requires a vehicle license, and all that goes with that.

I really think about steam a lot, I am just too worried about leaks and accidents. Steam power can be extremely dangerous. Frankly, in comparison to steam, petrol is quite safe.

The only way I can see going steam is to put it on a trailer. I know I keep returning to this point, but steam is just too dangerous.

As it stands, my fun bike is a conventional pushbike, my commuter is an e-bike. I am considering rebuilding my solar trike for more summer touring. Petrol, and as much as I hate to dismiss steam, isn't in any plan.
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Old 03-20-19, 12:28 AM
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Gas only!
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Old 04-28-19, 09:56 AM
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Got turned onto the Bafang motors after years of speculation over powered bikes in general. A coworker let me borrow his Bafang 750W equipped folder for a week in 2016 and I was more than impressed with the speed and range.
I ended up getting a BBS02 and a BBSHD for both an old cyclocross bike I picked up from a yard sale and my Catrike Expedition.

They do get addicting and now I try to go as many places with pedal only and gym trips. I save the motor use for riding on the main roads out here.
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Old 05-01-19, 04:33 AM
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Electric!
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