Re: Hi All, from Mountain View, CA.
You've come to the right place for advice on building a sound motorized bicycle. Few of us view them as totally dependable daily transportation nevertheless there are quite a few who use them that way. With your mechanical/motorcycle background I doubt you'll have a lot of trouble with the basics but there are any number of little hints and kinks that you can learn here to keep you out of trouble and on the road. Send us some pictures of your bike. We all like to see what the other guy is building.
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