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Old 01-01-2010, 09:31 PM
sseisup sseisup is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: mn
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Default Re: Moped/motor bike project

The moped is an 1984 tomos silver bullet, but it shares many parts with Punch. The moped army isn't much help as I live in Minnesota and they don't have much of a presence here. I could ship the parts but money being an issue and all I figured doing it as a 20" bike with suspension would be a cheap way to get it riding until I can afford the parts as nothing last forever anyway. The main thing is to not ruin the moped parts I have while trying to get it going. I have other bikes I could put a motor in, but I really think this would be fun. I was going to put a smaller sprocket on but I think the extra power is worth the lower speed to extend the clutch life as has been pointed out might be an issue. I am considering changing the sprockets and pedals so I can get the thing up to speed. There is a ton of help for bicycles around here, even free bicycle parts but every time I mention adding a motor people say "why don't you just pedal?"

This thing is a three way love child...

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