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Old 03-18-2011, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Why did you put a motor on your bike?

Here is why I chose building a motorized bicycle over buying a 50cc scooter like a Ruckus or Zuma; in no particular order:
I like to tinker – The Ruckus and Zuma require little maintenance
I like to customize and make it unique – its tough to add a lot of uniqueness to a mass produced scooter. Scooter body work needs to be professionally painted.
I like to pedal. I’m still a mountain biker.
It’s cheaper (Even if you are building a hot electric bike) . Parts and accessories are cheaper.
The engine is easy to reach – no body panels to remove.
There is a wide variety of bike motors, gear boxes, CVTs and fuel tanks available.
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