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Old 10-16-2013, 05:45 AM
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Default Re: Motorized bicycle setup for long distance riding

I'd be very surprised if this is at all even close to what you've in mind, on the other hand it's exactly why I built it, for long distance riding with a heavy trailer laden down with camping gear, noms & toys... er tools.


build thread:

1) Engine: 49cc four stroke Lifan (Honda CRF50) clone

2) Transmission/Gear box: 3sp internal autoclutch

3) Tires/Rims/Spokes: Alexrims DX32 double wall alloy

4) Hubs/Brakes: Quanta 20mm sealed bearing, Avid BB5 disc

5) Frame: fabricated

6) Exhaust: Piranha 50

7) Trailer or everything strapped to the frame? both

8) How would you do your riding (how long would you ride)? 100+ miles per leg

Granted mine is a hybrid, but the Lifan/CRF50 (about $250) is a high quality clone with an actual, integral transmission (3 or four speed, auto, autoclutched or standard - your choice) and is a beautiful little engine, the full lighting & charging with electric start is a handy bonus & it'd be fine by itself stock. There is however a vast selection of aftermarket preformance parts ofc.

Figured I'd throw it out there lol

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 10-16-2013 at 05:47 AM.
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