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Old 04-06-2015, 12:33 PM
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Default How much hp can a fwd friction bike handle before things go south?

This is a follow up question from one of my other threads. Here's what I got: I think 212cc gas generator motor making 6.5 hp and 9.5 lb-ft of torque according to the math formula for torque. Is this too much power for a friction driven fwd bicycle. I know it will be reliable and dangerously fast enough to get on the bad side of Illinois law, but I don't have any other motor on hand with little cash and I live in a condo. So is 6.5 hp ok or enough power to shred tires at 35 MPH (maybe 40+) and get in trouble with the law preventing me from getting a learners permit this year.
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