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Old 04-29-2016, 06:40 PM
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Location: Overgaard AZ
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Default Re: Reliable towing motor

Um, this is not what you want to hear but...

My bike Tanglebones has hauled a loaded trailer for over 2,000 miles, and I've never pedaled to help the motor over anything, including the Mogollon Rim of Arizona.

A Schwinn Hurricane weighs 30lbs
A China girl kit 25
My trailer is about 10
The load is typically 60-100lbs
I weigh 165
That's between 290-330lbs.

Yes it's a two stroke, and probably not what you're looking for in the least, but two years ago, I would have laughed at the idea of a motorised bike. Now I stand by Tanglebones and all bikes like him as the greatest transportation solution ever engineered. They are nearly as individual as the riders, efficient and stylish even in the ugliest form. A badly assembled, ill maintained motorbike only serves to remind me of the inauspicious beginnings of all motorcycles, at least once I get past my irritation.

Feel free to check out the albums on my profile, but be warned, it's just another China girl, put together by someone who loves Schwinn bikes, but hates pedaling.

Last edited by mogollonmonster; 04-29-2016 at 06:45 PM.
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