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Old 04-01-2009, 03:14 PM
twip52 twip52 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: connecticut
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Smile New to Motorized Bikes, Need Some Advice

Hello everyone.

This is my first post on the Forum here. I'm looking to get a kit for one of my bikes and I wanted some expert advice. First off, I have two bikes, and I dont really know which one to use. The first is a pretty new Hardrock Specialized mountain bike, and the other is a Trek Singletrack which is pretty old but still a good bike. Basically what I need to know is which bike would be better given the dimensions of their frames (dimensions on pictures), as well as what would be the optimal motor for each, rear mounted or in frame. I was leaning towards the hardrock because its new and because it has shocks which would help for smooth riding, but I thought that the frame might be too small to fit a motor in it.

I also had a question regarding laws. I checked my state's DMV laws and they said the motor had to be under 50cc to be considered a motor assisted bike. For those of you with experience, would a 50cc motor be enough to get a bike like the hardrock up to speed?

I also thought that maybe I should go for an 80cc motor because I dont see how anyone would know the difference between a 50 or an 80 and I probably wouldnt be bothered about it

Thanks for any help you can provide
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