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Old 12-26-2016, 11:35 AM
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Update, I'm ordering the predator 79cc
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Old 12-26-2016, 12:02 PM
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But ya, stickers can help, 48cc is legal here in AZ and everything gas I build says 48cc on it ;-}
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Old 12-26-2016, 01:52 PM
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Maybe a 33cc sticker. Hehehe
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:00 PM
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I have built and sold a few in the past and did not really make much after all my effort, traded for cash and tools one time and that was the deal. Recently I listed all my bikes that had not been riden for some time, sold all but the green Dyno... could not let it go. For bikes that I built awhile ago I got some fat cash... so there is some kind of hope, just need to be patient.
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:21 PM
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Very good. I'd like to find a way to add a generator. As soon as I get back to Oregon on the 6th I'll have my engine and I'll find a bike. A 79cc can fit in a mountain bike so I may go for that.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:25 PM
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I think that's a good plan, if you hear it right you may be able to enjoy some dirt bike trails with it. With a jackshaft you could route the engine power to a derailleur. I think a strong MTB cassette and cassette driver freewheel can handle the torque better than geared hubs in general, but some people swear by Shimano Alfone hubs, I'd like to try one sine they lack freewheel pawls, the small ones in gears hubs tend to break and can sometimes crack other stuff like the driver or the hub casing. I think a gas mountain bike would be ideal, sadly in CA you're limited to dirt bike trails, no bike trails. I bet it's the same in OR, makes sense because the speed difference between downhillers and walkers is scary already.
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Old 12-29-2016, 01:15 AM
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There are a ton of MTB and Dirt bike trails minutes from my house. I'll be exploring for sure, but I don't think this bike will have a jackshaft or rear suspension. I'll do that with my next build. However, it will be affordable and a great form of transportation with reliable parts and good braking if all goes well.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:52 AM
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...it will be affordable and a great form of transportation with reliable parts and good braking if all goes well.
Thats all ya need, simple and safe ;-}

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