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Old 07-21-2013, 08:43 PM
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verily, for sooth!

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:27 AM
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I've always wanted a turn of the century motorcycle. There was something about them that has always appealed to me. However the price for a rusted heap was more than I could afford, and restoring one could cost more than a new motorcycle on top of reducing the value. But seeing how the early motorcycles were basically motorized bicycles, I figured with me being a tinker and mechanically inclned I could easily hone the skill set to build one that somewhat resembled a 1900's style motorcycle with my own design twist.

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Old 07-27-2013, 03:11 AM
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I ride mine for the long haul ride's, especially when i'm touring Ontario Canada. I enjoy the freedom of the open roads when i'm travelling for day's on end with my touring bike.



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Old 07-28-2013, 10:56 AM
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I built an motorized bicycle for cheap transportation. Actually, it is a time machine to my youth. When I was about 11 a friends father made a bicycle with a reverse acting clutch that tightened a belt from the engine pulley to a pulley welded to a shortened crank. That drove a small sprocket on the right side to a regular front sprocket at the rear hub. A five-horse Briggs provided more go than a kid should have. No pedals required. We rode that thing everywhere and back. One day a really nice bike showed up in the trash at work. A coworker didn't want it anymore. Your trash, my treasure. But still all I did was pedal. After a year or so my wife bought a kit from DAX as a surprise gift. It sure is a great feeling to move through the world without a cage to dull the senses. Did I mention that I built my motorized bicycle for cheap transportation?

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Old 07-28-2013, 02:58 PM
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[QUOTE=IlliniRider;501225]Actually, it is a time machine to my youth.


This, gentlemen, is the quote of the day.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:57 PM
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Sometimes the bike finds you. I've got 3 bike, 2 of which were in
mint, unridden condition. $15, $25, And $30 for the used one.
Of course the engines on the 2 motorized bicycles cost 10 times what the bikes
did. I also had a freebee trash rescue bike I rode for many years.

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Old 08-17-2013, 11:50 AM
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Because I don't have money for a car, but I want something I can get around with before I save enough money for a DRZ400sm! Who here doesn't want to get a real bike?

Don't get me wrong though, I don't think I'll ever stop riding my bicycle its ridiculously fun.
Kinda sucks though, I don't get my cardio work anymore like I used to before I had a motor installed.

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Old 08-17-2013, 01:16 PM
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Ah, you can still get the cardio, just find a long steep hill.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:37 PM
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It's a way to be self-sufficient. I cant build a car for 300. Plus bikes are being given away
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:44 AM
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i love the lower back pain
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