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Old 08-24-2013, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

I'd like to re-enter my reasons.

#1 I have no license therefore I cannot drive around legally
#2 I have to travel in excess of 5 miles daily
#3 I get better parking than the handi-capped
#4 I get people telling me that I made something beautiful and that alone is worth the effort, the very fact that I can say "You can't buy one anywhere for less than a grand(shipped), but I can make you one for less than that." is precious. I need business cards.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

I enjoy hopping on my motorized bicycle and taking off for a two hour ride in the countryside.
I live in the country, outside Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I enjoy the speed without going dangerously fast as on a motorcycle.
Some Sunday mornings I use my motorized bicycle to go to the coffee shop (Tim Horton's) which is about 24 kilometers round trip. It is fun !
Now I also wear knee and elbow pads after crashing at slow speed a couple of times and incurring some "road rash"
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:34 AM
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Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

Haven't got mine built yet but here's some reasons why I chose to go this route.
1. I hated paying for gas in my huge gas hog so I got rid of it.
2. I don't really want a motorcycle. I want something that I can cruise around town in and relax while doing it and have power assist uphill.
3. I like the idea that if the motor quits or I run out of gas I can always pedal back.
4. I can quit ruining my valuable baseball cards in tire spokes.
5. 4 was a joke. None of the cards are valuable.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:22 AM
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Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

...I'm lazy and don't want to turn the pedals...just saying...

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Old 09-03-2013, 03:09 PM
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hahha at cards in spokes. See the Snork thread.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

I've got something that my lazy-arsed Harley owning buddies don't own..........at a total cost of about 1 of their monthly payments.

However, I can't go to the local Harley shop and eat free hotdogs on Summer weekends -- but can't say that's really a bad thing!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:51 PM
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Hmmm......seems like a reply has 'mysteriously vanished'........too bad there's no "delete" button.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:25 AM
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So it would seem,xseler. Hard to say what's best; I've had a post or two
mysteriously vanish too. Wouldn't matter, as soon as I get a kit, I start
modifying it. Only now I've arrived at 2 bikes that function exactly the
way I want. What's left?

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Old 09-29-2013, 01:12 AM
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Why do I ride a motorized bike? 8:08 of this video is why. LOL

http://youtu.be/-559UeQzyos
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

I originally bought and built my first motobike kit because I lost my license and needed a means of transportation to get to the various meetings that I had to get to (I got a DUI) After I built it and was riding around people began asking where I got it and where they could get one. I told them about how much money it took but that the techniques for assembling them right was something that I had to learn the hard way. So I suggested that I could build them one at a very reasonable price as compared to a bike that they could buy build and then call me afterwards, which would cost them $25 a visit plus parts, because they couldn't figure out why it wasn't working right. I've since sold 30+ M.P.G Motobikes all of which are still on the road running great. I've found a passion for these things, and now that I have my license back I still prefer to ride around town on my Motorized Schwinn Drifter with Ape Hanger handle bars matching bullet headlight and springer forks. I have also become Delawares foremost expert on motorized bicycles.
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