It happens to us and it really sucks that someone steals the bike.
I had 6,000 miles on my bike which I think I have pictures here of.
Thanks to my brother Tom I will have the money to construct a new bike.
I have some overhead to take out of the monies but I am looking at at least $1500 to work with.
It should get me started. I am sure after all the accessories I had I was closer to $3k invested than $2k but that is how it goes.
The up side is I could have completed the cleaning and the maintenance of the bike before it was stolen but I was lazy. It is out there without a chain tensioner and I hope with the chain so slack it locks up at high speed.
So this time out I think I will work smart.
I want you to suggest things please. I am out of the loop.
Here is what I do.
I ride 40 minutes each way to work at about 25 mph and I use my bile to do all my "driving" It is my car.
So it has to be able to go good.
I know of Jack-Shaft and I know it can be a problem from what people say.
The Idea would be a 4-stroke and even jack-shaft if it can be done right and will last.
I would be buying all new and can do a 2-stroke again so that is cool.
What do you suggest?
4-stroke what motor? What engine mount?
Jack-shaft the key here is the most dependable and easy to repair.
I ride long stretches in the country so I can be easy on it and speed would be best if keep it under 35 but to be able to gear down for a hill is very attractive if I have a 4-stroke.
So any suggestions on good but affordable frame, The engine if 4-stroke should last so which one?
To Jack-shaft or not?
I know I need heavy duty wheels and I will want disc breaks.
The first then is the power train.
Okay.. As you may guess I am still shaken to have my bike stolen from my yard in the middle of the day. I am taking steps to change that.
Thanks for you help. This is a Bike emergency.
P.S. We need some animation that shows a guy seeing his bike is stolen.