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Old 03-21-2008, 07:11 PM
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I'm James. I just found out about these wonderful machines about three weeks ago, and am waiting on my engine kit to come in the mail. I have a Kulana Moon Dog ctuiser that I will be motorizing. I am a member of another motored bike forum, and there is a lot of drama and negetivity, hopefully won't be too much of that here. This seems like a nice laid back place, that's good for me because I'm the most laid back person I know. Anything you wanna know go ahead and ask. I never know what to say on these things.
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:31 PM
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Welcome the forum, You'll like it here. No drama, lots of kind helpful folks. We have some of the foremost motored bicycle experts in the world...................
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:31 PM
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hi james and welcome to the forum. glad you are with us. kaluna bikes were very popular while i was in hawaii. first i had seen them and they are a good looking ride. make yourself at home and ask questions as they arise or maybe help to answer other peoples. these motorized bicycles are a wonderful thing. glad you got one and i know you will enjoy it
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:53 AM
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Welcome aboard James. I think you'll really like this forum. No one here has a chip on their shoulders and the moderators & members here are great and full of knowledge!
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:25 AM
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James- welcome.

No drama queens here, or bullies either!

Where are you from?

My wife wants me to put a kit on her Moon Dog, but I like to build them from scratch....might make my life easier if I just mount one on the Moon Dog.

If you do mount yours on a Moon Dog, make sure you check the fenders/braces often as they are a little flimsy on those bikes.

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Old 03-22-2008, 10:46 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. My first motorized bike was a "Moon Dog".
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:55 PM
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:41 PM
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Just got my engine kit in the mail. Goin to pick it up now. Many pics and videoes to follow.
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:04 PM
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If you aren't sure about anything ask. It's much easier to do it right the first time. Trust me I know how hard it is to fix your early mistakes. Welcome to the world of motor bikes
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:52 PM
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Got a good look at the engine and the rest of the kit. The clutch lever that came with the kit was garbage, but I kind of expected that because of all the other folks that said they were, I'll make it work. The kit was supposed to include an adapter for mounting on larger frames and it wasn't there, which sucks because I need it, I contacted the seller and we'll see if he sends one. The "neoprene sprocket thingies" bolt holes don't line up with the holes in the sprocket. I was going to just make bigger holes in them with a drill but will this cause them to be to weak or is it ok? Other than that it's not too bad. I guess I just have to see if the seller sends me a frame adapter, or I find someone with the tools to make it work. Let's hope this project starts running a little smoother soon...
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