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Old 05-09-2008, 11:21 AM
Vanderwaal Vanderwaal is offline
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new around here. like a lot of people i'm getting sick and tired of being screwed at the gas pump so i'm considering motorizing my kulana. i see a lot of people on here have used the kulana to build a motorized bike so i'm looking forward to your expertise.

but... i do have a question. i've seen a lot of mpg numbers floating around here and i'm wondering what kind of gas mileage i'll realistically get driving 25 to 30 mph, 10 miles total a day too and from work.

looks like a fun project and i must admit that the gas mileage thing isn't the only reason i want to build one but that's the reason i have to give to the wife so that she doesn't freak out about a new toy. i kinda hope it goes so well that she'll let me motorize her bike too.

so, anyway, hello. nice to be here. hope to learn a lot from you guys.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:33 AM
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hi and welcome to the forum. i have a 70cc chineese and use it to go back and forth to work which is a little less then 10 miles. i cruise at around 29 at been getting around 130-140 mph. cost wise i have paid for it many times with the gas i save not putting it in my truck. during summer months i go from filling up twice a week to 1 time every 2 weeks. short trips with a vehicle gives you the worst gas mileage up to 30% less on it. motorized bicycles are great fun and a great way to save on gas. glad to have you with us
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:37 AM
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Welcome to the forum, lots of motorize bicycle enthusiats here. I've not documented my mileage since I have no odometer. But I have tried to keep track of miles and my best guess is I get around 100 mpg. I have a 44 tooth sprocket and run around 25 mph........................
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:34 AM
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new around here. like a lot of people i'm getting sick and tired of being screwed at the gas pump so i'm considering motorizing my kulana. i see a lot of people on here have used the kulana to build a motorized bike so i'm looking forward to your expertise.

but... i do have a question. i've seen a lot of mpg numbers floating around here and i'm wondering what kind of gas mileage i'll realistically get driving 25 to 30 mph, 10 miles total a day too and from work.

looks like a fun project and i must admit that the gas mileage thing isn't the only reason i want to build one but that's the reason i have to give to the wife so that she doesn't freak out about a new toy. i kinda hope it goes so well that she'll let me motorize her bike too.

so, anyway, hello. nice to be here. hope to learn a lot from you guys.

Even if you run you bicycle motor extremely hard, you will never see less than 100 mpg on a frame mount kit.

With a little pedal assist and some coasting, 200 mpg are possible with an engine like the one on my avatar bike.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:24 AM
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To get the best milage you have to get your timeing with the engine pedal at the same RPMs I just try to pedal at about 25% of if I was really rideing a bike at that speed, I have not checked how my milage is with the different driveing habbits, but it is significant, baste on how often I fill my tank.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:39 AM
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Welcome to the forum, Glad you could join us
I have a 80cc(67cc) w/44t sprocket. I'm getting around 120-125mpg.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:15 PM
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Welcome aboard Vanderwaal. I'm a big guy at 300+ ridding a 48cc Spitfire and I get around 125mph. Enjoy the ride...Kelly
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