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  1. grouchyolfart

    grouchyolfart New Member

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    Hoi! In researching my new interest, I found a couple of very informative forums. Joined one and just signed up for this one. :)

    At present, I ride a 2 stroke 49cc 03 Geely to work and have a 4 stroke Dayang on the "workbench". Like many, commuting just got too expensive on gas. I only work 2 miles from home so didn't see any sense in using a car. Either ride a bike or a scooter. I just retired my 80's vintage Fuji hybrid and bought a Giant from a UH student going back home on the mainland. It's not good for motorizing, but my old Fuji frame is and will probably start rebuilding it soon. I just need to do more "homework" on engine and kit types that are available and affordable.

    Cash is tight, so I was also tossing around the idea of retrofitting my frame with the Geely motor or a 4 stroke off my lawnmower. So far, experienced builders confirmed it would not be feasible or affordable. Looks like somekind of 2 stroke kit is going to be looked at.

    Anyway, will be reading up on what y'all have to say about anything related to motorized bikes. :)
     
  2. Ilikeabikea

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    Welcome to the forum. Lots of motorized bicycle enthusiasts here. And I really like your name. rotfl I get called that lot................:D
     
  3. paul

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    welcome to the site and glad you are with us. my wife calls me that all the time to rotfl
     
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    grouchyolfart New Member

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    Looks like I'm in good company. :ride2:(^)
     
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    How much is gas in Hawaii.
    I have a inspired bunch of local inventors who are trying to mod weed eater and lawn mower engines. The lawn mower engine shaft is easier if it is horizontal.
    A rack mount friction drive seems easy and cheap.

    Welcome.
     
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    Welcome to the forum (^)
     
  7. grouchyolfart

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    Mahalo for the welcome, bruddahz! :)

    The lawnmower engine I have is oriented vertically so I was told that it would be a bit difficult getting it to work in any configuration. :oops: It'd probably end up costing me as much or more than a new 2 stroke kit. Reckon I'll put it up for sale on Craigslist.
     
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    Ooops. Last time I bought gas, last week, it was at $3.96 for regular E10 unleaded. Yeah, all our gas has alcohol,
    E10 or E15. Seems they kinda snuck that one in when we weren't looking. I probably won't realize some of the higher mileage, but should still be well over the 100 mpg mark.
     
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    hello...imdhulk.. i just perchased a 70 cc motor for my fuji mountain bike.. it should be arriveing on thursday. im so anxious.. do u think i can attracked hot chicks... and have you had any complications?
     
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    Welcome to the best forum on the net! The members here definitely has years of knowledge.
    Wowlooks like gas is cheaper in Hawaii. Over here I filled up last friday and gas was $4.32/gal for regular.
     
  11. nogoodnic

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    Welcome to the group, you are indeed in good company here. I'll bet there is alot of great riding around your area if you can avoid the 2:00 rain. Enjoy the ride...Kelly:ride2:
     
  12. grouchyolfart

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    Heheh. Today it started raining at 4:30. :D

    I was just talking to the wife about riding, especially come the winter when the North Shore surf starts pounding. Traffic gets so bad, the highway turns into a parking lot. Told the wife we can bypass all that and just cruise through in the bike lanes. Get out and watch some of that hemangous surf rolling into Waimea Bay and Pipeline.;)
     
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    Sounds great. I was in the Navy a few years ago and would pass through there perodically. I'd like to go back and visit as a civilian. Aloha...Kelly
     
  14. haolehonu

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    hey there. I went to Leilehua High and used to live on the island before college. I figured these bikes would be perfect for cruising through wahiawa and Millilani though
     
  15. grouchyolfart

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    Wow laulau! Class of 70! Go Mules! :D

    Just waiting on some cash flow so I can get my orders in. Yeah, I told the wife I wanted to order at least 2 kits. I like my scooters, which I use at present for work, but like the simplicity in maintenance and function of a motorized bike. I enjoy tinkering with my bikes in repairs and upgrades and picked up a few bits of knowledge from working on my scooters. I should be able to get a kit up and running with little or no problems. (keeping my fingers crossed) ;)

    Btw, they're making improvements to Kam Hwy between Wahiawa and Mililani. Wider bike lanes and better drainage. Hoootah! :ride2:

    Oh yeah, for you readers out there. Clive Cussler's, The Chase, has a hero and villain that ride motorized bikes by HD. The period for the story is before 1910. They even had a small drawing of a HD motorized bike not unlike what many of you already built. Way kewl! :ride2:
     
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    Cool, Cussler is one of my favorite authors, I've read about 15 of his books. How old is this one? I'll keep my eyes open for this one, thanks...Kelly
     

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