Arrival of the Moongoose

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  1. moongoose

    moongoose New Member

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    Hey everyone, I've been motorized bicycle riding since September. When I was a kid, I would always tell my friends how I wanted to build a motorized bicycle. Fast forward many years later, my dream has finally become a reality:

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    I call her the "Moongoose". Her maiden voyage took place at night, and well, the frame I used has a similar name ;)

    I purposefully built her to explore the beautiful Virginia terrain, no gimmicks or added flair, just a bike for ridin'!

    .xx.
     
  2. Powertool

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    Looks, like a nice ride. welcome to the forum .
     
  3. Dave31

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    Welcome to Motorbicycling.com moongoose glad you joined us. What a great looking motorized bicycle, enjoy the ride .wee.
     
  4. Trey

    Trey $50 Cruiser

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    Nice bike. I've just gotten my first gasbike and it's a beach cruiser. It's not even operational yet, and I'm thinking about a mountain bike with big wheels. We'll see. Keep us updated on your projects.
     
  5. LR Jerry

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    Motor biking let's you go slow enough to enjoy what you're seeing.
     
  6. Trey

    Trey $50 Cruiser

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    You've got abouy 4 months on me, but thanks to GearNut answering all my questions at once, my gasbike is up and running! There are still things to deal with, but I rode it for the first time today. Cool.
    LR Jerry- I plan to ride it like a 62 Impala, slow with no where to go!
     
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    nice bike....welcomecvlt1
     
  8. ezagent

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    Looks like what I want to do to mine. Congrats. You built it? What kind of kit? How much? Problems? Time to assemble?
     
  9. moongoose

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    Thanks. Yeah, I built it with help from my fellow motorized bicycle buddy. It took about 2 days of hard work, but once that was done, it was smooth ridin' for the most part. On the first run I was having carburetor leaks, but that was fixed after adjusting a few small things. The kit was around $130. I got mine from a seller on eBay. I've probably done about 600 miles so far (including long distance trips, offroading,etc.) haven't had any problems (knock on wood), and am quite impressed :) Good luck with your build sir!

    *also, I used a few aftermarket parts for my build such as upgraded hardware and fuel valve.

    .wee.
     
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