Big Boy Cycles

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Swap And Shop Sales' started by cobrafreak, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. cobrafreak

    cobrafreak New Member

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    Like I mentioned in my 1911 post, at the Easyrider bike show I met Timm and Roland, Owner and Engineer of Big Boy Cycles. I never heard of them before, but it's basically a street legal moped old motorcycle design that has the looks and handles.. The pod under the headlamp houses the battery and has the key switch for the electric start. The pedals allow pedaling the bike but do not start the engine. They use Honda clone CB50 or CB90 four stroke engines or CB125 (which I did not see) The front fork is a poly elastimer design sort of like the old mini cooper cars and has about one to two inches of travel. The rear triangle is detachable. The frame can be modified into a trike three wheeled design that actually uses helical gears in the rear end. The tank holds 1.5 gallons. The length is about 7 feet, it feels like a motorcycle. Weight about 150 lbs. It won the Grange race in it's class, so I guess it handles great. $4500.00 for the 50 or 90cc engine and $5000.00 for the 125cc.
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  2. MotorBicycleRacing

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    Timm and Roland are the best! They are big supporters of the
    racing in SoCal and drove down all the way from Sacramento
    to the last Grange race where Roland won the mid range class
    beating all the 5 hp Briggs bikes on the white bike below.

    Here are a few pics of their bikes at the Grange Motor Circuit
    last October 22nd 2011.
    The red bike has to be seen and heard in person to be appreciated.
    "Double Trouble" Two 49 cc China engines mounted side by side.

    www.BigBoyCycles.com

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  3. Bigboy

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    We had a blast at the Easy Rider Show here in Sacramento!
    It was very nice to meet Cobrafreak (John) and see his
    bike in real!
    HE WON 2nd place at the "peoples choice award" in the
    Vintage category!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations again!
    Looking forward riding together!

    Roland & Timm

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  4. Velodrome

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    Roland & Timm It dosent really say on your site what engines are available on your rides. Can these be titled and regestered as motorcycles? Thats some quality work you've done there!
     
  5. Bigboy

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    Because the engines we chose to use on our bikes are the Honda cub design, there is an amazing assortment of factory Honda and Chinese copies. The factory displacements are: 49cc,70cc,90cc,100cc,110cc,120cc,125cc,140cc,150cc. There are larger factory (155cc,160cc,172cc), but these have a different style head and barrel based on the Kawasaki KLX 110.
    We do offer most of these engines as an option, and yes, we build a "Light sport motorbike" with foot pegs (no pedals). That one must be registered as a motorcycle!!
    There is a nearly endless supply of hop-up/speed equipment for these bullet proof little engines.

    We will be doing major updates to our website soon, and will have a lot more info and pictures!!!

    Best regards,
    Timm and Roland.
     
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    They look really nicely built. Also a huge bonus that they are street legal.
    My favourite is the board tracker with the 2 China motors, looks fun
     
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    Timm & Roland, I knew someone would eventually realize how easy these engines can be utilized for motorizing our bikes.

    You guys have raised the bar for the Honda Horizontal 4-stroke with a ready made vintage style motorized bike!

    Keep up the progress & much success to you both & I applaud your efforts thanks.

    Peace Crazy Horse
     
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    I am glad that Timm and Roland are getting some much deserved attention on this website. I had the pleasure of meeting these two and looking at their bikes up close. The engineering, design, and build quality of these bikes is unsurpassed in my mind. While I love the home-made quality of most motorized bikes, BigBoy cycles are on a completely higher level. One thing I really admired was their rear hubs are in-house built, that's amazing to me.

    Also when I got to meet Timm and Roland at the Grange race, they are just really nice, down-to-earth guys. They build these amazing machines from scratch, but they have no superior attitude whatsoever. Their "awe, shucks" attitude, complete love of all bikes, and openness to sharing information freely really made me feel honored to be around them.

    Their bikes deserve attention and I thank cobrafreak for pointing that out.

    Gilbert
     
  9. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Timm & Roland, I like how you've managed to blend a generalized early-teens look with your own original style in these bikes of yours. And I am happy to hear how people speak of their performance and their quality fit and finish.
    I always have the deepest appreciation for any mechanism that can meld reliable utility with eye-catching beauty. Good job!
     
  10. Bigboy

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    Thank you very much everybody!

    We are very pleased with the response we received at the
    Easy Rider Show!
    But you guys know best what it takes to build a bike and
    we are very happy to get such a good feedback from you all!

    We keep on building and making "things" even BETTER!

    We will be at Grange with some "new" stuff...........
     
  11. ducedave

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    And these dude are good people - I'll (#22) see you at Grange
     
  12. cobrafreak

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    If Timm and Roland organized a motorized biking event in the Placerville area who would show up? I would. I take my Shelby Cobra replica on this route and it is awesome. The very first location that they found gold in CA we will ride past.
     
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    you can't race gold!
    I've never been on a MB cruse and Placerville that's to far for that but get a track and count me in
    dance1dance1dance1
     
  14. MotorBicycleRacing

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    Here are a few pics from the 2011 Oct 22nd race at Grange.

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    I'd definitely show up. Placerville isn't too far from me (35 miles), although it's mostly uphill lol

    Nice to see another thread about these guys. I talked to Timm a few times on the phone last year; he's really enthusiastic about these, and a very nice guy as well! One of these days I plan to ride out to their shop.
     
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    Placerville is a little far for me...teehee
    Those pix of the race are awesome
     
  18. ducedave

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    Sorry, we already have a key wee race promoter at Grange and we can't get him to stop flushing the crapper and scratching his head in disbelief LOL
     
  19. brett7777

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    ...um...ok?
     
  20. MotorBicycleRacing

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    Here is a pic of Timm at the Grange race on the little 49 cc bike.
    I am glad to hear that Roland and Timm will be at the next
    SoCal Motor Bicycle race on Sat April 7th

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