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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Dasmailca, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Dasmailca

    Dasmailca New Member

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    I got interested.
    I bought a kit off the Internet (had no idea what I was doing)
    I bought a new Norco hybrid for a really good deal (half price).
    I put it together using lots of tips off u tube and forums. I had to make an adapter for the motor mount on the frame, bent the exhaust to miss the pedals,twisted the tensinor to make it line up and drove down my driveway , popped the clutch and WoW , it started. Have gone through 2 tanks of gas and it works perfect , not as noisy as I expected, not as much vibration as I expected. It's awesome. What did I do wrong ? I love it.
    I have an early sixties tandem hanging in my garage and I thinking of motorizing it. (Wife wants to ride too). I'm hooked I love these bikes.
    Yes that is snow.
    Trying to upload pics
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Some may say you "got lucky".

    I say you likely took your time and know which end of the screwdriver to hold onto. ;)
     
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Members have not only motorized tandem bikes, but one guy competed in the Spookytooth Death Race on one.
     
  4. 2door

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    Welcome to the forum. Sounds to me as if you took the advice you found and applied it correctly. And that you, as Joe said, know your way around a tool box.
    Congratulations. I hope our forum was at least some help to you building a first time successful bike.
    Have fun, ride safe.

    Tom
     
  5. Dasmailca

    Dasmailca New Member

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    Thank you guys for being so welcoming.

    I have a thousand questions.
    Are there better quality engines ?
    What about the Huffy plain Jane cruiser from Walmart ?Will it stand up.
    I kinda like the look of it and its on sale this week.
    Will the chain be too long on the tandem ? Will the 60cc be enough to power it?
     
  6. Dasmailca

    Dasmailca New Member

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    I'm trying to upload pics from my iPhone but it doesn't seem to work.
     
  7. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Active Member

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    One guy named scotto competed in the June 2011 Willow Springs race on a
    4 stroke powered tandem, 125cc Kawasaki??? or something like that.

    scotto is putting a bigger engine in his tandem soon.
     
  8. Dasmailca

    Dasmailca New Member

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    Finally got pics in the album section
     
  9. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Active Member

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    I have trouble loading pictures onto post directly from my smart phone. I can put them into an album then copy the url then load it on the picture icon attachment.

    On the tandom consider front and rear wheel motors. There's several ways to set that up and this is the place to teach you how to do it.
     

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