Guy with his pants' leg caught in the chain....

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  1. cosmickid

    cosmickid New Member

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    Hey folks..
    I've been interested in getting a motor on my bicycle
    for a while now, just found this forum.
    When i was a kid there were still a few Whizzers around, but I got into motorcycles for many years.
    Now that my second childhood is upon me, the thought of motorizing a bicycle seems like just the thing.
    I've got an 18 speed cruiser with a set of hydraulic front forks that I'd
    like to put a motor on. I don't know if they make one for women's bikes,
    but Baby has a cool springer front end on hers and it would be nice if she
    could have a motor too...
    We're in Texas now, but moving to Missouri soon.
    So if anyone knows about the legality of motorized bicycles there, I'd
    appreciate hearing from you...
     
  2. 2door

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    Welcome to the forum. Use the search feature at the top of the page and you'll have plenty to read on almost any question you can imagine.
    As for legality, check the 'Laws and Legislation' section. Every state seems to have their own ideas about our funny little bikes so you'll need to check Missouri's or the town you plan to live in for specifics.

    Women's bikes, or step through framed bicycles offer their own challenges to mounting an engine. There are rack mounts, over the rear wheel, both friction and chain drive.
    Do some research and ask if you can't find answers.
    Have fun, ride safe.
    Tom
     
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  4. cosmickid

    cosmickid New Member

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    Hey Folks, thanks for the Welcome.
    I've been perusing the various threads here
    on the forum, viewing lot's of video's on
    You Tube and checking out various suppliers
    offerings in 2 stroke chain drive kits.
    1. seen a lot of bikes that really inspire me.
    2. read a lot of good information & tips.
    3. seems that all the reputable kit dealers
    are either out of the kit's that I'm interested
    in or the kit has been discontinued.

    Well, I'll keep on looking, calling dealers,
    think about just buying pieces and cobbing
    a bike together to get what I want.
    Maybe it's just my age, but the old board track
    bikes sure sing sweetly to me!

    Dave
     
  5. cosmickid

    cosmickid New Member

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    I got out into the barn this morning to look at my bike, it's a Huffy Arlington 18 speed.
    after looking at the frame, there doesn't look like there is enough room within the frame
    to mount an engine. I don't want to go with a read mounted friction drive.
    So it looks like back to the starting block and start searching for a frame, forks & wheels.
    Hello Craigs' List....
     
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    Craigslist, Salvation Army, Goodwill, Flea market, even the junkyard and recycling center at the dump are excellent places to get bikes from. The dump/ recycling bikes are usually free or $5.00 where I live.
     
  7. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    Welcome cosmic :) Some of the best, a tiny part here have shared with you today. :) I'm sure what you build will be fine. Hate to loose a Texan, but it happens. Any questions, just ask, we are world wide now. (c)
     
  8. cosmickid

    cosmickid New Member

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    Kain't nevah tell...
    the boss was talkin' a while ago about not moving...
    which would be just fine by me.. I'm tired of boxing things
    up and moving them.
    I do appreciate the sharing that goes on here, I belong to
    other forums for other hobbies and this by far is the best
    group of folks.
    I guess I'll have to start looking around for a frame &
    various other pieces. sure wish the bike I have would have
    been able to take a motor in the frame, but I guess I can use
    parts off of it transplanted onto another frame. would be nice
    to use the sprung front end and front wheel from it.
    Anyway, will continue to be a Tejano til the boss say's different.
     

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