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  1. tiretrx

    tiretrx New Member

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    Hi all! My name is Ellis. Been intrigued by homebuilt motorized bikes for quite some time. Came across this site about 2 weeks ago, and have just about lived here since. Great site! I own a machine shop, weld and just love building stuff. Seems like a sharing environment here, with some very talented people, both with skill set, and ingenuity. I'm leaning towards building a BTR when I feel I have a good plan together. Hope you don't mind a sponge with lots of questions. Thanks!
     
  2. 2door

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    Ellis, we're glad you've found and joined the best group of people to share the hobby of motorized bicycles with.
    With your skills and experience we expect big things from you. Only kidding. No pressure. Just enjoy the forum. And, share with us what you build. Good luck, have fun, ride safe.
    Tom
     
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    uumotor New Member

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    I met this forum and found most bike are gas engine motorized bike, few people like electrice motorized bikes
     
  4. GearNut

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    Welcome to the site, tiretrx!
    I hope that you enjoy this place and please share any builds that you create.
    We all love pictures!
     
  5. RicksRides

    RicksRides New Member

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    welcome aboard a machine shop ...Im with 2 door we expect big things. Most of us only have home/garage/shops.I only have 3 axis mill, small shear/brake press press all 30+ years old. Hobart handler w/gas even older. English wheel which Im still mastering, 16 ton tube bender, Drill press all harbor freight. Just remember we love pics and take your time, be safe and enjoy they are a blast Both to build and ride. Love getting that WTF look.





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  6. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Active Member

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    Here are my guidelines for building:

    1) Predominant riding terrain.
    2) Primary rider's physique.
    3) Lookup and read local legal requirements.
    4) Type of bike.
    5) Budget.

    Stay within these guidelines and you'll have a bike you can enjoy riding. Good luck with your build.
     
  7. F_Rod81

    F_Rod81 Dealer

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    Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing your project develop. Good luck, be safe!

    Frank
     
  8. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    Welcome aboard TT!
    Glad you decided to join up!!!

    These are dandy little things because they are so handy.
    Unlike performance car stuff that is bigger, heavier, and more expensive, and racy motorcycles that have exotic hi-priced parts and obscene speeds when they come together. lol

    If you build to join the Fabulous 20mph Club :) you will have a useful little critter that can be used nearly every day, with a grin!

    UU...
    Most of us LIKE the electric bikes... the motors and batteries are just SO expensive!
    I can see you represent a mfg, which is all well and good, and certainly welcome!, but it's real difficult to beat the utility of an ICE at this point in time.

    Best
    rc
     
  9. tiretrx

    tiretrx New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, and encouraging words, they are appreciated. Still planning and running ideas through my mind as far as my 1st bike build. I have learned quite a bit at this site. I'm in the process of finishing up a custom garden tractor build right now. When that's complete, I'll be jumping in with both feet. I'll be sure to share the process here, and asking a lot more questions along the way.

    Ellis
     
  10. dragray

    dragray New Member

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    I have a dremel, a drill, some files, a hacksaw, a set of wrenches, a hammer, a small air compressor, and a spray gun.
    here's what I built without all that fansy-schmanzy equipment. :) (of corse, I'm only exaggerating about my tools. I really don't have THAT many.)
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