Hello From NH

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  1. JR_HOLT

    JR_HOLT New Member

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    Hi I am new to the forum and have a lot of questions...But I will read a lot first before asking a ton of the same old same old..

    My Project is to build a commuter bike for the 70 miles round trip on back country roads. Thoughts and Ideas are more then welcome.

    • Four Stroke or Two (which is better?)
    • Any good source of Old fashion gas tanks (Early Harley Style)?
    • Has any worked on a gas/electric drive hybrid system?

    Thanks JR
     
  2. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum JR, glad you joined :)

    Is that 70 miles every day?
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  3. JR_HOLT

    JR_HOLT New Member

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    Hi -

    That's 70 miles round trip three days a week and 20 miles the other two. I have biked it on nice days but takes too long. I want to build a derringer style bike to help with the hills. (NH has a lot of intense hills).
     
  4. Ilikeabikea

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    Welcome to the forum. I think if I was going to do those kinds of miles I would probably go with a 4 stroke. Glad you joined us.............................
     
  5. MarcPhotoMan

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    Wow I am already impressed 70 miles every day WOW!
    Welcome to the forum
     
  6. Saddletramp1200

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    Ditto: 4 stroke is the way to go. Gas tanks are up to you. I have a friend that has a two gallon aluminum keg looking tank mounted behind his saddle.
    He pulls a little trailer behind and picks up beer cans as a hobby. Seen him empty some too. (c)
     
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    I picked up a honda qa50 tank on eBay for about $25. It's a good sized tank and looks good on my bike. I want to say it holds just south of a gallon of fuel. And 2 or 4 stroke you can go all day on that.
     

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