Hello from Puerto Rico

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  1. maciver02

    maciver02 Member

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    Hello from Puerto Rico! My name is Mark (or Mac, from my Army days) I'm originally from New Hampshire, but after joining the Army Airborne, I've traveled a bit. Before coming to Puerto Rico, I last lived in Lansing, Michigan, where I joined the Moped Army... I conversed with a few guys, but never got to meet anyone, or do any "Swarm" missions with them.
    I had a small scooter, but really liked the old school mopeds best.

    I caught the motor bicycling bug when Grubee first started out, spoke with him a bunch of times, and ordered myself a pallet of engines, to sell. I kept two for myself, one was incomplete, the other was about to go on a Stretch Limo frame I built up with Whizzer forks, and Worksman wheels. I never got the engine mounted, but she rode nice, although I was unhappy with the wheel flop; had to be the angle of the head tube... I sold her and the engine kit, as I had to leave for Puerto Rico, due to reasons I won't bore you with... needless to say, here I remain.

    I discovered this site about six months ago, and I honestly don't recall if I did this intro thing or not, so here I am! I am so very impressed with the ingenuity and talent of the many amateur builders here; it is both impressive, and inspiring. Although I have currently fallen on hard times, financially, but soon I will (oh, yes I will) be building a stretch cruiser, with big fat wheels, a sturdy, hand built frame (hopefully straight and with style!) and a 4 cycle (maybe automatic, for my first build) Honda clone engine. Many of you builders, (and you know who you are) are so damned good, I will, no doubt, be asking around for help, opinions, and such. I'm a total newbie, and have no problem seeing my limitations... For example; I've never built a frame, and I haven't welded since 1993.. once, before that 1982, in high school shop class!

    I've seen many cool bikes, especially from the Europeans; two notables; Amsterdam & the Russia... and many more. I look forward to learning as much as I can, and sharing my progress, as well as my failures (be kind!). I do look forward to meeting, and getting to know ya'll. I've already gotten to know CrazyHorse, a bit... he's good ppl!
     
  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. You can ride year round in PR.
     
  3. maciver02

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    Yes sir! After being busted up in the Army, I'm happy with the weather here, for sure!
     
  4. tooljunkie

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    well,i hope you enjoy the site as much as i do.
    was in San Juan last january.Beautiful country.
    temperature was a little better than where i come from,especially in january.

    good luck with your build(s)
     
  5. Goat Herder

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  6. dingodog

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    Welcome. I also live in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
    Great weather for all year long riding.
     
  7. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    Some beautiful builds come from purto Rico. Welcome to the forum!
     
  8. bigbutterbean

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    Welcome to the forum, Mac! I too am getting ready to build my first 4 stroke bike, as it happens, a 98cc Lifan (honda clone). From what I hear, the 2.5hp class honda clones have a respectable amount of torque and I am very much looking forward to completing my first (and hopefully last) 4 stroke build. Good luck with whatever you decide on.
     
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  9. Deimus

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    Welcome. There is a wealth of good information to be found here.
     

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