Hello from the UK

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  1. evogav

    evogav New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I've not got my motorized bike yet and i'm still in the planning stages. Hoping to have one completed by xmas though to use as my daily commute (20 miles) and for a bit of fun on the weekends.

    I live in Warrington, UK and from what i can see, engine options are pretty limited over here unless i import. There's 2 uk companies that sell chinese kits on ebay for around £200 for an 80 (69.7)cc.

    Anyone else from the uk or can anyone else recomend an engine for my first conversion?

    Bike wise, i'll be using my old Apollo XC26 mountain bike as it has the perfect frame dimensions for one of these chinese kits.


    Gav
     
  2. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    welcome to the forum, Evo...been to UK in Staines and Egham...don't know any chengine dealers in UK, but you have a lot of bicycle parts there that are hard to find. I think it would be easier for you to get the Morini engine which I believe is more reliable and more powerful, but I think more expensive, but would be worth it. It does'nt come as a kit. You'll have to fabricate your own engine mounts, muffler, fuel tank, throttle, etc. You can use some Goped parts for this. I would have bought a Morini if the seller would ship to Asia, but maybe next time...

    BTW, got any picture of that frame... I'm also looking for a good frame...Aluminum frames are not advisable for these chengines...Steel, Cromoly, or Titanium are ideal.
     
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  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Welcome!

    I could be wrong but 200 pounds seems a bit high. Here we pay 100-250 dollars for the chinese kits.

    I would talk to the vendors and get the best price and warranty you can.
     
  4. Dave31

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  5. Jemma Hawtrey

    Jemma Hawtrey New Member

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    I wouldnt bother... unless you SVA/Register/Insure.. these bikes are illegal in the UK. Theres so many stupid rules its just not worth the time and trouble.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  7. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    A Hearty hello, from Texas, usa. Welcome to a wonderful place to learn about motorbicycles. Glad your here.
     
  8. trackfodder

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    Can you tell me the email address for a motori(s)ed bike club in England? I joined one there once and it was fun, but lost it. KW
     
  9. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    You can get info from the web. An email address is included on thier site, most of the time. Google, motorized bike clubs/UK
     
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  10. trackfodder

    trackfodder Member

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    I have run out of places to look. I have tried British motorized bicycle club. and like such with no luck
     
  11. evogav

    evogav New Member

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    They'll have to catch me first!
     
  12. Jemma Hawtrey

    Jemma Hawtrey New Member

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    They are doing a crackdown on such machines apparently... and 6 points plus a £200 fine is about average for what you can expect..
     
  13. evogav

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    6 points! thats a bit harsh isn't it! Oh well, i'll have to make sure i keep my finger over the kill switch in anticipation. Still undeterred tho. Gonna be doing the Trans Pennine trail on it with a few mates who are gonna be getting them in the new year - a bit of escapism (from the wife and kids).
     
  14. Jemma Hawtrey

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    It doesnt matter if you kill the motor or you dont use it... so long as its on the bike its a moped so far as the police are concerned.. so they'll charge you anyways.. and thats the minimum you can expect in fines and points etc

    Jemma xx
     

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