Hello from Washington State.

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  1. bigben77

    bigben77 New Member

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    I'm Ben, and I really like motorized bicycles. I live three blocks from work so I ride my non mb to work and back. I saw an add for a kit on ebay, I decided I really want to give it a shot. I did weeks of research befor finding the right bike to start with(in my opinion), a Shwinn Jaguar with black wheels, layed back seat post and 15 inch ape hangers. Pics soon.
    I just bought my motor kit from a yet to be mentioned source (waiting to see the quality and completness of my order). I should be recieving it sometime this week, will be replacing all studs and doing a complete teardown and rebuild befor instalation. Thank you for your time.(c)
     
  2. Dave31

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    Welcome Ben to the forum, glad you joined us, :D

    Man that Shwinn Jag seem's to be popular lately, nice bike. :)
    :ride2:
     
  3. stude13

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    hi be; jump on that build. a big meet is going to happen soon on the beach in sww. what area are you in. weve got about ten or more around seattle. we even have a wheelmaster. good luck mitch
     
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    I live in Edmonds, and I can't wait to get it all put together and take my first ride aroung my neighborhood. I ride by this group of school kids waiting for the bus on my way to work every day, so can't wait to see there faces when I ride by on my new mb!!
     
  5. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    Edmonds? Cool - welcome! Put your location your bio stats!

    Need any help - give me a shout over in Duvall.
     
  6. protow

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    Welcome.. you will find this site VERY Helpful. i know i did. i also did about 3 weeks of research and found the right place to get a cheap motor to start off with......
    Thanks to Stude13's posts and pablo i didfind alot of tips and tricks.. ok you 2 where when how , ect...ect... is this meet taking place . i cant wait to and now all of the kids in my "hood" lol are wantin me to build them one.
     
  7. Ilikeabikea

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    Welcome to the forum. I bet you'll like your motoized Jaguar. I like mine. Glad you joined us..........................
     
  8. bigben77

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    On my ride home from work today, I saw a guy riding a mb coming straight at me down hill!! looked like a smaller chinese kit but he was cruising along pretty well. As I stoped and drooled I realised my riding style has to change, I'm an agressive rider and battle traffic every day.Granted my commute is three blocks one way it's still a little like playing frogger.

    With my ape hangers, I can't slip between tight spots like on my mountain bike, or jump off curbs.

    I can't wait, come on UPS...
     
  9. protow

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    I know the feeling.... i had to wait 3 days to get my motor and it felt like a year to get here,,, take your time puting it together..
     
  10. MrLarkins

    MrLarkins HS Math Teacher

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    welcome big ben...hey someone show a pic of this jaguar bike, will ya?
     
  11. bigben77

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    Finally, some pics. Canabalized my mountain bike suspention fork and it rides ALOT better! And I painted the wheels with black high temp engine paint, had to clean it off of the rim side wall cause the breaks SCREAMED!
     

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    Nice lookin
     
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    I just noticed the price tag sticker is stil on the frame. $139.00 at Target!
    I also need a longer front break cable.
     
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    skullygrrl New Member

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    Welcome! I grew up in Edmonds!!! Living now in Bend, Or. These bikes are FUN and verrrry ADDICTIVE! Have fun....
     

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