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  1. MitchP

    MitchP New Member

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    Hello, my name is Mitchel Parker. I am about to sell my car and need a new ride. All of my money seems to go to my car and I am looking for an economical way to get to school and work.

    I live within five miles of my school and pretty everywhere I end up going.

    I want to know a little more about motorized bicycles. I will have about 500 dollars for a bike and a motor.

    -Are motorbikes reliable? I know they need tuning and have hicups but will I be fixing it every weekend ?

    -I like beach cruisers. I am looking for a quality one. A lot of the new ones are junk. So I need a key start motor and a good beach cruiser. Will I be able to get advice
     
  2. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Howdy.. Welcome to the forum !!
     
  3. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Active Member

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    4 Stroke.

    This is the 4 stroke kit and it's only $380 + shipping.
    http://www.bicycle-engines.com/49cc-4G-T-Belt-Drive-Complete-Gas-Powered-Engine-Kit.html

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    Reliable, great mileage and they finally got it right with no free wheel
    in the 100 tooth gear that was failing on previous kits.

    For another $200 you could upgrade to a 4 stroke shifter kit from
    Sick Bike Parts.

    These are motorized bicycles with a pull start so no key start.
     
  4. MitchP

    MitchP New Member

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    I will be posting more when my car is gone. In the meantime I will be researching. Any brands/bikes to look out for or avoid?
     
  5. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    Welcome, the beach cruzers are easiest to install on. plenty of room .
     
  6. MitchP

    MitchP New Member

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    Does anyone have a lead on an in-stock Skyhawk GT2A? the one with the motor bracket?
     
  7. PAracer

    PAracer New Member

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    You can use a key for security. Install it in the kill switch circuit so that the circuit is completed when the key is 'locked'. Or you could put a hidden toggle switch to prevent the motor from turning over. For real security, you need a bike lock. Otherwise, a theif is just going to pedal way.
     
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    I'm thinking of adding a removable pin through the handlebars bars or something sneaky so the bike is unridable if you don't know what to do. I had a fixie and that I could have left unlocked because they're such a pain to ride!
     
  10. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Active Member

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    That won't stop the thieves that will throw your bike in
    the back of their truck......
     
  11. PAracer

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    Then just throw a CNS carb on it. Not even thieves want them.
     

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