not knocking it but used to race and never heard of this until cruiser mentioned it and it just seemed so off the wall because if you want a motorcycle you can buy them.... BUT have this bike that i bought after i burned out and sold racing bike that has been sitting for about 9 years (used for about 15 minutes) and am thinking about maybe doing this so i may be first in this area and the first female at that... not to mention - have always wanted a little motorcycle so this seems like it would be kinda close to one and it would also put that bike to good use too because no way it is gonna get ridden with the hill i have to tackle to get home at end of a rideWelcome to the site.
Please don't knock it until you try it, lol...you'll be addicted after your first ride too
question and keep in mind i haven't read all that much about this just yet and don't see a section on brakes, so do you put different brakes on these bikes or do you go through mega pads b/c if they can get up to 35-40 mph seems like you would burn through normal ones real quick??nice thing about these bikes fireopal is when you want exercise you can peddle just like a regular bicycle. when you got a big hill or just want to cruise a while you just give it the gas. it is the best of both worlds. a motor bicycle and a pedal bicycle
question and keep in mind i haven't read all that much about this just yet and don't see a section on brakes, so do you put different brakes on these bikes or do you go through mega pads b/c if they can get up to 35-40 mph seems like you would burn through normal ones real quick??
never even thought of this aspect and the thought of an emergency like crashing or being run off the road which did happen to me 2x is VERY scary and especially at 20-25 mph and considering that folks rarely stop after they make you crashI get around that two ways- coaster brakes and planning ahead. Of course when an emergency rears it's ugly head, I just scream.
lol was just thinking this when i posted above but you are very right in that they are much more manageable and you don't need insurance coverage for em etc (just yet) BUT you may need super deluxe padding depending on what kind of area you live in so i will probably look like a pillow riding mineI was actually ready to get a scooter but realized a bicycle with an engine could be carried up into my 3rd floor apt...as opposed to the 300lb scooter I was looking at.
Any ideas which engine set up you might get yet?