Hi from the UK

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  1. evogav

    evogav New Member

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    Hello everyone.

    I'm Gav and I live in the UK. I've ordered a Starfire GT4 engine from Transformercycles.com that will hopefully arrive before my birthday on the 9th (32 this year). I've been thinking about getting a motor for my bike for a while now and cant wait to get it installed on my old trusted steel framed mountain bike.

    Hopefully i'll be saving a few quid on fuel too as its not just you Americans that run 12mpg cars for fun - I drive a Lancer Evolution as my daily driver and with rising fuel prices, it costs me approx £10 a day to run (I work about 6 miles away).

    Getting rid of the Evo is not an option as I've wanted one forever so a motoredbike is the answer for me.

    Cant wait.

    I'll get some pics up when i take some (gotta clear out the garrage first...)


    Gav dnut
     
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  2. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard.
    What are the regulations for motor bicycles in the UK? While we are waiting for a pic of your MB build post a pic of the lancer with info IE: cylinders & displacement.
     
  3. evogav

    evogav New Member

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    Ok, you twisted my arm...



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    Specs are...

    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2
    330 bhp (running 1.3 bar boost) (standard they are 260 bhp @ 0.8 bar)
    Permanent 4 wheel drive, Few upgrades inc air filter, exhaust and boost controller.

    all this from a little 2.0 4 cylinder.

    Oh, thats Nula - our cat being brave...
     
  4. evogav

    evogav New Member

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    As far as regulations go for motoredbikes, yes you have to make them road legal - tax, insurance MOT etc to be able to use them (legally) on the road.
     
  5. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    At what speed does Nula fall off? Good lookig wheels!
    Do the bikes have to pass inspection, or meet safety standards? Are these regulations standard or vary from city to city?
     

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    Finished it!

    Sarted first time and hasn't missed a beat. I've done 15 miles so far but she's only 1 day old!
    I ended up using aa different frame than originally intended as it was much more of a neater installation.

    I love it - still keeping to around 15mph while i'm running it in at 18:1. I can tell theres plenty of power there though :)

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    Nice build man! It'll only get better the more you ride it too - after break in it's like a whole 'nother engine :D

    18:1 might be a lil heavy on the mix though, I'd go for a more conservative 20-32:1 tbh
     
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