Hi there - want to build a mountain bike

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by NormLane, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. NormLane

    NormLane New Member

    Aug 2, 2008
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    I'm trying to gather information about these things. I hope to have a motorized mountain bike pretty soon but I'm somewhat at a loss as to what engine/bike I really need.

    I want to carry the thing on the back of a small RV and use it to explore 4wd roads in National parks & forests. For the sake of flexibility I'd like something street legal in CA.

    I believe I want a frame mount as I don't like the high center of gravity on the other types and I don't care for the idea of having to use a rope start. It looks like that rules out a full suspension bike which is a real shame.

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Norm Lane
  2. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Mar 1, 2008
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    Hello Norm Welcome to the forum :)

    If you plan on using just for 4wd trails I would suggest to gear that sucker down to give you plenty of low end torque.

    I think the 48cc would work just fine...but if I was going to use it for trails I would go with a 70cc...just my opinion.

    Here is a link that will give you the frame demensions to help you decide on what bike to get.........http://motorbicycling.com/f3/what-kind-bike-would-you-recommend-510.html



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