How come we're not seeing motorized bicycles with motors like these?

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  1. biknut

    biknut Active Member

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    I'm sorta curious why, since so many people complain about China Girl motors being so poor quality we're not seeing motorized bicycles being made with motors like these. Not necessarily exactly like this one but one of the many like it.

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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    I'm bettin it's because those engines start at $750
    That one is $1800
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    That may be true, but I don't understand the reasoning. Why are people willing to spend big bucks on a cart motor that's about as practical as a third tit, but not willing to spend half as much on a motor bicycle motor that you could ride to work or shopping on if you so desired?
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    I guess if someone were to build as high performance a bike as th karts these engines are designed to go in and there was the racing circuit for our bikes that was comparable to the karting circuit that these engines are designed to compete in it would b worth the effort and expense. Until then it way way exceeds the point of diminishing return.

    It would be very hard to justify putting an $1800 engine on one of these bikes when a Morini would do everything that you could want one to do,
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    Well yeah I agree a 30 hp $1,800 cart motor would be over kill, but how about a 5 hp $400 motor?
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    "but not willing to spend half as much on a motor bicycle motor that you could ride to work or shopping on if you so desired?"

    I ride my $139.00 China girl MB to work and shopping both on a daily basis.
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    Very true, I ride either of mine daily as long as its not raining. I find it is a great stress reliever.
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    I ride mine all the time too, but a common complaint about our China Girls is they're cheap Chinese Junk.
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    I wouldn't be opposed to paying four or five hundred dollars for an better quality engine if it were available in a plug and play kit.
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    Same here. I just wonder if that day will ever come. I think it might if MBs keep gaining in popularity.

    I'm just thinking out loud that if people are willing to spend close to 2 large for a stupid kart motor, then a few hundred for a high quality MB motor should be a no brainer.
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    You can plug a 9 1/2 hp Morini into one of my Racers and go play.
    Pat
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    How much do they weigh?
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    Yes and the neat part is Sportscarpet's bikes have righteous heavy duty everything. Not gonna find those at Wallyworld!:D

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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    That seems pretty good doesn't it. With that much power everything better be HD or you could get killed fast.

    The issue really isn't how much power. A China Girl already has plenty of power. Better durability is all that's really needed.
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    Then give it less throttle;)
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    How bout buy a real motorcycle?
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    A motorcycle has to be registered and insured. These type of bikes are the last freedom left. :confused: I guess I just don't understand what you mean?
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    In most states if you get over a couple of hp that's going to be the case anyway isn't it?
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    Not in my state na na na :D Yet anyway lol. I see what you mean now how ever the Comet Motor is a beast too!
     
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    Re: How come we're not seeing MBs with motors like these?

    Yeah I was just using that motor to point out that there's high quality motors out there.

    I don't really feel the need for much more power, but a high quality motor made with real metal that didn't cost too much would be OK.

    My bicycle would need everything upgraded if it even had 1 more hp. It flys now for a flimsy 30 lb bicycle.

    I know what you mean about the freedom aspect though. I feel it a more on my MB than on any of my motorcycles.
     

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