How much is too much power?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Unsolved Rubix, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Unsolved Rubix

    Unsolved Rubix New Member

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    I have been thinking about how much power would be too much power, to where it becomes unsafe.

    What do you think the magical engine size is max you would feel comfortable riding?
     
  2. jasonh

    jasonh New Member

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    I don't think it's engine size that matters. SPEED is what makes things unsafe. You could put a 250cc motor on these things and still be safe if you keep it to reasonable speeds.
     
  3. Unsolved Rubix

    Unsolved Rubix New Member

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    Yes, but how many people wouldn't be tempted with that much motor to see how fast she would go full throttle.
     
  4. jasonh

    jasonh New Member

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    ... true :)

    It only took me a couple weeks after getting my current car to see how easy it was to hit it's top speed (145mph). Wasn't hard :)

    But honestly, I don't think I would want to go 70mph on a bicycle, so I don't think I'd be testing that limit :)
     
  5. Unsolved Rubix

    Unsolved Rubix New Member

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    Yea, the wheels on my bike aren't exactly straight so over 20ish I wouldnt do..(if I can get it to 20) haha

    I am trying to work out a couple new parts to get a new bike put together. I just need to get ahold of a new motor.
     
  6. Andyinchville1

    Andyinchville1 Manufacturer/Dealer

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    When the wheels buckle from the engine weight....You *may* have too much power....;-)

    Andrew
     

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