Howdy from Indiana

diggler

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Greetings fellow biker enthusiasts! Just bought a new mountain bike, and was planning on giving away my older one....until I found this forum and figured it be a great way to motorize it. Anyways, am looking for some lead acid battery bike conversions resources....parts, manuals etc. inclusive. There are some sites claiming 12+ miles a charge, but I think its possible to go even further.
 

paul

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hi diggler and welcome to the site. my electric bike would go about 25 miles on a charge or maybe more. i did over 20 miles one day and had lots left. the batteries were about the size of motorcycle batteries and sealed. 3 12 volt ones. it was heavy and had to help pedal up the hills. i then got a gas powered one and was a lot happier. it would fly up or down a hill. motorized bicycles are great fun. the electric one i bought because i am not much of a mechanic and was timid about building a gas one. once i built the gas one i realized it was pretty easy to do and alot nicer then the electric. glad to have you with us
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diggler

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Those motorized moped kits are really selling like crazy these days. Latest one on ebay already has some 50 bids.
 

Bikeguy Joe

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Welcome to the best forum on the web for bicycle motors, motorized bicycles and help with the care and feeding of them!
 

Ilikeabikea

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Welcome to the forum. Lots of motorized bicycle enthusiasts here. Deacon would probably be the most help to you with the lead acid batteries. I think he has his on a small trailer. Glad you joined us.........................