New Guy from Southern California

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  1. Bearded War Machine

    Bearded War Machine New Member

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    Hello from Southern (central-ish) California!

    I came across this forum while searching for a place that would ship kits to California. Boy am I glad I found this forum. I found much more information than I was originally looking for, and I'm really excited to get in to this.

    A little bit of back story: I'm relocating from Kern County (Up in the mountains), to Santa Maria (about 15 mins from the coast) for school, and I am looking drive my car a lot less but without buying/having to deal with insuring, registering, and license a 'motorcycle' by the DMV's standards.

    I don't have any concrete plans yet. But I'm looking at motorizing an old beach cruiser under the house. Exciting things to come!
    .xx.
     
  2. paul

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    hey bearded welcome to the addiction, you will have a lot of fun i am sure, look forward to the progress of your beach cruiser, they make a great motorized bicycle. glad you joined us
     
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    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Howdy & welcome!!

    I've been through Tehachapi many times when I lived in Fresno ---- I always called it Windmill City.

    These little machines can bring great joy, loose wallets, maddening issues, and a total Zen state when everything is right..........best of luck on your build!
     
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    Bearded War Machine New Member

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    Thank you! Happy to be here! I've been getting some great inspiration and am very excited to get started on this awesome project!

    Ah, yes, the windmills. We are the other windy city. :p That's one thing I'm really trying to go for here is spending as little as possible while still having a decent solid bike. We'll see how that goes. ;P
     
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    Welcome to the forum from SoCal! ;)

    Tehachapi is really close to Rosamond where the next Socal Motor Bicycle Racing event is this Sat April 12th at Willow Springs go kart track.

    Come on by and you can get hooked up with a kit and check out the state
    of the art in motorized bicycles!
     
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    Neil also has some outstanding T-shirts!!
     
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    Bearded War Machine New Member

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    I'll be there for sure! looking forward to it! Unfortunately I have to be in Lancaster by noon, so I won't be able to stay the whole day Saturday, But I'll be there in the morning!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Cruiser's are a good choice for a first bike. If I read your post right you will be in Santa Maria for school. This town is for the most part MB Freindly. dance1
     
  9. Bearded War Machine

    Bearded War Machine New Member

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    That's pretty exciting to hear! Yeah I plan to be out there some time around August, hopefully enough time to get a solid bike together. It's cool to see people from my current and future areas of residence on the forum.
    (p)
     
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    How come you're going to build it under the house? A garage would be better :)

    Just kidding, just kidding!

    Welcome, bearded one. Keep us informed of your progress and good luck. Let us know if we can offer any help or advice.

    Tom
     
  11. Bearded War Machine

    Bearded War Machine New Member

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    Hahaha thank you! I plan to. Hopefully getting my hands on a kit soon, and I'll be deciding on which frame to slap it in to within the next week hopefully. So as soon as any picture worthy progress is made, I shall post pictures promptly!
    This is going to be awesome.dance1
     

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