New guy in Kingman AZ

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  1. Tom in Kingman

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    My name is Tom and I am retired . I live in Northern AZ and enjoy prospecting . I run around in the desert in a Baja Bug but would like to carry a motorized bike for a couple of reasons . One is that perhaps with an aggressive rear tire I can get even further into gold bearing areas . Also if I break down in the middle of nowhere I can get back to civilization without any flashbacks to my AIRBORNE Infantry days .I don't need a lot of power . It looks like anything over 48cc's will draw attention but that much assist should do the trick . Thanks for having me .
     
  2. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Welcome to the forum Tom in Kingman! We have some great members in AZ.
     
  3. Dave31

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    Hey Tom Welcome to the forum from Tucson, glad you joined us.

    I have done some off-road rides on a motorized bike, I have used my Morini and China Girl bikes. I mostly stick to dirt roads but I have ventured off the path a bit. I used a 44t with my 66cc China Girl motor and it did okay but a 50t or bigger will give you some decent torque when you need it.

    dnut
     
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    welcome from tucson az
     
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    welcome from FH :)
     
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    kipharley New Member

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    Welcome Tom.
    You'll find what your looking for here!
    If you don't you don't know what your looking for!
     
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    Welcome from Phoenix!
     
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    Hi Tom, KC in Phoenix.

    I think I can build you just the thing for taking along on your desert gold hunting adventures ;-}

    Sounds like what you are looking for is motorized 'Desert Mule' to get around the hills and trails, pack a load, but be able to pick it up put in your truck yourself.

    That would mean light, gears for the hills, a sturdy frame (for weight), some cargo capacity for your tools (or big score!), and shocks, and really good tires for the cactus.

    I would love to build a 'desert mule'.
    My links are in my sig, drop me an E and we can talk.
     

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