New guy without a clue

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  1. nathano87

    nathano87 New Member

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    Hello, all.
    Found this board while searching for motor parts for my motor bike. Was very glad to learn that a site like this exists. I built my first MB about 2 months ago, but I didn't really know what I was doing. Right now, I consider it a failed project, but nonetheless, im hooked on the hobby. Im looking to start a new project soon, so I would like to thank you all in advance for answering all my stupid questions.

    Nate
     
  2. bigbutterbean

    bigbutterbean New Member

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    Welcome, Nate. I started off in much the same fashion as you. I did eventually get my first bike on the road, but it took me 4 months and more money than it should have lol. I've been involved in this hobby for over 3 years now, and now I'm gearing up to build a non-kit bike with a 98cc engine. It is possible to keep learning and improving your mechanical skills. Good luck on your next build.
     
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    welcome Nathan
     
  5. Powertool

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    Hello Nathan, glad you didn't give up. These motorized bicycles can be a lot of fun , once you get them set up wright . Good luck on your next project.
     
  6. LR Jerry

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    Here are important questions to considerwhen building or buying for yourself or others:

    1) What is the predominant riding terrain? (Level ground, hills, asphalt or dirt etc...)

    2) What type of physique does the primary rider have? (Large, small, short, tall or health issues etc...)

    3) What will the rider's local laws allow and require them to have? (Lookup and personally read these laws.)

    4) What kind of bike is being motorized? (Mountain, road, whizzer or recumbent etc...)

    5) What is the bike to be used for? (Shows, long trips, around town, off road or racing etc...)

    6) How much of a budget is to be used for the build or buy? (All at the start or as you can afford projects etc...)

    Seek the answers to these questions in order to get the most out of the bike you're building or buying. We're here to help with any questions you may have. The purpose of the questions to consider is not to overwhelm or confuse you. Rather help you focus in on what will work best for you and help you develop a building or buying philosophy. This site has lots of people who can help you but the only way they can is by asking questions. Any one of the questions to consider somebody here can help you with.

    A fool never learns from their mistakes.

    A smart person learns from their mistakes.

    A wise person learns from the mistakes of others.

    Good luck with your build or buy.

    "I became rich by hiring people smarter than me". Andrew Carnegie.
     
  7. Dan

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    Howdy Nate, welcome.
     
  8. GearNut

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    Welcome to our little slice of cyber space, Nate!
    I hope that you enjoy yourself here.
    Ride safe!
     

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