New Motorist in Arizona

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  1. tmaxon

    tmaxon New Member

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    My name is Tyler and I recently had a motor installed on a Micargi beach Cruiser. I had my first Moped when I was 12 and owned 2 before the age of 15 (One was actually an Indian). I bought my first Motorcycle when I was 16 and have enjoyed riding my entire life. I am 32 now and have always wanted to get a Moped again. I made the choice to install a motor on one of my beach cruisers and I couldn't be happier. I constantly find back ways and trails to explore and my friends and family get a good laugh when I show up after traveling several miles. I believe this hobby will become a true passion for me. I hope to get to know some other enthusiasts and learn some tips. I have had my bike for 3 months and I am already planning my own build.
     
  2. Desert Rat

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    Greetings and Welcome
    always on the look out for a riding partner, hate riding alone!
    and might I suggest a harbor freight 79cc and an ezmmotor tranny
    for your next build. I'm building mine right now. while riding my 2 stroke

    http://www.harborfreight.com/engine...cc-ohv-horizontal-shaft-gas-engine-69733.html

    http://ezmotorbike.com/?wpsc-product=complete-q-matic-motorbike-drive

    a lot of members are going that way:)
     
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    tmaxon New Member

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    Thank you for the advise. I have been riding mainly in Gilbert and Chandler. Are there a lot of people that ride in AZ? I'm assuming this is where you are from as well.
     
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    I'm out in AJ about 10 miles from you? signal butte and apache trail
    I know azbill is from fountain hills and there are one or two riders in
    Phoenix but I don't see to many out here!

    Can you fab or are you looking for a kit?
     
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    welcome from FH :)

    I am always looking for a riding partner as well, if you ever get out this way ;)
     
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    I'll bet Fountain Hills is great to ride. I could definitely see myself loading up the bike on the rack and headed that way sometime.
     
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    I'm new to the hobby so my skills are pretty limited. So no fab work as of now.
     
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    Well I'm a 20+ year machinist retired and I have a small amount of gear, drill press mill, welder, hand tools, If you need a hand let me know?
    always willing to help
     
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    welcome tmaxon. we have a lot of members on the forum from the Arizona with a lot of skill with motorized bicycles. nice desert rat lives near ya. he knows his stuff and not afraid to share it. hope to be hearing about your ride. w
     
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    Thank you Paul I appreciate the kind words ,and I must say this forum of yours
    has taught me a LOT fortunately I love to read and to learn, keeps me young!
    and although I do have the Machinist background as well as working on
    motorcycles and cars/trucks most my life, I must say that these little motors
    are in a class by themselves and are really fun, not only to ride but to sharpen
    new skills myself.
     
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    thats why i made the forum. you are a prime example of what its about. helping each other and learning and of course making new friends. for me these motorized bicycles are the fountain of youth. i can ride for a long ways and up the big hills like when i was young and strong. i ride pretty much every day
     
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    Thanky you Paul and Desert Rat. I'm currently enjoying the bike I have, but it won't be long until I'm buying a new one to build myself. I am thinking that I would like to get nice bike with suspension Maybe a Gaint comfort bike? Do you guys have a suggestion? Also, do you think there is a benefit to getting a bigger engine like 80cc? I have a 68cc right now.
     
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    i ride electric bicycles and love the trek pure which is just like the electra townie bicycles. worth taking one for a test ride. not sure how old you are but this old man dosn't like leaning over a mountain bike for very many miles. i can ride the townie all day
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    That bike looks amazing at comfortable. Thank you for the suggestion. I'm putting this bike at the top of my list.
     
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