new to the community, and new to motorbicycling

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  1. dan novinger

    dan novinger New Member

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    I haven't bought a bicycle for 35 years, but I'd like to buy & build a motorbicycle for running to the grocery store, and for the fun of building it. Eager to learn of others experiences and share mine as I have them. Have electronics background, but not sure how much I'll be able to use that since this seems to be a mostly mechanical endeavor, unless I build a hybrid. Seems like a hybrid might weigh too much....motor, alternator, battery, engine....hmmmmm. Looking forward to sharing with the community.

    regards,
    Dan [denoving]
     
  2. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Santa Cruz Scooter Works

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    Welcome to the forum Dan.
    You'll find out that there will be a few options to choose from. Your choices will be: 4 or 2 cycle motors or frame or rack mounted motors. I recommend a gas motor over an electric just because of the greater distance you can ride.
    Have fun building your bike and try not to get too addicted like most of us here!:D J/K
     
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. You would probably enjoy an electric motor more, given your background, but you will not have as much range and the batteries are very heavy if you have to run on leg power. Try to develop a hybrid so that we get the best of both worlds. Cheers.
     
  4. ibcnya

    ibcnya New Member

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    I havent even built my bike yet and im addicted.....(^)
     
  5. Dave31

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    Hello Dan, Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us :)
     
  6. Dan

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    Howdie Dan, welcome.
     

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