Newbie from Michigan

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  1. riminicat

    riminicat New Member

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    Hey guys! I'll be starting my first build in a few weeks, I've got a grubee 50cc engine in the mail but I'm not sure on the bike yet. I know I should have planned this out a little more but I like winging it.
    If I can find a bike in the $100 range that won't need a lot of modification I'll be happy. Thought's and advice on this would be welcome, I'll try and post pics when I find a bike and start the build, till then I'll be reading others posts.
     
  2. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. riminicat

    riminicat New Member

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    Thanks Goat Herder!
     
  4. Motorpsykler

    Motorpsykler New Member

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    Welcome to the forum! I'm a newbie to MB's myself. In the $100 range your looking at a Walmart bike or something used. This seems to be one of the few hotbutton topics around here. Check out this thread, http://motorbicycling.com/f3/debunking-myths-about-walmart-bikes-30242.html.

    Plenty of opinions there, you don't want to start that debate again here, that's for sure. Again, welcome to the forum!
     
  5. riminicat

    riminicat New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome Motorpsykler. It looks like I'll be getting a wally world bike. I'll upgrade to something better over the winter.
     
  6. Black Swamp Ghost

    Black Swamp Ghost New Member

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    Welcome from one MI to another!! Before you hit the big store be sure to check your local CL...

    Here is one close to ya that has a lot of potential..
    balloon tire bike..old

    Good luck!
     
  7. Black Swamp Ghost

    Black Swamp Ghost New Member

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    BTW Tell em $65 take it or leave it! LOL...
     
  8. riminicat

    riminicat New Member

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    Hey I kinda like that bike Black Swamp Ghost, I wonder how much it would cost me to make it road worthy.
     
  9. Mannhouse51

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    Welcome fellow Michigander !
     
  10. riminicat

    riminicat New Member

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    Thanks Mannhouse!
     
  11. Black Swamp Ghost

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    All depends on what you like and how safe you consider "road worthy" LOL If it can roll down the road it MUST be worthy to do so???

    I would say without seeing it in person, tires/tubes and would be a start.
     
  12. riminicat

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    Well I got the motor today, I'm going to order a cranbrook, some breaks, and some grease. I'll start a build thread when I get it all.
     
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    It's OK that you bought the engine kit first, As a matter of fact, its a good idea to do that, because you may want to take the engine with you when you go to look at a bike, to see if the front and back motor mounts are going to fit or reach the tubes of the frame that you will be mounting it to. I had to do a make-shift add-on motor mount extension on my front motor mount.
     
  14. riminicat

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    Good to know I didn't mess up on that. I went and looked at bikes today, I forgot I decided not to order the Grubee, I ordered a Raw instead. Still a good motor from what I hear. I'm ordering a cranny and some breaks right now.
    I went to walmart and looked at them but I didn't want it assembled by them, they told me I could wait for the truck and grab one when it came in but I had stuff to do and didn't want to wait.
    I think I'm going to buy some replacement allen key bolts and stuff, I've never done any thing like this but I saw on another thread that it was recommended.
    Here's to hoping I get it all done under $350, I think I'll be fine though.
    Maybe if I get good at this I'll have my sister bring her camera over and I'll film a complete build for people that have never done this. But I've got to learn to do the stuff myself first!
     

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