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  1. wsmyth

    wsmyth New Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I've recently become very intrigued by the whole idea of building my own motor bicycle when I saw the no doubt infamous around here Derringer Cycle for the first time. After learning the actual costs behind the thing I was just about offended with its outrageous price, and grew determined that I could potentially build a better looking bike for a fraction of the cost. When I went searching for more information, I stumbled on this almost secret mecca of the art. :D I hope to learn a lot more while I'm here!
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Welcome to the forum.

    We do have a lot of good info here fo'sho'!

    You can, with just a little determination and patients, make yourself a really nice bike.
     
  3. Forbisher

    Forbisher New Member

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    Hey. welcome to the best motorized bike forum

    Are you going to build a 4 stroke bike like the latest derringer?
     
  4. rockvoice

    rockvoice New Member

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    hey welcome, Sunland is where i saw a motorized bike for the first time.
     
  5. wsmyth

    wsmyth New Member

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    I like the idea of a touring MB and 4 stroke see to be the way to go as far as reliablility and ease of use. Unfortunately, the only 4 strokes (the engines themselves, not the bikes) I've seeen are horrifically ugly. Is that new derringer simply something like a Titan 4 but with the plastic panels removed?
     
  6. Forbisher

    Forbisher New Member

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    The Derringer uses a Honda GX 50 engine with a Grubee gearbox and there are chinese copies
    of the engine that work and look the same

    The EZ motorbike uses a HuaSheng 50 cc 4 stroke

    what is a Titan 4 ?
     
  7. wsmyth

    wsmyth New Member

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    Ya had a feeling that "BAMF-II" or whatever was a fake build name. I'll give that Honda a look, I know they have a reputation for reliability and cheap operating costs. I was talking about the 4 stroke Titan motor over at thatsdax.com
     
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