One bike, add motor

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  1. ezagent

    ezagent New Member

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    I've been sitting here looking at videos and web sites on motorized bikes all night long. I'm thinking a motorized bike is way cooler than a moped. My bike, a Gary Fisher Tassajara may not work.

    Luckily it's mid-winter so there's absolutely no rush to do anything except learn.
     
  2. 2door

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    Welcome to the forum. You've found the right and the best place to start. There's a world of talent, free information, help and advice for you here.
    Good luck and keep us posted on your project.

    Tom
     
  3. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    I don't see why it shouldn't be suitable if you find the right motor and the right way to mount it. Go to bike pictures and see how many ways you can mount an engine.
     
  4. ezagent

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    Yeah, I notice from pix I've seen that the engines aren't overly huge.
     
  5. LR Jerry

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    Here are important questions to consider when 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.
     
    #5 LR Jerry, Jan 25, 2013
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  6. ezagent

    ezagent New Member

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    Nice checklist. Thanks.
     
  7. Wickedest1

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    Welcome to the forum. Ask questions, bust knuckles and burn gas...but most of all have fun doing it all...
     

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