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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by enigma, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. enigma

    enigma New Member

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    First post, here is one of my builds- Started life as a Schwinn Stingray XL, it has a 125cc 5 speed, ninja 250 rear, honda forward controls and is liscensed as a motorcycle in my state.
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  2. paul

    paul Active Member

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    i give it a 10! awesome ride and glad to have you with us. very nice job!
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Have you cracked the frame yet?
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I give it a 12 based on the fact you got it licensed. What state are you in?
     
  5. Pete

    Pete New Member

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    It is real kewl for the kid in me but it is not a bicycle, in that it has no pedal power.
     
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  6. enigma

    enigma New Member

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    No cracks, has 3000 miles on it, I run it 65mph all the time.
    As far as the "bicycle" goes, sure, no pedals. But bicycles don't come with engines either, we all have to express our artistic opinions in our own way, otherwise they would all be the same.

    I'm in indiana
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Yes, but when does a bicycle become not a bicycle....I have seen some very early bikes with no pedals!
     
  8. Norman

    Norman LORD VADER Moderator
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    I'll bite on that one. When it has 3 wheels and that my final answer.
     
  9. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    Pretty darn nice. You build an MC from a bike. Kinda what we are doing anyway!! ;)
     
  10. enigma

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    sometimes we keep the pedals!

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  11. paul

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    that is the first bmx i have seen motorized!(^) i personally motorized my bicycle so i didnt have to pedal. i look at the pedals as something to start the motor:D
     
  12. enigma

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    (^)(c)

    Right On!
     
  13. oregon freerider

    oregon freerider New Member

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    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    And help on those hills where the clutch whines, at least it does on mine.
     
  15. Pete

    Pete New Member

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    In many States, like California, no pedal power makes what should be a motorized/power assisted bicycle become a motorcycle. Once a motorcycle the rules change radically. That is my point. Ride the first motorcycle posted here in SoCal and you would be cited, the "bicycle" impounded.
     
  16. paul

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    Michigan any motorized bicycle with 50cc or more is considered a motorcycle or any size engine that will do 30mph or more. which means tags, insurance ect. doesn't matter if it has pedals or not. glad they don't put the engine size on the chinese 2 strokes
     
  17. enigma

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    same here which is why i had to apply for VIN and insure and plate it. Still, I get 90mpg, run 65 mph and have beat Harleys and Hondas at two Bike shows.
     
  18. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs New Member

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    Quite a piece of work there! Very nice. I do have one question, and don't take it the wrong way but...why didn't you just make an entirely new frame? You must have some pretty mad mechanical skills to cram that 125 in there and make it work.
     
  19. enigma

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    Thanks. It started with the original Stingrays, I always thought they looked like they needed an engine, after doing a couple I stumbled across the XL frame, much more room, larger engine. Of course there is the unique factor, there are a lot of mini choppers out there, but I have yet to see another Stingray XL like this one! And, believe it or not, this frame is nearly perfect in size, the only draw back would be the rigid rear.
     
  20. wayde

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    i give it a 1 only cause i'm jelous
     

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