simple newbie question

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  1. Chavo27

    Chavo27 New Member

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    After you put the motor on can you still peddle your bicycle?

    Do the peddles still spin when the motor is turning... Like say your cruising along at 25mph....... Are the peddles going that fast as well, or are they stationary as if you were coasting?
     
  2. OCCstingray

    OCCstingray New Member

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    yes you can still pedal. The chain drive for the engine is on the left side of the bike and the chain drive for the pedals is on the right side of the bike. The pedals stay stationary just like you were coasting. You can pedal at any time to help the engine like when you have to go up a big hill.
     
  3. Chavo27

    Chavo27 New Member

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    thanks, that's all I was really wondering.. I would have hated the idea of the peddles spinning as fast as the bike was going.. That just sounds like it would have been dangerous..
     
  4. Chavo27

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    ANOTHER question..

    50cc vs. 80cc..
    80cc sounds allot bigger/stronger to me.. the 500cc motor costs more though.. Why is this? Just that their running a special on the 80cc or what?
    Or is the 50cc a better motor, I'd only be using this to be getting from point A to point B in the city. No off road stuff or anything like that. I also weigh about 180lbs...
     
  5. Shadeslay

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    Suppose it depends on the vendor, most I've seen the 80cc's are about $10 more. The 80cc's have a little more torque which are better for hills and taking off. From what I've read the 50cc's vibrate a little less at high rpm's "top speed".
     
  6. Chavo27

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    I think I'm just going to find a vendor and advertises at this site like others have advised me..
     
  7. Chavo27

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    Questions just keep coming to mind, how long can you ride on the engine before you have to shut it down and let it cool? I'm sure these engines can become over heated rather easily can't they?
     
  8. NunyaBidness

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    Last summer my buddy and I rode our bikes from Memphis Tn. to Horseshoe Lake Ark. It was about 80-100 miles one way the route we followed. We ran our motors about 3/4 throttle for very long time periods of time. When we did stop it was to refill our gas tanks, we would usually hang out for a few minutes while I smoked and we never had any problems with over heating.
     
  9. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    The engines will not over heat if set up properly and ridden with any kind of restraint.
     
  10. Chavo27

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    20miles would be a great distance to me...
     
  11. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I have ridden out a full tank, non-stop many times with no problems.
     

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