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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by MrLarkins, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. MrLarkins

    MrLarkins HS Math Teacher

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    I was coming home from Micky D's yesterday morning, and I saw a guy at a yard sale with a red bike...and mounted in it was the biggest blackest engine I'd seen. Obviously not a happy time. So I pulled over and chatted with him about it (I'm sure he was use to it). Turns out it was a 5HP engine from a garden tiller he'd had. And it was a pull start, and he had it on a belt drive setup.

    Very cool. He said his top speed was 25~30mph, and he hadn't calculated his MPG yet. I showed him my MB and mentioned these forums, but he didn't look like the kind of guy who even owned a computer. Old farmer brown type. Overalls, missing tooth, you know, the Arkansas works! :rolleyes:
     
  2. MarcPhotoMan

    MarcPhotoMan New Member

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    The big question, did you buy it...... ???
     
  3. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    er er I'm one of those North Carolina good old boys. I probably look pretty much the red neck in my greasy shirt and shorts or my rags that I work in around the house. And I build bikes out non conventional motors.

    I guess I am the guy you met, except I have a computer even though my skills are limited.
     
  4. MarcPhotoMan

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    On occasion I have been called a Jewish Hillbilly rotfl but I am very computer literate,:D


    When i am working on stufdf I wear dirty grungy riped clothes that just so i don't ruin my fancy duds rotfl
    I have learnt don't judge a book by it's cover.
     
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    hi lark; it looks like you stepped in it.
     
  6. MarcPhotoMan

    MarcPhotoMan New Member

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    Life is like that sometime you step in stuff and other time you make a little two step :crash:
    other time you look like the stufff you step into rotflrotfl

    Anyway it's all good fun (^)
     
  7. MrLarkins

    MrLarkins HS Math Teacher

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    hehe, his bike wasn't a part of the garage sale, he was a customer, and he live a few blocks over from me
     

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