So how much money in your Bike?

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  1. Junster

    Junster New Member

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    I started out with a 30 dollar garage sale bike and a $150 kit. It was a ya for under $200 this is gonna be great! Well now at last count I have about $875 invested and I'm seriously considering a new $300 frame geesh. The flip side is I have rode it almost everyday this summer and had a blast doing so. I'm curious how much you guys have invested into this "hobby" and if you think it's still a bargain? I think it's been worth every penny.
     
  2. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    $200 fer the bike (new but cheapie)
    $170 for the kit (S&H charges inc.)
    $70 for the pipe (SBP)
    $100 "miscellaneous" (fenders, rack, bags, etc.)

    = $540 give or take a few pennies lol but I don't resent a cent, the entertainment value alone is worth it in both riding and building it.

    I too am stocking up parts for my next build, I suspect everyone who's built one is doing the same heh I tell ya what tho - this is by far one of the cheapest yet greatest reward hobbies I've ever had!

    I still have less in my bike than the laptop I'm using to write this o_O
     

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  3. toker_ace

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    I'm afraid to add it all up! LOL. Now its more fun to me to try to have as little as possible in my builds.the bike I just built I have maybe $150 in and it is as sweet as any I've ever built!
     

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  4. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Sweet ride toker!

    I am about to do something very similar with my black engine, dressing down the cooling fins to uniform and leaving them silver/aluminum on the edges... very snazzy lookin' ;)
     
  5. bandito

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    Well I started out just needing a bicycle and bought it for $200, I live on a small mountain and discovered going up the hill I needed some help so then I bought a DE friction setup for $750 to help me go up that hill. Then Im thinking some one might want to steel this puppy so I bought a cable lock and a u-lock for it $60. After riding it for a few days I discovered I need a bell to warn pedestrians and a mirror to see cars coming up behind me $25. After 3 flat tires I decided to beef up the tires and tubes $50 includes 1 spare new tire and thorn proof tube. Need to carry stuff so a folding wald basket for $20 too. 3 spare urethane rollers from DE in different sizes $50. Axle lock nut skinny 15mm wrench because I didnt want to grind down a sears or snapon wrench $7. Lastly I just bought a nashbar light set for $30 and a small hex multi tool to carry with me to adjust the brakes if needed $8, Tire patch kit for $4. You add it up Im sick.........lol but I love this bike and will always keep 1 to ride as pure fun but if I did it all over again I would do it differently. DE is a great reliable setup but I just havnt had any luck when wet getting any traction between the roller and tire. But its a reliable ride and its legal and that is what I needed.
     
  6. stv1jzgte

    stv1jzgte New Member

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    $150 for second hand 50cc gasman bike engine detonated 3months later.
    $70 new barrel, pistion, gudgen pin, rings useless
    $150 new 50cc slant head motor
    $78 2 x serfas drifter tyres
    $25 new brake caliper
    $30 new 36t sprocket
    $30 new cdi
    $60 new rear wheel
    $100 bits n peices mudgaurds, exhaust insulation etc
    1x Broken collar bone
     
  7. toker_ace

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    here is what is crazy!
    $200 bike+shipping
    $25.00 handle bars
    $170 Grubee 66cc black and chrome
    $30.00 Slant head (that bend my rod and ruined motor)
    $60.00 new motor (boy go fast)
    $120.00 Mount and custom muffler (Barry Ebay)
    $15.00 extra chain
    $20.00 36 tooth sprocket
    $50.00 seat fabrication(countless hours on R&D)
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    $690.00 "SMILE" "Somebody please help me!"
    .wee. .wee.
     

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  8. stv1jzgte

    stv1jzgte New Member

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    60 bucks for a new motor! that 69AUD WTF
     
  9. toker_ace

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    Thats just for new motor nothing else . Just block with head
     
  10. Charged-Reacter

    Charged-Reacter New Member

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    I really do not know because I do not keep track
    of money spent on a project but I do know the value
    of joy....priceless. I learned a long time ago that if you
    worry about money....you have none. It is when you
    do not care about money....is when money comes to you.
     
  11. stv1jzgte

    stv1jzgte New Member

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    Man were really gettin the royal stiff one. how many import taxes n crap do we have ova here.
    60 USD is 69AUD strangly by the time we get em its $150.00 motor only, some want $180!
    Still dirt cheap
     
  12. toker_ace

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    stv1jzgte New Member

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    Haha no i get you $150.00 here in Australia for a 50cc slant head motor only + shipping
    $245 for a 50cc kit + shipping! $275 for a 66cc kit
     
  14. Venice Motor Bikes

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    "Purple Rain" has over $500 into it... It belongs to my girlfriend, & she thinks it's totally worth it!
     
  15. mechanickid

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    $160-66cc kit (ebay)
    $5-bike frame in friends backyard.
    $10-new cables for bike frame (had everything else)
    $4-head gasket paper
    $5-ngk spark plug
    $6-gasket sealer
    $20-fenders
    $5-seat from goodwill
    $10-hosing to go to larger air filter (off a minivan lol)
    $10-piece of duct from hardware store to direct air to the engine
    $50-new piston, cylinder, rings, base gasket, bearing coaster, master link
    (free shipping from dax)
    =$285

    best money i've ever spent (accept for the duct, cause i found a better piece at the dump later that day... for free)
     
  16. Salty Gator

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    $169.95 bike cost...
    $114.00 kit cost ( free shipping )
    $8.95 Bell lock
    $8.01 new tire tube

    Total cost of $300.91

    Laters,
    Saltybrnot
     

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  17. T0lly

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    so far;
    $200 new bike
    $170 66cc 2-stroke kit shipped to door
    $30 bolts and misc bit from hardware store.
    $20 scrap steel and welding consumables
    $420 total

    I plan to spend about another $50 on it for lights, paint, and such but that should be it.
     
  18. HoughMade

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    Just what the he** are you trying to do here with this topic? I've got a good marriage going on 17 years and a computer literate wife. Do you think I'm nuts?
     
  19. knucklebone

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    I have about the $200.00 into my bike so far. I traded a mp3 player for the bike and then bought the engine and some paint. Most of all it has been my time and thought.....
     
  20. Hot Wheels

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    50.00 on bike, handle bars 75.00, motor kit from craig list 70.00, gas tank 38.00, exhaust pipe 9.00. fun to ride priceless..wee.
     

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