SoCal Motor Bicycle Racing Sat April 7th 2012 Grange Racetrack!!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Events, Races and Rallies' started by MotorBicycleRacing, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. headtrama

    headtrama Member

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    Harry your having way to much fun with that bike lol . You did a good job on it it looked really good .
     
  2. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    I use footpegs that look like pedals attached to a solid crank, sprocket and chain.......no one knows the diff laff

    dnut
     
  3. Dogtown Burner

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    We do. Functional pedals are a main requirement. These are bicycles! You have made a motorcycle
     
  4. Bigboy

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    You hit it on the head!!!!! Maybe we should require the racers to complete one lap of the track on pedal power to be qualified to race!!!!
    That would be cool!!! I've also noticed some of these guys claiming close to 20HP, yet they have to yank on the bars to pop a little wheelie!!! It looks kinda funny when they do that, ha ha!!!
     
  5. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Jake, perhaps you didn't notice........my motorcycle DOES pedal! I was just joking as that is what I use my pedals for on this bike.

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    That's funny Bigboy......my bike will pedal around that track as fast as your's no prob. Another funny thing is my bike is nowhere near 20hp but can loop you with the blip of the throttle. Why don't you take it for a spin at the next race?

    .wee.
     
  6. Bigboy

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    Hey Scotto, Ha Ha!!!! I wasn't even referring to you, so save it!

    Any way, some of the bikes you big displacement class guys build have pedals that really aren't (you guys know who you are).

    I think this is all for fun, any way, so that's why I don't get my undies in a bunch over any of it.

    Another thing, and this is for you, Scotto. Our bikes weigh 150# dry. We bring them down here to have fun with you guys, and that's the way it should be.

    Both Roland and I are building actual race bikes, for ****s and giggles, that are more comparable in weight to the rest of you. Because I don't have binocular vision, and am near sighted also, I'm sticking with the 49cc class putt potting around (loudly!!)
     
  7. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    No worries mate, I take no offense to what anyone says around here.....it's all good fun. I don't have to worry about gettin my undies in a bunch either, you can guess why ;)

    My bike weighs well over 100lbs. and is no picnic to pedal with the tall gearing and a CVT working against you......to pedal either of our bikes around that track would be more than a tough work out.

    As far as you guys building more of a race type bike, why? Roland was smokin fast on his dark green mo-sheen, I see no need to go any faster than he was in his finals! And you should have gotten a prize for the loudest bike at the event.......honestly ear piercing LOUD!

    You really do need to take my bike for a spin so you can feel the power and high-center of gravity it has to offer, seriously. Take care, see ya in the pits!

    dnut

     
  8. Bigboy

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    Yea, I can imagine the drag that CVT has on pedaling your bike. The experience I had as a kid in Alaska pushing a broken down snowmobile taught me about the drag!!!

    Any way, the loss of about 50 pounds off our bikes, to bring them into the 100 pound zone, would be sweet! We've actually weighed our bikes, and the extra 50 lbs or so over the average MB weight makes them really nice on long rides and bad roads. Last Sat. I rode 110 miles, and didn't even feel it!! (had a quiet street pipe on, though)

    I'd be interested in riding your bike in October, as I see both pros and cons to the short wheelbase and high CG. I think you would be equally entertained with riding one of our bikes, as they are way more long haul cruisers than racers. Heavy, stable, and very predictable handling.
    Oh, as far as pedaling one of our bikes, even the full auto version has a no drag neutral position, so your only fighting the weight.
     
  9. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    You two guys have some of the classiest and most beautiful bikes at these events, they are real show stoppers! I'd love to take anyone of them for a spin at a future event.

    (and as we all know, a low CG is where it's at........aim low! was joking about the high CG ;) )

    Cheers!
     
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  10. Bigboy

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    Should we build a bike for the unlimited class??
    What do you think?

     
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  11. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    All it takes is time and a little money......sure, why not? You've already proved you can build fast bikes......why not aim high? ;)
     
  12. MotorBicycleRacing

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    By the way it's only 40 days to the next premiere motorized bicycle race
    back at the most challenging fun track in SoCal and everyone will be on
    an even footing because we are running the track backwards which is
    clockwise.
    Gonna be like racing at a new virgin track!
    Egnarg Motor Circuit! :D

    Sat June 2nd will be the only time racing clockwise this year!

    You mean the 11 HP class right?
    I think that your 114 cc Mid Range bike would have been pretty competitive
    in the 11 HP class at the last April 7th race if you hadn't of had that electrical problem.

    Unlimited class is anything over 11.99 HP or breaks the few rules
    by not having working pedals or by using a motorcycle tire.


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  13. Bigboy

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    Hey Neil, I think Roland's bike got stage fright!!;) It hasn't skipped a beat since. We were kinda bummed, because it would have been fun giving the big bikes a run for their money:-||

    Oh well, we'll be back in October for sure. Looking forward to more big fun!!
     
  14. MotorBicycleRacing

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    we are gonna miss you guys at the next race!

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