Starter's Motorbicycle build?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Suff, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Suff

    Suff New Member

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    Good morning, MB. I do not have a vehicle, and was hoping to perhaps invest in a motor-bicycle. (to and from work). I was unable to find a moped, despite making large offers, searching everywhere, etc. so it seems the motorized bicycle may be the way to go.

    I work at a Factory, on the assembly line. I stand for ten to twelve hours in 110 - 120 degree heat, so walking Home and walking to work is becoming tiring.

    I do not care in regards to what the bicycle looks like, but If possible; I'd like it to be simple. (not too flashy. :p); I would be ordering the bicycle, and the motor online.

    I would like for it to be reliable, and not fail me down the road and that such. (wouldn't be moving fast).

    I was thinking about this bicycle.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schwinn-26-Men-s-Delmar-Cruiser-Bike/19582543
    What do you think?
    Also; where should I purchase the motor from? And what motor?
    I'm 120 pounds, 5'9" tall; I'm rather skinny.
    Thank you. :)
     
  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

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    That bicycle should work fine, however I highly recommend getting a different one that has good direct pull front brake or a disc brake. Remember, if you are moving quickly, you will need to stop quickly too. A coaster type rear brake is not enough in my rule book.

    As for an engine, I say get an EZM. There are many members on this forum who are authorized EZM dealers.
    Quenton Guenther makes them. As for authorized vendors, scotto- and azbill come to mind first. Sorry to all the others who I cannot recall right now. :oops:

    Here is EZM's web site:
    http://www.ezmotorbike.com/

    I have an EZM and so far I love it!

    A second choice would be a 4GT system from http://www.bicycle-engines.com/
    I have no experience with them, but I have learned that after a few modifications and welding they can be made reliable.

    There are plenty of threads on this site that discuss both drive systems.
     
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  3. CubanIngenuity

    CubanIngenuity New Member

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    Get a bike on Craigslist/ thrift store/ garage sale. I recommend getting a cruiser since they're cheaper and look good with a motor. I got my bike for $30 at a garage sale and a kit for $150.
     

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