The best way to 40+mph

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by conradcliff, Oct 20, 2008.

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  1. Andyinchville1

    Andyinchville1 Manufacturer/Dealer

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    Oh...Not too sure about the Mongoose bike BUT I would highy recommend a full suspension set up if you can find a good used bike.....The old GT bikes like Easy Rider has makes a good platform for a build...I had never ridden suspension bike before BUT once I did I was SOLD!....

    I'll be building one up shortly..

    Andrew
     
  2. jburr36

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    No way in h*ll I'd ever want to go that fast on a bicycle. Most of the reasons Dax had already explained in this thread. THe main reason is safety. I just have to think that other traffic - cars, trucks, buses, pedestrians, etc. - just to not expect a bicycle going that fast so they make their judgements based upon that assumption.

    Another reason is that here in California it's illegal to ride a moped and especially a motorized, motor-driven cycle that fast.

    Most of the cruisers, mountain bikes, and all of the cheapo wal-mart specials are clearly not designed for that speed. Full suspension may help but I still doubt that it can safely handle that kind of speed without a gas shock absorbing system of some kind.

    WHen I was a kid I recall the trip over the handle bars when the front hub bearings failed because the axle nut came loose. I was doing about 10 mph. I don't even want to think about that happening doing 40+.
     
  3. Nomad

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    I like 22-25 mph, IT'S A BIIIIIICYCLE!!!! , Heloooooo.
     
  4. old motorbike

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    I did 31.8 last week with a shift kit and 11tooth jackshaft sprocket, just cruising. Still had more but ran out of room. I'll leave speed for my Hayabusa.
     
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    Hello ,has anyone run a straight pipe 18inches or or so with any success...will it hurt the engine....sorry for dumb question,but am new to 2stroke motors,,thanksamillion ...Phat
     
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    Wow, lot's of posts still coming, this is great.

    So, what does everyone think about Poulan motors. I found a refurbished saw for $80 at big lots. Any opinions?
     
  7. Smoothe

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    Shift Kit, NuVinci Hub, Tuned pipes, Franco Morini Motori Engine, on a Full-Fairing Recumbant. That bike would probably go a lot faster than 40.
     
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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I think I've figured out what setup I'm going to be going with. Check out my other thread.
     
  10. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    This thread has gone full circle, time to say goodnight Gracie.
     
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