The motorized bike inventer...?????

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by mapbike, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    I'd love to sell those Big Box Store Schwinns with a motor for $600.00, nothing against this guy at all but he's making out like a bandit if he is actually selling them for that.....more power to the fella I hope he did great before the gas started coming back down.

    If you will notice on the news report they list him as motorized bike inventer....


    YouTube - Motorized Bicycles http://texasmoondogmotorbikes.com/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSYsBwyVUes&feature=player_embedded

    hummmmmmmmmmmmmm!
     
  2. Mind_Reader7

    Mind_Reader7 New Member

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    I can't remember, I know it was a fmaous car inventor too, Suzuki I think. They invented them around WWII or something for cheap transport. Can't remember exactly, something like that.
     
  3. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    motorized bicycles were invented well before WW2. where do you think motorcycles came from?
     
  4. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I saw a great book once on the history of bicycles and I believe the first with motors were in the late 1880s and 1890's. By the early 1900s there were a lot of small companies moving into what we now think of as motorcycles. Some were awesome machines.
    SB
     
  5. Mind_Reader7

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    That's why I'm not 100% sure. I know for a fact that it was invented around the time of a war for cheap transportation, by a major car manufacturer (not sure if they were major then).
     
  6. BarelyAWake

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    Early 1800's with the distinction between bicycle/motorcycle/motorized bicycle nonexistent :p

    The First Motorcycle?
     
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    Yea thanks Suzuki :p

    While still defo not the "first" they still beat Suzie by at least a decade lol;

     
  9. BarelyAWake

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  10. Mind_Reader7

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    Well I'll be damned.

    I didn't actually really search it, I was at work, and some guy said he saw my bike, and gave me his life story, and how Suzuki invented it, so I Googled it and posted it here.
     
  11. BarelyAWake

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    NP man - this is defo one of those things that there's no clear "inventor", that it was dreamt of by so many for so long it's lineage is unclear to say the least lol
     
  12. Roach

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    yeah but what did you think of Michelle, the news babe?
     
  13. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Tanaka (bikebug) made bicycle motors in Japan well before WWII. And I believe that the French Solex also predates WWII.
     
  14. Zman

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    I know this 1903 NSU as one of the earlist motorized bicycles, but they call it then motorcycle....
     

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    Television only confuses and angers me - so I refuse to watch it o.o
     
  16. Eric2.0

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    Jeremy Mcgrath invented the motorized bicycle.
     
  17. Eric2.0

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    I don't think anyone invented it, may have built the first one, but not invented it.

    Why?

    Well when I was 9 or 10 years old I had a little BMX bike and always wondered if I could stick the lawn mower engine on it lmao.

    I think MANY people had this idea.
     
  18. kicking

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    well ,,, looks like these motors are making the news now.... i may better order about eight motors and bikes they will fit before the prices go up .... the only thing is ,, more bikes on the road , to me ,, means that states will want money .... so they may want tags ect. ... i think that most of the hoop-la on laws .. are mostly about insurance and tags (money ) not epa iazz ...
     
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    Both Mr harley and Mr davidson were bicycle makers.I bet they
    were not the first one`s to put A motor on one.
     
  20. Dan

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    I always say they were invented in 1879. Year first 4 stroke was patented. But really think we will never know. How many folks independently came up with the concept. Lots of steam bikes. If it didn't make the papers, gonna be no record.

    This is a really great article on bikes. Bicycle History Those folks did some amazing stuff. All hand made.
     

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