Well, so this is what happened

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by goofyfoot2001, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. goofyfoot2001

    goofyfoot2001 New Member

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    I have been dorking around with this engine for almost a year. I got some good runs in on it. Then I said screw it and bought a 1995 Vulcan 750 for $1500 with 13k miles on it. Runs like a champ. I may never be back here as long as I live (quite literally). Had these little engines beed solid running, I'd never have left.
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  2. bill2781

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    nice bike my brother has one and he likes his to
     
  3. 2door

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    Bet you can't replace the engine for $150.00 :)

    Seriously, very nice bike. Have fun and ride careful. Come back when the new wears off and you want to build something slower and simpler.

    Tom
     
  4. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you should've chosen a more dependable engine. I'm presuming you were fussing with Happy Time/China Girl engine or a pocket bike engine.
     
  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Nice cruiser. I'm a fan of the mid-weight metric v-twins too. I will be getting a 150cc scooter soon but I will keep my motorized bike for tinkering.
     
  6. goofyfoot2001

    goofyfoot2001 New Member

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    I really enjoyed my China girl when it worked.
     
  7. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean. It has that classic motorcycle engine look, unlike weedwhacker-type 2-strokes.
     
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    Mike B New Member

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    Good for you!

    Yeah, kinda amazing eh? It's easy to put a grand in a motorbike with a POS happytime motor in it. Just keep on fixing it. Keep on tinkerin', keep the wallet open...

    You can buy a damn good used motorcycle for a grand.

    Amazing.
     
  10. LR Jerry

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    I've got 4500 miles on my Staton Inc 4 stroke kit, so far no problems.
     
  11. Master-shake

    Master-shake New Member

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    yeah, that bike requires one to have a license, registration, inspection, insurance and god knows what else when something breaks.

    I bet you spend more on paperwork in a year than I ever spent on my whole build.

    I'll pass thanks.
     
  12. bigbutterbean

    bigbutterbean New Member

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    I recently built up a cruiser with a 98cc minibike (4 stroke) engine for an initial build cost of $800. Dependability can be found in a motorized bicycle, it all just depends on how you build it and what engine you choose. Some members here have found great success with the ht engines, others not so much.
     
  13. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I sure do like your 750. That's a beautiful machine. If I were younger I'd probably want something like it. But I'm not younger and best I just put put on my motorbikes. I can see how it would be nice to have a machine like yours for serious transportation over highways and something I build myself for more local rides. Good luck, stay safe and come back for a visit now and then.
    SB
     
  14. dumpstercrusher

    dumpstercrusher New Member

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    nice bike man. i was considering to buy a honda rebel to turn into a bobber since ive been havin so many problems wit my bicycle. I keept goin back and forth with buyin a rebel or rebuild a bicycle from floor up.
     

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