What do you use your motorized bike for?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Sign Guy, Jan 22, 2010.

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What do you use your motorized bike for?

Poll closed Jan 29, 2010.
  1. Commuting

    7 vote(s)
    22.6%
  2. All around general transportation

    13 vote(s)
    41.9%
  3. Fun (Pleasure)

    24 vote(s)
    77.4%
  4. Help you get or stay in shape

    3 vote(s)
    9.7%
  5. Other

    3 vote(s)
    9.7%
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  1. Sign Guy

    Sign Guy New Member

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    What do you use your motorized bike for?
     
  2. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    not for picking up chicks, that's for sure.
     
  3. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    First 3, been doing it since 2004...........
     
  4. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    Picking up chicks.
     
  5. Sign Guy

    Sign Guy New Member

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    I'm gonna hang with you and learn from the master ;-)

    I'm using it for commuting and getting back in shape.

    I used to ride my bike to work (10 miles one way) and it's about 95% all uphill (some sections very steep, and others fairly flat but still uphill) and it would take me around an hour at first and when I got in some kinda shape about 45-50 min. After cleaning up I'd still be sweatin a few hrs later and decided I didn't feel like doing that everyday so when I saw these little motor kits I figured what the heck, I can use it most of the time on the way to work and peddle home to start burnin off my double belted Michelin! ;-) For me it's a win-win with a 1/2 hr commute to and from work and not being a mess when I get to work!

    Thanks for sharing and a lot of great answers. Keep'em coming.

    Brian the Sign Guy
    Everett, WA
     
  6. Sydneysider

    Sydneysider New Member

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    Everything, except hauling some larger things. I can beat the fastest motorcycle thru the city to the beach in rush hour!
     
  7. exavid

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    I have a Goldwing and Silverwing but alway wanted a motorbike since I was a kid and a neighbor had a Whizzer, quite a bit more than half a century ago. When I saw these engine kits online I knew I had to have one, a new Whizzer was more than I wanted to spend. I've only ridden this one about 30 miles, just about all of it around the neighborhood but it's a kick. It amuses the neighbors too. Today I came home on my Goldwing from visiting a friend in the next town and took the MB out for a ride just for the fun of it. It can't get much better than that on two wheels.
     
  8. Randog707

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    EVERYTHING!!! I can get across town faster on my MB verses driving my car,and its way more fun riding my bike.
     
  9. Maxvision

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    I think other than just plain fun, the best use of my bike so far has been for meeting new people. I can't ride anywhere without someone coming over to talk to me.
     
  10. Randog707

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    I have to concur with Maxvision,theses bike are great conversation starters,every single time I rode my MB,I've been approached by someone curious about my bike.You'll defently meet new people on these things.
     
  11. GearNut

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    For me it is cheap amusement. I am planning on building another one with an EZM Q-Matic for transportation though. I really like the idea of 4-stroke engines. Much quieter and more torque. I allready have 2 bikes with 2-stroke engines.
     

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