what one to choose???

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Jspoon, May 10, 2012.

  1. Jspoon

    Jspoon New Member

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    i really want to get a motor for my bike but im a bigger guy and dont know what one to get... i like the speed and want to get a motor that will have me and my bicycle flying. any help out there on choosing a motor that will move with me on it.xct2
     
  2. LR Jerry

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    Here are important questions to consider when building or buying for yourself or others:

    1) What is the predominant riding terrain?
    (Level ground, hills, asphalt or dirt etc...)

    2) What type of physique does the primary rider have?
    (Large, small, short, tall or health issues etc...)

    3) What will the rider's local laws allow and require them to have?
    (Lookup and personally read these laws.)

    4) What kind of bike is being motorized?
    (Mountain, road, whizzer or recumbent etc...)

    5) What is the bike to be used for?
    (Shows, long trips, around town, off road or racing etc...)

    6) How much of a budget is to be used for the build or buy?
    (All at the start or as you can afford projects etc...)

    Seek the answers to these questions in order to get the most out of the bike you're building or buying. We're here to help with any questions you may have. The purpose of the "Questions to Consider" is not to overwhelm or confuse you. Rather help you focus in on what will work best for you and help you develop a building and/or buying philosophy. This site has lots of people who can help you but the only way they can is by asking questions. Any one of the questions to consider somebody here can help you with.

    A fool never learns from their mistakes.

    A smart person learns from their mistakes.

    A wise person learns from the mistakes of others.

    Good luck with your build or buy.

    "I became rich by hiring people smarter than me". Andrew Carnegie
     
  3. Jspoon

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    the terrain is mainly level ground asphalt with hills every now and then. the rider is a larger guy and tall also 6'3. not 100% on the laws yet. the bike will be a mountain bike. it will be used just for casual riding around town and possibly racing. and the budget will be project style. some here and there until i have enough to just buy a kit or until i have all the parts to build... from these things what would you recommend??? and thanks for the help so far
     
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    im 260 lbs , i have a grubee skyhawk 66c jet ,speed carb, 44 tooth sprocket , all stock........... ive gotten up to 36 mph . struggles a bit up steep hills but thats to be expected
     
  5. LR Jerry

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    New York is tough on gas powered motorized bikes. However they're not to bad on electric bikes. As for the gas bikes lookup New York moped laws and build to that. I've had riders there tell me you'll need a vin number to have your bike declared a moped.
     

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