Why are these so fun?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by PatTheThird, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. PatTheThird

    PatTheThird New Member

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    I have a bicycle and a motorcycle. I cant put my finger on what makes my motobike so FUN! Stupid post i know. But i just cant get motorbicycling out of my mind.
    Please, does anyone have a hypothesis?dnut
     
  2. inked1974

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    It is surely addictive!!! my wife thinks im an idiot for tinkering with a bicycle all the time BUT i just cant stop grinning as I scream through the town at 25 mph. makes me feel 12 years old again!
     
  3. dag_29307

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    I think it is the Peter Pan Effect, It kind of gives us a way to hold onto something we loved as kids... Bikes; and gives us the ability to enjoy them in a way we didn't back then. With the added bonus of giving us a reason to pick up a wrench once in a while.

    Who doesn't giggle like a kid on your first ride?
     
  4. matthurd

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    because it gives you a feeling of accomplishment, you built it!, and they're fast enough+unsafe enough where it gives you a bit of a thrill, but not fast enough+unsafe enough to be very unsafe.
     
  5. rohmell

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    Anyone can buy a motorcycle and ride it, that is not really impressive, but I think it takes a special kind of person to be able to take a kit of random parts and transform it into a smooth running machine that will take them where they want to go and back with no trouble.

    I'm not talking about those who slap a kit onto a Craigslist bike and then resell it, I am talking about those who can port and polish and fabricate their own parts, tweak and tune for maximum performance, etc.

    For some, it is the attention they get from riding a motorized bicycle, seeing everyone's head swivel around and follow you as you go by.

    For others, it is the satisfaction of building something with your own hands, and showing off your work.
     
  6. NunyaBidness

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    What do you mean "first ride"? I still giggle like a little boy each and every time I ride. Granted that isn't much these days but still each ride is a joy unlike any other I've felt.
     
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    Freedom...............a machine that can take you almost anywhere for very little money, effort, or the legal restrictions, conformaty, and rules of a motorcycle...............Don
     
  8. wheelbender6

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    We love them because our wives hate them.
     
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    Im 17 and my mom hates motorcycles... i love them because its my mini motorcycle with out having all those licenses and stuff lol its also a cool head turner too!!!!
     
  10. "the prussian" Shop Dogs

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    It's the time machine effect , they transport you back to childhood
     
  11. 2door

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    I think I can speak for quite a few members here who have been involved with some form of motor sport for most of their lives. Some have flown airplanes, driven boats, cars and motorcycles, none of which are getting any cheaper or less restricted by legislation.

    There is a certain attraction to taking a vehicle as innocous as a bicycle and altering it to end up with a means of transportation that is unlike most of what you see out there.

    They, motorized bicycles, offer a way to get from point A to point B in a way that is fun, inexpensive and attracts attention in mostly a positive way. Just consider the reaction that most people have to your bike and compare it with what you might get with a motorcycle or the latest thing from Detriot or Tokyo. They are completely unique and conjure up memories of our youth when sticking playing cards in the spokes or making engine sounds with our mouths was the closest we could get to motorized bicycling.

    Every now and then I'll steal a clothespin from my wife, take a couple of cards from a deck and clamp them to my fork and pedal down the street. When I reach the bottom of the hill and have to pedal uphill to get back home I just let out the clutch lever and 'Varoom' a real engine starts and I'm doing what I always fantasized I could do when I was eight or nine years old.
    What other means of transportation could offer me that?
    Tom
     
  12. virginian

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    Most of the guys on this board seem to think of their MBs as little motorcycles. I think of mine as a fast bicycle.

    I am a life-long bicycle addict. I love bicycling. My MB with its little 32cc motor still feels like a bicycle. I pedal it just like a bike. I get the joy of riding and pedaling a bike with the added fun of zipping around faster than any bicycle should be able to go.

    I love the speed! Without a motor I pedal at 15 mph on the flat. With the motor I go twice as fast - 30 to 32 mph. Pedaling up a big long hill, I will have a long hard struggle at 6 - 8 mph. On my MB, I zip up the hill at a fast and easy 25 mph. Hills are hard on my pedal bike On my MB, hills are easy!

    I love being the fastest bike on the road. I’m 68 years old now, but I can easily pass any of fast strong young bikers that I find on the road. I can pass them like they’re hardly moving. Makes me feel like superman.

    I love the extra distance that I can cover! A 50-mile ride is a long tiring ride on my pedal bike. On my MB, I can ride 100 miles in less time, I won’t be nearly as tired, and I’ll still be ready to ride more.

    It’s just fun!
     
  13. Venice Motor Bikes

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    Without even reading any of these responses... Motorized bicycles tap into the child in every one of us who always wanted to put a engine on our bicycle as a kid!! (^)

    I have a bad a$$ full custom Harley Davidson in my garage, & I love riding these little bikes as much as I can! :rolleyes: :D
     
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  14. Mike B

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    I like them because they are light weight and nimble. My scooter weighs 650 lbs. It's good for for going down the freeway.

    The motorbikes weigh what 65 lbs? 10%.

    Good for going around the neighboorhood. I'm going to get some baskets too. That will be good for going to the grocery / hardware stores.

    Yeah, these things are a kick and there's really nothing quite like riding a motorbike.
     
  15. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    It's the only hotrod I could afford.
     

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