"Why you put an engine on your bicycle?" and best answer goes to...

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Technocyclist, Dec 9, 2009.

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Why you put an engine on your bicycle? Best answer poll.

  1. It's better than putting pedals on a motorcycle.

    16 vote(s)
    20.8%
  2. It's lots of fun, and I was bored.

    20 vote(s)
    26.0%
  3. I was bored and I want to annoy you.

    6 vote(s)
    7.8%
  4. It has better mileage and I get some exercise.

    7 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. It's legal!!!

    9 vote(s)
    11.7%
  6. Pollution is better than perspiration.

    4 vote(s)
    5.2%
  7. I like riding bicycles but don't like to pedal.

    33 vote(s)
    42.9%
  8. It was a gift and can't return it, coz I like it!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. saetta

    saetta New Member

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    Originally because I saw somebody with one and after talking to him I realized that their were kits to do this. Besides that, I have toiled with bicycles as a hobby for many years and motorizing a bike via these kits was yet another avenue to pursue. And after building two and overall riding them for over one year, conventional pedaling feels of slow motion.
     
  2. NEAT TIMES

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    Crzy, Good To Hear You Are Having Fun. Has Been To Nasty To Ride Even In Fl. Lately! From Wi. So I Know What Its Like In Your Neck Of The Woods. I Need To Get More Aleve! Bottles Empty!. Later, Ron
     
  3. lilhog

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    Because I couldn't get groupies by playing guitar
     
  4. christopher fowler

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    hey great tread starting question.I started hanging motors on bikes because i could! I have worked pedaling bikes since I was a kid. Now that I am 45 i started with mbs.I have been working as bicycle mech for the last 15 of my laps around the sun.I allways tried to persuade previous shop owners (boss'es)to see the coolfactor of mb's none of them took the bait.Now it,s my turn to show pepole what fowl-aireis capable of stay tuned,stay positive!dance1
     
  5. christopher fowler

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    sic pic of shopping cart bike lilhog.have you ever seen the great supermarket race in san fran?
     
  6. the new ausped

    the new ausped New Member

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    there is a big reason that you forgot to put in. all of us with heavy bikes (mainly choppers) really hate hills but its a reason for every bike "i put a motor on my bike because i live near a hill"
    another common reason would be "so that i canbrnot
     
  7. K.i.p

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    ...because here in NY big brother says I can't.......fight the power
     
  8. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Because I never grew up.
     
  9. wjliebhauser

    wjliebhauser New Member

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    I'm generally not enjoying the direction of social and governmental evolution...the 'Man' wants in my wallet, in my house, in my car, in my LIFE! Every time the big guys get together in DC and state capitol, more things are illegal, regulated, and taxed! A motorized bike is, for now, a great symbol of beating - or at least avoiding - the 'System'! Cheap, no registration, no insurance, I can hide it in my backyard...totally under the 'Man's' radar (at least for now).

    ...or maybe just because I like to tinker?

    Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin would have LOVED motored bikes!
     

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