First Motored bike.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by jrschultz, May 19, 2014.

  1. jrschultz

    jrschultz New Member

    Hello everyone. I'm very close to purchasing my first motor bike kit. My goal is to have a fun mode of transportation back and forth to work. My distance is 14 miles round trip. I love cycling for exercise, but I don't want to arrive at work sweaty on the days I chose to bike to work. I have a very good condition Trek 4500 mountain bike that I plan to convert. I was looking at the Stinger 80 CC kit that's advertised on this forum. I've also heard that people swear by the Grubee kit. What does everybody think I should get? I am mechanically inclined, so I don't mind the occasional trouble shooting or adjustment. I also don't want a friction driven unit. Other than that I am open to ideas.
     

  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Hi Jr, Welcome to Motoredbikes!
     
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard.

    7 miles one way is a very good commute distance for these. Long enough that you get the riding you want, but not so long that you become fatigued and take too much time at it.

    You ought to do fine with either of the motors you mentioned.

    Read threads here just as much as you can. You'll get valuable pointers that way.
     
  4. jrschultz

    jrschultz New Member

    Sounds good. I'll be purchasing a kit tonight.
     
  5. matt4x4

    matt4x4 New Member

    I heard a lot of great things about the Grubee 65cc, thats the one I would buy, but I am going 4 stroke Honda.
     
  6. oops37

    oops37 New Member

    I would recommend golden eagle bike engine kit is the easiest to install and very dependable
     
  7. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I used to commute 50mi per day round trip on a China girl so your commute is very doable (and fun).
    I only did that 50mi commute a couple of days per week.These bicycle engines are very simple, compared to a modern automobile engine.
    If you are even interested in doing some mechanical work, you can install and maintain these kit engines.
    We all have our favorite engine. You need to spend an evening reading posts on this site to help you figure out which kit will work best for you.
     
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