Hi, I'm a bad reader...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Zach, May 31, 2008.

  1. Zach

    Zach New Member

    I just saw that new members must post here first... oops!

    Well, I'm a cyclist and lover of air cooled engines.

    I've had a desire for a motorcycle for about forever... and gas prices have put a damper on my will to drive my VW bus, so I'm looking to combine the two hobbies. (using gas prices as the excuse of course... grin) At the moment I'm thinking to cross breed a dead Tomos with an XR50 based chinese engine/transmission combo, and attempt to retain the pedal power option.

    About me... Well I'm based in North Carolina and work on old boats/cars. I can weld, rebuild engines and most anything mechanical. Tend to bite off more than I should, and work through projects to an OCD level...

    My blogs:

  2. jared3377

    jared3377 Member

    Welcome to the site, Zach! I think you've found what you're looking for, AND your mechanical and electrical know-how will be definitely welcomed on the site.

    I like the way you explained the CDI interference with speedometers on another post--it was well put, and I think it's got my mind going about how to tackle that whole speedo-prob some of us are having...
  3. eljefino

    eljefino Member

    There's a guy up here on craigslist selling an old VW bus, a volvo, and a motorized bike.

    All 3 seem like hippie modes of transport. :)

    Watch for trends.

    I used to collect saturn s-cars, which if you believe the episode of the simpsons were homer learns "J" stands for "Jay", are the 90s version of economical transport for the people.

    But these bikes are incredibly addicting.
  4. 4doora

    4doora Guest

    I've got a '71 bus too!

    Welcome to the world of motored bikes
  5. KiDD

    KiDD Member

    Welcome to MBC!
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2008
  6. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Welcome to MBc

    Whizzer OuterBanks [North Carolina]
  7. Zach

    Zach New Member

    Thanks guys...

    I'm in central NC.

    Pictures of the bus? (Grin)

  8. 4doora

    4doora Guest

    here's a link to my "blog"
  9. crabdance

    crabdance Member

    Welcome to the forum! This is a great place with great people!
  10. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    You know, I've owned many vehicles over the years, but never had a VW bus. I had something better (and wish I still did), a Subaru 360 van. Two cylinder horizontally opposed two-cycle (self-oiling) 356 cc engine, 4 speed transaxle with reverse, suiicide doors, the works. Flat out it would go 50 mph on a level road with no head wind, but it got 60 mpg, it would carry 6 adults plus an unbelevable amount of gear, and it was just plain fun.

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  11. Zach

    Zach New Member

    Simon... Thats the coolest vehicle I've seen in a while!

    4doora, nice bus! (With the price of gas wishing mine was a tin top!)
  12. Marktur

    Marktur Member

    Oh yes, my old "Magic Bus"... I had a bus in high school. Full on Camper version. Slept 6 believe it or not...fridge, sink. Pop-top with the cot up there was always my spot....surf trips upcoast every weekend...53mph cruising speed....killer tunes. NO BILLS NO WORRIES JUST HAVE FUN!

    I can close my eyes and still remember what it smelled like. Wonderful. Good times. I drive an Acura MDX now, but I still miss the magic...

    What were we talking about again? ;)
  13. KiDD

    KiDD Member

    Subaru 360 VAN? Really?! I didn't know they ever made a van version. Subaru is my favorite car company.
  14. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Welcome to MBc from the Giant Side of Texas!