Hide da motor?

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by umeboshi, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. umeboshi

    umeboshi New Member

    Well, as you all know by now, I'm quite igrunt about motorized bikes tho I'd love to have one... so tolerate this really weird question, please....

    I was thinkin'.... for a rear mounted motor like a rear friction drive, etc, could you put a pasteboard box over the engine and make it look like you were just carrying a package or something... or would it make the motor overheat??

    Yes, I'm serious... :)

    umeboshi
     

  2. jg767

    jg767 Member

    Hide Motor

    Check Out Warner's Thread On Hiding His Mitsubi****le43 Pretty Good Job!
     
  3. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest

    Never understood the Idea of hiding the motor, COPS arn't DEAF they can hear the motor. It would make the operator of the bike look stupid trying to cover the motor when the cops can hear it coming. Trust me if your not legal in your state DON"T put one on unless for private property and farm use only. The outcome can be costly.
     
  4. jg767

    jg767 Member

    i SEE YOU HAVE A HT, PRETTY HARD TO CAMO, BUT RACK MOUNTS ARE MORE INCONSPICUOUS, EASIER TO KEEP UNDER THE RADAR SO TO SPEAK. mINE IS LEGAL IN MY STATE, i REGISTERED IT , GOT A STICKER ON THE BACK OF THE MOTOR, 40 BUCKS FOR 2 YRS, NO INS. NEEDED. i'VE HAD MANY COPS DO ADOUBLE TAKE WHEN i GO BY, BUT WHEN THEY SEE IT'S GOT A STICKER THEY GO ON THEIR MERRY WAY, LEAVING ME UNHARRASSED.ALWAYS WEAR A MOTORCYCLE HELMUT REAR TAILLIGHT, A RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE SET OF MIRRORS AND OBEY ALL TRAFFIC RULES. THE BOTTOM LINE IS IF YOUR BIKE IS LEGAL AND YOU HAVE ALL THE NECCESSARY SAFETY EQUIPMENT I DON'T THINK IT HURTS TO CAMO THE MOTOR JUST SO IT DOESN'T ATTRACT ANY UNDO ATTENTION. THAT'S JUST MY OPINION,I WUOLDN'T WANT TO ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL
     
  5. umeboshi

    umeboshi New Member

    Okay, guys, thanks. Can anybody point me to the Warner post mentioned above. I have read several but cannot locate the one on hiding the motor.

    boshi
     
  6. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Just a thought, the color of those "hidden" speed cameras, here it's greyish, acts as a natural camo., till ya get a fine in post. the camera post and camera box is grey in color for a reason if you think about it.

    Point is, if the entire bike is painted 1 color and the entire engine, exhaust pipe the same color as the bike, is probbaly as good as it gets ??
    Those of you who are color experts, what colors act as natural camos ?
    Sky blue, black, etc ?
     
  7. jg767

    jg767 Member

    go to picture gallery, scroll down to warners bike. A picture is worth a thousand words.
     
  8. umeboshi

    umeboshi New Member

    Thank you. What does "Stanton outside drive kit" mean? Is this a friction drive with saddle bags?

    Comments appreciated.

    boshi
     
  9. Simon_A

    Simon_A Member

    The army has researched this a lot mate. For our purpose, think urban camo.

    Mixtures of black, white and greys.

    Basic matt black works well too.
     
  10. jg767

    jg767 Member

    staton makes a chain drive, outside drive comes off the left side of the gearbox to a left hand threaded freewheel off the wheel hub also on the left side . the staton site will explain it in greater detail. Thet have a pretty good gallery,too.
     
  11. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    I've seen cloth mesh used to cover the rack and it looks like a loaded bike rack or even full enclosures with metal mesh or screen on the front and back for vents and a tube for exhaust out the back. Look through the picture gallery as far back as you can stand lots of good ideas.
    Most cops are so out of touch with the community they ride with their windows up as far as I've seen.
     
  12. Warner

    Warner Member

    I had a guy ride my bike yesterday past my house. From the curb, with him at full throttle, I couldn't hear the bike AT ALL until he was up to my next-door neighbor's house. And I have a plan that will make it even quieter....simply adding a piece of flexible hose running down towards the ground WILL make it quieter, almost to the point of not hearing any noise from the exhaust. I think a LOT of the remaining noise is coming from intake and other engine noises.

    Warner
     
  13. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    For camo on a friction drive I thought of putting a plastic milk crate around the motor with the bottom cut out. The crates are red and the motor is red sooooooo. Plus the crate has holes all over the sides for air flow, just need to cut the bottom out and mount it some way. As far as cops hearing it well my honda is quiet and since when do cops ride around with the windows down on their cars?
     
  14. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Ya want to hide the motor? Distraction is your friend:
     

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  15. umeboshi

    umeboshi New Member

    Ah, that pic's Japanese Self-Defense Force. あれは本当に格好いいですね!(That's cool, isn't it!)

    Yes, as for distraction, I think I'll just put a monkey playing a violin on the back rack!

    Thanks for post!

    boshi
     
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