i need to find a motoped!!!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by jtbarnes89, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. jtbarnes89

    jtbarnes89 Member

    ok so ive been looking around for awhile.. and i really need some help find a motoped.. i love the ones on this site..
    http://www.motopeds.com/cust_bikes.html
    but they are asking like 3000 for a complete one.. and unreal cycles sells a complete version too but again way too high in price

    im really looking for a used one thats complete but i have no idea where to buy from.. im willing to pay for shipping aswell.. i just really need help finding one..

    thank you.. all help is very appreciated
     

  2. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    Craigslist, eBay... pretty standard. I've never heard of them before seeing your post.
     
  3. jtbarnes89

    jtbarnes89 Member

    i cant find any on ebay.. and no luck on craigs..

    i really need to find a used one for sale somewhere..
    help please!!
     
  4. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    even if you find a used one, I can't imagine it's going to be much cheaper than a new one... unless there is something really wrong with it
     
  5. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Dude, you could probably end up making a variation of that bike for right
    around $600. I bought an old Yamaha 250 Off a guy on Craigslist for $100
    and the front end of it is now on one of my bikes.
     
  6. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    $1295 looks like the base price, $3K final build. Looks like a new concept.

    Used motopeds stuff might not be available yet.

    It looks like something I might be interested in, but looks like motorcycle/dirtbike. Might not be permitted on bikepaths here.

    On the way home, I was riding the highway. With a massive gridlock ahead of me, I simply carried my 54lb bike off the road, onto the empty bikepath and rode VERY slowly until I cleared the traffic mess.

    Unsure if police would let me do that with a motoped, which looks like a dirtbike(except for the pedals).
     
  7. jtbarnes89

    jtbarnes89 Member

    man if u can build one like that one for 600 then show me finished product and ill buy it off u and pay labor and shipping
     
  8. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    There are a number of ultralight motos around, hybrids with mountain bike suspension and small tuned engines. But why have pedals with 85 to 125cc?

    Here's one (software timed to not allow links so just copy/paste)

    http://www.projectm85.com/prototype.html
     
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  9. skrufryder

    skrufryder Member

    well you might as well just get a small dirt bike thats all that is just add peddles
     
  10. jtbarnes89

    jtbarnes89 Member

    ya but i need pedals..cause in order to have no registration and no license required u must have pedals.. so a downhill bike with a crf50 would be perfect.. i dont need the best parts available.. looking for a lower base model style i love the honda xr50 or crf50 motor and the reliability.. i dont care for 125 and a two stroke 85 would have alot of power for something with those beefy downhill rims
     
  11. jtbarnes89

    jtbarnes89 Member

    i just cant find a good way to integrate the pedals.. and then u have the lower ride height and stubby wheels to deal with so u would have to swap a longer swing arm and forks with down hill wheels to fit..i really like the idea though.. i just cant find a way to make it work
     
  12. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    man if u can build one like that one for 600 then show me finished product and ill buy it off u and pay labor and shipping
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    Depends on what about that bike appeals to you. If you just want something with offroading capabilities you could do something like this -
    Again: front end off an old enduro bike (100.00)
    Triple tree threaded with a Jesse James West Coast Chopper (70.00 for the chopper)
    Slapped a simple 80cc Boy-Go-Fast off of Ebay along with a 32 tooth sprocket
    100.00)
    Got the gas tank off of Ebay too for another 80.00
    ...and that's pretty much it man. Little paint and a little nip and tuck.
    If you're serious about what you're wanting to do, but a little short on the experience and the tools to get it done -
    I suggest you start shopping around on here for a custom mechanic that might be close to you and willing to work closely with you for the money you'd otherwise be spending on shipping.
    That way, you could involve yourself in the process of design and specifications. Hope this helps.
     

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  13. jtbarnes89

    jtbarnes89 Member

    that helps very much.. but its not eactly wat im looking for.. im looking for those same older dirt bike forks but im looking for a frame kinda like a crf 50 honda with a larger custom swing arm for full suspension.. and just a front brake will do and a used honda 50 or 70 motor will to aswell because the have the same mounts.. i want to really come close to the motoped in the frame and swing arm but everything else can be down graded to meet the price..
     
  14. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    Gotcha. Off road would be good though I think if you had a bike looking like the one you linked in your first post on the road, cops are gonna say it's an MC and not a bicycle. :helmet:
     
  15. jtbarnes89

    jtbarnes89 Member

    ya but with black plactics ill blend in or honda stock ones.. but they cant do anything cause its legal.. so they can just watch and cry
     
  16. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    jt, that is a sweet design on those motopeds.

    Got my mind cranking, so I decided to check out just a few things. Did some calculations, and I figure a guy could build an approximation to be powered by an HT or other small engine pretty straightforwardly.

    So, I designed one. As drawn, the two forward tubes from the bottom bracket shell are not necessary to the strength of the frame - built out of thick wall 1.5" OD cro-molly tubing the arcing main tube is more than sufficiently stiff to support everything. In fact, I drew it that way at first. I just like the look of the paired down tubes better.

    Rear shock travel is 4", wheelbase is 50", wheels as drawn are intended to be 24".

    Tell me what you think, people, por favor.
     

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  17. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    I'd be interested in buying one, but I hope they don't pull me over while I'm riding the bikepath and bikelane on a regular basis.

    I'll be the one watching(them pore over my bike) and crying.:ack2:
     
  18. jtbarnes89

    jtbarnes89 Member

    i like it alot.. i love the cruiser front design but its no my style not strong enough for my kind of riding.. i want something to handle some mild abuse
     
  19. jtbarnes89

    jtbarnes89 Member

    they wont if ur in arizona idk the laws in other places.. but my buddy has a real motoped and we were riding together and a cop pulled us over and he said that is legal and really cool
     
  20. jtbarnes89

    jtbarnes89 Member

    anyways.. i have an idea that im going to try and it will be my version of the motoped..
    it will basically be
    crf 50 frame and seat and tank and plastics and motor with accesories
    cr125 front forks and wheel and disc brake and hand bars and triple clamp
    xr100 rear monoshock swing arm
    with a wide downhill crankset with stong cranks and pedals mounted wear the pegs for the crf50 mount under the motor and a small 2 tooth spocket and a chain riding on a shaft coming out of the front spocket on the motor aith a one way 9 tooth mounted on the shaft.. see wat im thinking??
     
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