I Really need an option about this E Bike

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Tonyzz, Oct 12, 2016.

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  1. Tonyzz

    Tonyzz New Member


  2. Nate888

    Nate888 Member

    it looks okay. depends on your needs / interests. I prefer having spent closer to $800 for aluminum Skyhawk style gt frame kit including wheels w/ good sprocket mounts & springer forks, together w/ a 2 stroke motor of decent quality bundled w/ a couple performance upgrade parts, & some tools, which I've used to make a motored bike that'she pretty kick ass already & still improving steadily as I get better at working on it. the electric you're looking at only does 20mph. when I've got my exhaust relatively in tune, my bike makes enough power to have great pick up from 18-38 mph

    however, that bike is safer, more reliable, less frustrating (unless you're a speed demon, then it is way worse ;) ), & even more eco- friendly than a bike like mine. maybe a good one. (sorry I don't have experience yet w/ e Bikes)
     
  3. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    Looks like it's just a hub motor for that price I'd expect a mid drive shifter , it looks good but too expensive in my opinion , that style of kit is simple to make yourself just swap the wheel and mount the battery and controller .
     
  4. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Goggle for "addmotor motan fat bike review" ;)
     
  5. SoloOwners

    SoloOwners New Member

    For compaison, there's an '08 Yamaha 250 V-star on our local CL, garage kept with 1100 miles total on the clock for $1500.
    Sometimes I just don't see the point in some of these motorized bicycles when compared to that. Oh yeah... My '95 250 Virago (V-star) gets 80mpg.
     
  6. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    i've spent a total of 150 for my bike and engine kit , maybe about 50 max on bits and pieces here and there (mainly non essential stuff) but have put a good bit of time into maintaining it (which i enjoy) i've done over 2000 miles with it and its still fine , how much is my tax , insurance etc. 0 per year compared to about 2000 for a 250cc motorbike , also it does about 40miles to a litre of fuel .
    SEE THE POINT NOW???
     
  7. SoloOwners

    SoloOwners New Member

    Yeah... But there still are elitists out there putting a bunch of money into these things. I pay $18 each for registration and a total of $125 for the year for insurance on two motorcycles.
    Like I said, my Virago gets 80mpg and will go 77 mph all day long. It was built to do that. It's something I can take on the interstate or putz around town with.
    However @ a $200 total investment and getting to work on it as a labor of love? Yeah, I absolutely get it. Thanks.
     
  8. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    Wo
    Wow that is cheap insurance , here in Ireland annual road tax for a 250 is 88 euro and insurance is insane , when I was 16 my insurance on a group 2 125 cc (lowest possible group) my insurance was 2700 and insurance has gone up since then
     
  9. SoloOwners

    SoloOwners New Member

    What you just told me about the insurance explains a lot.
    That's why there are so many motorcycle owners in the US.
    Believe me, there are a lot more fashionable owners than there are actual riders.
    So you can always pick up bikes that have sat in garages with less than 2000 miles on them for a song.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2016
  10. SoloOwners

    SoloOwners New Member

    Thought you might like to see a picture of my girls.
    I bought them for $40 each USD off of Craig's List. A 34" frame LeTour and a 32" frame Huffy.
    I've got less than $100 each in them including the purchase price after getting them top-notch.

    bicyclessm.jpg
     
  11. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    Nice , you gonna enginize them?
     
  12. SoloOwners

    SoloOwners New Member

    The law here basically considers a MAB to be about the same thing as a very low speed commercial scooter/moped.
    Thanks. To answer the question... Not right now, but if I hang out for a while, you guys might be able to convince me. :)
     
  13. KCvale

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  14. Tonyzz

    Tonyzz New Member

    It's seems like easy to enginize them.
     
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