its a beautiful day

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by vegaspaddy, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. vegaspaddy

    vegaspaddy Member

    i am about to jump into the world of motorized bicycle transportation,(completely new to this, am more of build a wall, fix a toilet kind of guy, mechanical experience 1.5 on a scale to 10) which purely happened by accident, by the end of the week i will have received my kit from golden eagle and the build shall begin.

    this all happened from orginally trying to get help for my wife and her trike.
    she rides around on a ez3-ax trike and pulls our two young girls behind in a kiddie trailer, she gets tired pretty quick so i started searching www. trying to find some sort of assist motor to help her out.

    Anyhow to cut a long story short, i could have engined her up but the cambered wheels on the back of the trike would mean serious work aligning any drive and the final nail in the coffin, my two little girls would be eating a lot of fumes.... so shes going electric...

    If anybodies interested in seeing the end result of that project let me know and i will post some pics (yes i do understand this is a engine site but someone might want to see the rig.)

    Anyhow doing all this research i realized since the weather is pretty nice here for at least 9 months of the year just maybe i could start commuting on a bike, and one with an engine attached well that just puts a smile on my face.

    having logged many hours surfing i came to the conclusion the ge setup was the best for me, a complete rookie. I love the frame mounts dont get me wrong they look so cool, (i wish i had one of those when i was a kid), but here no way man. I wouldn't get 50 feet in this town without getting pulled over.

    As soon as i get my rig built am bringing it straight to the local bobby house to find out there opinion on it, as there are no laws here in Nevada. Although when those pocket bikes were flying of the shelves Xmas 2 years ago it drove the police crazy !!!!

    i will try and take lots of pics, and start posting update etc. as soon as i start the build, but in the meantime thank you all for posting some great info in the various forums

    pardon the grammar and thank heavens for spell check i was educated in N. Ireland and my english is so bad...... maths was my stronger subject.

    Looking forward to posting and reading your replies and helpful tips because believe me, i am going to need them..


    oops even screwed up my log-in name hows that for starters..
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  2. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Oh no. We drool over the whole package.

    Welcome aboard paddy
  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    we have a whole section waiting for new electric-drive content...dive in...and we better be seeing some GEBE stuff in "rack-mount" too (yer gonna LOVE it) ;)

    welcome to the MBc :cool:

    EDIT: doh! i see the name you want...fixin' it up now :)
  4. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Welcome. Glad you made it here. There is lots of information here for you.
  5. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Welcome to MBc! Home of many answers, and awaiting your ideas. Post some pics. I love electric.
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  6. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool:
    I believe your hooked already. lol
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  8. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc.
  9. Stryker

    Stryker Guest

    Hey Vegaspaddy,
    For the Nevada regs, check the DMV website under Mopeds. They want a head light, turn signals, a tale light and a brake light, all are doable, Ive been riding a frame mount in Vegas for 9 months now and haven't had any problems. I have everything but the brake light. Oh and they want it under 50 cc's, with a rack mount that wont be a problem.
    Welcome and have fun
  10. EZheimers

    EZheimers Guest

    Welcome - And YES! Post those pictures as often as possible. Electrics - I have three and now two gas... It's all fun and games. We kids................ -EZ
  11. vegaspaddy

    vegaspaddy Member

    thanks for the heads up stryker, i thought that is what i would aim for, since i am going to try and use this bike for part of my daily commute.

    The engine arrived yesterday but i wont start the build till sunday at the earliest, i have gathered most of the parts to be legit on the street even the brake light...

    anyhow watch for new thread coming soon on my project and hopefully by this time next week i will be out cruising around.
  12. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Welcome from southerndownunder,

    Electric is a project on my list for those errands or quick short trips to the gym,shop or Sunday morning's dog run type of thing. Showing some pics would be appreciated.
  13. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Welcome and keep us up to date with your project.

  14. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    welcome johnny law is going to crack open the unit to make sure it's long as if they ask you of course it's 48cc...please post your creation in picture gallery...we love anything that is pedal assisted~! good luck on your endeavors and happy motoring!
  15. Demosthenese

    Demosthenese Guest