Jeff in RI Checking In

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by jmlarence, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. jmlarence

    jmlarence New Member

    Hello everyone! Amazing site. Putting a small motor on your existing bicycle and get 100+ mpg - popular concept these days.

    I have three vehicles parked in the driveway (Corolla, Tundra, Miata). The Corolla is getting 41mpg, the Tundra gets 19mpg, and the Miata 35mpg. Not bad numbers compaired to some. For everyday short errands (less than 5 miles), I've been riding the bike. Using a trailer for my 5 year old daughter and also for bags from the stores.

    I'm sure my situation is like many others who have signed into this forum. Started looking for a moped. Somewhere along the way I saw a photo of a bicycle with a motor. Then to YouTube, then Google. Countless hours bouncing from resellers sites back to this forum. Big stack of notes here on my desk helping me figure out which motor system is best for my budget. Seems everything these days is too complicated. Everyone's got a better mouse trap to sell.

    Anyway, thanks to the site developers and moderators for running a clean, helpful forum site. I've found it very helpful. Hoping to have a four stroke rack mounted system installed by August.

    Best, Jeff

  2. NunyaBidness

    NunyaBidness Member

    hey Jeff welcome to the site
    there are a lot of really helpful people around here
    read read read and then read some more is the only suggestion I have
    and happy motoring
  3. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    hey jeff; welcome. as its been said many times here a friction mount is the easiest to figure out, and least parts. as for an inexpensive engine, throttle kill switch, clutch and such. you might try good luck
  4. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    jeff; another site for 2 and 4 strokes at good prices is duro power
  5. jmlarence

    jmlarence New Member

    Hi and thanks for the helpful posts. I'm leaning towards a Staton friction rack mount system with the four stroke Robin -Subaru EH035. Not ordered as of yet - I'm still hunting.

    Best, Jeff
  6. welcome, be sure to check out the rides section. I am trying to get a southern new england ride in going on.
  7. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi Jeff.Welcome to MBc!
    I have a goofy video, but it will get you a close up of both GEBE and Staton set ups.

    If you search and are unable to find your answers, don't hesitate to post your question. Someone will steer you to a link, or reply to your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:
    You may have seen this, but here's a great MBc starter "link" to get you motoring.