New guy from Oahu, Hawaii

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by markfive, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. markfive

    markfive New Member

    Hi everyone, been reading a lot of the threads on this site for the past 6 months to learn about bike motors and just now registered. Am interested in motored bikes as a cheap alternative to get around--cars are fine but am tired of car expenses. I have a friction drive kit already that I plan to install in a little while. Anyway I like this site a lot and the friction drive section best.

  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Member

    Aloha markfive,

    Riding a motorized bike is a cool way to commute to work. What part of town will you be riding? I live on Oahu and ride to work every day, rain or shine. Friction drive is a good start, since it doesn't rain too often here. I rode friction bikes for years, but now my MB hasa center-mount engine. This setup runs the power thru the bike's gears.

    I see you have a Mitsubishi TLE43 engine. I ran that engine on friction drive too. It is very dependable.

    I hope to see you on the road. Be VERY careful, because Oahu is not bike-friendly.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011