New Member Here

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Smokey, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Smokey

    Smokey New Member

    Well, New member here, my name is Smokey. I have been pokeimg around your list for the last few days and like it very much.
    There are several reasons for me to join, but the main reason is that it appears that I have just become retired or at the very least unemploied for some time to come. So, now I will be able to spend the time doing many of the things that I have been putting off for a long while and building motorized bicycles is high on my list. My Ol'Ady the Mouse wants me to build her something to be able to ride back and forth to work and this will give ne an excuse to play around out in the shop.
    This brings my to the point of telling what my skill level and ability to use tools. I think that what I am supposed to do, is it not? I have been building and riding motorcycles and scotters since 1955, started when I was 10. Way back in the "day" I had a chopper shop, but now just have the shop out back. The shop has most of the fabrication tools that I would need to build what I want, hand tools, power tools, MIG and stick welders, compresser and such. For the last 15 years I have been the tool repair and parts man for the largest truck body companies in the Nation (Morgan Corp).
    As far as my location, I live in Reading Pa., about an hour out of Philly and in the middle of Amish country. So, bicycles are a big thing around here, the Amish just don't have motors on theirs.
    I also either Own or Moderate quite a few chopper related motorcycle lists on the net and would be more than willing to help answer any questions that I can. I also hope to learn as much as the group is willing to share about motorized bicycles.
    Thanks so much in advance for the time and help.


  2. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Hi Smoke,

    I've been building a few ladies models, and the Robin/Subaru 35 4 cycle is the easiest thing to crank I've ever seen. First pull out of the box, and after it has some miles on it, you can go three days and it will crank on the first pull, even if you forget to put on the choke.

    Big diff on the ladies satisfaction meter.
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Very cool Smokey. Thanks for joining! Looking forward to seeing your skills at work!!
  4. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Welcome Smokey.
    Sounds like you have all the tools you need and then some.
    You will have fun with this bike thing !!!
    I have.
  5. ENO

    ENO Member

    Hey Smokey..ENO (Down Under)..Welcome to the MBc Global Workstation and Information Center...Good to see more "baby boomers" (1946-1964) on deck. Some really qualified and mechanical minded guys on MBc..You access them, they access you. I have trouble getting a match back in the box so without the help there would be no ride at my place..Welcome again ENO