passed 45mph today....

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by skatingsamurai, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. yeah, with my new SBP kit i hit 45.2 mph!! granted it was goin down a hill but i was passin cars on the side of the road! i was excited. i have a scwinn point beach cruizer with the deluxe shifter kit. i also have the precision fuel valve with the double brake handle. pics soon to come! btw i have an 80cc kit.
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  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    doing speeds like that on a bike will get you (and the rest of us) the wrong kind of attention :(
    I saw mopeds come and go in the 70's for the same reason
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Sorry to be a wet blanket, but I gotta agree with azbill.
    Though police attention doesn't worry me as much as the thought of doing 45 on a Point Beach. That sounds like suicide.

    It's cool that your bike has some pretty impressive capabilities. But I'd urge you to use them only very sparingly.

    Have fun and don't get killed!
  4. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Let us know what your motorized bike can do on the flats on a 100-yard stretch.

    What. 30mph maybe?:devilish:
  5. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    congratulations! I almost built a a HT kit with a SBP kit. I love the idea of having a transmission.

    How fast can you go on flat land?
  6. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Doing speeds like that downhill on an ordinary bicycle might be OK cos an ordinary bike can hit 50 mph on a steep hill but on a motored bike it's bad for the rest of us. I was pulled over on Thursday night by the police who wanted me to prove my bike was under 200Watt power. They had no reason for stopping me except that they are being asked to focus on motored bikes because of some very widely reported incidents in Australia:
    It was bad enough until in January another moron on a 2-stroke fell asleep on top of his bike in the middle of a big freeway near Woollongong NSW.
    You stated that you overtook lots of cars on the side of the road - that suggests you overtook on the inside which attracts even more attention.
    The police took the details of my Honda 50 which, as we all know, is certainly not 200W power output. They could have impounded my bike there and then except some cars stopped to ask if I was OK and the poilice must have been impressed with respectable people who knew me stopping to ask about me.
    They were also impressed that I knew all the serious incidents over the last few years in NSW that involved idiots on 2-strokes.
    I think I will probably get to ride another day but the police reckoned my bike isn't legal and would have to be registered but all this police attention is because of the wrong sort of people who ride irresponsibly on open roads.
    The days of motored bikes are nearing the end in Australia because as anyone knows it would be impossible to register a motored bicycle under the very stringent regulations applying to motor vehicles. They wouldn't pass muster on so many fronts that it's not even worth trying.
    I sell built bikes to people but not everyone who wants one gets one. If I suspect I'm talking to a petrol-head or a hoon or a ****-pot they don't get past interview stage and I tell them why. Selling kits is more difficult because they sell to any idiot and they aren't responsible for accidents caused by mechanical failure. I think they would be responsible if a life was lost and the engine was shown to be over 200Watts (which they all are!). It's just a matter of time until a victim sues the supplier.
    Hearing about this 45mph on a HT with SBP shifter kit in a trafficked area I can see that's we are now at the endgame of motored biking.
    I blame the HT for just about everthing and whilst I am amused at Gemma UK's motto about them helping to clean up the gene pool I think they are going to clean us all up in the process.

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  7. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Yea dude you really shoudn't go that fast it's not a good idea it's unsafe,uncool and----
    My bike only goes 32mph dam-it!!!!!!!

    No really sounds like a rush !!! be very carefull !! you dont want to wax at those speeds.
  8. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    I agree.

    MBs are no substitute for a motorcycle. Get a MC, you can do 65 all day long.
  9. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    Going fast is great! It's nice to see that shift kit has made you a very fast bike!

    It's nice to be able to go 40+, so when you are just cruising at 25-30 your engine is quiet and getting great gas mileage because it's not screaming at high RPM just to go only 30.
  10. yeah, well i cruize at about 33ish on flatland. but its more importantly really reliable, i think at this point with a regular kit i would have had many more problems. and i honestly just wanted to test it and see what i could top it out at. i also have a higher geared rear hub from my road bike and im sure i could get 5-10 more mph out of it no problem. but when i ran it that hard the carb started leakin. no other leaks tho....i added the orings and tightened everything down proper this time around so its nice and dry.
  11. AlexRSS8

    AlexRSS8 Member

    bah, why waste petrol down hill?
    Oh well, 45mph, thats pretty insane.
  12. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Current PA moped/mb law states:

    *Operational pedals and a motor.
    *They have a motor rated no more than 1.5 brake horsepower, and the *cylinder capacity cannot exceed 50 ccs.
    *Travel no faster than 25 miles per hour.
    *Must have an automatic transmission.
  13. AlexRSS8

    AlexRSS8 Member

    yeah that sucks, Over here in Aus we basically got a rule where motor assisted bikes must have a power range under 200watts

    nobody worries much, just dont ride around like a d***head and wear a helmet you wont get any unwanted attention, but as i've mentioned before, if you get a bored cop he'll pull you over, ask you a few questions and generally you'll be on your way.