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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by marttino, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. marttino

    marttino New Member

    hello i am a new member i just bought a engine kit for my bike.i live in winnipeg manitoba. i was wondering if any body has been stoped by the police on one of your bikes yet and if so did the police let you go.
     

  2. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    Hi, Marttino and welcome to the site, after you read this please go to the introduction section and say hi to us. It's just one of those things and I'm just trying to help you out.
    As for police, I would say that they never bug us but I think it all depends on how you ride. I live in a very small town and drive past both the OPP and the local cops. I just always pretend to peddle my bike and follow all the rules of the road. When I see them first I kill the engine and start to peddle and even stand up to make it seem like I am really working to move....lol. To put it another way.....Don't be like that 14 year old teen racing down the street on his pocket bike- be road smart, smile at pedestrians and never give anyone the reason to report you.
     
  3. marttino

    marttino New Member

    cooltoy thankyou for the info . i work for home care and i drive around alot from client to client so i thought to save money on gas if i buy one of these kits. i have tryed to register the bike but they will not . they say you can drive it with out registering the bike becaues it under 49cc.they cannot register the bike becaues the bike frame does not have a compliant lable saying that the engine kit is compatible with the frame which inturn means not road worthy.i just want them to leave us alone.
     
  4. Treat it like a bicycle and you'll be okay. Stay on the side streets.
    The money saved beats all the hassle.
     
  5. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    That whole 49cc and under thing is really stupid and I think that is an old, old law that was never taken off the books. The bottom line is that it is a motorized vehicle. period.
    I think part of the reason we seem to be left alone is because now that electric bikes are legal, the cops are not sure if I am breaking a law or not. The bottom line is that if I were to get pulled over, my motor would be off and I would be peddling by the time they pulled up to me. if you want to hide the fact that you are motorized there are many options. Spend a couple of hours looking at the pics in the pic section. If you go with a kit that sits on the front forks, cover it with a large basket that is used to carry stuff.
    Same with a rear mounted kit, make it look like you carry stuff on the back of the bike and that big box on the bike is really hiding your motor. Also search out "push trailer" on this site or you tube. You could look like a guy pulling a small trailer. I've spent hours thinking about this stuff but in the end ,enough time has passed that they leave me alone. Besides, I think my age (50) and the drug problems give the cops better things to do than bug a poor guy making his way through the snow.

    *edit* After reading the post from "Large" I wanted to add that the gas money you save will blow your mind. I've used my bike every single day now for about 8 monthsand am on my second litre of 2 stroke oil.
    That works out to about $25 in gas for almost a year...lol..lol
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2008
  6. marttino

    marttino New Member

    thankyou for your info Large Filipino. i am going to pick up my mountain bike today .going to install the kit this evening .
     
  7. marttino

    marttino New Member

    cooltoy my engine mounts just above the crank . i was thinking covering the side some how .so they can't see the engine from both sides.
     
  8. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    Sorry, I noticed only after posting that you had already purchased the kit, known on this site as the "happy-time". Yes, I've thought of that myself, plastic or aluminum covers like the crotch rockets have. "Fairings" I guess.
    You sound like I did at first, but after a few weeks you will become very good at "stealth" driving and will lose your fear.
    All I can tell you is that I've been here on this site for a few months now and I have yet to hear from anyone about being bothered by the law. I can only remember one or two posts about this issue and in the end , they were not charged, having to walk the bikes home. Relax, enjoy, and just stay cool and you will be fine. Like I said , I ride down main St. every day.
     
  9. marttino

    marttino New Member

    ya i guess i am a bit nervous thanks for making me have more confident
     
  10. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    So are you still putting it together tonight? there is great info with pics over on the left "Thatsdax". if I can give you a hint, it makes thing easier if you leave mounting bolts loose and install the muffler and chain so that you can deal with the frame getting in the way. At times the peddle arm can hit the muffler as you peddle and you don't want to have to re-do things. Ask if you have any probs. and good luck!
     
  11. marttino

    marttino New Member

    cooltoy thanks for the info . i did not pick up the bike yesterday .i will take a look at the picture's for the install and i will start the install today.thankyou for your help cooltoy
     
  12. marttino

    marttino New Member

    hi every one how do you put picture on this site
     
  13. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    Morning!..use the "Go advanced" below and you should be able to figure the rest out
     
  14. marttino

    marttino New Member

    hello every one i need some help i can not seem to get the slack out of the throttle cable .it like its to much slack .
     
  15. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    Seeing as the cables are made with both ends already in place, I can't see this as your problem. There is adjusting at both ends though. You can unwind the sockets that the cable ends slide into at both the carb and the throttle just like you would do to adjust your brakes. I'm wondering if you did not slide the slider into the carb the wrong way. It will only slide in and drop down if put in the right way. As I said , it should DROP in and down. If you felt like you had to fight to screw the "lid" down because the spring seemed too strong this may be it. Just to make sure you understand me, you will see a slot along the side of the slider. This slot is to allow the one and only idle adjusting screw on the left side of carb to "not be in the way"
     
  16. techboss

    techboss New Member

    Just saying hi as I am also from Winnipeg, MB
     
  17. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Welcome to the forum.

    BSA
     
  18. quay1962

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  19. Eco Speeder

    Eco Speeder Member

    I live in Wisconsin. In my greater urban (Milwaukee) area I've only seen 2 other motorized bikes (besides mine) in 40 years. (I dis-count the first 3 years for being a diaper crapping toddler at the time but did learn 2 wheels at age 4.)

    Very oddly, all the freeway on-ramps around Milwaukee have a signs that warns motorized bikes to not enter the freeway. I'm 43 and those signs have been there well into my distant childhood and are there now.


    Michael
     
  20. brydonb

    brydonb Member

    hi, I live in winnipeg and have been pulled over once by st.vital mall, all the cop said was that i had an awsome lookin bike and that i needed to get a helmet, I do have the 80cc engine and told him that I had the 49cc, (the engine isnt stamped so how can they tell right?) They, )cops) have seen me all over the city as i ride it lots and EVERYWHERE, and they dont pull me over. Maybe we can go for a ride sometime?
     
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