sup?, noob here from socal!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by CruisingDragon, Apr 10, 2011.

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  1. Sup? Im Cruisingdragon from San Diego and been cruising since I was a kid. I've had my eye on these gas motor kits for about a month now, right after I was cuffing up my cruiser to a street sign post, I then noticed my tattoo artists cruiser was killer with his kit attached. I've seen bike rider's with what looked like a lawn mower motor attached. Nothing as sick as my tattoo artist and or the kits I've see onlne.

    Well I'm in, now its just my decision on which kit to purchase for best results and price....any info? I'm reading all the DMV and legal issues. So I'm on my path.

    Ok so that was my intro lol, any tips wouldn't hurt lol but I will lurk around, once again I'm cruisingdragon,
    or just call me Dave. Peace!

  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Welcome to MBc Dave. There is a lot of information to be found on these pages, so check the various sections including the vendor reviews.
  3. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Welcome to the forum! From San Diego as well.
  4. Yeah I live close to the galamp quarter. So if you have any good tips and or how ya did up your bike and is there places here in SD to get the kits? I've checked out the reviews to many good places to choose and not to!

    Thanks for any info.
  5. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Concerning the Chinese 2-stroke kits, there are some folks who sell the kits locally on Craig's List. As for a store front or local distributor around here, I have yet to hear of one.

    There is a bicycle shop in Santee, A&B Cycles, that used to sell Staton kits, but unfortunately they chose to stop carrying them. The shop is however still MB friendly.
  6. Yeah real cool info thanks. I've checked Craigslist and seen the kits, wasn't to happy with the way the ad looked. I'm extremely picky. One more question do we really need a m1/m2 license? I got the 2011 DMV booklet and in a reading session lol, oh and your bikes are awesome. The red one rocks and props to that green rat racer. Awesome!

    Thanks again gearnut!
  7. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    The only bike I have in the pics is my old Hawthorne. I haven't taken pics of my Atlas yet.
    Ya musta found someone else with a similar name and seen their pics.

    You need an M1 or M2 endorsement on your license. The bike also has to be licensed through the state. It's a one time deal and you are issued a license plate that you MUST have mounted on the bike at all times. There is no yearly registration or anything like that.
    Just print it out, fill it out, and mail it in with a check for $19.00.
    Gov. Brown will soon be raising that fee though, so do it soon if you want to save some $.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2011
  8. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Oh yeah, steer clear of LaMesa. They have an all out ban on motorized bicycles.
  9. I clicked on your name went to pics. oh well lol, la mesa huh? thanks for that tip. Yeah I got the form printed out and gonna fill it out tonight, sucks about the m1/m2 license, Guess after this MB fun i can buy a Ducati lol! but i havent picked out a kit yet, and i will most likely purchase next week.

    so I bet I gotta go get some MB insurance? hope that lizard covers bicyles lol.
  10. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    No insurance is required.
  11. StoreKeeper

    StoreKeeper Member

    Welcome I also from San Diego

    Rx Bruce
  12. Cool and thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
  13. I talked to the dmv today around 1pm, the lady said that if the kit im gonna attach to my "beach cruiser" is up to (20MPH) than the test or reg is not needed. now If the gas motor kit goes past 20mph, than yes I need to register and only take the written test, No drive test needed, lol... I was gonna say well I'll be the dude with the beach cruiser in line next to the cycles lol.

    thanks for your helpful info.
  14. BiMoPed

    BiMoPed Banned

    The lady in the DMV is just plain wrong, they usually are.
    The 20 mph is for electric with pedals, not for gas powered
    bikes like ours.

    I have been hashing this out for about 2 years. Also know
    lots of guys that got tickets in CA.
    Just got pulled over for the first time in over 3000 miles
    by Huntington Beach's finest on a motorcycle.
    Guess what he wanted?
    To see that I had at least a M2 on my C class. One of the 3 of
    us got a fix it type ticket because he had no M extension.

    Most DMV employees and cops DO NOT KNOW much about motorized bikes.
    You are wasting your time asking them anything.
  15. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    This is probably better info given here than most, but I must say, for an intro post, Wow......I am closing the thread. Try the laws and legislation forum if you are unclear about anything. "Hash" it out there.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011
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