7 speed 196cc motorized bike

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by macarollo, Mar 30, 2009.

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  1. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    Several of you are in the anti-big-engine-push-trailer club.... saying that they are so unsafe. Check out this rig....


    His engine looks like it could fall off any second. So much weight hanging off the side of the engine.

    I am sure he can hit some nice top speed, especially with limiter removed.

    This setup makes push trailers seem safe!

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    not really

    that rig is crazy -- but -- probably a very fun ride -- just don't lean to the right !!

    not really against big-engine-pushers
    many such as myself have came from motor biking families from way back
    my grandfather was known for putting any size motor
    on anything with two or more wheels

    I think that many including myself are just concerned about legal issues

    wishing to keep motorized bicycles legal

    ride the motor bike
  3. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    bicycles are powered by human....MB's are power by both motor and human...that thing is not a motoredbicycle....thats a motorcycle with a fragile structure and low weight...

    not a bicycle.
  4. mabman

    mabman Member

    I think you and Z have met your match. Those tack welds look like they won't hold that motor up for long and when it falls off it might spin a few times on the drive axis and make things interesting.

    Why is it that those that want that many cc's don't just get a motorcycle? Because in fact that is what that guy spent a bunch of time and money trying to make and still failed miserably. To each his own I guess:rolleyes7:
  5. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    I already have a motorcycle and still built my big engine push trailer. I guess the thrill... or having something different.

    Actually, I LOVE that my pusher can fly up hills at 40mph if I want to.

    My 80cc HT bike would go slow uphills AND I would have to help it out.
  6. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    if we compare, yours is super safe!! :devilish:

    your bike is still an MB under my eyes..the law may say its a motorcycle powerwise.

    are you planning to stay with the rebuilt pushtrailer?
  7. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    I have it listed for sale, but I am not desperate to sell it. I would like to get a good price for it. I would like to get the money out of it so I can move onto other projects.

    If it doesn't sell I might lower the price a little bit, but I really like it too so I may just keep it.
  8. TWalker

    TWalker Guest

    Just because someone built an extremely unsafe and unstable MB contraption doesnt mean any push trailer is safe.

    I wouldn't build with that as a comparison. Look at the best in the industry and compare to that.
  9. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    most likely is better to stay with gear. while your sale philosophy is harmonious with your pocket, the consumer (I.M.O) looks escentially for stock (non customised) goods, heavily customized goods are not really valued. when you add horns and whistles to something you might expect for the buyer to pay for all but instead the buyer wants everything for the price of the principal good.

    in your case the push trailer is very dificult to price beacuase its mostly all custom made.

    youll miss it anyways :D

    PS. theres always the crazy guy with 300 bucks cash...you never know what may pop up
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    it's a death trap !!!!

    second thoughts while studying that THING

    it's a death trap !!!!

    so much weight on the right side -- off centered to say the least
    would think that rider will only have right cheek of buns on seat
    because rider will be sitting far to left side of seat

    ground clearance under the motor is terrible

    we could call this an experimental model
    not ment for consumer use.......................... must be a (((((test pilot only))))) !!!!!

    ride the motor bike
  11. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    I am not trying to convince anyone that push trailers are safe. I was just pointing out that if you think PUSH TRAILERS are unsafe, look at this thing.

    I do not feel any safer on my push trailer because I know there is a more dangerous rig out there.
  12. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    I agree with you. I sold my HT kit bike for $400 back in September/October... granted gas was $4/gallon.

    I will probably have to lower my price to sell it.... I definately have more money in this bike than my HT kit.

    I will indeed need someone crazy to buy it if it will ever sell.
  13. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    I built a trailer because I believed you could not fit a 196cc engine on a bicycle.

    But someone did in an odd way, and this is too funny! That engine is heavy, and I'm sure it's strange to ride on, hehehehe! It works though!

    BTW, a properly balanced one-wheel trailer probably rides much safer than that thing, hehehe!

    Now that's someone that could buy Macarollo's trailer!

    EDIT: or even crazier.......what about those side-pushers? I've seen 2.5 and 3.5HP ones, but not one yet with a 6.5 :devil2: