Another FNG from SoCal

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by OCLandspeeder, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. OCLandspeeder

    OCLandspeeder Member

    Hello to all.

    I have been lurking for a while on this site, learning, reading, watching, enjoying the builds, etc. So far, I do not have a motorized bicycle but I am working on it. I am not new to cycling and currently own a sportbike. However, the idea of a motorized bicycle has intrigued me for a long time. Since I live in south Orange County, CA, which is very hilly, it has pushed me to purchase a motorized bicycle to "flatten" the hills so to speak.

    I hope you are all patient with my questions that are coming right up!

  2. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    Welcome! it is a much more affordable hobby than sport biking!
  3. OCLandspeeder

    OCLandspeeder Member


    I can tell you the overall cost of riding sportbikes on a regular basis but most of you will just freak! Well, it's not as much as a monthly car payment but it's close!

    Another plus that I think I will enjoy about motorized biking is that I won't have to register the thing or insure it! Icing on the cake is I shouldn't have to worry about speeding tickets either!

    I think it's a win-win situation. Even the wife doesn't seem to mind. She says it will keep me home or close to home more often. Maybe.....
  4. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    well, speeding tickets depends on where you ride. I can break the speed limit in a lot of areas :)

    I have lots of experience building hot-rods. I have a 10 second Camaro and a Buick Grand National for a driver. My last motorcycle was a 2001 F4i. I feel your pain LOL. I know lots of guys want to go dirt cheap on these bikes, but the me, if I blow up the whole engine, droppng a new one on for $100 is no big deal LOL.
  5. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Hello and welcome to MBc. Quite a few here from the southland, you're in good company.
    Ask away, lots of folks will kindly offer assistance if they can. Ride safe and responsibly.
  6. OCLandspeeder

    OCLandspeeder Member


    I did notice quite a few Socal members here. I'm glad. Great place to own and ride motorized bicycles!
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    welcome from down San Diego way