Another Oregonian joins the forum.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by HopRunner, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. HopRunner

    HopRunner New Member

    Hey Folks

    This is Ross from Corvallis. I use HopRunner because I am a homebrewer and HopRunner Brewing is what I call my garage "brewery". It is just for fun not a real brewery, maybe I will start up HopRunner Cycles in the same way.... ya know, just for fun and not an actual business.

    In real life I am a tooling designer and machine builder for a big heartless international corporation that will remain un-named. Mostly CAD and computer control of electro/mechanical devices and sensors. I've done my share of machine shop work and welding also.

    I do not have a motorized bike at this time. I am an avid bicyclist and have several bicycles.

    If I can ever get some free time, what I want to do is make one of those motorized bikes that look like the old Harley Davidsons and such. I have seen a few on this forum and I think they are very cool.

    I don't know when I will get around to this project but it is on my short list of things to do!

    Thanks and I hope to make some friends here,
    Ross - HopRunner

  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Corn Valley, eh? That big heartless corp wouldn't be CH2M-Hill, would it?

    No need to answer that. I did my undergrad work at OSU about 3 decades ago, and have visited there many times since (last time was Oct of 2006). I really like Corvallis/Philomath and the surrounding area.

    Keep in mind, Corvallis requires you to register your bike - I don't know how city officials view motorized bikes. Your project sounds like fun - good luck with it. There is tons of help withj vintage repro style bikes here.
  3. JE

    JE Guest

    Welcome to the Forem. Justin from Woodburn Oregon
  4. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Welcome, with your background a project should be a cinch.

    Heard good things about Corvallis, "heart of the valley" (corazon valle), thought a time or two about checking it out, maybe swapping this valley for that.
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member


    Look Around -- Get Some Good Ideas -- Let Us Know When You Are

    Riding That Thing
  6. terrence

    terrence Member

    Welcome Ross. If you start a build and run into a snag, give a yell and someone should have an answer. Good day to ya. terrence
  7. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Hi Ross. Good to see another Oregonian added to the shuffle.
  8. HopRunner

    HopRunner New Member

    Hey thanks everyone.

    SimpleSimon - No... the other Heartless Corporation in town...

    Does anyone make a new 4 stroke engine that has that old motorcycle single cylinder look? I'm not looking for a replica, just something that looks similar.

    Can someone point me to a link that explains where the cut-off is between a motorized bike and a motorcycle, or moped?

    Nice to meet you folks.
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    look under Laws and Leg

    yes Ross -- you will find it all under laws and leg

    in Calif motorized bicycle -- not over 2hp with pedals
    moped -- over 2hp with pedals
    motor driven cycle -- up to 160cc
    motor cycle -- 160cc and above

    may not be exact -- always check DMV of your state to be sure -- as you

    ride that thing
  10. Greetings from Milwaukie, OR!
  11. Dadkins1

    Dadkins1 Member

    Hi Ross, I'm formerly from Bend - but spent a lot of time in the "valley" sounds like you will have no problems whipping up the Simu-Harley. Can't wait to see it -Good luck !