Assistance For a Noob...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by SirSiddius, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. SirSiddius

    SirSiddius Guest

    I need to buy a motorized bike to me get to school, I've been on many sites eg: ebay, bikemoters ect ect, and all I get is a mass of competing claims, and statements that seem to be greatly exaggerated.

    My needs are very simple: I need a bike kit preferably higher than a 50cc (maybe 70cc) because it's very hilly where I live, 4 stoked, rear mounted- i don't want a running motor between my leg's because it feels not very nice, and i have a mountain bike with full suspension. And Chain or kevlar driven.

    Can the the veterans of this board offer me any assistance on where I can find such a motor?

    Any help is appreciated.

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  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    here you'll get a mass of competing opinions with that question...there are a few comparisons, reviews, polls...finding these and reading for yourself (and posting a "reply" if you're interested) will be more fruitful than this topic...

    to be new means to read, read, read...a lot of the info you need to make a first buy/build is ready and waiting.

    i'll move this into "introduce yourself" since it'll fit in just fine...maybe some of the guys will link you to a coupla those articles i was mentioning.

    welcome to MBc :cool:
  3. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome to MBc.

    If you want a rack mount Check out our Rack'Em up forum. Lots of good info and advice there.

    And like Augi said; Read, read, read... Its all here waiting for you to read it
  4. spunout

    spunout Member

    welcome to MBc, and a couple things that will aid in your search is using the search feature, along with augi and drimpact's suggestions of reading through previous posts. i wish i had something positive to say about kits from eBay, but i do not.
  5. BTB Wild

    BTB Wild Guest

    Me Too

    Yep...I'm in the same newbie shopping mode and will read read read. And if I may add a band to your list of **** ( 100% agree with so far) include COLDPLAY. Droney
  6. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Welcome to the forum. Some are Happy Time Chinese spoke mount drive, some are Geared Chain drive and others are belt drive. Then you have the friction drive (scrubber) bunch. Read and absorb. Have fun and what ever you do, yo gotta have one of these things. And if yo blow it up you are out 2-300 bucks.
  7. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. After you read for a while, you'll get an idea about who rides what, where, and how. That'll tell you a lot about what might be right for you.
  8. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    welcome siddius!

    Hi! True if ya go back to when the senior members were newbies you'd have it all there, what to buy, and what not to buy! One piece of advice, don't act to quickly it will bite you you know where...:shock:

    Good luck on all your emdeavors and happy motoring!
  9. SirSiddius

    SirSiddius Guest

    There dosn't seem to be any 4 stroke 70cc rear mounted bikes engine.

    Have the veterans seen anything as described above...

    Let me know, Thanks
  10. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i don't think you're gonna need (want is a different story, tho) that much displacement on a rear-mount...

    browse "rack 'em up" and ask your questions there to get some veteran input on the current systems that are available.
  11. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    That would be a good question to ask in the Rack 'em up forum. I'd answer it there.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2007
  12. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    As far as I have seen the biggest rack mount motor is 47cc. Dig into the rack'em up forum and read about the speed and reliabilty of these little motors. I think you may change your mind about wanting a 70cc. From what I have read the little 33cc motors are taking there riders just as fast as I go on my Happy times 70cc.

    The prices are higher, but so is the quality!
  13. SirSiddius

    SirSiddius Guest

    After scouring the internet for many hours and after long and tedious debates with me myself and i I have found 3 reasonable engine kits, I have listed them below with my comments/questions on each of them. They are in no particular order.

    Any comments answers and/or constructive criticisms are welcome.

    1) It has a Reliable Honda Motor as opposed to some shady Chinese motor, but the cost is WAY over the top. I mean the engine itself should cost no more than $300. So subtract that from the total cost and I'm paying $450 for some shingles, nuts, and bolts??!!

    2) No 2 is the grubee Skyhawk WS stage II 4 cycle kit rear mt. The motor is Chinese but the price should be MUCH cheaper. The only thing is grubee only does wholsale, and i have yet to find a seller that sells the grubee skyhawk rear mount engine kit. Any who knows were i can find a seller that sells the above mentioned engine kit please tell me.

    3) I don't even know if this thing what stroke, or is it even rear mountable, I've already written the vendor an e-mail asking him clarify the specs on the motor. BTW the website also sells the same motor but this time with a dry clutch. What's the diffrence between a dry clutch and a oil bath clutch? A simple answer of pros and cons will do, I'm no mechanical guru.

    There you have it my 3 choices, I'm hoping to get the motor before Halloween, and Christmas shopping season.

    Please help decide for I'am very Confus-ed

  14. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    3 people in a row have been trying to tell you to take your questions to the appropriate foums. read the forum-captions to learn where to post for different issues.

    please do that, your techie questions only get lost in intro-yourself.
  15. SirSiddius

    SirSiddius Guest

    Right i'll do that
  16. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    thank you...introduce yourself is where we all shake hands and get used to each other, but we use very specific areas for different categories of discussion.

    i see you have a general question topic going, you'll get a few responses that may or not lead to a debate, may or not help you decide...meantime, i sure hope you're also gonna take everyone's advice about read, read, reading the forums, because most of what you're asking is answered.