Complete Motored bike with 30cc Italian engine.



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Dockspa1

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Looks pretty comfortable with that nice shocked swingarm. If you stare at it long enough, it will become yours, Sianelle.
 
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Sianelle

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It's that engine and its drive system that attracted me most of all. The bike itself is a wee bit too strange for me and I'd most probably end up transplanting the rear wheel into that 1950s ladies Hercules frame I've got hanging up in the garage and selling off the modern (ick) MTB as a plain un-motored bicycle. One way to discount the price even more I suppose :D
 
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JemmaUK

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It's that engine and its drive system that attracted me most of all. The bike itself is a wee bit too strange for me and I'd most probably end up transplanting the rear wheel into that 1950s ladies Hercules frame I've got hanging up in the garage and selling off the modern (ick) MTB as a plain un-motored bicycle. One way to discount the price even more I suppose :D

It does look like a cyclemaster that mated with a mini-motor :)
It would look good on the Hercules :)

incidentally - mines good for 32mph with the bars dropped to racing position... I didnt think I was that big lol - sitting up made 4mph difference!

On the downside I now have *very* sore wrists..

Jemma xx
 

iRide Customs

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JHarkins, a member here, has one of those and I have seen it in person. They are sweet little engines for sure. If I were going to use that system I think I would lace it into a 29'' wheel for that extra couple of MPHs.
 
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Sianelle

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It does look like a cyclemaster that mated with a mini-motor :)
It would look good on the Hercules :)

Jemma xx

That's what I was thinking Jemma. It's a classic format, it has an enclosed drive and it would work just fine on a traditional ladies frame. I think I'll need to have a 26inch rim laced onto the hub though as the 24inch MTB rim is not my sort of thing at all. The 26inch rim would raise the gearing, but that's Ok because it's largely flat around here and I don't mind doing a little lpa if necessary.
Were you wearing goggles while you were 'flat-on-the-tank' ;) I've got a nice pair of split pane aviator goggles that I'm keeping for motor-bicycle testing purposes. :D Sounds like your bike is improving as it runs in which has to be a good thing.
 
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OldPete

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Note: As a Moto Morini it has a lighting coil. The early units had a stiff tube for the pull start, the later units had a stiff spring near the base of the tube so it would flex a bit..
Being an inclosed drive means a wet clutch with long service life.

I really like these traditional units and just might have to buy one someday.
 
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Sianelle

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Note: As a Moto Morini it has a lighting coil. The early units had a stiff tube for the pull start, the later units had a stiff spring near the base of the tube so it would flex a bit..
Being an inclosed drive means a wet clutch with long service life.

I really like these traditional units and just might have to buy one someday.

That's handy about the lighting coil because I've got a really nice prewar Miller headlamp and tail lamp that will be really corker for my old Hercules.
 
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Sianelle

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Well I went and did it. The owner at Motrax, John Mann, is happy to let me buy it on layby which is kind of him. Now I've got to decide whether I want the bike in black, red, blue, or silver. I'm considering red because everybody knows the red ones go faster ;)
Tonight John asked me to contact a customer of his who wants to put an electric hub wheel in a tricycle and is looking for a little advice. Looks like I might be about to work off the favour, but I don't mind that. :cool:
 
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