Hello Folks, newbie questions

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by WheeledWonder, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. WheeledWonder

    WheeledWonder New Member

    Hello Folks,

    I used to ride A LOT--decades ago--without a motor.
    Now I'm trying to piece together a commute by regular bike, train, and motored bike. I don't have a motored bike, nor have I ever owned one, but I have ridden one.

    So the plan is that the motored bike would get me across the 12-mile, level part of the commute.
    How feasible is that distance? Yeah, I CAN do it, but what are the downsides?

    Is there a thread that talks about the plusses and minuses of the different types of mounts?

    I like the friction roller rear-mount type. Is that one of the better types?
    Is the Honda GX35 a good engine? Can 200 lbs of man and bike really do about 30 MPH with a GX35? Can they be made more quiet?

    Thank you for the help and the forum.

  2. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Here are my guidelines for building:

    1) Predominant riding terrain.
    2) Primary rider's physique.
    3) Lookup and read local legal requirements.
    4) Type of bike.
    5) Budget.

    Stay within these guidelines and you'll have a bike you can enjoy riding. Good luck with your build.

    With these kits you get what you're willing to pay for. Yes the Honda GXH 35 is very good. I prefer a crank drive system. Before you buy anything lookup and read your local state laws as to what you can legally use on the public roadways.