Hello From Rocky Mountains

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by psmountain, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. psmountain

    psmountain New Member

    Hello MotoredBikes.

    I am an avid cyclist and commuter and am very interested in getting into motorized bikes, but I am pretty clueless right now. I have read the thread NOOB? for newbies and it was very helpful.

    I'd like to be able to find a motorized bike that can also be ridden as a bike and would welcome any suggestions!


  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. In my opinion, the Golden Eagle (link at top left) is the best setup for riding as a regular bike. But you have to keep in mind that, when you add a motor and accessories, your bike will weigh an additional 20lbs or more.
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    :iagree: With Van. Very dependable also.

    Welcome to the group. Just for kicks, what will your biking friends say about going motorized? Will you be shunned from the pedal group? LOL Have fun.
  4. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member


    Somewhere on the forum there is a thread from a Coloradan which has an important carburator/gas intake modification, and I remember there was another hint from a mountaineer about octane boosting.

    Since all the engine types are built and factory adjusted down in the lower altitudes, you could gain a big advantage knowing about those fixes ahead of time.
  5. psmountain

    psmountain New Member

    Thanks for the welcome and the helpful input!
  6. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Octane boosting and high altitude do not go hand in hand. In fact, the higher you are in altitude, the lower you can go with octane. In fact, the lower octane you can use, the easier your engine will start. As long as it isn't knocking, low is good.

    I use nothing but 85 octane in my HT engines and its a shame that they don't sell 76 octane fuel here because it would work with no detonation/preignition problems at our mile+ high altitude.
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    there are several different type of set ups which can also be pedalled easily

    Quenton -- here on site -- has a neat new motor bike machine coming out soon

    take your time -- look around -- get one -- and -- ride that thing
  8. coyle

    coyle New Member

    What part of the Rockies do you live in?

    Because in the Boulder/Denver area you might not get a good reception but I wouldn't worry about it even so. I would suggest a Honda 4 stroke engine for reliability. If you are only going short distances and can afford it an electric is quieter; and I think the friction mount is the easiest to install/maintain overall.
  9. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    I've sold many bikes to folks from Boulder over the past 4 years. They all have been received well.
  10. coyle

    coyle New Member

    I lived there while in College and they seemed really into the peddling part but whatever.