Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Linkiboy, May 9, 2009.

  1. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy New Member

    Hi. I am relatively new to the idea of motorized bikes and after consideration I noticed I would have a practical use for one. So... I decided to join in case I have questions since this will be my first motorized bike.

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard.

    You'll find good info here. very useful stuff.

    So if you can ride legally at your age, then build a bike and tell us all about it.

    Have fun.
  3. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy New Member

    I'm turning 16 soon enough which is what Florida needs for me to use a motorized bike... hah...

    Anyway thanks for the welcome. I already found a bunch of helpful guides. I'm just getting a generic 48cc happy time engine which is under $150 on eBay.

    One thing I can't find but I don't want to bother making a new topic for is fitting the engine. Some people said that I would need about 14" of clearance to mount a frame mounted engine... I measured my bike and there's 12" of space... would I have to get a new bike? The bike itself is a 24".


    This is the engine I'm looking at getting. I can't really get anything more expensive and I don't think I would even need to since I'm only going to ride it weekly probably.
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Sorry, man, but I don't think you'll fit it on that bike. Not if it's a mountain bike/straight tube type anyway.

    But then you can get a 26" mountain bike for a song (or less) if you look around a bit.
  5. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy New Member