I'm new and love building and riding motorized bikes

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Shep0317, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Shep0317

    Shep0317 New Member

    I'm Dave and I have multiple bikes I ride from stretched beach cruisers to a customer trike that I'm getting ready to add a 6.5 HP motor. I have a Facebook page "motorized custom bicycles"

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. 6.5 hp should get you in plenty of trouble.
  3. fm2200

    fm2200 Member

    When I was 15 years old I bought a large motorless homemade mini bike. I put a 10 HP cement mixer engine on it and it would easily go 65mph, only did that a few times. It was real fast and it was geared high at 15mph the engine was just over idle speed. I'm not trying to encourage anyone with this story. Almost rode it off the unfinished Verrazano Bridge the rebar was yet to be paved.
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  4. Dankoozy

    Dankoozy Member

    Holy Che Guevara!
  5. Tanstaafl

    Tanstaafl Member

    Ol Che became quite holy the day Bolivians caught up with him.

  6. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Member

    He toured on a bike with a Garelli Mosquito engine, not a lot of people know that.
  7. Tanstaafl

    Tanstaafl Member

    I read his book, on his South American tour he and a friend used a motorcycle, and it crapped out on them rather quickly.
  8. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Member

    Should have stuck with the Garelli. It's claimed to be the actual bike on display in a museum somewhere.
  9. Tanstaafl

    Tanstaafl Member

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  10. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Member