Introduce yourself

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by JHarkins, Jun 26, 2007.

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  1. JHarkins

    JHarkins Guest

    Hello, it's a good thing I don't make my living with computors. After making my intro in the wrong place, posting several note and having email problems I have finaly gotten to the wright place to say Hi.
    I just tarned 52 a week ago and my wife pruchased a Morini Motori Fm128 for my birthday. These little bike engines are quite new to me but The whole idea seems like a lot of fun. I was finaly able to find my 12g spokes, so this project is going to get started. In my younger years I rode Trumpets (Tiger & Daytona 500s), Yamaha 650s (I still have a basket case in the garage), Hondas and an FXR. I've been reading about Winged Wheels and Cyclemasters and found the entire subject intriguing. I live in a small berg of only 1500 souls with mostly muscle bikes and my friends are more than a little cunfused, they just stare at it. It's quite fun. Well, I've finaly done this in the correct place so I will say fareweel for now. Thank You All.

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    there he is... :)

    dude, there's a method to our madness...we like actually knowing where everything helps with the whole memory thing (i'm 50 last month, average age here is above 35 i believe)... :p

    wait til you put one together & fire it up...i don't miss the old k1000p one tiny bit. just today, a guy asked me if i came over because i wanted to look at his mondo-suzuki, i sed "honestly, heck no, i've seen 1000's of power-bikes, come see what i'm riding." he was blown away & it's not even running right now :lol: :lol:

    welcome to MBc 8)
  3. JHarkins

    JHarkins Guest

    I still like riding full sized cycles, but I have no interest whatsoever in new crotch rockets. My old Yamaha goes fast enough, though it's in a box. But the idea of someday building something along the line of an '0? harley or indian on say a Worksman frame sounds like pure pleasure. But for now I have so many other things to do, like finishing my FM. Think I'll enjoy it first.
  4. Welcome JHarkins06, it's simple these are muscle bicycles compared to pedal power :grin:
  5. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Welcome to MBc, 8)
  6. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest


    hi jharkins,
    welcome to MBc! another in the pnw! cool you are not that far from highway 8 out toward tillamook over the astoria bridge and into my neck of the beached woods lol...good luck and happy motoring!
  7. JHarkins

    JHarkins Guest

    Thank you to everyone for the welcome. Turns out there's also another rider here in Jefferson and also in Woodburn. Give me a holler either here or in my guest book. I think that's how it works anyway. I'm hoping to have coffee with 'iRide Customs' here in town. And to 'quay1962' maybe we can get up your way. I know I'll be in Beaver come Elk season. Enjoy!
  8. spunout

    spunout Member

    Welcome to MBc, friend! 8)
    Happy :mrgreen:
  9. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Did you say you are in little old Jefferson Oregon?!?! Well coffee at Papa's place sounds good to me! Name the time and I'll cruise Brutus down there and meet you.

  10. JHarkins

    JHarkins Guest

    Hello again Dan. I read the message first, but any time friday would be fine. give me a Holler. -2913.
  11. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Will do! I sent you another PM.

    By the way, where did your wife purchase your engine and what did it cost? If you don't mind me asking.


  12. JHarkins

    JHarkins Guest

    Hello everyone. Just finished having coffee with Dan/iRideCustoms. To answer his questions so everone knows. I got my Morini engine from Herdan, in Pennsylvania, for $500. You can find them by googleing 'Franco Morini Kickbut Engines'. They carry several of Morini's engines that would probably with not to much work, replace the chinese engines most people are running. Morini makes small racing engines for most of the European market incuding a large line of HiPerformance 50cc's, some of these 50cc engines produce 11+ horsepower and the 65cc is a whopping 16.7hp, these include the MotoMorini engines and the Sachs/Rotary Bike, as well as the 900cc Benneli race engines. Their own site is '', but don't waste your time trying to contact them directly. They either don't speek or read english or don't care, as months of emails got me nowhere. The folks at Herdan were very helpful and kind. After speeking with Dan/iRidesCustoms I belive my next bike will be a repro of an Industrial Schwinn with a wide rear tire and a 50cc Morini engine. He made a good argument for building from scratch as their is as much or more work involved in refitting and altering an old frame as there is building a new one. ------------ On a different subject Dan here are the web sites I told you about, I will also send them to you directly. { },{ },{ },{ },{ },{ },{ }. And for fun, at the last site, look up the 'Hudspith Steam Bicycle'! I have learned alot about the early development of motored bikes, known as autocycles in England, from these sites and would love to own a BSA Winged Wheel or CycleMaster engine. Maybe with as long as this text has become I'll just tell you to look this item up instead, if thats OK with you Dan. Like I've given you alot of choice. And to Augi, give me a Holler, Dan is a great deal of fun and while we were having coffe we found another autocycle rider here in Jefferson and gave him the club site. He's been riding for three years now. So I think I will also forward this to the fellow in Wood burn and anyone else between Ocean Park and here. You said there was someone on the Oregon Coast? Drop him a note, maybe we can all get together. There is a marvelous view from the top of Mt. Hebo. That is about half way between you and me, with asphalt going all the way to the top. It has camping ares for the less adventurous but plenty of open forest for the rest. PS- I've got to learn to use that preview to proof read these thing instead of edit. Someone is eventualy going to get upset.
  13. JE

    JE Guest

    Welcome to the club.....LOL.....It was nice talking to you on the phone looking forward to riding with everyone here in the PNW.Justin aka JE
  14. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member


    Thanks again for sitting down for coffee and coming to my shop for great conversation afterward. I'm excited about your new project! Nice to see a few more people in the area interested in this hobby!!

    Let me know if you need help obtaining parts and thanks for the links!

  15. JHarkins

    JHarkins Guest

    Dan; Twas a pleasure chatting! But I forgot to give you that Lindsay Catalog. I'll save it for you. Thier products can also be found at { } and I believe there was once a book or two on bicycle production in there. Also thank you again for the tire and wheel information.
  16. maccaorgordon

    maccaorgordon New Member

    I need to find out anything about the 28cc FM-128 bicycle engine i desperatley need some parts
    Kind Regards
    email me please at ...
    all help gratefully appreciated