Motorized new to me

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by b_ritchie, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. b_ritchie

    b_ritchie New Member

    Hi Everyone!

    I have to first say thanks for what you have set up here. I am a 52 year old boat repair guy who likes traditional living. On the other hand, I like to see positive transition. So...I want to set myself up with a motorized bike. If I could find a way I would go for a magnetic motor. Or an electric motor with a solar panel docking station.

    I'll start with buying an electric motor kit. Where do I start?


  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    right here, our "Electric" area:

    granted, it's not very comprehensive at the moment (battery tech. & cost still being a real drawback) but we do seem to be attracting a few serious e-riders lately...and since you have to start at the beginning anyway, why not read thru it all, post replies to interesting topics to get more detail, maybe start yer own "research/build" thread so we can see what you're thinkin' :)

    and this may go without sayin', but you'll need to know a bit about
    prepping & maintaining a bicycle for high sustained speeds :shock:

    welcome to the MBc :cool:
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  4. Alan

    Alan Member

    Welcome Brian.
    I'm new here myself, and just went to gas from electric. Are you anywhere near Philadelphia ? The reason for asking is I would be happy to GIVE you an electric kit. It's a U.S.Pro-Drive (Currie) I purchased several years ago from Electric Vehicles Northwest. It will move the bike @ around 16-18 mph. Range is about 10-12 miles without pedaling, more with. The motor is like new, as it has less than 200 miles on it. It just sat in my basement for years. The battery is still holding a charge from a couple years ago too. Every part is there. Nothing missing.
    - Alan
  5. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Welcome Brian. I'm sure you will be able to find lots of help here.
  6. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome aboard, Brian
  7. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool:
  8. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Welcome from the Giant Side of Texas!
  9. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Welcome to MBc ! Home of may answers, and awaiting your ideas.