New Member here!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by l0ll00l, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. l0ll00l

    l0ll00l New Member

    Hi all. I've been browsing your forums for a while and decided I'd go ahead and join, as you all seem pretty down to earth, and knowledgeable about motorized bicycles.

    I have never successfully mated an engine and prefab bicycle frame before, and have some serious interest in doing so.

    I have however, built what might be considered a bicycle/motorcycle, and am currently scouring the web, trying to find other gear heads such as myself that enjoy building motorized vehicles from scratch. If anyone here has done anything similar, or knows of any forums related to this, a point in the right direction would be MOST appreciated!

    Here is a picture of the monstrosity I built about 2 years ago, before I had any concept of engineering (or good welding for that matter). Used an 11HP Honda engine I removed from a pressure washer with a burnt pump, the front end off a cheap Mongoose MTB I had, and a bunch of scrap iron.

    It is capable of around 49 MPH as per a friendly cop that happened to stop me while riding around my neighborhood one day. :D

    Bike Picture

    Once again, thanks for allowing me to be a part of the community, and I hope to be able to contribute more in the future.

    If you have any questions about the specifics of my ugly creation, feel free to ask! :D

    Also, here is a link to a thread I have posted detailing the construction of the "bike" if anyone is interested.

    Bike Build
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2009

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    thats a pretty cool ride you created!!

    I believe you'll fit in here, just fine!!

    Welcome to MBc!! :D
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that's a nice looking little beast you built there


    have fun as you ride those motorized things
  4. kyndpurplebiker

    kyndpurplebiker New Member


    very interesting beast there....i want one!!!!!!

    AKA kyndpurplebiker
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome :)
    that's some nasty roadrash dude !!!
  6. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hello welcome to MB.c
    Good work there. Looks like a cross between a chopper and a recumbent. Please stay and share your work. Everyones hungry for more. :devilish:

    There always is plenty of "great work" in the works here. Some from scratch, Many revamping doing mods etc. And teaching each other as we go.

    Here are a few currently going on. There are plenty more if others want to chime in.
  7. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    All Fabricators are welcome!
  8. l0ll00l

    l0ll00l New Member

    Thanks for all the welcomes! Also, those are some really cool projects you guys have going on! I wish I had the money to do things "correctly", but my car obsession has top priority for now. =P Hopefully things go well this weekend, and I'll have some new(and better) pictures of the build progress!

    See you guys around!
  9. l0ll00l

    l0ll00l New Member

    Just thought I'd let everyone know that we finished the bike, and i posted a video on the last page of the thread I linked in my first post. Whatcha think?
  10. graucho

    graucho Active Member

  11. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Very nice!

    11 hp ground thumping torque monster. I want one.
  12. l0ll00l

    l0ll00l New Member

    Thanks for posting the link! I forgot the thread was on the gokart forum I frequent. We are actually going to be going from a 50t sprocket to a 60 in the near future. The top speed on that thing really isn't manageable, and even with the hydraulic disk brake, you don't have good enough braking at that speed for my taste. It should have some amazing acceleration with the new gear though!