New member / project in Utah

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by DutchDude, Aug 9, 2007.

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  1. DutchDude

    DutchDude Guest

    Hi guys & gals,

    Just got started with this project - well, at least ordered stuff :)

    This forum is awesome, and I know it will become a great resource.

    Here is the bike I just aquired, not the greatest quality, but I am experimenting at this point :cool: :


    I hope the spokes are not going to cause me too much of a headache...

    This is the 70cc kit that I am using, got it from somebody who got discouraged, but I think the kit is from a regular contributor here (thatsdax?):


    So, three questions already:
    - I have read people mark the engines to read 49 cc. Can somebody post some pics of how this looks? I presume you kinda make up a part number?
    - I have seen a cool flexible exhaust pipe (The Hornet), anybody know where to get this pipe?
    - People are mentioning "Of course I did the 4 standard mods", after searching, I don't see standard mods :) can somebody send me a hint?

    I am getting excited !!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 9, 2007

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Hi...& Welcome to MBc!!

    To find the answers to your questions, bring them up in the threads where you saw the specific info.

    Our "Search" feature also helps bunches.

    We all share the same excitement with these bikes!!
  3. DutchDude

    DutchDude Guest


    I do know how to use the search function - while I might be new to this forum, I am an active member of several others.

    Those were the questions I have left after searching and reading this forum since 8:00 this morning :) Seeing some amazing pics of some great looking bikes. I only hope that I can have my first one look remotely as good.

    Anyway, if you do have specific answers, then I am all ears! Or a PM would be great.

    ps. Engine is arriving Saturday !
  4. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Welcome to MBc !
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    once again...great to have ya here.

    we try to keep the tech talk to a minimum in the intros.
    There is a ton of help here.
    Questions are best asked in the proper forums. This helps to build our knowledge base & it makes our info more searchable.

    your choice of bicycle gets my vote!! I dig the cruisers!!
    small talk is cool in here....:D
  6. DutchDude

    DutchDude Guest

    How much trouble are those spokes going to give me you think?
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i think that question is best asked in general discussion or tech/mech help, just as 'davo (a moderator) has been very nicely tryin' ta tellya...
    the "great resource" that is MBc is all the people before you who can help the next new builder by pitching in, too...please use the proper forums...welcome.
  8. bobcaller

    bobcaller Guest

    Utah also

    Welcome Dutch,
    I just completed my project, and love literally "riding into the sunset" here in Utah. Where are you located? I am near Ogden and would be happy to answer any questions here or locally. This forum has been an invaluable resource. My biggest problem (not really a problem) is I spend more time talking to "spectators" than riding my bike. I even have people flag me down as I ride through the neighborhoods!
  9. DutchDude

    DutchDude Guest


    I am located in Draper. I really have not seen any around here, so I can imagine people wanting to have information. I got inspired by a guy selling $1800 mopeds during a car race at Miller Motorsports Park. My wife wanted one, and I didn't want to spend that much :) So, we will see how I do.

    Nice ride btw Bob - that is kinda what I am envisioning as well. But I like your weathered look.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 10, 2007
  10. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome to MBc
  11. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    hello and welcome to the group...
  12. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Welcome Dutch! Get busy so you can be riding.
  13. DutchDude

    DutchDude Guest

    Will do - engine came Friday, and the bike is supposedly arriving today !
  14. agcat111

    agcat111 New Member

    There is now a new group called - Utah Riders
  15. Love the bike! That will be an interesting build, love the back swept fenders!
    Welcome to the forum!