New to motors on bikes in general :P

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by ctriana921, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. ctriana921

    ctriana921 New Member

    Hey there. I'm new to the world of motorbikes and was hoping I could find some answers here on this forum.

    I live close by (a little under 2 miles) to where I work and I do not have a car of my own (Saving money). But recently I've wanted to get out a bit more to a couple of the surrounding towns on my days off from work, but still not wanting to purchase a car or use public transport. So I did a bit of research and stumbled upon the idea of getting a motorized bike.

    I'm hoping I can get some answers to a few questions pertaining to my situation:

    I have a budget of about 500-600$, will this be enough to get me started?

    Are some bikes better than others for putting engines on them? I mean could I like go to walmart, grab a crappy 100ish dollar bike and be fine with an engine on it?

    Also, I don't have much mechanical skill, but I also won't ever be riding more than 20 miles in a given day, how much do I have to worry about maitenance?

    Thank you in advanced!

  2. Stan4d

    Stan4d New Member

    Hi ctriana921!!

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

    General request to all new members.
    Please, before posting any questions, do a search. Then READ,READ,READ.
    There is a ton of information here. Many of your engine and performance issues in the Garage & Tech/Mech Help have already been covered. Here at MBc we are the home of nearly all MoteredBike questions. If you search and are unable to find your answer, don't hesitate to post your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:
    Here's 2 great links to get you started.

    If you have any questions feel free to send me a private message.