Newbie from Adelaide

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Scorpion, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Scorpion

    Scorpion New Member

    Hi everybody!

    My name is Chris and I am from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia and I am new to the world of motorised bikes.

    I am currently looking into building a motorised bike for the purpose of commuting whenever I have no passengers to save money on fuel (which is primarily weekends, for university I have friends who I carpool with during the weekdays) and also for a bit of fun riding. I was introduced to motorised bikes a couple of years ago when he bought one for his bike (a zbox as I clearly remember). I thought it was a cool idea, but never gave any thought into building one at the time.

    I am looking at getting a zbox 48cc 200 watt engine due to legal issues in Australia, which requires motorised bikes to only output a maximum of 200 watts. Yes, the company that once claimed 500 watts could barely "pull the skin off a custard" and would "not power a motorised bicycle" now sells them. You can have a look at the link below. bicycle engine.htm

    I don't own a *usable* bike either (i.e. the bike in the shed is rusted out, missing countless parts and I doubt the engine would fit the frame), so I will need to look into that as well. Looking at getting this one (link below) or possibly just a second hand one from an op shop.

  2. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    Welcome to MBc, Chris. Now that you have introduced yourself, be sure to read all you can, including the 'Stickies'. They contain a lot of information. For example, Sticky #1 under ‘Introduce Yourself’ has 20 or so links to “How To…” threads, and important pages for you to follow. Sticky # 3 has info on forums, how you are expected to conduct yourself, and where you might find and use various features. But, read all of them, and be sure to use the search feature. If you are still stumped, post a question in the proper Forum. Good Luck.