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MOTORIZED?

Discussion in 'BUILD CHALLENGES' started by KickBackCycles, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. KickBackCycles

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    Someone has already probably suggested this but, there should be a MOTORIZED-bike buildoff. Or has there already been one that I missed?
     
  2. tvc15

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    I'm interested....
     
  3. MarksA-C

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    Custom motor, kit or anything?

    Sign me up!
     
  4. Philphine

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    i don't think i can afford to participate but i'd like to see what gets made.

    how would it work? find/build a bike, then put a motor on, or would it just start at adding a motor to whatever you might have already? choice of electric or gas or exclusively one or the other?
     
  5. tvc15

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    Wadis da rules, I'm in...
     
  6. Three-Wire

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    This could be just the motivation I need to get cracking on my next motorized project... Details, please!
     
  7. mattlgiberson

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    I'm in. Keep it simple. 50cc or 80cc kits. That keeps it cheap and easy
     
  8. tvc15

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    Thats it?
    :shock:
     
  9. SSG

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    Seems like that would leave out a lot of people. Not everyone has a spare $150 to buy a kit engine just for a build off, but anyone can scrounge up a free lawnmower/saw/trimmer. I'd say limit engines to under 206cc and keep it low budget, garage built.
     
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  10. MarksA-C

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    So at max a 5hp engine about?
     
  11. SSG

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    I think that sounds reasonable. You don't really need more than 5hp on a bicycle anyway ;) I think the bikes should also have functioning pedals. So the rules could be something like: 206cc/5hp maximum engine, functional pedals, low budget. I figure the less rules the better, but I guess you need a few to make it a fair playing field.
     
  12. harry76

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    Im in....... this sounds like a great idea. Whos in? When do we start and finish?
     
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  13. mattlgiberson

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    Fair enough. Either way I'm in
     
  14. SSG

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    I'm in. I was thinking that if we each started our build in a single post and then edited the same post as we made progress it would be a lot easier to scroll through than than everyone's posts randomly mixed together. Now to decide on how long, One month? two?
     
  15. mattlgiberson

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    Problem now is we're getting closer to Christmas. I mean if we say that submits at due by Dec 1st...does that seem reasonable? I've got something in mind and wanna start lol
     
  16. SSG

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    That sounds reasonable. Everybody happy with the rules and time frame? If so I guess we could start now. Do we want to just start in this tread or create a new one?
     
  17. MarksA-C

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    Maybe almighty admin overlord will make a cool spot for us for a motorized buildoff. So we can have all our threats separate, but together.

    and I'm in on this build! WOOOOO! :D
     
  18. SectionEightLife

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    Man if we could bump the hp limit to 6.5 Id totally be willing to get in on this, I cannottt for the life of me find a good usable 5hp anywhere. But its practically raining 6.5s out here ...ouchie :shock:
     
  19. MarksA-C

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    Restricter plate? :roll: :lol:
     
  20. SSG

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    I don't see why there would be any problem with that as long as its under 206cc.
     

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