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Garry_Renker
#1 2017-03-08 23:04:56

Paging BikingBill: Ever seen one of these?



Saw one of these kits on a bike the other day. Nice little kit for $129 plus bike.
Sold as not street legal.

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StudSupreme
#2 2017-03-08 23:06:57

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Sounds like a fundamentally good idea.

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Garry_Renker
#3 2017-03-08 23:12:29

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A quick google shows even Walmart sells these. Seems like like China is pumping these kits out. Apparently, you have to double nut and loctite everything.


Looks fun. 66cc makes it a motorcycle needing lights and mirrors to be legal.

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#4 2017-03-09 01:08:03

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bump

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#5 2017-03-09 01:17:07

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Must be licensed as a motorcycle in most states. 

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#6 2017-03-09 02:53:44

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Must be licensed as a motorcycle in most states. 

Saw that. Put a 49cc sticker on it. No cop would know.

Bonus get a distilling permit for experimental fuel.

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Tashfiend Garlique
#7 2017-03-09 02:56:42

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What exactly is a 80cc/66cc engine?

BTW if you don't have a motorcycle endorsement on your license, you're a fag.

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#8 2017-03-09 03:50:18

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Tashfiend Garlique wrote:

What exactly is a 80cc/66cc engine?

BTW if you don't have a motorcycle endorsement on your license, you're a fag.

It's not the motorcycle license that pisses me off, it is the fact that you have register it and buy insurance in order to legally use it.

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#9 2017-03-09 04:25:12

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Tashfiend Garlique wrote:

What exactly is a 80cc/66cc engine?

BTW if you don't have a motorcycle endorsement on your license, you're a fag.

It's a strange Chinese thing - the first number is the actual cylinder volume and the second is the swept volume (basically, the displacement).  Just ignore the first number and think of it as being 66cc. In practice a lot of them are about 70cc, but it varies by manufacturer.

In the Chinese market there are also a lot of those little engines in 35cc or 48cc displacement, which would make more sense from a regulatory point of view.

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#10 2017-03-09 16:55:27

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bump

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bikingbill
#11 2017-03-09 17:20:19

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Garry_Renker wrote:



Saw one of these kits on a bike the other day. Nice little kit for $129 plus bike.
Sold as not street legal.

Bro-Peds (as they are called here) are popular in the beach towns.  They are quite fast.

That's cheap.  Probabily gets 100mpg too.

You can find a good used Beach Cruiser bike for under $100 easy.

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TINKERBELL
#12 2017-03-09 17:24:57

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Those have been around forever. Whizzer anyone? They seem to be making a comeback.

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bikingbill
#13 2017-03-09 17:33:17

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TINKERBELL wrote:

Those have been around forever. Whizzer anyone? They seem to be making a comeback.

The nice thing is that these are 4 cycle engines now, they last longer and get better mpg.  Less smell.

Lots of the folks who have them, to be honest, can't afford or don't want to pay for a car (and insurance).

Bike riding here is common and there's even more e-Bikes than Bro-Peds, so it's not that hard to use one of these for commuting etc.

Cops won't bother you if you don't ride it like a jerk.

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bikingbill
#14 2017-03-09 17:44:18

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Oh recommendation ... get a steel framed beach cruiser.

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#15 2017-03-09 18:41:17

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bikingbill wrote:

The nice thing is that these are 4 cycle engines now, they last longer and get better mpg.  Less smell.

Lots of the folks who have them, to be honest, can't afford or don't want to pay for a car (and insurance).

Bike riding here is common and there's even more e-Bikes than Bro-Peds, so it's not that hard to use one of these for commuting etc.

Cops won't bother you if you don't ride it like a jerk.

The four strokes are about twice as expensive.

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bikingbill
#16 2017-03-09 19:20:12

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The four strokes are about twice as expensive.

Could be.  That may be a 2-stroke ...

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bikingbill
#17 2017-03-09 19:23:54

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Found the site.  http://fastbikemotor.corecommerce.com

The 2-strokes are $120, the 4-strokes are $190

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#18 2017-03-09 19:31:18

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bikingbill wrote:

Found the site.  http://fastbikemotor.corecommerce.com

The 2-strokes are $120, the 4-strokes are $190

All the kits look exactly the same. Probably made in the same factory in china. Looks like a fun way to get around. Im going look for a bike this weekend on Craigslist.

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#19 2017-03-09 19:33:44

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PS a 2 stroke is reliable if you can find ethanol free gas and the right spark plug. From what have been reading the Chinese plugs suck.

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#20 2017-03-09 20:35:29

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bikingbill wrote:

Found the site.  http://fastbikemotor.corecommerce.com

The 2-strokes are $120, the 4-strokes are $190

Problem is you need to register and insure this to be legal in California.

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bikingbill
#21 2017-03-09 20:37:44

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Problem is you need to register and insure this to be legal in California.

Their 4-stoker is 49cc.  So that may solve the registration problem.

A motorized bicycle or moped classified as type CVC §406(b) does not require a license plate, registration fee or insurance. However, it’s important to note that you still must be 16 years old and wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet whenever you are riding.

For a motorized bicycle or moped to be classified as type CVC §406(b), it must:

Have pedals and an electric motor that produces no more than 1,000 watts.
Be unable to propel itself more than 20 mph on level ground, including with assisted pedaling.
If your bike meets the above criteria, then you can enjoy riding without a license!

or ...

In order for a motorized bicycle or moped to be classified as type CVC §406(a), it must:

Have pedals for manual propulsion by the rider (unless it is powered by an electric motor.)
Have an automatic transmission.
Have a motor that produces less than 2 brake horsepower.
Be unable to propel itself more than 30 MPH on level ground, including with assisted pedaling.
Motorized bicycles of type CVC §406(a) also require special license plates and identification cards, which carry a one time fee of $18. The fee must be paid via check or money order.

To ride a vehicle of type CVC §406(a), or if your vehicle can go 30 mph or more, then you will need either an M1 or M2 California motorcycle license.

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#22 2017-03-09 20:57:25

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bikingbill wrote:

Their 4-stoker is 49cc.  So that may solve the registration problem.

A motorized bicycle or moped classified as type CVC §406(b) does not require a license plate, registration fee or insurance. However, it’s important to note that you still must be 16 years old and wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet whenever you are riding.

For a motorized bicycle or moped to be classified as type CVC §406(b), it must:

Have pedals and an electric motor that produces no more than 1,000 watts.
Be unable to propel itself more than 20 mph on level ground, including with assisted pedaling.
If your bike meets the above criteria, then you can enjoy riding without a license!

or ...

In order for a motorized bicycle or moped to be classified as type CVC §406(a), it must:

Have pedals for manual propulsion by the rider (unless it is powered by an electric motor.)
Have an automatic transmission.
Have a motor that produces less than 2 brake horsepower.
Be unable to propel itself more than 30 MPH on level ground, including with assisted pedaling.
Motorized bicycles of type CVC §406(a) also require special license plates and identification cards, which carry a one time fee of $18. The fee must be paid via check or money order.

To ride a vehicle of type CVC §406(a), or if your vehicle can go 30 mph or more, then you will need either an M1 or M2 California motorcycle license.

My understanding is only electric powered bikes under 750 watts are exempt.  Higher wattage electric and all gasoline powered engines need to be registered and insured.  See page 4: 

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/wcm/conne … OD=AJPERES

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Garry_Renker
#23 2017-03-10 03:03:49

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Appreciated everyone's input.

The cc limit is an issue. No cop has a caliper. A 50cc sticker should work.

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Heekee
#24 2017-03-10 04:25:26

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Seeutek 26" or 28" 80cc Bike Bicycle Motorized 2 Stroke Cycle Motor Engine Kit Set

$149.99
More offers


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#25 2017-03-10 04:37:40

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StudSupreme wrote:

Sounds like a fundamentally good idea.

Here's a better bike for you:

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