> Paging BikingBill: I bought a motorized bike kit. I have some questions about accessories.

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Avid Paddler
#1 2018-06-13 18:11:53

Paging BikingBill: I bought a motorized bike kit. I have some questions about accessories.

I want to have a speedometer, should I get a cheap one or just get a holder for my smartphone? Apparently staying under 20mph will keep the cops off of your back.

Any thought on lights? Blinking tail light? Flashing light on a bicycle helmet? Probably won't be riding it much at night. Safety vest? I want to be seen. I used to ride motorcycles on the street but I would be scared shytless by today's drivers constantly on the phone. In my neighborhood, we have bike lanes painted on the shoulders of the roads. Battery or generator powered?

Mirrors?  Helmet mounted? I hear the bikes vibrate to much for a handle bar mounted type.

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bikingbill
#2 2018-06-13 18:17:46

Re: Paging BikingBill: I bought a motorized bike kit. I have some questions about accessories.

Bike computers (the wired ones) are cheap as fuq.  Go to Amazon and get a cheap CatEye or similar.

Sure, go for the blinking lights.  If you did an electric motor kit, you may be able to tap into the battery.  Helmet mounted lights are mainly for nighttime trail riding.

Eyeglass mirror (TakeALook) is THE BEST ACCESSORY for safety.  Lets you know when you can move into the lane etc.  The handlebar ones vibrate too much.

Hub generator for lights is great but pricey.  Go with USB chargeable lights.

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Avid Paddler
#3 2018-06-13 18:23:48

Re: Paging BikingBill: I bought a motorized bike kit. I have some questions about accessories.



It's a 2-stroke gas bike. The internet says you can tap power of the magneto and use a rectifier. Batteries seems simpler.

I guess the risk of the phone bounce out of the cradle is not worth the risk.

Do you wear a helmet?

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bikingbill
#4 2018-06-13 18:31:18

Re: Paging BikingBill: I bought a motorized bike kit. I have some questions about accessories.

Avid Paddler wrote:



It's a 2-stroke gas bike. The internet says you can tap power of the magneto and use a rectifier. Batteries seems simpler.

I guess the risk of the phone bounce out of the cradle is not worth the risk.

Do you wear a helmet?

The QuadLock phone mount will work fine on your "BroPed" (what we call them).  Offroad motorcyclists use QuadLock.

I wear a helmet on the fast bike, but not on the folder.  I'd recommend getting a decent helmet for the BroPed.

Go for removable USB rechargeable lights.  You're in HK, there should be deals there.

I'm guessing you'll see over 100mpg with your setup.

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Avid Paddler
#5 2018-06-13 18:45:25

Re: Paging BikingBill: I bought a motorized bike kit. I have some questions about accessories.

bikingbill wrote:

The QuadLock phone mount will work fine on your "BroPed" (what we call them).  Offroad motorcyclists use QuadLock.

I wear a helmet on the fast bike, but not on the folder.  I'd recommend getting a decent helmet for the BroPed.

Go for removable USB rechargeable lights.  You're in HK, there should be deals there.

I'm guessing you'll see over 100mpg with your setup.

I'm not who you think I am, I live in Music City. I asked what you thought of the bropeds awhile back. Finally bit the bullet and order one yesterday.

Bell has some cheap computers for less than $20. I think USB lights would be more trouble in my situation. I can always walk into a store and buy a pack of AA or AAA.

140mpg is optimistic, it's fairly flat,but I am close to 200lbs.
That is the second reason for the speedo so I can calculate miles to empty. I don't want to have a lot of flash stuff. The bike will be parked at work by the entrance/exit of a public parking garage.

Any thoughts on a lock/chain? I'm pretty sure the bicycle will not have quick release hubs.

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bikingbill
#6 2018-06-13 21:01:16

Re: Paging BikingBill: I bought a motorized bike kit. I have some questions about accessories.

Avid Paddler wrote:

I'm not who you think I am, I live in Music City. I asked what you thought of the bropeds awhile back. Finally bit the bullet and order one yesterday.

Bell has some cheap computers for less than $20. I think USB lights would be more trouble in my situation. I can always walk into a store and buy a pack of AA or AAA.

140mpg is optimistic, it's fairly flat,but I am close to 200lbs.
That is the second reason for the speedo so I can calculate miles to empty. I don't want to have a lot of flash stuff. The bike will be parked at work by the entrance/exit of a public parking garage.

Any thoughts on a lock/chain? I'm pretty sure the bicycle will not have quick release hubs.

Since it's powered, one of those impressive hardened chain locks makes sense.  They are heavy but that won't matter.

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