Supped up bike!

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Supped up bike!

Postby roverthehill » Sun Dec 09, 2012 13:13 pm

Saw this on gumtree and had to share. Hilarious:

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-moto ... 1004694750

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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby 02GF74 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 13:58 pm

there is nothing wrong with that as that is how motorchylces were developed - putting an endign onto a bicycle frame.

.... but be aware that it is not longer a bicycle but a moped so will need to have road tax to be able to be used on the roads, possibly also insurance/SVA/MOT?

also it is rather poorly executed.


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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby cooldad » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:17 pm

My first motorcycle (when I was about 11 or so) was an old bike with a weird WW11 engine that had a friction drum that rubbed on the back wheel. Absolute POS but a whole load of fun.
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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby cooldad » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:17 pm

ps that wasn't during WW11. I'm old but not that old.
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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby The Rookie » Mon Dec 10, 2012 05:11 am

UK law is different, unless you manage to register then tax and insure it, you'll only be legally riding on private land closed to the general public which is pretty restrictive!

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Postby 97th choice » Mon Dec 10, 2012 06:37 am

This advert is within visiting distance, I wonder if he offers test rides?
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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby jairaj » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:29 am

Looks good, although I would be worried by reliability. To be on the safe side I'd carry spare parts in a trailer. Then it would be awesome :wink:

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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby cooldad » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:32 am

I would have a spare trailer for spares for the trailer in case it breaks.
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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby Cat With No Tail » Mon Dec 10, 2012 14:29 pm

cooldad wrote:I would have a spare trailer for spares for the trailer in case it breaks.


You should also have a couple of extra trailers too to carry other bits, and maybe some goods.

While you're at it, you need to fix the cranks so they are constantly turning when the engine is on.

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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby ilovedirt » Mon Dec 10, 2012 18:04 pm

I'd be more concerned about burning my legs on the exhaust than anything else!
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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby bennett_346 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 22:40 pm

This reminds me of a thread on here from a while back where a guy posted his motorised bicycle and trailers that he had made.

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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby cooldad » Mon Dec 10, 2012 22:44 pm

bennett_346 wrote:This reminds me of a thread on here from a while back where a guy posted his motorised bicycle and trailers that he had made.

Well done. Keep up now. You must have missed a few posts above.
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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby bennett_346 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 22:48 pm

Oops seems i did skip over a few posts.

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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Dec 10, 2012 23:39 pm

I read that a cycle with an engine doesn't work so well with SRAM.

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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby cooldad » Tue Dec 11, 2012 09:19 am

He was quite funny.
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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Dec 11, 2012 13:36 pm

What is a Honda style engine?

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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby cooldad » Tue Dec 11, 2012 14:27 pm

A chinese copy, generally shonky, of a Honda engine.
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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby cooldad » Tue Dec 11, 2012 23:30 pm

cyd190468 wrote:That all looks perfectly sensible to me!

Yeah, you both probably overdid it on the xxxx.
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Re: Supped up bike!

Postby Lagrange » Wed Dec 12, 2012 06:07 am

well either the 1796cc or the 2.5 HP are incorrect I would have thought.


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