MOTORIZED?

May 6, 2009
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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?
 

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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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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.
 

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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?
 
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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
 

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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?
 
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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: