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Old 12-12-2009, 03:53 PM   #16
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Please enlighten me just how that motor is connected to the drive wheel, as it isn't obvious to me from the photo alone.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:06 PM   #17
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The engine drives the rear wheel via a chain (which is missing) on the opposite side of the wheel as the bicycle chain. The engine has a manual clutch.

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Please enlighten me just how that motor is connected to the drive wheel, as it isn't obvious to me from the photo alone.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:27 PM   #18
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Looks like a bicycle with a motor
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:00 AM   #19
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I had a similar bike once... and I posted about my experience here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=46
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:42 AM   #20
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thats great stuff. i think it makes alot of sense. What is the range and mpg on that thing? I have seen electric bicycles, but never saw a gas powered one on the road.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:18 AM   #21
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The engine drives the rear wheel via a chain (which is missing) on the opposite side of the wheel as the bicycle chain. The engine has a manual clutch.

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Thanks. Does that situation eliminate human/pedal power drive only, when the engine drive chain is connected?
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:08 AM   #22
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I am glad that someone noticed the Eddie Van Halen paint job. This picture was taken May of last year. The chain is off because my back sprocket wasn't inline with the motor sprocket. During my first test run, the chain came off, wrapped around the spokes and stopped the bike. I was actually going pretty fast and I nearly laid her down. I think my ass actually swallowed the seat. After lining up the sprocket and aligning the chain tensioner, all has been well. I would guesstimate that I have put 200-300 miles on it, including some amazing mountain rides. I have read in motorized bike forums that they get around 100mpg, but I am not so sure.

For me, the bike is a way to ride. Money is tight and this is a way for me to enjoy the wind in my hair
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:09 AM   #23
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Thanks. Does that situation eliminate human/pedal power drive only, when the engine drive chain is connected?
I still have to pedal it in order to get it started. Sometimes (like right now in the winter) I have to pedal for a block or two.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:13 PM   #24
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You can still peddle the bike when the engine chain is connected but there is some drag from the chain, bearings, and clutch in the engine. The engine has only one gear as if your motorcycle was always in second gear and the only way to stop was to hold in the clutch. The clutch lever has a locking mechanism to hold it in the disengaged position.

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Old 12-19-2009, 07:20 AM   #25
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Scooter? or not?

Like the Harley salesmen say "it's an attitude"!!!!! so if you think it's a scooter, it IS a scooter. Love that fuel tank!!!!!!!
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