my cross country tour bike with 48 cc motor

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my cross country tour bike with 48 cc motor

Postby gill2161 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:20 am

this is my bike i am going to take cross country , working out design for sleeping/ storage trailer now.
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Re: my cross country tour bike with 48 cc motor

Postby rjgimp » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:23 pm

Outstanding! You're going back in time about 150 years there, but with modern technology. The very first motorcycles came about after bicycles transitioned away from the high-wheel type to two similar sized wheels with chain drive. Some guy decided he didn't want to pedal up the hill back home after a long hard day at work and strapped a tiny steam engine to the frame.

<chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff...>


I hope to make it to a Procrastinators Anonymous meeting someday...
just as soon as the steering committee gets around to scheduling one!
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Re: my cross country tour bike with 48 cc motor

Postby dogcatcher » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:43 pm

Find the story of "The George Wyman Memorial Ride" I forget his name be he retraced Wyman's first motorcycle ride across the country. Might get some hints or make you question your sanity.

My first thought was to pull a bicycle trailer, a good one, not the pet carrier type. But my experience with flats tells me bicycle trailers get flats, lots of flats, same with the bicycle. But the bike tires roll easily, less resistance than the small 4.80 x 8 trailer tires. A decent 2 man tent that pops up with camping gear and you are on the road.
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