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...>

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roper_steam_velocipede

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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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Re: my cross country tour bike with 48 cc motor

Postby Postal_Dave » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:44 pm

Here is an article that you might want to look at. It seems that in Georgia, any bicycle with motor assist over 1 hp and that can go over 20 mph is considered a moped and riders must have insurance, registration, and a moped license to operate that vehicle in their state.

Those rules seem to be excessive to me, but it seems several states have similar rules for motor assist bikes. While planing your trip, you probably should look to see what the states you're going to visit require.

https://herald-review.com/news/local/motorized-bicycles-sometimes-cross-moped-line-police-say/article_2504c8b0-2956-599a-b44c-4fc4fef2a6a6.html
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Re: my cross country tour bike with 48 cc motor

Postby skyl4rk » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:24 am

I know of one other person that drove cross country with that motor. He was riding with other people so he took it slow, not full throttle.
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Re: my cross country tour bike with 48 cc motor

Postby rjgimp » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:49 am

Postal_Dave wrote:... license to operate ...


If it pleases the Crown, may I attach a small steam engine to my velocipede in order to ease travel along the King's highway?

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Re: my cross country tour bike with 48 cc motor

Postby Postal_Dave » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:11 am

If you pay The Crown enough money, then you may do as you wish. :lol:
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