Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: 80cc Gas-Powered Bicycle - No License required?

  1. #1
    Registered User ExGMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Chestnut Hill, MA

    80cc Gas-Powered Bicycle - No License required?

    I saw this item online today. Looks a bit nutty to me:
    John Gamel
    2015 Ebony Metallic R1200RT
    Watching the sunrise outdoors statistically increases your odds of having a good day. And needing a nap after lunch.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Western NY
    In New York, if it has a top speed over 30 mph, a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license is required.
    2007 R1200ST

  3. #3
    Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Omega Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    There are a lot of 2-stroke "import" kits around to power a bicycle.......They look like fun. Probably would have decent longevity as long as they were not run flat out or pulled a lot of hills.
    "You can do good or you can do well. Sooner or later they make you choose." MI5
    Mod Squad
    2009 F800GS 1994 TW200

  4. #4
    Under 50cc in my area so that wouldn't legally fly, but I doubt any LEO would worry about it. On the other hand most bike paths here are no engine powered bikes. Even one of these little add on units would get you in trouble. Just as long as you were on the public streets you would get away with it.

  5. #5
    SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Silver City, Montana
    Nutty? Oh, I don't know.... add a couple of sets of auxiliary lights, a six gallon auxiliary fuel tank, RDL seat, some Jesse Bags, a NAV VI GPS and a few other items and you've got yourself the ultimate Iron Butt ride.
    Last edited by akbeemer; 11-23-2018 at 11:40 PM.
    The Outpost, Silver City, Montana
    Team Pterodactyl
    2018 Ural Gear Up, 2017 R1200GSA

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Central NY
    The guy in the video should have a plaid suit and a bow tie.

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Belton Tx
    A friend put an engine on a bike when we were kids. It worked well but it's downfall was that tires didn't last but a few miles. Maybe bike tires are better made now.

    91 K75RT ABS

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    In the state of Misery for now.

    Check out Motoped

    No affiliation, but I want one.


  9. #9
    Registered User powwow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Bend, OR
    Quote Originally Posted by roncooper View Post
    A friend put an engine on a bike when we were kids. It worked well but it's downfall was that tires didn't last but a few miles. Maybe bike tires are better made now.
    I did that as a kid. Reversed the front and rear sprockets to gear it down, cut off the pedals, welded a steel rod on the right side of the pedal crank then used a centrifugal clutch to connect it by belt to a 3 HP Briggs motor. Added a front hand brake...but you still had to plan ahead for stopping! Joys of growing up on a farm with a full shop, including a welder.
    Larry Gregerson; Bend, OR
    MOA #93031

  10. #10
    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    SW Iowa
    Remember Yamahoppers?
    We used to only have one car and thought the Yamahoppers would be good for going to work.
    We didn't didn't keep them long as we did not think they were safe.
    Didn't have enough power to get out of their own way. Dragging your feet worked better than the brakes and
    the charging system did not have enough power for the headlight and turn signals.


    Got rid of those and bought scooters.
    They were great for riding to work and running errands.
    I rode mine all year unless there was snow or ice on the streets.


    It was a tight squeeze in a single car garage with one car, two scooters and two motorcycles.
    2016 R1200RS
    MOA # 30878
    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

Similar Threads

  1. Pedal powered (for now) in TX
    By CJRTRIO in forum New Members
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-16-2013, 05:23 AM
  2. vw powered airhead
    By ISAMEMON in forum Airheads
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-06-2010, 01:52 AM
  3. BMW powered Monotracer
    By henzilla in forum Motorrad
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-13-2010, 12:55 AM
  4. BMW powered Lotus
    By r11rs94 in forum Oilheads
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-08-2009, 01:44 PM
  5. gas powered blender
    By donkey doctor in forum Campfire
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-23-2004, 12:36 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts