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Old 07-30-10, 01:55 PM   #1
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Which bicycle motor should I get for my bike? Zap? Do they work?

I want to get a decent motor for my bicycle. Do they work? What are the top motors, how long do they last, and how fast can you go with them?
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Old 07-30-10, 01:58 PM   #2
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I run two motors on my bike. Brand name is Quads, check em out.

I can get up to 30mph on the flats.
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I run two motors on my bike. Brand name is Quads, check em out.

I can get up to 30mph on the flats.
Dude we have the same brand!!!
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Old 07-30-10, 02:21 PM   #4
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i looked up quads, all i got were pictures of some bicyclist dude's legs....i don't get it?
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Yeah you won't see them online but just go into your LBS and ask for them.
Quite popular, and pretty cheap
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Old 07-30-10, 02:38 PM   #6
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Yeah you won't see them online but just go into your LBS and ask for them.
Quite popular, and pretty cheap
ahahahah....i can picture going into a bike shop and asking "hey, i need some quads, for riding my bicycle, you got any?"
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Seriously....Here's the link for the Motorized Bike Forum:
http://www.motoredbikes.com/forumdisplay.php?f=77

Tons of information, videos, product tests, etc.
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I run two motors on my bike. Brand name is Quads, check em out.

I can get up to 30mph on the flats.
I must have an older model of the Quads. I only hit 30 on downhills...
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I want to get a decent motor for my bicycle. Do they work? What are the top motors, how long do they last, and how fast can you go with them?
I think that you should post this in the Electric Bikes forum.
Yes.
I roll with an Ezee front hub motor, I have heard good things about Currie motors, I have also heard of Bionx motors.
I have had mine for a little over 18months now.
Mine tops out around 20 mph.
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I am looking for a super durable one that has a long battery life. Is Quads still the way to go?
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i've seen Quads last up to 67 years for some people.
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I am looking for a super durable one that has a long battery life. Is Quads still the way to go?
Ask the folks in the Electric Bikes forum.
http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...Electric-Bikes
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Quads are definitely the way to go. Mine aren't the greatest, but I got them from my dad. I wish I got my mom's, hers make the bike go fast.
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I must have an older model of the Quads. I only hit 30 on downhills...
I must have the same model as you.
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i've seen Quads last up to 67 years for some people.
I've seen some last more than 80 years.
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I'm actually the first member of my family to get serious use out of the Quads for bikes, but now I've introduced everyone.

Mine are a little finicky, but I think that's an articulation issue on my end.
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Quads are definitely the way to go. Mine aren't the greatest, but I got them from my dad. I wish I got my mom's, hers make the bike go fast.
I'd like to have your moms quads too....
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Old 07-31-10, 01:07 PM   #19
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I use Quads on both my recumbent bikes. So far, I like Quads.
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Forget the Zap motor. I would avoid cheap Chinese gas motor kits as well. Go to some of the links above.
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I heard that Quads are the original bicycle motor, first used in the 19th century...any truth to this?
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Old 08-09-10, 07:19 AM   #22
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I am looking for a super durable one that has a long battery life. Is Quads still the way to go?
No. the new kid on the block is a powerful acceleration motor called Frankencalves which is Irish-German technology.
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