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Motoped motorized survival bike will get you there and back
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Posted on 08/01/2014 10:18:54 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

What’s better than a survival vehicle that doesn’t need gas, but is happy to burn it when you can get your hands on some?

Motorized bicycle builder Motoped has unveiled the new Black Ops edition of its Kickstarter-funded creation.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: motorcycles; preppers; prepping; shtf

1 posted on 08/01/2014 10:18:54 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

I wise man (my father) once told me that those things will go fast enough to get you into serious trouble but not fast enough to get you out of it. He was talking about normal road traffic conditions.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 10:22:47 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yep. I think they’re dangerous on the road. Off road, though...they might be nice in a bug-out situation.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 10:25:52 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Vigilanteman

2 grand and there’s no drive train? I built one of these when I was a kid out of an old bike, a law mower engine, and a fan belt.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 10:28:02 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Not near enough big enough muffler. Robs power, but quiet for a bug-out bike would be more important, IMO.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 10:29:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: RoosterRedux

Wow! A motorbike with a tail gunner position!


6 posted on 08/01/2014 10:32:49 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I had a moped for a year about 33 years ago. I found other drivers considered me a target and I was almost run off the road several times. It was RED so I know they saw me.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 10:36:52 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: reg45
Wow! A motorbike with a tail gunner position!

Can also work as a turbo thruster when you really need a fast get-a-away.;-)

8 posted on 08/01/2014 10:40:47 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

That was you?

Ho ho ho boy!

I was pissed and gawd you were so slow and in the wrong lane that day.

I was in a hurry and you didn’t seem to be.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 10:41:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Lurker
It's WAAAY overpriced.

I would buy an old scooter or BMW adventure series and paint it flat.

10 posted on 08/01/2014 10:42:16 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I can’t help but think of the “rot motocy” bikers in Chiang Mai who would go crazy for a weaponized motorcycle like this. “Traffic jam, what traffic jam -Bang, pow, bang, bang.”


11 posted on 08/01/2014 10:51:02 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: RoosterRedux
First motorcycle I owned was at 15, many moons ago.
Was my Schwinn bicycle on which I added a 3HP Tecumseh engine.
Used an old lawnmower friction drive directly to the back wheel.
Motor was mounted on top of the back wheel and to the side, a little top heavy, but what the heck.
Pedal to get it started then hold on, would get up to 45 MPH.
Definitely not street legal.
12 posted on 08/01/2014 10:53:35 AM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

That’s pretty much what I did. Bolted the engine to a hunk of plywood though.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 10:54:40 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m looking for a Yamaha TW200.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 10:55:18 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Lurker
That’s pretty much what I did. Bolted the engine to a hunk of plywood though.

Had the engine bolted to a piece of 6 inch channel iron and had that U-bolted to the back fork with an angle iron brace from it to the back axle.
Had my buddies green with envy, LOL!

15 posted on 08/01/2014 11:07:07 AM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: RoosterRedux

WANT


16 posted on 08/01/2014 11:22:59 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: ryan71
you want a Yamaha TW200

But you can't peddle it when it runs out of gas or you need 'quiet' ;)


17 posted on 08/01/2014 11:30:15 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: RoosterRedux

$200 is expensive for a moped without an engine.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 11:30:50 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: RoosterRedux

$2000


19 posted on 08/01/2014 11:33:15 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Yep. That's ridiculous.

But it's free to look at the pic.

20 posted on 08/01/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux; Kartographer

SHTF Ping.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 11:49:28 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: RoosterRedux

Mad Max special


22 posted on 08/01/2014 1:07:11 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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23 posted on 08/01/2014 5:03:56 PM PDT by BraveMan
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