Motoped?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by OldDude49, Aug 29, 2017.


  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    a form of transportation? Did not see an area for such? Is this the correct place to put this?

    If not please move and give me a heads up about where for next time.

    someone may have already posted this?

    Motoped

    kinda a DIY kit if I'm reading it right?

    video at the bottom might be of interest?
     
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  2. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

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  3. Tevin

    Tevin Monkey+++

    The "military" version reeks of tacticool bullshit. And the video confirms it, complete with undead-themed grunge background music and wandering zombies <rolls eyes>.
    ohno

    I never understood the point of motopeds. Why in the world would anyone willingly pedal something that already had an engine??? Has anyone ever actually seen someone pedaling a motoped?

    If the pedals are to save gas (or in this case, have a way to get around when the zombies steal all the gas), then you are still stuck burning up precious musclepower lugging around a chunky engine that serves absolutely zero purpose without fuel.

    Either get a bike, or get a motorcycle.
     
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  4. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    well in zombies I just have to be faster than the other guy
     
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  5. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I have and I've done it.
    Like I said earlier a boyhood friend had an old Honda step through 90. I believe the thought was if you ran out of gas you could still pedal your way home or to the gas station. IIRC, the Honda had a different gearing set up to make it easier when pedaling. Been too many years ago, but I think there was some kind of lever or something a person switched. Anyways, as kids we ran it out of gas on back country roads more than once and had to pedal our butts back home.
     
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    When I was a Kid (50 years ago) one of my buddies took his Drivers Test on a Honda Trail90,,,, He got a Motorcycle ONLY license but it got him to school and back every day.... for about a Dollar a week....
     
  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Cute! But I think that a couple of bumps with my mighty frame would crumple one like aluminum foil!
     
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  8. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I had the original Allstate moped , you need the pedals for making hills . it had 2 speeds slow and the other slow .On a good day I made 40 MPH on a slight down hill grade . going up hill was a greater work out than peddling a regular bicycle.
    Those days I knew nothing about mechanics and this machine got me started.
    IMO it is more practical to have an engine on a friction assist to a regular bicycle than a moped .
    Do not expect to haul any thing more than your self with this kind of arrangement , and wearing a back pack makes things worse.
    if push came shove I more likely make the friction assist motor for a bicycle and a trailer behind for my gear.
     
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  9. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    The other reason for these little machines to have pedals is to skirt motorcycle laws. It is often treated as a motorized bicycle in many states allowing one to operate it without operators licenses, vehicle registration/license, liability insurance, etc.

    AT
     
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  10. apache235

    apache235 Monkey++

    I have one and it's fun. It does skirt the motorcycle laws and you don't register it. Figure 25 MPH all day and with the gas on board (3 gallons) that's about 300 miles. It's surprisingly comfortable for my antique frame and they are pretty much EMP proof. With a 30 lb BOB and me, I'd be 50 miles away from Dodge if the SHTF in 2 hours rather than 2 1/2 days on foot. Peddling is not a lot of fun. Would an older dirt bike be better? Probably, but then you are in the motorcycle class with registration, insurance etc.
     
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  11. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    As they say different strokes for different folks? [freedom][touchdown]
     
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  12. Imasham

    Imasham Monkey

    Which states allow operation without a license or registration or insurance? I started a list of those that had regulations but it got to long. It must be a short list of states which don't require licenses, etc. I didn't read through EVERY one of the listings but it sure seems that most states actually require something. Moped Laws by state
     
  13. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    We had to push ours after a State Trouper caught us!
     
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  14. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Any thing you expect to use on the road ,that cannot sufficiently keep up with traffic, will be frustrating to you and to those getting around you.
    There are a lot of impatient drivers out there.
     
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