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Old 04-02-2015, 10:57 PM
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Yes.... You do give up an amount of noise discipline with a trail bike, snowmobile, ATV, or other vehicle.... However the load you can carry, the time saved..... Everything has an advantage to its use.... And is disposable when it can't be supported anymore.... So maybe the key is to not have a whole lot tied up in it.....

In the high 40 some years ago there was a young guy who just graduated printers school, and rode his Honda trail 90 from Minneapolis to the Black Hills for a job interview... This was a 600 or so mile trip.... He got the job thank goodness, and eventually married a girl I went to high school with...
I don't know what ever happened to that Honda...

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Old 04-02-2015, 11:27 PM
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So maybe the key is to not have a whole lot tied up in it.....
Bingo !

You could go cheap with a Huffy trail bike , or expensive with a Honda 4x4.

A mini bike or motorized bicycle is towards the low end, yet still gives you transportation without expending much of YOUR energy.
Refueling under adverse conditions you could try alcohol and see how well that would work. Only a tiny amount 1 gal or less gets you a long way.

An electric one could be recharged with a small solar panel, even if it took several days. At least it's something small enough that you could push while it carries a load , instead of on your back.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:31 AM
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my son and I have discussed this. we live in a mountainous area. We hav discuss how we would get to the top in a hurry, if attacked.

horses would be good, but you would have to ride them bareback if it was an emergency. the fuel and ability would be great

but we decided that we could keep a few dirt bikes ready and we would be able to get out in a hurry. with a lot of selections of trails. it would really help to hurriedly get to another point.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:10 PM
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A mini bike or motorized bicycle is towards the low end, yet still gives you transportation without expending much of YOUR energy.
Refueling under adverse conditions you could try alcohol and see how well that would work. Only a tiny amount 1 gal or less gets you a long way.
Exactly. Worse comes to worse and if the situation is grave, you could resort to theft(last resort scenario). See an abandoned car or tractor, etc, simply puncture the fuel tank and use your one gallon can you keep with you to catch the fuel. Fill the tank on the mini-bike and your gone in a matter of a minute or two.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:47 AM
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Here is another source for bike engines.
( I like this one better ! The Honda 4 stroke ! )

http://www.bikeengines.com/
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:50 AM
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Here is another source for bike engines.
( I like this one better ! The Honda 4 stroke ! )

http://www.bikeengines.com/
I appreciate this link. Didn't know about this source. I had looked at bike engines but only found those disposable Chinese models.

I can easily see a bicycle with a trailer. Or, one motorized bike towing another standard bike with rider. Depends on how sturdy the centrifugal clutch is.
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Well, don't you know there's always something out there that tops everything else. Check this one out. It's a youtube video.

https://youtu.be/pn_5dMHsCPE
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Well, don't you know there's always something out there that tops everything else. Check this one out. It's a youtube video.

https://youtu.be/pn_5dMHsCPE
That thing will give a Rokon a run for its money.
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That thing will give a Rokon a run for its money.
Price wise maybe but not being imported at this time.
carrying capability I do not think will beat the Rokon

ATV 2M Russian made= not available in the US parts hard to come by
Rokon US Made parts available many over the counter standard parts.

ATV 2M- no accessories such as trailers, side cars, plows, generators, pumps etc

Rokon all those accessories.
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A small moped or small motorcycle of around 70cc with do 30MPH and will give you anything up to 100MPG, their lighter and will go most anywhere, the main trouble will be refuelling in a SHTF situation, also carrying anything will be limited down to a pack on your back and what you can tie down on the bike itself. on the other hand a bicycle is virtually silent, needs no fuel and you can even buy a trailer to pull behind it.
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A small moped or small motorcycle of around 70cc with do 30MPH and will give you anything up to 100MPG, their lighter and will go most anywhere, the main trouble will be refuelling in a SHTF situation, also carrying anything will be limited down to a pack on your back and what you can tie down on the bike itself. on the other hand a bicycle is virtually silent, needs no fuel and you can even buy a trailer to pull behind it.
Or make your own trailer. Not hard to do. I made one for use when hauling deer out of the woods. Will easily carry 200lbs yet the trailr itself weighs less than 30.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:55 PM
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The link I gave above ( http://www.bikeengines.com/ )
gives the best of both. Bicycle power , silent, renewable human power, and gasoline power, in a durable engine. An easy installation, on most bicycles.

Did you ever try to ride with a foot ( or other ) injury ? It would be much easier with that engine running.

I'm looking at trailer building. One that can be pulled on foot or bike.
That would still beat carrying a backpack on good trails.
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