Hey all! I too just bought a bike for this years BM (which will be me and my girls 1st) and am going to motorize it too.
Bought this bike on CL for $75:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/ ... 0-1141.jpg
it has a kinda wider back tire too..
...and this 80cc motorized bike kit for $207 shipped:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Motor-bike-gas-kit- ... 5275299945
Check out there videos on that page, god damn things look fun as hell! I can't wait to open mine up out on the playa. Oh and BTW i wrote that seller and asked, he said he has ran these motors in 100F heat and said it shouldn't be a prob as long as you use a good synthetic in them.
I've been doing a lot of research on this stuff for a few weeks now, personally i stayed away from the electric because there run time and top speed are just pathetic for how long you need to charge them, plus they add a LOT of weight. I know it sucks to burn more dino bones, but these things get 100-150 MPG, and the one i got only adds 22LB's.
There meant to mount on diff style frames then the bike i got, but i think i can make it work. If not i plan to sell this bike and get another the motor is more suited for. I think we might just leave my girls bike home and add some pegs to whatever one i motorize.
This page on the BM site: http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/ ... iving.html
...makes me wonder if maybe you gotta get a permit for a motorized bike? Black Rock City DMV they say you gotta go to?
I know I've seen pics of these motorized bikes at BM a lot, can someone verify if they need to be registered as a "Mutant Vehicle" or what not?