Yeah, this is my first build. I'm 35 and back in college. Wanted to NOT pay for another parking permit or deal with parking on campus so I decided to get a bike. Knew I couldn't pedal my chubs up the hills around here and make it too class. Plus I always wanted to do this, even when I was a kid
It ended up being a bit of a pain to build, but it made it even sweeter when I got it running
These forums have been a HUUUGE help!!!
My Bike is a 26" Schwinn Sidewinder... I bought it knowing it would be a tight fit with the motor. I did look at the demensions, what I didn't think about was the angles HEHE
I was about to give up on it to be honest and started looking at a cruiser... BUT I could tell that the wife was gonna beat me if I bought ANOTHER new bike.
The bike has a Massive front tube, I knew I would prolly end up drilling it. No mater how I tried tho, I had no room for the spark plug or the carb. The fit was so tight that I had to pull the saddle off the rear mount. I used some strips of inner-tube and built up a bumper between the seat post and the engine. This let me drop it down enough for the spark plug to clear with a short stubby plug. I had to use a brass 45 extension on the intake to let the carb clear the frame. Its just rigged on there for now, till I get a proper replacement.
Because the angle of the engine, and rear fork shape I had a little chain clearance issue.
I had to use the chain tension pulley on top. Not what I wanted to do, but it does work. I am ordering another pulley, then I'll use top for clearance, and button more for tension ? Either way, I have plans for a spring loaded tension thing anyway. Right now I just wanted to get it together and running. I will refine and retune it as I go.
I got a speedo yesterday and in total I put 20 miles on the bike. Rode quite a bit for 2 days before as well. She is broke in and here in a bit I am putting in my first tank of regular mix fuel.
Anyway, great to be a member here, I am already planning my next bike