Is this manifold a disgrace?
I picked up a cheap 26" mountain bike to install a kit on. It is one of the $100 el-cheapo bikes from a big box store. In the end, I'm glad I used an inexpensive bike for my first one, and this one really works great - except that it is a VERY tight fit and I had to extend the intake manifold quite a bit. Since I really don't have any skills to build something better, I cut the pipe and used some marine-grade fuel line to extend it. Everything is tight. Is there any reason why the intake should be metal? Will I see any problems later on? Is an intake this long limiting power? The bike runs great! I only have a few miles on it, just finished the build and started taking it out. Only so much riding you can do below 20 degrees on icy streets! :-) Any feedback is appreciated! - Dave