new member, new build
So I am in the planing stage of my build. I have somewhat of a budget, I would like to keep this build around $1,000 and have a well built, good performing, and safe HT MB. I figured I would list my parts, maybe receive some input from you good folks, and suggestions of anything overlooked.
Frame: The Gurbee GT2 Bicycle frame USABikes
With HD wheels and built in tank, along with a steal frame and duel pull break leaver. I think it's a good base for a quality MB. A lil expensive but with $100 off, its a bearable cost. The tank sticker has to go, should be easy enough with a blow dryer and goo-be-gone. I have plains to paint some decals but till I can find an airbrusher and some more money to wast a few MotoredBikes.com stickers will fit nicely.
Engine Kit: Gurbee Skyhawk GT5 66cc Angle Fire Slant Head Motor
Kings sells the kit for $150. I hear good things about the slant heads. I am considering the billet head from RSE. I guess if I go that rout I dont need the slant head. $100 is hard to justify for a head, but if there is a performance incress over the slant, it might be worth it to me. Any opinions for one vs the other? **I have decided to to hold off on the RSE head, I hear its really only a diff of 1.5 from the slant head**
Expansion Chamber: Sickbikes
It seems like a no-brainier, sick bike parts makes a great tuned pipe that looks pretty good. I just need to decide between black or chrome.
Spookytooth has it for $50 and seems like it will be far better then the stock carb. I would like to use a boost bottle but I no longer have use of a machine shop. So drilling and tapping the inlet might be tough, unless the boost bottle supplied inlet would work for the CNS. Can anyone confirm?
I'm looking for the best airfilter I can get, max flow and good looks. I also dont want to spend a lot of time trying to fit K&N. Are there any better air filters out there that are a direct replacement?
NGK BP5HS Spark-plug and HP wires/boots
Im in So Cali, seems like this plug is well suited for our temps.
I estimate about $750 for everything listed above, not including shipping. I have another $300 or so to play with. A lighting system is not going to be factored in this build, saving that for another time. I have some high grade 6mm SS all thread and plenty of SS nuts and bolts. A shifter kit, although very cool, is not in the cards for this build. Maybe next time.
So I need a few things, some better fuel line. What is the ID/OD of the stock cheap fuel line?
I hear there is a better, slim head gasket.. Does that increase performance?
I suppose I can upgrade my drive chain. I have a 36T sprocket and 2 46T sprockets.
Ill need another fuel filter.. dont remember what I used last time, I think a VW filter.
Also, has anyone used the Brake/clutch lever? is it any good? The bike has three brakes and one duel pull lever, need to clean up the left side controls with the brake/clutch or by removing 1 brake.
So thats my build list.. please comment or suggest an alternative for anything I have mentioned.
Last edited by huntington; 01-26-2010 at 01:02 AM.