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Old 06-16-2010, 02:58 PM
KCvale KCvale is offline
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Default Giant 3-speed Suede w/ Jackshaft Nightmare

I set out to build my first Jackshaft shifter kit bike and wanted a heavy duty bike with shocks, so I ordered this 2010 Giant Suede GX.

What I got was this 2009 model.

I was going to just return it until I started looking at it.
This was a nicer bike. It has a seat shock, wood carrier, leather seat and awesome padded hand stitched hand grips, and it looked the motor would just fit so I kept it.

And so the nightmare began...

I set a motor in without the carb on it and figured everything would fit fine paying no attention whatsoever to my height constraint or the fact that the crank was way forward of the seat post.

I put the Jackshaft on the motor as instructed for a test fit and everything was going along great!

Heck, this was easy so far!
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