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Old 03-18-2011, 07:07 PM
theRhino theRhino is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: (San Marcos)San Diego, CA
Posts: 4
Exclamation First one.. work in progress??

Hello All!

This is my first build, that i completed with the help of a seasoned motorized bicycle builder. It is a Huffy Cranbrook from walmart for $89. Her name is "DARLA" I am not sure if we are supposed to name our rides.. but i love it so much! The motor is a 80cc. the first week I rode it, I had the stock handlebars, then upgraded to the Ape Hangers! My second day out riding, I was on a 10 mile trip when on my way back, my clutch cable snapped while trying to slow down. Hopefully this has happened to many before me.. if not I did something wrong. I have two solutions to this problem.. 1 is the one im using now.. I placed a plastic sheath, that I got from my local bike store, over the cable as indicated in the photos.. reducing the sawing action that the guide bolt thing did to it before.
My third day out, I got two flat tires.. so I replaced both with those Slime filled 5x thick tubes.. love them!!
I have an analog speedometer coming and a drop down, rear axle kickstand coming in the mail currently, I will post pictures of those when they arrive!
I reasearched, and tracked down a dealer, which took me 5 days to do.. a Fulmer V2 "Easy Rider" Helmet.. which is BEAUTIFUL!!
My next project will be fashioning a fiberglass cover to place over the current peanut tank, and paint it to match my helmet.. get the real look of the movie!! I am going to use the same method as "HoughMade" did for his gorgeous masterpiece!
If I lift up my back tire and spin the tire.. it wobbles as it turns around. What could be a cause of that, and is there a fix for it? im sure it is just aligned improperly with the bolts, but I have no idea. Insight please?

I live in California, am 20 yrs old and work for 2 Police Departments. Here is what I found in the Vehicle Code for CA, and have already gotten pulled over once for riding her.
I will post more details tomorrow and edit this, but the main point is We do NOT need registration on Motorbikes. these are defines as Motorized Bicycles by the state. and DO require a Helmet even if OVER the age of 18. and Do NOT need an M2 License for them. I will have supporting Vehicle Code numbers on here very shortly!!

Ride Safe, and enjoy the Sun!
Semper Fi,
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