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Old 03-31-2012, 03:48 AM
motor_bike_fanatic motor_bike_fanatic is offline
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Location: Pennsylvania
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Default Re: Kit builder or fabricator.......which type are you?

My bike is not 100 per cent stock, but I would describe myself as more of a creative engineer than a fabricator. I customized my pocketbike pipe by cutting apart and putting back together with fiberglass and hi temp paint. I made an air filter cover out of a soup can. I added a rear caliper brake to a beach cruiser. I found ways to attach my mirrors to my throttle grip and clutch handle. I converted my bullet light to LED. none of the things I did required any actual metalworking or fabrication, although the bullet light LED conversion did require removing an LED bulb from a flashlight and then soldering wires to allow it to work properly. So I would definitely call myself a creative engineer. If there were a garage that worked on motorized bicycles, I would probably work as a mechanic there.

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