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Old 04-09-2012, 12:04 AM
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Default Re: I'm using all hand tools help !!!

Is sounds like you have a Point Beach. If the frame is aluminum, you do. If it is steel, you don't.
The frame material is something to consider when mounting the engine to the frame.
Steel frames are typically stout and handle the factory engine mount well, where aluminum frames should have a wider surface area than the factory mounts give so as spread the clamp load of the mount over a larger area. This reduces the chances of a stress/ fatigue related crack in the frame tubing.

Definitely reinforce the fender mounts, or replace the fenders with plastic ones. Yes, they make plastic ones that look good, nearly identical to the steel ones that the bike comes with.
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