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Old 01-25-2009, 07:50 PM
hawaiioutdoors hawaiioutdoors is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2008
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Talking Building a 2004 Yeti DH-9 with 40cc Tanaka

Aloha from The Big Island of Hawaii, with snow on MaunaKea 13000 foot elevation, and Lava on the slopes of the sun and surf.
OK, after researching for over a year, looking at the Bionics, Matt Shumaker's recombant, being inspired by project M85, and the concept Derbi 2.0... I would put links to all these cool bikes, but this website wont let me.
I'm building my first motor-bike. A 2004 yeti DH-9, with a GEBE Tanaka 40cc. I'm building a custom rear wheel using a 1.6 x 21 excel rim from a dirt-bike, stainless 10 guage 36 spokes laced to a Chris King heavy duty hub, the rear tire will be a Michelin 2.75 x 21 trials tire. hopefully this will be an almost indistructable combination.
I enjoy pedaling, but sometimes the terrain gets pretty steep.
Any and all advice will be appreciated, both positive and the not so positive.
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