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Old 06-09-2016, 05:27 AM
ajoh ajoh is offline
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Default Re: Finished the 212cc predator build

Originally Posted by beginner01 View Post
Congrats on the fast build, however I think a lot of stuff on it looks too weak for the engine. That rag joint will destroy your spokes in under 200mi, probably much less depending on the spoke gauge; the wheel bearings will get torn up, those front brakes ain't gonna cut it... And you'll probably see some frame cracks and pray they aren't in the front triangle. I just had my 2nd crack in under a month with half the hp, fortunately it was in the rear triangle and I could feel it immediately when riding around 35-40mph. The chai stays completely separated from the bottom bracket. My wheels are all double wall aluminum riding on sealed bearing hubs with a hydraulic 200mm disc and a 70mm drum brake. The frame now has been fixed heavy duty in two spots with a brace welded in on the left, and a brace coming soon for the drum brake arm.

If you want to prevent cracks I suggest you at least get a suspension fork!
seems this person was already given all this serious advice already clearly hasn't listened, some people have to learn the hard way just hope no one else gets hurt when this rig lets go..........
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