Re: ready to build, looking for last minute advice
i did a cruiser build. and love it, aside from the downtime it suffers when it breaks. (3 weeks waiting for a warrenty engine, going on a week with a knackered back wheel)
the stock bars that come on cruisers are very motorized bicycle perfect. you can hunch your back and trundle along like your a greasy biker in the heart of montreal without picturing yourself on the bike. thats what i do.
if you can figure out where to get a 600ml bottle full of carbide or steel blasting shot get some and fill your handlebars to isolate vibes away from your hands.
the front brake is a good idea, if i were you id even go as far as researching how to remove a coaster brake to disable its function.... mine ate bolts and gernaded the entire hub.
other than that, use some rubber around your frame under the mounts, change out the studs for bolts, use locktite (or cheap nail polish) check all nuts and bolts on your engine for fit. use some motoseal around the carb/intake connection.