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Old 09-25-2008, 12:22 AM
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wow, that's gonna be an awesome machine! are the engine mounts permanently welded to the frame?
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:28 AM
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wow, that's gonna be an awesome machine! are the engine mounts permanently welded to the frame?
Yes they are but Dean is thinking about rubber mounts to make it run smoother.
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:40 AM
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it would be nice to have permanent mounts, as opposed to the bolt-on kind. a dedicated frame for your particular engine - that's slick. thanks for sharing the behind-the-scene shots with us.

i was admiring Dean's genius on my bolt-on mounts today. clever the way he made them and the craftsmanship is impressive.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:41 PM
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You're welcome Uncle. It's fun sharing the progress with everyone here on the forum.
Today was a slow day, Dean was pretty busy so we only got a chance to align the chain and it's pretty dead on.

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Old 09-25-2008, 10:45 PM
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Here's a closer look at the progressive rear suspension. At every pivot point Dean installed a needle bearing.


Tommarrow we work on the front suspension. and pipe.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:15 PM
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Looking good EZR. Ran in to an old friend from SC at the show in Vegas and he said he has been seeing alot of activity around there in regards to MAB's. I am going to link him up to this so he'll know who to watch out for down there
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:18 PM
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Yesterday we finished the front end of the bike. She's coming along pretty well.



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Old 09-27-2008, 07:22 PM
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Dean started the rear brakes today. He made the hub for the disc. It will be on the pedaling chain side. Reason being is we did want the motor driven chain lube getting on the caliper.



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Old 09-27-2008, 07:55 PM
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that's just insanely cool!

i don't see a chain tensioner; are you gonna run it without one?
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:17 PM
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HI Easy,

That is definitely some nice work!.....Only thing I wonder a little about tho is the stiffness/strength in the in the bottom bracket area....Is it strong enough to withstand a strong rider stomping it up a steep hill? (On the flip side it is engine powered so the pedals may only serve as a foot rest and means of starting the engine..plus maintain legality in most areas)....

Since it was built from scratch, is the pivot point of the suspension close enough to the engine sprocket to eliminate the need for a chain tensioner?

Can't wait to see more!....I LOVE this thread!

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