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Old 03-08-2015, 09:01 AM
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:35 AM
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Chain,
I was trying to remember your Briggs build and was wondering if you have the link for that. Did a 5 horse fit in the frame? I'm considering a 5 horse Tecumseh as an upgrade in my Panther and wondering if it can be squeezed in to fit.

Your current build is top notch all the way. Beautiful!
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:02 AM
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Silverbear.. "the Money Pit" http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=44393&page=4 ended with a cracked block and a internally rusted out frame, the motor was a 3hp IC Briggs. I managed to re-use the bike parts and sell the briggs parts on a minibike forum.
Mick.. I actually am starting to dust it off in hopes to get ready to finish it off for spring. Going to try and spread the stays a bit more today..I sent Pat an email about a seat. Im taking a couple parts to work tomorrow to work on during down time. I just re-purchased the Whizzer that is shown in the first post along with a bunch of other good stuff, which should keep me busy with bike projects for a couple more years.
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:16 AM
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That's too bad about the "money pit". I didn't think there would be room for a 5 horse. I could fit a 147cc Jacobsen 2 stroke which I have and may go that route. Thanks.

Good that you got your old Whizzer back. Two straight bar Whizzers is better than one, for sure. Look forward to seeing your progress...
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:04 PM
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I just re-purchased the Whizzer that is shown in the first post along with a bunch of other good stuff, which should keep me busy with bike projects for a couple more years.

That's great you bought your bike back. How much does it cost to ship a bike across the country? I see bikes on Ebay & they almost always say "local pickup only". I've always wondered what it costs to ship a whole bike.
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:18 PM
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When I originally shipped it in 1 bike box and 1 box for the motor it was under $200, its more of a hassle than the money I think for some guys on ebay.
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Old 03-08-2015, 02:34 PM
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When I originally shipped it in 1 bike box and 1 box for the motor it was under $200, its more of a hassle than the money I think for some guys on ebay.
That's not bad but you have to have someone at the sending end to be cooperative. Don't always know on Ebay & craigslist etc....
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You got your bike back..wow..I know you missed her. I wish I could get back a few of my old Builds. Very happy for you hope its still looking tuff!
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This is where I'm at today. I Brought the belt guard and fender to work today, I had to notch the fender and cut the center out of the belt guard (the auto-clutch won't fit under the cover) I have a seat lined up, and believe it or not a special new engine will be going in this bike and current engine will be going in the old bike. One of the things I wanted on this bike was lights, this has a headlight and a tail light.. Inside the shells are Supernova lights powered by the front Sturmey Dymo hub.

@ Moto- Thanks, I did miss that bike a bunch. And the bike has been inside and taken well care of.
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Looking good!
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