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Old 09-01-2016, 04:46 AM
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Default A Bike Called "Murder"- BuildThread

Micargi Mustang GTS
That's Dax FS80 w/RT head/NT carb
Manic Mechanic Hub Adapter -40t, countersunk
Gasbike Universal Motor Mount
Wald 13.5in Hi Rise handlebars (bikewagon)
Heavy Duty coaster brake rear wheel (SpookyTooth)
6v Sanyo block dynamo w/ halogen light (random bike parts)

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Had I known MM offers universal motor mounts, with custom sizes, I'd have ordered from him, and still may. The gasbike mount (as Motokity discovered) is too large a diameter for the bottom tube, and a bushing will have to be made. The MM mount would FIT.
The wheel ordered from SpookyTooth actually came from bikeberry. I tried to give business to an Arizona company, instead, those crooks at BB got my hard earned cash. Had I known aforehand, I would have gladly spent my money with Lynn at custommotoredbicycles.com where I would have received a much better product for the same price. I will not use or recommend SpookyTooth again, I was lied to.
The forks of my bike came out of the box FUBAR. One hole is drilled in the wrong spot, resulting in bad alignment of the spring with the center of the forks. The wheel is affected to a lesser degree, and I continue to seek remediation without replacement. It should also be noted that the forks are of obvious low quality and are noisy.
Duane builds fabulous motors, I have nothing but praise for him and his company.

Well...the parts are all in, I've stripped and regreased the wheelset, partially broke in the motor on Tanglebones, before his retirement due to metal fatigue. A SBP expansion chamber and a pair of heavy duty springer forks are in the works, and both time and money are trading places, as I seem to end up with one and not the other. Soon though, wrenches will be turned...

More to come, stay tuned!
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:10 AM
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Count me in to watch................Curt
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:47 PM
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Me too. I like the mustang. Send me a link to that nitrite mount if you get it if it's a better fit. Mines been holding up great, no issues with the metal shim i used. Let me know if you have any questions on anything.
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:20 AM
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Take a set of calipers to the bottom bar bud, which my eyes tell me is 1 and 1/4 inch O.D. as opposed to the mount's 1 and 1/2 inch I.D. I made a bushing out of PVC today, we'll see how it works. Manic Mechanic sells 1.25 I.D. motor mounts. I bet the calipers says I'm right. I feel like a stooge for not looking around, I should have known that gasbike was ripping off someone's idea. For $42 I could have a proper mount. Instead I got a crap one and bought an overpriced center kickstand to avoid shipping costs, I paid $46...for nothing to fit properly... Jackwagon I am! After spending an hour shaping PVC, I realised I could have the bike dang near put together if I wasn't screwing around with a file.
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Old 09-03-2016, 08:09 PM
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I need three parts, a chain tensioner, fuel line, and fuel! Till then, http://motorbicycling.com/picture.ph...ictureid=11518

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Old 09-06-2016, 12:48 PM
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Well, despite a lack of tensioners, I managed to get it started today. Despite the beautiful balance of my Dax motor, there's still considerable vibrations being distributed through the frame.

As I watched, standing in the morning sun, boots untied in the driveway, Murder began it's first shakedown, by shaking itself apart. My gender confused Micargi dropped the acorn nut off of it's crappy forks, and of course the washer behind it. The wee little bolt and nut securing the coaster brake vanished, never to be found. And as expected, my sprocket adapter loosened itself right up. A lack of blue Loctite is currently as crippling as a lack of tensioners.

More coming soon, hopefully...
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:14 PM
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I had the same issue with the coaster bolt but the fork had held up great. Glad you got it started though. Blue loctite will become your best friend. And double nuts.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:55 PM
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...And lock washers and Nyloc nuts... I'll fix this wagon yet!

Reading your build thread, I noticed you had bent forks out of the box, but apparently got them replaced, I should have done the same, as the holes in mine are asymmetrical, but I kind of intended their replacement with a set of Harley replica springers, to help complete the classic chopper look. Also, I've got an issue with returning mail/phone/online products, once I've got the item in hand, I make it work.

Ps my seat frame came out of the box bent too, but it's damn comfy!
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:57 PM
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I too try to just use what I have but the fork was bent beyond what I could use. I would like a monark fork but that's down the road.
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:31 PM
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What's more pictures?
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