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Old 12-12-2016, 05:03 PM
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Rats, my chain kept jumpin off. Alignment issues that can only be solved with a chain tensioner...so welded a derailer tab, and until I get a single speed tenstioner, this works. No more jumpin.
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:19 AM
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Well it was worth the frame swap. Love the seating position. Gotta quiet it down...a little.
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:47 AM
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Well it was worth the frame swap. Love the seating position. Gotta quiet it down...a little.
Nicely done, looks great!
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:29 PM
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Thx KC, for a bunch of second hand parts it came together nicely..Now, got to get something goin for the Briggs 3.5. ��
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:42 PM
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Hey Scratch cant you cut the crank on the 3hp? I have shortened a bunch of cranks over the years takes all of a half hour.

Good to hear on the Nexus. I shift the same way. The best shifter I have is the one with the Sturmey Archer 3speed fixie hub. That one is so far indestructible. Doesn't matter how you shift it.

Make sure you have a cast iron flywheel. A aluminum(push mower) will fit, work and rev faster but its a hand buster if you don't take total command of it when starting.

Great looking build, as usual!
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:00 PM
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Yeah!! After putting the alum flywheel, I pull like I always do.... Wow! Yep, rotate to piston up, then be..like you say, total command. I thought, maybe the engine had mods...but then I remembered the head was stock. So, the iron flywheel really makes the pull easy. Would have never thunk it. I don't want to cut the crank. It is a stubby 3/4, that wont accommodate a clutch. Same thing with MTwice and his engine. I'll do like he's gonna do add a piece. If the 3 hp crank wont fit.

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Old 12-13-2016, 09:41 PM
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Got ya on the crank.

The blade on a push mower engine helps with the flywheel effect. The cast iron makes starting easier and idles smoother. Doesn't Rev as fast if hi perf is what ur after.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:49 AM
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Hey do you need a 3.5 crank, I got two of em here both long 3/4. Also iron flywheel if ya want it it. Bike looks comfy.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:00 PM
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It sits and rides comfy. You don't feel bump's as harsh'ly with the longer wb. Yes I would be interested in the crank. Though it is testy to pull start, I prefer the alum flywheel, quicker revs. Had to swap bars. Looking for 8 or 10" rise BMX bars with long grip ends. Then remove the center bar.
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:48 AM
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No stopping you with the welder is there. I like the welded bars!

Thing looks like it would run forever and be comfortable doin it.
Left handed shifter?
I shift on the right. Forces me to remove the hand from the throttle to make
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Once again great build!
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