Re: Attention new members!
I recently finished My first motorbike build! I'm 68 yrs old and have mechanical experience on My side. I thought the kit was easy to assemble, but decided to go with a few modifications, mainly for safety sake. First, I found that the commonly called "rag joint" left a lot to be desired. In My opinion, it is a poor design, and may work, but even properly done, think the spokes will loosen in a fairly short time. I also found the bolts and nuts provided in the kit were poor quality, and stripped out easily. I purchased a cnc sprocket adapter, with a 34 tooth sprocket. It was the wrong sprocket for me, so I had to purchase a 50 tooth, which works well for me. I'm heavy and not that interested in speed. I own a Harley, if I want to go faster. The sprocket adapter saved lots of time and trouble. I also bought a 12 gauge spoke rear wheel, because I had loosened several spokes in My stock Murray wheel, just by trying to install the rag joint. I also had to modify the idler pully, because it would not tighten down enough to stay put. It kept trying to go into the spokes, unsafe in my opinion. Other than those mods, the installation is easy! But I agree "easy" is a relative term!