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Old 05-05-2008, 05:17 AM
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That will make three of us with rack mounted bicycle motors Paul.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:19 AM
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Jenna, that is so cool..the bike that is. I know you say it's a cruiser but what year and is that how it comes? I love the forks, the front fender, the "gas tank" and the seat
I love the looks of that bike.
The bike is a 2006 Schwinn Deluxe 7. The tank, fork and twin fenders (I didnt have the heart to cut the other one up which I would have had to do to make it fit) come as standard. It also has an electric horn fitted with the control on the RHS of the tank panel.

So far as I can find out it came/comes in three two-tone colour combinations. The Green/White along with Black/White and Blue/White.

Price in the UK was approx 349 which all in all means that the bike has cost me about 850-900 in all...

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Old 05-05-2008, 07:27 AM
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very nice jemma! i always look forward to seeing you motorized bicycle modifications. you will soon no longer be the lonesome rackie. i ordered my dax titan and looking forward to joining you.
You know I like to tinker

Next modification will be the tuned pipe - which I am hoping to reverse so the pipe itself heads forward instead of round the back of the machine.. make it less conspicuous and less likely to get damaged.

I had to take off the current exhaust mod - that engine runs so hot it actually destroys the rubber elbows which *should* work with nitrous so I am surprised.

This bodge job actually gave the bike 1.5 - 2mph!! without it the engine bogs at top end and wont manage more than 31mph which really surprises me - these tanakas thrive on back pressure...

Good luck with the titan... the only thing that concerns me about that rig is the weight balance on the machine since the engine is alot higher and weightier than the GEBE style designs... although since I havent ridden one I cant judge... seems like I shall have to head over the states sometime soon for a extended test of different bikes...

Incidentally, I am going to look into seeing if the chengine mount can be modified to fit ala rudge autocycle...

This would make the chengines suitable for womens underbone bikes although it will need a longer chain run from the front of the bike to the driven sprocket - or even set up to use the jackshaft kit mentioned on here....

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Old 05-05-2008, 07:28 AM
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It's funny that I have never seen anything like that here in Canada. The price works out to about $700 just for the bike, If I am correct about your exchange rate. That is a very sexy bike. I'm going to start keeping an eye out for the model.
You go girl!
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:04 AM
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i have talked to a few people that got the titans and they said you cannot even notice that it is on the back of the bike. i was concerned about weight also but they say it is not an issue. i should know withen a few weeks after i get to the virgin islands. it will get lots of miles fast for the weather thier is made for motorized bicycles
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:27 AM
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Jemma... I like your Schwinn.
I love Schwinns in general, (they have really become the "Harley Davidson" of bicycles!)
I like the storage box that you made, but I was thinking that leather saddle bags would look perfect on it!
Just a random thought...
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:21 PM
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Jemma... I like your Schwinn.
I love Schwinns in general, (they have really become the "Harley Davidson" of bicycles!)
I like the storage box that you made, but I was thinking that leather saddle bags would look perfect on it!
Just a random thought...
I have considered them - but its a money problem and a fitment problem. I cant find a way of fitting them considering where the engine is - and I dont want them on the front wheel really because that might stress the front rim too much (unsprung weight on a standard bike wheel)

At the moment I am on about equivalent $800 a month to live on and that has to include everything - I only spend money on the bike because its my only form of transport right now..

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Old 05-16-2008, 01:27 PM
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Well,some of the of the disparaging remarks directed at my little China girl concerning vibration may have been uncalled for.Seems my cruiser handlebars should have been taking some of the heat.Yesterday I filled my handlebars with lead slugs and rubberized caulk and the difference is unbelievable.I can now break right through that 27MPH vibration barrier and damn near make something out in my mirrors.I heard about this on a motorcycle forum and there are actual products for this purpose on the market.Some guys said they had good luck just filling the bar with caulk and I suppose sand might help but I don't think anything can touch lead.Without a doubt the easiest way would be to get a bag of lead bird shot and just pour it in there."Easy" rules it out for me.I cast some 5/8" slugs out of old wheel weights and loaded them up.Adds up to a lot of weight but man what a difference.Now I'll probably fry my motor running on the top end.Ron
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Old 05-16-2008, 03:50 PM
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awesome tip ran49 gonna put a copy in the clasic posts
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:09 PM
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Pop off the grip, fill the bars with lead shot and put the grip back on.
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