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Old 10-17-2013, 12:52 PM
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You want to know what I did?

I realized just how pathetic my bike is compared to yours and a whole lot other bikes I see in here.
The first build always looks a bit rough. We've all been there. The good news is, the next one looks better, since you've learned from the first. Added bonus, you're reading here, which should give you a lot more info/guidance/ideas to go from.

The first motor I slapped on my beast ran for a while before it died. For the second, I knew a lot more (from reading everything I could here) and properly prepped eveything for the replacement. When I motored Harley59's bike (as a replacement for a trashed e-bike, for 1/10th the cost of the e-bike) it went together pretty smoothly, which gave me the confidence to take on doing my cruiser.

I guess what I'm trying to get at is that you've taken the first step. Each step from here gets better. And you've got the web's best resource here for any troubles you may encounter right here.

Post a couple of pics when you can, no matter what you think of it we'd love to see your bike.

Remember: It ain't whatcha ride, it's how you roll.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:52 PM
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on my new bike "new to me anyway" It has the cables running along the top tube with no conduit so I sat thinking how can I put the tank on with out crushing these wires then it hit me I took 4 of those cable adjusters that screw into the brake lever and slipped them on to the bare wire then set the tank onto them after I draped some rubber on them it mounted very nice and secure and my cables work flawlessly
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:59 PM
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To work around the top tube cables, I went with a series of layers of rubber cut into strips built up into a sort of (squished) I beam shape, stuck together with double-sided tape. The bottom wide piece goes under the cables, the narrow strips allow the cable to run on each side.

Sort of like this:
_ 1" strip
- " strip
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:03 PM
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Post a couple of pics when you can, no matter what you think of it we'd love to see your bike.

Remember: It ain't whatcha ride, it's how you roll.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:16 PM
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Nice looking build, Jumpa. I like the cyl. head, which one/whose is that?
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:26 PM
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For the first time, I ran my bike at WOT for 2 continuous miles......seems like she did just fine. May be time to start taking further trips from the house.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:13 PM
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Added the new Meanie Greenie roller wheel from mapbike to my tensioner from turbobuick1. Since the new wheel was slightly 'thinner', I was able to utilize the last hole in the arm --- mo betta!!





This was the original wheel with about 300 miles on it........no wear!!

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Old 10-17-2013, 10:23 PM
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You want to know what I did?

I realized just how pathetic my bike is compared to yours and a whole lot other bikes I see in here.
Give it time, my friend, give it time. The bike in my pic is not my first. My first got slammed by an F-150. And my second ride didn't get all tricked out overnight. We poor folks go several weeks, maybe months, between adding stuff onto our rides.
Check this out: if it starts and runs just fine, and gets several times the gas mileage of the cars next to you, ain't no way you can call that pathetic. These things are admirable in their MPGs.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:02 AM
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Nice looking build, Jumpa. I like the cyl. head, which one/whose is that?
Had to take a close look but it looks like a manic mechanic ashtray head.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:05 AM
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Didn't do anything to my bikes today but I did score another bike, its a Open Road 15 speed mtn bike, looks like an 80's model, was getting dark when I took these pix but this bike is in excellent condition, just needs new rear tire.

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