Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum  

Sponsors



Go Back   Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum > Motorized Bicycle > Motorized Bicycle General Discussion

Motorized Bicycle General Discussion All topics regarding bicycles with engines.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #7691  
Old 01-15-2015, 09:46 PM
Rudz Rudz is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Tyler TX
Posts: 458
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Aired up the tires adjusted the front wheel skewer, it was too tight and the hub wasn't rolling as smooth.

Removed white wire from magneto, made a new magneto case gasket and sealed it up inside and out with oil resistant rtv, made sure it was water tight this time.

I installed a new #41 chain and new tensioner heavy duty tensioner wheel, adjusted clutch and everything rolls smooth. I might have to take some more material out of the case cover, I've already removed a good amount though.

I got my pedalchopper.com steel lay back seatpost the other day and it's amazing. It still need different bars, my Origin 8 Batwing bars look awesome but aren't very comfortable

Hopefully I can add a new seat soon, my sportourer elastomer seat sucks, it's soft, but I think those elastomers are not meant for big boys, probably going to get a Cloud 9
Reply With Quote
  #7692  
Old 01-15-2015, 10:56 PM
Davezilla's Avatar
Davezilla Davezilla is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: San Antonio Texas
Posts: 2,710
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by fatdaddy View Post
YUP, Aint nothing quite like the feeling ya get coming to a busy intersection and finding out ya got NOTHIN for brakes. Yer cheeks start squeezing the seat and yer trying to wear out a good pair of shoes on the pavement, Flintstone style brakes, Yabba dabba doo.
fatdaddy.
I had a 27" 10 speed racer when I was 12 that i used to ride and when the brakes quit working I would stop the bike by putting my foot on the front tire and it worked pretty good at the time... until once I went for a ride wearing my football cleats... was moving pretty good and went to slow down so my cousin could catch up, put my foot up to the front tire and onenof the cleats grabbed a spoke, flipped the bike and face planted me on the pavement... a broken wrist and a tooth thru my lip taught me it's always best to be sure the brakes work before going for a ride...

Btw.... I ride mine every day unless it's raining, then i join in on these silly posts until the rain stops.
Reply With Quote
  #7693  
Old 01-15-2015, 11:24 PM
Trey's Avatar
Trey Trey is offline
$50 Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Where cattle outnumber people 3 to 1.
Posts: 1,436
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

[QUOTE=Yabba dabba doo.
fatdaddy.[/QUOTE]

LOL! That's right.
Glad to see your still around man. There was a new member near you looking for something the other day, and I mentioned you.
Be cool.
__________________
It's cooler to not fall off your bike.
Reply With Quote
  #7694  
Old 01-15-2015, 11:43 PM
Semaj's Avatar
Semaj Semaj is offline
Electric Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Austin Tx
Posts: 300
Talking Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by fatdaddy View Post
YUP, Aint nothing quite like the feeling ya get coming to a busy intersection and finding out ya got NOTHIN for brakes. Yer cheeks start squeezing the seat and yer trying to wear out a good pair of shoes on the pavement, Flintstone style brakes, Yabba dabba doo.
fatdaddy.
Have you read,"Emergency breaks Keep you out of the lakes"?
would have saved your shoes
http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=57764
__________________
Kick the addiction. Gas Free* since 2014
Havent directly paid for or put gas into anything*
Reply With Quote
  #7695  
Old 01-16-2015, 03:44 PM
Dan's Avatar
Dan Dan is offline
Staff
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Moosylvania
Posts: 11,850
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by fatdaddy View Post
YUP, Aint nothing quite like the feeling ya get coming to a busy intersection and finding out ya got NOTHIN for brakes. Yer cheeks start squeezing the seat and yer trying to wear out a good pair of shoes on the pavement, Flintstone style brakes, Yabba dabba doo.
fatdaddy.
LOL FD! Ohh, that do suck!
__________________
worst apocalypse ever
=============================

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM
Reply With Quote
  #7696  
Old 01-16-2015, 04:23 PM
DaveC's Avatar
DaveC DaveC is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 970
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

The West Coast bike I have came with no front brake and both drum and V brake in back. The lugs for the V brake are still there but I don't know if they were installed and removed by previous owners or what. As I am putting on a brushless electric hub the coaster brake is out and the V brake will be made to function. Thanks for the tip on the Salmon pads for sure I did add a Sturmy-Archer Dyno-Drum to the front so I have front brakes. The dyno was because I had intended to run a Morini so power for a lighting system was needed now it's added resistance. I plan on towing 4 car batteries for power to the motor but I will still use the power from the dyno to run a lighting system with it's own battery supply for stability.

I talked to the bike repair guy that laced the hub to my front wheel. He's going to help with the things I need like laceing the electric hub to my rim. I don't know but the V brake arms look to me to be extra long, I haven't seen anything quite like them. I think we might have trouble finding a set but I'm hoping I'm wrong and we can get the brakes at both ends working. I'm gonna need them to stop me and a trailer of car batteries
Reply With Quote
  #7697  
Old 01-16-2015, 07:50 PM
redneck82's Avatar
redneck82 redneck82 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: concord, nh
Posts: 126
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

changed up my running lights a little bit... spliced a second headlight and adjusted the mounts to either sides of the front fender so i can actually see the ground just ahead of me... also built a battery tube for 3 D cells to power both front running lights as well as the brake light... rewired the switches also...







__________________
GO BIG OR GO HOME!
Reply With Quote
  #7698  
Old 01-17-2015, 06:39 AM
GoreWound's Avatar
GoreWound GoreWound is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 477
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Redneck, your bike looks not to be F'ed with. Like a noble steed that charges valiantly into battle.

I stuck a set of light up valve caps on my bike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1320.JPG (163.6 KB, 35 views)
__________________
Ask me about Chainmail in southern Ontario!
Reply With Quote
  #7699  
Old 01-17-2015, 10:08 AM
boxcar's Avatar
boxcar boxcar is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Astoria OR
Posts: 358
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

I thought I was looking at a nuclear weapon...
Cool bike Redneck.
__________________
Happy Trails......
Reply With Quote
  #7700  
Old 01-17-2015, 10:40 AM
redneck82's Avatar
redneck82 redneck82 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: concord, nh
Posts: 126
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

thanks guys... It kinda reminds me of something youd see in a mad max movie lmfao... Ive been piecing it together with whatever i have on hand at the time... It is still very much a work in progress... But its all coming together...
__________________
GO BIG OR GO HOME!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clutch, motorized bicycle, oil, tensioner

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:17 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
MotorBicycling.com