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
  #771  
Old 02-20-2011, 08:17 PM
wheelbender6's Avatar
wheelbender6 wheelbender6 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: TX
Posts: 3,758
Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

I rode my motorbike a few miles to the local home improvement store for a caulking gun and chop saw blade.
While locking up my bike, a fellow walked up and began asking questions about it. He thought it was some sort of small retro motorcycle but I explained to him that is was an old beach cruiser with a China girl motor kit. He took a pic of it with his cell phone. He wants to sell his off road motorcycle and get a dual purpose bike.
__________________
“You're only young once, but you can be immature as long as you like" -Unknown

Last edited by wheelbender6; 02-20-2011 at 08:19 PM. Reason: Spelling
Reply With Quote
  #772  
Old 02-21-2011, 12:39 AM
Skarrd's Avatar
Skarrd Skarrd is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 495
Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

painted the frame. missed a few spots (it was dark out when i painted it) but it turned out nice, gonna touch it up tomorrow, let it sit for a day or so, then put it back together.
__________________
They see me rollin'
they hatin'


Quote:
Originally Posted by biknut View Post
Traditional bicycle riders think we're cheaters. Non riders think our bikes are toys. Bicycle shops think we're a threat. Tree huggers think we're polluters. The police don't know what to think.
Reply With Quote
  #773  
Old 02-21-2011, 01:33 AM
Allen_Wrench's Avatar
Allen_Wrench Allen_Wrench is offline
Resident Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 2,771
Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Red paint. More red paint. Still some more red paint. The clear coat's on its way soon. The Higgins frame is looking good in red. When I get my new digital camera, I will be posting pics of it and the working mock carbide headlamp. Things are coming together.
__________________

"There is nothing wrong with wanting a motorbike that is an extension of your personal taste and fashion sense; if you must ride somewhere, I say do it with style!"
.
Reply With Quote
  #774  
Old 02-21-2011, 01:54 PM
MarkSumpter's Avatar
MarkSumpter MarkSumpter is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 474
Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Trying to get the last final touches on the new Crannie so when it quits raining and is a little warmer I am ready to ride...





Reply With Quote
  #775  
Old 02-21-2011, 02:49 PM
Goat Herder's Avatar
Goat Herder Goat Herder is offline
Gutter Rider
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: N.M.
Posts: 6,251
Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Got one of these coming.... Vector Kits: Motorcycle (Offroad-MX) at Trail Tech Home For my new Morini sus build
__________________
Still gotta have a since of humor.
Reply With Quote
  #776  
Old 02-21-2011, 03:41 PM
Skarrd's Avatar
Skarrd Skarrd is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 495
Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

touched up the spots on the frame i missed while painting it last night.

letting it dry in the sun right now, then gonna let it sit for 24 hours while i let the paint cure, then put it back together.
__________________
They see me rollin'
they hatin'


Quote:
Originally Posted by biknut View Post
Traditional bicycle riders think we're cheaters. Non riders think our bikes are toys. Bicycle shops think we're a threat. Tree huggers think we're polluters. The police don't know what to think.
Reply With Quote
  #777  
Old 02-21-2011, 05:20 PM
bairdco's Avatar
bairdco bairdco is offline
a guy who makes cool bikes
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: living the dream in southern california
Posts: 6,268
Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

rode around for awhile, back wheel started squeaking, so i just now took it apart and re-greased it.

it's an NOS shimano cb- D120, which is basically the same as the E series, but it's heavier-duty-er.

or so i thought.

the brake shoes are almost toast and all the grease was burnt off.

this hub was basically new and re-greased with phil wood grease when i laced it up for this bike.

i guess shimano hubs ain't the best on a hot rod bike.

i took some better shoes from an old hub and popped out all the bearings from the races (and added more) to make it a loose-bearing hub so it rolls better and hopefully lasts longer. if you've ever re-built a coaster brake hub with loose bearings, it ain't that fun, but it's not that big of a deal.

i think i'm gonna test ride it over to target to get me a cheap speedo so's i can show youse guys how fast it really is.

and i'm working on some different hub options...
Reply With Quote
  #778  
Old 02-21-2011, 05:48 PM
Goat Herder's Avatar
Goat Herder Goat Herder is offline
Gutter Rider
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: N.M.
Posts: 6,251
Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bairdco View Post
rode around for awhile, back wheel started squeaking, so i just now took it apart and re-greased it.

it's an NOS shimano cb- D120, which is basically the same as the E series, but it's heavier-duty-er.

or so i thought.

the brake shoes are almost toast and all the grease was burnt off.

this hub was basically new and re-greased with phil wood grease when i laced it up for this bike.

i guess shimano hubs ain't the best on a hot rod bike.

i took some better shoes from an old hub and popped out all the bearings from the races (and added more) to make it a loose-bearing hub so it rolls better and hopefully lasts longer. if you've ever re-built a coaster brake hub with loose bearings, it ain't that fun, but it's not that big of a deal.

i think i'm gonna test ride it over to target to get me a cheap speedo so's i can show youse guys how fast it really is.

and i'm working on some different hub options...
Sounds like you did good with those hubs over all. I would not expect to make it past 5 days of heavy braking and a Morini. pffft. I am a pretty big tall guy tho..


The speedometer I ordered will have a tachometer, temp sensor, mph, average speed, clock, Maintenance a high temp alarm, built in fuel consumption calculator and it will even run off the china white wire

I had no luck with cheep speed ohmmeters and the Morini on my last build. they worked good on the china tho. I found these, these are like Doritos they make more! Ordered nine of them lol. When they get done falling apart I will make a custom light! for the white wire on the China lol.Waterproof LED Bike Bicycle Head Light+Rear Flashlight - eBay (item 250521741093 end time Mar-22-11 23:09:43 PDT)






http://www.trailtech.net/media/catal...-11_lowres.pdf

__________________
Still gotta have a since of humor.

Last edited by Goat Herder; 02-21-2011 at 11:24 PM. Reason: add pict.
Reply With Quote
  #779  
Old 02-21-2011, 10:09 PM
GearNut's Avatar
GearNut GearNut is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Diego, Kaliforgnia
Posts: 5,106
Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Shipping that light set all the way from Australia may get expensive.
__________________
The_Aleman:
"It's a chinagirl. It's a sometimes fun little engine that often will break your heart. It's disposable.

Does not come with a fortune cookie."
________________________
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #780  
Old 02-21-2011, 10:26 PM
Goat Herder's Avatar
Goat Herder Goat Herder is offline
Gutter Rider
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: N.M.
Posts: 6,251
Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

I only spent about 24 dollars. I keep a keen eye on my bank account. Read to me that it came from china. Id be lying if I said I did not feel a little leery about it. lol
__________________
Still gotta have a since of humor.

Last edited by Goat Herder; 02-21-2011 at 10:39 PM.
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 07:19 PM.


Sponsors

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