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Old 04-15-2015, 04:28 AM
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That StingRay frame has an interesting look - bet that'll be a fun build.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:20 AM
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Today I dug into my box of bicycle parts & came up with a mirror, along with a headlight and tail light I hadn't been using. I now feel like the Micargi is now much more road worthy.
While I have not kept a log of my miles, I'd be willing to wager I've spent more time riding that sucker in the past couple of weeks than I have since I put it together in 2013.
Here are a couple of photos taken this afternoon of my no-longer-stock 4 stroke.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:20 AM
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OK for the one or two Super Moderators demanding to police the motorized bicycle world along with those following them here yet one more example of why I suspect a bunch of motorized bicycle parts from box end up back in the box they don't suggest one of these a welded steel engine mount. Now if that don't let the chase begin ?,release the barking growling 4 leg Super Duper Moderator to test all Moderators..
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:56 AM
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LOL< That's funny. Apparently you have never read through any of my build threads. Not only do I weld the mounts but they are usually custom designed, even a couple of off-set mounts and they don't look like something from the scrap metal pile.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:44 PM
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LOL< That's funny. Apparently you have never read through any of my build threads. Not only do I weld the mounts but they are usually custom designed, even a couple of off-set mounts and they don't look like something from the scrap metal pile.
There ya go picking on my scrap metal stuff again........lol......!!!!!

You have done so nice work on those bikes Tom, very durable mounting for sure...

Carry on my friend....

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Old 04-16-2015, 02:03 PM
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I asked a local welder if he could help me with something "you cou'd probably make it out of a bit of scrap" I said

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"there is no scrap metal, every piece has a use somewhere"
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:34 PM
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I asked a local welder if he could help me with something "you cou'd probably make it out of a bit of scrap" I said

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"there is no scrap metal, every piece has a use somewhere"
Ha ha, very true but at least grind off the rough edges and rust!

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Old 04-16-2015, 09:03 PM
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I asked a local welder if he could help me with something "you cou'd probably make it out of a bit of scrap" I said

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"there is no scrap metal, every piece has a use somewhere"
Sounds like my kinda people.
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:55 AM
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Actually did several things to the "Taffy Bike" today, finally got the front mount made from old kit parts I had laying around fixed the way I wanted it and got the engine mounted solid to the bike as it will stay now if all goes according to plan.

The two pix below show it at its "finished" state, I could have made a much simpler front mount or ground the paint off the frame and made a weld on frame engine mounting tab, but I had these parts and I knew they would do just fine for what I needed, so instead of them going to waist I decided to use parts of two different "big frame" kit mounting set ups to make the one mount I needed, It's not real clean and fancy looking but it's rock solid so I'm good with it.

Also I have included a link after the pix to where I posted some info pix of the exhaust flange I built today for the Taffy bike from a grade-8 7/8" ID flat washer and a piece of a front fork I cut off of a just set of forks I had.





Link to exhaust work: http://motorbicycling.com/showthread...378#post607378
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:23 AM
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Started stripping the rust off the front fork tubes on the stingray and removing the decals... the chrome is really thin and it comes right off with a twisted wire cup brush on an angle grinder then I left the fork legs in the carb dip to soften the decals for easier removal....
I've also decided to go with no chrome on this one so I'm most likely going to paint the fork legs and other chrome parts semi flat black then I'll pinstripe them with lime green and white pinstriping paint. I'm thinking about going with gloss black for the frame and airbrushing in some green realistic flames to complete the theme...
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