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Old 06-08-2015, 01:18 AM
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check out my new post in swap and sale thread white wire for 12v lights http://motorbicycling.com/showthread...ght=white+wire
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:22 AM
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Then I decided I got more engines than bikes to put them in so I got this to see if this would be a good basic platform to build from http://www.ebay.com/itm/271804554238...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT ... if this is a good strong frame I may buy 2 or 3 more and build a few to see how they sell in my area, I'm always getting customers in my shop asking me if they can buy mine or my customer's bikes when I got one of theirs there...

I got the blue schwinn cruiser back at the shop because the guy's brother was being way too rough on the throttle and broke the cable end off, I'm really hoping that little piece is in the carb and didn't go into the engine, he said he didn't think it was running when it happened but I will soon find out...
I will be replacing the metal throttle with a plastic one so it'll break at the grip instead of the carb if his brother does this again...
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:45 AM
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i dont think you want one of those look how tiny the tires are you will kill your butt and losten every tooth in your mouth check out the schwinn midway its a 29" with nice tires and there steel they run about 149.00 at walmary and the best thing they ship for free right to your door the delivery guys hate me i buy bikes 3-4 at a time and thats just about every two or three days then thats not even the poor UPS guy bringing me 10 motor kits at a time its cheaper to buy in bulk so i but 10 http://motorbicycling.com/attachment...1&d=1433650769 my ulility room is stacked as you can see and i had to rent a storage unit for the bikes i have 4 of them right now in my front room or should i say my shop LOL my bad ass chrome bike is in the middle of my kitchen
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Old 06-09-2015, 01:29 AM
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Did some ebay shopping and got me a really cool frame to transfer all my parts to so I can replace my cracked frame with a full suspension frame... I've been looking for a good full suspension frame with an open front triangle for easy engine installation and this specialized just got my attention... http://www.ebay.com/itm/261915582302...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Hopefully I can make time to get my front end and other parts transfered over to this frame then put my engine back in so I can rip it up to the taco shop in the mornings again...
That is a cool frame & should make an interesting build. I wonder about full suspension every time I hear the seat springs go 'crunch'. I think some mtn bikers would consider that a collectable.
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:15 AM
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Some of the older 90's full suspension frames are collectable or very hard to find... I was looking for a proflex frame but the only one I saw that could accept motorizing easily is still selling for nearly $500, but well worth it. I was also looking for an older GT LTS frame but those are also really hard to find as just a frame, and will still cost around $200 for one in rebuildable condition. I guess I just got lucky to get that Specialized frame i just got for that price, but when I see stuff like this I have to jump on it if I got the funding because they sell so quickly...

Here's one I just found but it's up for bid if anyone's interested... a very nice GT LTS with about a day and a half remaining, the current bid is only about $27 right now but that's sure to go up when it comes closer to ending. I'm not going to bid on this one so if anyone wants a really nice dual suspension frame that's real easy to motorize, here's a chance to own one of the best motorizeable dual suspension frames... The seller is also including the Rock Shock so good luck bidding if anyone wants to try for it.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/OMG-RARE-GT-...3D261915582302

Here's that Proflex I've been keeping my eyes on... This one is still kinda pricy, but still a good deal since it comes with the Girvin/ Noleen front end that's worth around $200 alone... Just replace the worn out polymers with real springs or do like I did on mine and replace the front polymer with a go kart shock and a mountainbike spring.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/281551009412 These Proflex bikes with the open triangle frames are really hard to find complete enough to rebuild.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:23 PM
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building another huffy fresno that has the huge spokes, but also a huge spoke ring on the hub that has greater diameter than the largest 9-hole sprocket - last one, I elongated all 9 holes in the sprocket, then had to do same to all 9 holes in the metal bracket that goes inside

this time, I tried grinding 9 3/16in dimples in the spoke ring which turned out to be less work - I think I'll build more of these this way as the fat spokes are nice & dual line brakes work well, and the frame is so small for a 26in bike that it nullifies the vibrations really well

EDIT: typo there where it should have read 3/32 rather than 3/16
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:07 AM
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Today the ol' soldier never even came out of the stable. Earlier, I found a package on my porch containing my SR Suntour XCR front end. Consequently, time spend today concerning motorbicycles centered around fooling with the prerequisites concerning mounting, along with doing a bit of polishing.
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:39 PM
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Today the next build gets going. I've dug through boxes of parts & discovered I have nothing to add a crank & pedals to THIS frame. An entire crate of 3 & 1 piece crank parts, but it didn't occur to me I'd need press in parts.
This has been a great opportunity to organize all my junk.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:14 PM
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well this is the bike finally done i have over $1,300 in it not including my time paint and trips to the hospital LOL just kidding on the last one but this thing is scary fast im passing bikes that are fully broke in and im only at half throttle i just downloaded the speedometer for my phone so tomorrow i will do a short full throttle run to see what she has now then after two tanks of gas ill really see what she can do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!my bike complete.jpg

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Old 06-10-2015, 08:56 PM
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Not exactly my style, but I gotta say Wow when I see something that nicely done... Everything matches up really nicely and those red billet covers really set it apart from most builds... Very Well Done!!!
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