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Old 04-07-2013, 09:41 AM
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Default took a long break now on to my second build

well it's been a long time since i've been on these forums. after wrecking my first build twice, i want to come back and build another but fix all the weaknesses of my first one.
i used a grubee gt5 on my first build, now i'm stepping it up to a 212cc predator
i also need to get an old schwinn cruiser or other older bike, i might stretch it some
i plan on disc brakes in the front, so if you guys could give me recomendations for front hubs/forks that would be great
are there any freehubs with a 50t or 56t sprocket built in? i really don't like the clamp to the spokes thing or the coaster brakes
what are some good strong rims? I plan on some heavy gauge spokes
my final question. i feel that the throttle handle/cable that come in the kits are rather cheap feeling and a very weak point, does anyone make better ones or can you use one of a motorcycle?

it's great to be back, somehow i just got back into the motor biking mood after about 6 months of not even touching mine
meanwhile i plan on doing something like this to my existing bike
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: took a long break now on to my second build

Wow, that's a HUGE engine. If you want strong rims, I would recommend worksman. Sportsman Flyer sells them and has said that he had rear drum brakes in stock that use a split sprocket (http://www.sportsmanflyer.blogspot.c...rake-hubs.html). If you go that route the worksman front drum is a good brake. For the forks, I like the Monark Springer style and you can get those that are compatible with disc or drum. I am using the drum setup on my bike and it looks nice.
I would recommend the throttle from sick bike parts. These are amazing compared to the kit throttle.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: took a long break now on to my second build

Welcome back. Sounds like a big step up. I like the seat in the photo. Puts you in a nice riding position and I imagine that with good padding it would be very comfortable. Going to remember that!
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