Originally Posted by worksuxxx
I may consider doing one. Just did another 29" Astra. Those 29er's are a B**** for a 4 stroke build. I ordered a rear tank and rack for the Del Rio before deciding against it, those parts arrived today. I may still do it. I just ordered a Huffy Newport and hopefully will receive it in a few days. Gonna try that one out. Hopefully will be building that one by Monday.
you'll need this,
I use one and it it very good quality compared to anything on the newport / engine clutch cable.
You'll need to sand all of the paint off the rims (where the brakes will touch). Straight up. You'll also need to true these rims before you even think about sanding off the paint. I did a newport and one of the rims was almost AN INCH untrue. It is absolutely necessary to true them.
you might also want to consider making those gears on the newport usable with something like this (i cannot confirm this works with newports) and also the other shifter can be the choke. very pretty
Lastly either remove the fenders entirely (easy) or locktite everything and find a way to reinforce the fenders so the mount relies on more than what it does from the factory.
Also, I would suggest regreasing everything, and repacking every bearing with your own grease.
Also, make sure those brakes are correct. When i recieved mine (in the mail) the brakes were, for lack of a better word... ****ed. I had to replace the brake pads and adjust them accordingly.
after doing all this stuff you should have a very sturdy and reliable bike. I actually like riding the little newport more than my onyx, but please, don't tell my onyx that.
Also, I wouldn't suggest mounting the fuel line as shown, it proved to be very problematic. I'm still trying to make it work.