hi guys, gals. new to the forum. my name is leigh and i'm up here in london ontario (canada) been building bikes for sometime, but this is my first moped.
i've been building an indian inspired boardtrack racersince last year. i still have alot of work to do (including a custom stainless tank,) but i'm itching to ride this beast,
heres the bike last halloween. thats the tank i still have to finish.
well i've had a change of heart since then and the build has taken on a new dirrection.
heres what it looks like now and brings me to my first question. mounted the kit tank just to get it running
i've dropped down to a 24" wheel with a vintage set of uniroyal chain tread tires. dirrections(or should i say "indications"lol indicate this motor should work on most 26"/28" bikes. is there any reason i shouldn't use it on a bike with 24" tires?
now, no self respecting indian boardtrack racer would sport plastic parts, so i ditched the cheap throttle and used an old set of plated brake levers for the throttle and clutch.
they have enough travel to do there job's. i do however need to replace the kill switch (with something metal i hope) thought about a small toggle switch. was hoping to see some pic's of your custom/replacement kill switches. post away (please and thx)
next question, coaster brakes. i've read ad's that say "new improved sprocket more room for coaster brake arm" and i've also read warnings against using them. mine is currently fitted with a coaster brake. am i askin for trouble? as long as i use the clutch before the brake, are there any dangers i should know about?
last question (fo now) i have an assorted pack of gaskett materials. now my head looks alittle warped and seems it might leak. gonna change out all the gasketts, but i was wondering
which material should i use for the head gaskett? there cork,cork-neopreme,neopreme,rubber,compressed paper???? in the pack.
thx for all your help, i'd love to be tooting around this weekend.