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  1. Tony01

    World’s fastest Schwinn cruiser

    Couple more night pics. The idiots who might as well be the rioters and looters covered my favorite bridge with their slogans. Took it all down. You know the regular stuff., black this, police that, “silence is violence”. Silence is NOT violence. Rioters shutting down a local freeway the other...
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Yes, a properly setup cvt will smoke an improperly setup clutch in any comparison.
  3. Tony01

    Hi from the UK - INDIAN Board Tracker tribute, my first build

    Hardly Edison!! Funny man aren’t ya! Looks great!!
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    Wireless speedo interferance

    I had the same problem with the same one as you. It just does that. The cateye is good, there was another that was good as well, one with two or three buttons and a small screen. The best is an old iPhone with the speedometer app. You can buy little iPhone 5’s and similar ones for as little as...
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Cvt is good when it’s brand new but when you run it for a while it does get noisy. Keep the jackshaft and run a clutch instead... Cheaper than a 125 swap too.. l I like an automatic motorcycle... ride with one hand most the time
  6. Tony01

    World’s fastest Schwinn cruiser

    A new much larger battery and the hub heat sinks are in order. I don’t dare ride it in this 100 degree heat. These few nights have been sweet. I really like riding very slow. Just needs more range and an onboard level 2 charger. I don’t know where I’m gonna put the charger and j1772 plug without...
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    World’s fastest Schwinn cruiser

    Yep Rick I remembered and switched that light on just for you. I’ll try to make another night photo. Far as the styling, I kind of knew it would be a tough one so I decided to get the rest of the bike close to the dimensions I wanted. I just went with the squarish tank to match the seat. Don’t...
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    World’s fastest Schwinn cruiser

    I’m still not super happy with the look. Tank is too high in the front by about an inch. The lower line needs to end where the original seat stays did.. a mistake in fabrication. Just gotta cut some more of the fake tank in the front slot. eventually going to cnc cut a new tank/seat piece from...
  9. Tony01

    World’s fastest Schwinn cruiser

    I was working on making a riding video last night and then my 12v 3a dc-dc converter for lights died on me. Fortunately I found this 15v 5a power supply that I probably used for one of my rc balance chargers, I’m gonna use it for lights. Test below.
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    1912 Excelsior Tribute

    It’s usually only missing if you buy a hub only. Comes with a wheel... but you have to cut out the hub.
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    Exhaust gasket substitute study

    No, man. Already answered this for you. Read why in the other thread. Don’t build your bike to fail.
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    Hello and Welcome!

    Exhaust gaskets are not the same as intake gaskets. Exhausts see high temps and pressure. Using aluminum, copper, or intake gasket material will burn or blow right out. It might work for 5 minutes. An exhaust gasket is made up of a high temp sealing material and a steel mesh to keep it together.
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    Hello and Welcome!

    There isn’t really as far as quick fixes go.
  14. Tony01

    2nd Flat Rear Tire ~

    Thorn resistant tubes. The 3 times bigger box ones. Or a 21” motorcycle tube... Or just stay out of the side of the road. Build a faster bike so you could command your presence and have cars give you way more space than buzzing the bike lane at double the speed..
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Here’s a Big A$S surface plate. Useful for a variety of uses like stuff that doesn’t fit in a vise easily. Of course this is a massive one and you can make a small one from any piece of plate. Mount your head to it. With a thick enough plate you can drill and tap holes to use toe clamps or...
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Yea drill presses are only for up/down. You can use an end mill in a drill chuck if you are just using it to put a flat for your drill if trying to drill at an angle. But side loads will kill the drill press quickly. X-y tables on drill presses are for hole patterns.
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    slittin’ saw? Could make it work, take bigger cuts to push the machine and not break the tool... angle plate, surface plate...
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    I’d bolt that head right to the table on a surface plate... eliminate any weakness in the mdf, vise, and height difference.
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Take a picture of your machine and the setup? Should be able to go .030 at least. What do you have for cooling? Might be worth investing in a kool-mist or making your own to help blow those chips out. If not you could rough it with a saw.
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Tough one. I’ve tried. But the lights are just too damn bright. The headlight is actually way brighter than I expected. They sell a 42w one in the same style which I will use on my next build. I shut it off even at night when riding slow in the neighborhood to not blind pedestrians. Speaking of...