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  1. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Thanks, but I hope you read the part about how the alternator was a whooppin failure :D Someone on a facebook page suggested to me to modify the pull start mech for the alternator and I'm most likely going to go that route.
  2. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Also, here's a little blooper video, But as a proof that it's up and running. I also don't have a Go-Pro So I can't really do "on-board" videos. Smoke is most likely because of break-in mixture and Cold start. Hard to notice when you're riding the thing. https://youtu.be/f4bu5Wnf-ss
  3. Ryoskate

    Texas Riding Blog

    Well... I rode around my freshly built 66cc with a Piston matched Puch head and general cleaning up / matched ports.... The thing has 36T in the rear with a 26" and a 2" tall balloon tire, and it MANAGED to push me forward from a VERY low speed (although It took a bit of clutch work and it...
  4. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Series of failures... I tested the generator today. A whoopin 2 volts AC at a good few rpm above idle. Un-believable... It either had a short somewhere in the coils, making it a big stick of heat, or the stator was too far away from the magneto. which was most likely the case. Also, I rode...
  5. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Yeah solder thing was a major fail. Learn something new everyday 2 door... Also, the Collar thing has been holding up so far.
  6. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    The Head was as pictured in the description. I thought I could make it work knowing it had missing hardware but it's proven to be much more difficult. Also, please, DO NOT attempt the cable end thing... Didn't even last 2 days. Ended up having to modify some sort of collar with an allen...
  7. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    There were a few things at fault that I should have saw coming. 1 - Compression ratio has been raised to somewhere around 11:1 (It's a guesstimate. about 6cc combustion chamber) And because of this, the "pedal start" is a lot more violent and harsher on the bottom chain. Now, the head DID...
  8. Ryoskate

    Caoboy's Huffy cruiser build

    Make sure to wipe that metal dust off with some chemical. I wiped mine with some shop towel and thought it was good enough, went back with WD-40 and Windex and the poor towel came out pencil lead black.
  9. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Well, good news and bad news. Good news is that it ran, and ran FANTASTIC. I was so EXCITED that I completely forgot to take a video!. The large baffle and the exhaust really makes it sound like a machine rather than a toy or a weed-wacker. It pulled a lot more than I could ever imagine (110lb...
  10. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Pretty sure the baffle / tip part is all the same. I bought it on ebay myself as a "moped" exhaust, it was only later that I found out it was puch / its brands. The "header" part is probably different but You'd have to modify it to fit anyways. Now do be aware they are pretty long and somewhat...
  11. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Got a really long ladies belt for a dollar at goodwill to make a cafe-racer style tank strap out of. I really didn't take much pictures of the in between process because since it's quite boring. It was literally just cutting it to length and sewing it.
  12. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    No can do... It's one of those CNC hub sprockets and have tapered holes and bolts. I was hoping I could bring out the Engine side sprocket out a little more since it's a lot closer to the wheel it's self.
  13. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    **UPDATE 1/3/2016** The cable end thing came off. Attemp at own risk.** I didn't take much pictures since it was uninteresting but started work on all the cables and wires. I like to keep things as neat as possible so I trimmed the throttle cable by cutting, per usual, and then soldering on the...
  14. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    I moved on to make the chain tensioner and realized that I could integrate the exhaust hanger. Test fit. The chain clearance at the rear tire was very narrow... I was wanting to go with wider tires but seems like it'll be an extra hassle to make that fit. I'll stick with the tires I have for...
  15. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Got a few days worth of pictures to share. It was a pretty lazy weekend. Solely for looks, I decided to use a Puch exhaust / baffle for my motor. Chopped to re-angle / lengthen some of the parts using the remains of my handlebar, it was conveniently the same OD. ID was slightly...
  16. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Spot the rookie mistake. And yes, I had to tear down the whole motor over again. Anyways, should I keep the Patina-Orange gas tank or paint it the same color as the rest of the bike? Decisions decisions...
  17. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Made a little something today. Feel free to copy the idea if you like... I don't plan on producing anything I make. Also made a tool to match the combustion chamber to the piston shape. Reshaped combustion chamber... To the best of my abilities with the tools I have...
  18. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    Sanded the rim, cleaned it, and shortened the brake lines... Seemed to have done the trick, both sides pulls evenly now. I had really long brake lines since I was just mocking it up, but the kinks that the line made the break not work well... I still need to fabricate something to hold down...
  19. Ryoskate

    Ryo's Cafe/Cruiser/hot/ratrod bike thing.

    I used a Harbor Freight 90 amp fluxcore mig man! Haha... And boy I'll tell you it was not fun. And like Caoboy said, Fluxcore is easier to burn through. I checked the inside of the head tube and it seems like I had decent penetration so I'm not too worried. Once you get the setting right...