1st build!

Steveobass

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Hello everyone.
I just built my first bike after many months of research and planning.
It's a Zeda 80 firestorm, everything went pretty smooth. I took my time and made sure everything was right.
I still have to tiddy up some wiring, I'm on my sec9nd tank of gas, she's running about 30ish, although I have not topped her out yet.
Next thing to buy is some padded gloves. After running a whole tank of gas yesterday my carpal tunnel is killing me!
 

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crassius

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I always use a piece of PVC in rear mount and sometimes in front too to take sharp edge off of vibs. Once in a while, I'll try 1/4in higher/lower in both mounts to see if I can find a spot on frame that doesn't resonate with vibs. At least we aren't still in the old unbalanced crank days : )
 

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I always use a piece of PVC in rear mount and sometimes in front too to take sharp edge off of vibs. Once in a while, I'll try 1/4in higher/lower in both mounts to see if I can find a spot on frame that doesn't resonate with vibs. At least we aren't still in the old unbalanced crank days : )
Thanks for the tip, I'll give that a try, plus good gloves
P.s. pvc in front of the mount(engine side)
Back of the mount, or all the way around?
 

crassius

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between mounting block in rear and the seat tube, between motor and frame tube in front

check for tightness for a few days as the PVC nicely conforms to both surfaces
 
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Good choice for the bike on your build; these older, late 1980's MTB's are about the strongest frame and fork you will ever find. If anything I would have done a complete tune-up, and overhaul on all four of this bike's bearing assemblies.
 

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Good choice for the bike on your build; these older, late 1980's MTB's are about the strongest frame and fork you will ever find. If anything I would have done a complete tune-up, and overhaul on all four of this bike's bearing assemblies.
I'm ordering new front and rear rims, new free wheel also, I was just in a hurry to put it together.
New rims will be on next week!