And away we go

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by thxcuz, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. mapbike

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    Good looking wheel, just get you a can of acetone and a NATURAL bristle paint brush and you should be able to get all that Baby Blue Paint off in no time.
     
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    Should I still zip tie the spokes? On just the motor sproket side or both?
     
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    Not sure I understand what you mean by zip tying the spokes.

    Are you talking about where the spokes cross each other?
     
  4. thxcuz

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    Yes. I heard it should be done to strengthen the wheel
     
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    Never heard of that but it may actually be a good idea to take some of the stress off of individual spokes.

    Thanks for answering my question on that.

    map
     
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    Gadzooks! It works! My chain could use some adjustments and my front wheel is more out of true than I expected and it kicks like a Missouri mule but dayum it has pickup. It puts my puch maxi to shame in that department (though the puch is almost 40 years old and will likely last another 40)
     
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    Well, there ya go.... second time out the kit supplied chain broke. Hooray for front brakes! Hello Mr motorcycle shop owner - take my money please
     
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    Replaced the chain with a #41. I'm still am getting used to the clutch but I call this bike finished (for the moment)[​IMG]
     
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    That frame is just too cool for school. I love the way the lines flow on it.
    That bike came together so nicely. Congratulations.
    Just curious,cuz, are you pleased with that chain tensioner? Did it need any work to align it with the chain? Also, did your kit chain actually break or did the master link fail?

    Tom
     
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    The kit chain broke. The master link was still connected. I added a few washers and a longer bolt to the tensioner to align it better. Since this is my first build I have nothing to compare the tensioner to. I knew I didn't want to use the stock one. I.originally got big fat tires for the bike but there were Hella clearence issues so I uses some skinny 26's that I had. It doesn't look as nice but it's a lot less hassel. The frame was designed for skinny tires.
     
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    Ok, I'm riding it around and I really don't care for the manual clutch. I suppose I will get used to it but the pull start/centrifugal clutch add on looks attractive. Any pros/cons? And how tricky is it to install?
     
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    I havent run a cen. clutch on an6 of my cg builds, but Dave/Davezilla runs both pull start and Cen clutch on his bike and he can give you some advice on the set up.
     
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    I think I'm calling this project finished. I added a suspension fork and a calmshell. Plus a rack and some bags. I upgraded the throttle because the stock one was a little wobbly. It makes quite a difference. The fork smooths out the jerks a lot. I would still like to upgrade to a bigger tank. Not because I need more gas but because that dinky peanut tank just looks redonkulus.[​IMG]
     
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    Bike looks excellent..... I liked it before you even started and I like it even more now....
     
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    Thanks mapbike!
     

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