Any Welders For Hire in L.A.? It's Almost Time.

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by miked826, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. miked826

    miked826 New Member

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    No I sold this bike here. That other pic shows the width of the tires that I will be using next.

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    Oooooooooooooooooooo........ I see
     
  3. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Dooood... Selling that bike that cheap makes the rest of us builders look bad!! laff

    With all the work & parts that you had into that bike, it should've sold for $3000 MINIMUM!! :(
     
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    It was for sale on eBay for at least 10 months at $2499 and it just sat there in a coma. Tons of page hits and 140 followers but not 1 question about it.

    My next bike will not be limited by engine choices (all gas or all electric) or tire widths. It will be Plug-n-Play, caveman simple, and the gas version of this bike will be dirt cheap in comparison.

    I'm gonna flat mount a 212 Predator on a mount and wrap the bike frame around that engine and mount. It will be the first and the last bike frame that I will ever design. So I gotta get it right the first time. LOL
     
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    miked826 New Member

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    I added up the price of the parts for the bike I just sold, then I subtracted that from what I actually sold it for, then I divided that by the # of hours I spent riding it. It basically cost me $11.76 per hour of riding enjoyment on that thing. You have to laugh, just to keep from crying. LOL :-||
     
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    Gonna wrap the the frame around this thing here.....just as it appears in the pic. With room to spare. LOL

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    Tires and rims are here. I'm 195 lbs. and the tires sidewall is so stiff that I can sit on the tire, with no rim or tube, and it does not collapse with me on it.

    Rim width lip to lip is 2.875"
    Tire knob depth is .5"
    Tire width across the knobs is 3.7"
    Tire diameter is 25.6"
    Tire cost is $44
    Max load per tire @ 32 PSI is 494 lbs.

    I now have some decent built-in shock absorption. I'll be Comfortably Numb.
    WINNING! LOL
     
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    miked826 New Member

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    THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE.

    Width across the knobs inflated: 4.125"
    Height inflated: 25.5"
    Weight guestimate: About 2.5x normal bicycle tire/wheel weight.
    # of pedal gears: 1 freewheel

    And no I don't have small feet. It just looks like that next to that tire. It's an optical illusion. LOL


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    miked826 New Member

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    Tapered roller bearings for Suzuki SP370 forks: Check

    Tubing bender / Wallet deflater: Check

    Hella 500 headlight: Check

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    CLEARANCE ISSUES? WHAT CLEARANCE ISSUES DO YOU SPEAK OF? LOL
    AND YES IT WILL HAVE WORKING PEDALS.


    Seat and Down Tube not cut to their final length and Down Tube needs to be bent as well.

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    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Dang I can Almost smell the rubber on those tires from over here. lol
     
  12. miked826

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    Dollar for dollar it's a whole lot of heavy duty, 4 ply, D.O.T. rubber. Any cars get in my way this time and I'm just gonna roll over them like a 2-wheeled monster truck. LOL
     
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    14" of horizontal real estate at the base of the mount. WINNING! LOL

    Gonna slap a 12" x 5" mounting plate on top of that mount and weld it in place.

    Desert Rat camo paint scheme.

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    Box Stock You-Build-It Race Engine Kit with billet flywheel - $350 shipped.

    DJ-1000 6.5HP BSP Engine w/o fuel tank.
    NEW BSP-2 Box Stock racing cam included in kit.
    ARC 6619 billet aluminum flywheel
    DJ-1146 ARC top plate/throttle hookup
    6934 ARC billet air filter adaptor
    DJ-1257 Choke hold
    DJ-2225 CNC bored and jetted .615" carb
    FPC1-1 Fuel pump
    DJ-1055MB high tension valve springs (new product as of 7/15/12)
    6877 Pulse inlet fitting
    6899 Angled air filter
    5' fuel hose
    DJ-1420 Chain guard/heat shield
    AR3910X spark plug.

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    miked826 New Member

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    I had to add another 4" in length to the mount so it wouldn't interfere with the bolt pattern of the 212 at the front the mount. So 18" gets me 15" of useable space at the base of the mount. That should do me.
     
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    I got's tubes lots of tubes. <1mm walled paper thin bicycle tubes and .065" DOM walled tubes. .120" walled DOM tubes are normally used on custom made motorcycle frames. .065" is unbelievably heavy at 1.5" diameter and is the thinnest my bender will bend without crushing it. So that's what I'm going with.

    DONT BUY BICYCLE METAL TUBES. They are scary thin and look like a nightmare to weld.
     
  17. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    With that bike I would use .085 to build it. With the motor and wheels you really want it to be stout with no frame flex. You may even consider .120. I have a really nice bender at work that you could use but it only does 1 in and 1.5 in. Let me know.... Jeff
     
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    miked826 New Member

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    Looks like I'm gonna be a human crash test dummy again, cause I already got .065" everything but the tubes are all oversized. My bender only does 1 and 1.5" as well. I also got 1/4" plate for the dropouts.

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    Tubes are already bent with only notching/welding left to be done. The motor mount you see is NOT the only thing holding the seat tube to the down tube. The down tube continues running underneath the motor mount all the way to the chain stay tubes.

    11 gauge spokes and nips are on the way.

    The only thing that scares me is the welds holding up or at least giving me a little warning ahead of time if they do in fact fail. I don't need a lot of warning. Any warning at all will do. I won't have far to fall. LOL
     
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    I'll be using a Genuine Honda flywheel with dual charge coil cranking out 50 watts to power front and rear lights including working DOT brake light / turn signal.

    http://www.nrracing.com/product-p/eng-rac-cl-level1.htm

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    If cops were confused by my last bike, then their heads are gonna twist off their shoulders when I ride by on this thing. It will pretty much look just like a full blown motorcycle when viewed from head on or from the rear, so it will have working lights, brake lights and turn signals at all times. Not to mention that it just makes good sense to be lit up during the day or night.
     

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