Finally finished (for now)

Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by donphantasmo, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. donphantasmo

    donphantasmo Member

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    After a few weeks of tinkering with the bike, and after a helpful hand from Rolo (Harris), the bike is ready.
    I got the bike from a little unknown store, it's called (excuse the spelling if I'm wrong), Wal-Mart. I talked the salesman down to 104 dollars. I called Piston bikes, got a 66cc kit, new saddle, springer fork, front brakes, and an adjustable center stand. It runs very very good, specially for this being the the brake-in period.
    I'm very happy with how it turned out. I can't wait to ride it around this neighborhood. It usually doesn't have that many cars, it's a football day, though, so there are many people here....

    Hope you guys enjoy

    Here's the BEFORE
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    And here the AFTER!!!
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    and a quick video or two
    starting the bike

    bike running walkaround - YouTube
     
  2. donphantasmo

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    Lemme know what you guys think. Any suggestions? Any remarks are welcome
     
  3. DaveC

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    Mighty fine job you done there. Hope you can enjoy it for a very long time :)
     
  4. Greg58

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    Great looking bike! The cup holder is for a Pepsi right?
     
  5. donphantasmo

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    Greg, I do not drink (I'm probably the only Sailor that doesn't drink), but if it's not for a Pepsi, it's it's for a Mountain Dew. Sad, isn't it??
     
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    NO, mountain dew is a pepsi product. The reason I said pepsi is my son works as a merchandiser for them . I don't drink either, not my cup of tea.
     
  7. donphantasmo

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    I drink Pepsi only. No cokes for me. I'd rather drink a warm Mountain Dew then an ice cold Coca Cola..
     
  8. Kilroy6644

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    Real sweet bike.
     
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    As you know I am not a cranbrook fan (nor do I drink Pepsi, Coca Cola all the way), but the bike came out real nice I like the inverted handle bars! Now you ask for opinions, I personally would route my cables a little neater. Like I said the bike looks great and I know you will enjoy the pleasure that only riding an MB can bring! Welcome to the club.

    r.ly..flg.usflg
     
  10. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    When you get tired of looking at it, and run out of ideas, it will be done. Till then ride it :) (c)
     
  11. donphantasmo

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    Badbooh, I would personally love to route my cables a bit neater, too. I just don't know how to do that. I'm open to suggestions, though. Pics would help, if there are any.
     
  12. Greg58

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    Don, if you want to you can shorten your clutch cable housing and cable to help get it closer to the handle bars. I bought a cable kit from w/m that came with housing ends so I could cut cables to any size.
     
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    That's a real nice bike. I've been looking, without luck, for a cup holder for my bike. Where is this walmart you speak of?
     
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    yah, i gotta question, whatta ya gonna name it?
     
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    as far as the cable goes, use a propane torch and some silver solder, melt a little solder on end of cable after housing is cut to lenght then just grind or dremmel the cable end(where you soldered) to size to fit in the throttle slide. worked for me when i needed to run braided cable housings
     
  16. donphantasmo

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    Thanx for the tips, Guys. And I appreciate the complements, too.

    I just got a classic 1963 Vespa Allstate, so now most of my time is going to go to that. Plus I'm Military, and I'm applying for an Officer's commission, so I've stopped touching the bike at all, until my package goes to the board on 1 October. So, until then, the bike is going to sit untouched.

    Naming her, umm.... I think I'll call her my China Girl, lol.. The wife will love that.

    And the cupholder came with the bike. I don't know why, I can't think of needing a drink that bad that I NEED a cupholder on the bike. But I like the way it makes the bike look. So I'm sticking with it...
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Nice PJ......I would name it Panama Red due to the color of the seat ;) I'd like a pair of cup holders on my bikes....ridin makes me thirsty. Have fun and good luck on the Officer's!

    dnut

     
  19. donphantasmo

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    Thanx a million guys. I did research on the PJ before I paid any money for it. I got it for a real steal, paid 104 for it. My frame is steal, for some reason, some were aluminum I guess. I constantly keep an eye out on the whole frame, bolts, nuts.. Whatever, it'll be ok. It's just a cheap first build, so I can learn.

    Her name will remain the China Girl, until I get a new one. The next one will be named China Lady, lol
     

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