Finished My First Build: Schwinn Searcher w/ SBP Shifter Kit

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  1. rreyesjr15

    rreyesjr15 New Member

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    Hey guys...

    Finally, after five long and hard days of working on this build...

    I FINISHED!!!!! :)

    I could have not done it without you guys, especially the ones that gave me advice on the problems I posted on my other threads...THANK YOU!

    After putting it together, taking it apart, putting in back together, taking it apart, and finally putting it together...

    here it is...
    My First Motorized Bicycle Build

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    Finished Build

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    Grubee 66/80cc Slant Head Engine & SBP Shifter Kit
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    Schwinn M Searcher - $160
    Grubee 66/80cc Slant head - $175 w/shipping
    SBP Standard Shift Kit - $170 w/ shipping
    Hours spent working on it - PRICELESS

    TOTAL - $505 plus priceless Labor


    Let me know what you guys think...constructive criticism & advice is always appreciated.
     
  2. scooter_hobo

    scooter_hobo New Member

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    Looks TUFF!
    I want the same engine set up

    How difficult is it to install the SBP Shift Kit the first time?

    What would you give a heads up on for any problems to expect with the same set up?
     
  3. Archduke Chocula

    Archduke Chocula New Member

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    Looks like you will be having a lot of fun! I'm currently on my second day building, should hopefully finish the third day though. I have to cut and bend some metal first. How the **** do some of these guys do it in two hours?! Haha, practice practice practice I guess.
     
  4. rreyesjr15

    rreyesjr15 New Member

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    How difficult is it to install the SBP Shift Kit the first time?

    -it is not difficult to install...all it takes is patience and the right tools. Make sure you go to downloads and look at their jackshaft manual, bottom bracket description, and freewheel maintenance.

    Also...if you buy a bike with a cartridge bottom bracket-the Searcher-make sure you buy the cartridge removal tool on sbp website...without it you're gonna waste alot of time. Also...get a crank removal tool, a chain breaker, and some freewheel oil.

    What would you give a heads up on for any problems to expect with the same set up?

    1. You're gonna need a grinder/file and drill for the shift kit.
    2. you're gonna need to make a custom front bracket. I used two 2'' muffler clamps to intsall the engine. But i would suggest you get the custom clamp from sbp. PM if you need help with that.
    3.You are gonna need alot of patience if its your first time like mine was. After you finish the first build, you learn alot and i am sure if I were to do it again...which I will lol...it will be 100 times easier.

    Good luck with your build, and if you need more info just post or pm.

    I will be posting a vid soon.
     
  5. scooter_hobo

    scooter_hobo New Member

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    I appreciate all the advice, Very Cool!
    Thanks RReyesjr15

    I'm still in the planning and gathering stages. Hopefully I'm sorting out most of the rough spots in beforehand.
     
  6. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    Very nice looking bike indeed.
    Cheers
    Chainmaker
     
  7. rreyesjr15

    rreyesjr15 New Member

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    Thanks Chainmaker!!

    I was looking around the forum for muffler ideas, and i came across a program called Javapipe. Does anyone have any clue on how to use it? Maybe some tips to get the proper measurements.

    Thanks,
    Roel
     
  8. CoastalCruiser

    CoastalCruiser New Member

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    Javapipe is for model airplane pipes. Keep Googling and look for Alexander G. Bells treatise on 2 stroke performance. BikeGuy Joes signature has a link to it, as i recall. Very good info on expansion chamber design there. Good Luck!


    Doh! I knew it was one of those guys. I was "Barely Awake" at the time!
     
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  9. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    "If it ain't broke, and you mess with it long enough, it will be." - Bikeguy Joe

    Sage advice, but perhaps not what you were lookin' fer ;)
     
  10. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I t looks good, it reads good, how's it ride? Are you havin' any fun?
    SB
     
  11. BADBOOH

    BADBOOH New Member

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    Nice bike, however, I would reroute the wires, they seem to be a little close to the exhaust. looks like shes fun to ride. Good job!
     

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