Fresh off the four wheels: Asian Rider

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  1. kitesrfun1

    kitesrfun1 New Member

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    Howdy, I'm new to the two wheel scene and enjoying it like crack. With little experience and knowledge I have to motorized bikes, I'm practically finished with my Btr inspired ride.

    Build thread to come.

    -kites
    Please feel free to critique good or bad!

    pino.
     

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  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

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    Cool bike! really like the 50 cc 4 strokes.
    did you make that tank yourself?
     
  3. kitesrfun1

    kitesrfun1 New Member

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    Thanks so much! The tank was custom from a guy on ebay. It still needs a lot of work, especially cosmetically with the paint job. I've also been having issues with my spring chain tensioner :(
     
  4. Catfisher

    Catfisher New Member

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    Man, that really looks great. I love your big fenders. I hope the mounting attachments are rock solid, some members have had bad experiences with fenders coming loose.

    This post covers it really well: http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=48419

    Keep posting and stay safe.
     
  5. kitesrfun1

    kitesrfun1 New Member

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    Ya the other day my bracket came loose so I'm thinking I should put longer bolts on.
     
  6. Trey

    Trey $50 Cruiser

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    Nice bike! Looks good blacked out.
    There is alot of discussion on chain tensioners. I cannot provide a link, but if you are not against the idea of removing it, you should search it. I removed mine and have been happy like that.
     
  7. kitesrfun1

    kitesrfun1 New Member

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    Hey thanks Trey, I bolted the tensioner bracket to my frame and so far it's been good. Anyone know of inexpensive but decent brakes for our motor purposes? Right now I've got a V brake on my front wheel and it squeals and shreds the stoppers when I try to stop. Does my bike look like I can put a disc break on it? Any suggestions?
     
  8. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Buy a new set of brake pads. It makes a HUGE difference from old, hard stockers.
    Kool Stop is one brand off the top of my head, but any new pad will revive your brakes.
     
  9. xseler

    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Great look'n ride!!

    Looks like your rim is painted where the brake pads rub......mine started that way and also ate pads like a fat lady at the buffet. I took a palm sander with fine grit sandpaper and took all the paint off where the pads rub. Made a world of difference even with the 'cheap' pads.

    I also upgraded pads. You also want to 'toe-in' your pads slightly like this......./^\.....the arrow is the wheel rotation. This will also help.

    Good luck with the rest of your project!
     
  10. Trey

    Trey $50 Cruiser

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    Son of a gun... that does work! Thanks:)
     
  11. kitesrfun1

    kitesrfun1 New Member

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    Yeah I upgraded my pads with Kool stop and toed them in. Thanks Maniac!
     
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    kitesrfun1 New Member

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    Anyone ever try to upload photos with an iPad on this forum? Doesn't work for me.
     
  13. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Active Member

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    There's lots of California riders so holy should be able to find others to ride with.
     
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    kitesrfun1 New Member

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    So my bikes at a shop and they've told me that my back rim needs to be switched out. Is that the reason why my chain keeps popping off? started electrical work with motorcycle head light, break light, and front and rear tail lights. Also, heres some pics of my saddlebags.
     

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    nice bike, i like it.
     

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