G'day all

Brains

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Thought I better introduce myself before a year goes by, Im brains from Adelaide Australia, put together my first motorized bycycle just a few weeks ago and over the moon with it, she was a bugger at first, but now that the teething issues are sused out she's a little hum digger, its just hard to keep to 20km/hr for the first 500km as stated in the instructions.

Petrol prices in Adelaide are at $1.70 per litre at the moment & I was looking for an alternative transpotation means to get to work, but its turned out to be bigger than any other hobby I have ever had, its actually adictavive.

Watching Fox is now over for killing time & Im spending every minute I have free exploring the possibilities with my new found love, got my hands on a old rusted out Stingray chopper from a garage sale for $20, and my 12year old son has claimed it as his, bugger!

Thanks for your advice all to date & Im sure I will grow old with this site, Im already planning to take my bike with me, so I can get around in the next life

Cheers, Beers & nuts all
 

Saddletramp1200

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Welcome to the "fix" for the addictionrotfl It just get's better. If you need help don't be shy. I have broken just about everything on a bike that CAN be broken. If it can't be fixed with Duct tape, Coat hanger, or JB Weld it might be serious! Later Tramp (c)
 

Dave31

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Cheers, just cant seem to upload pics of my bike & Stingray
http://motorbicycling.com/f15/how-post-pictures-61.html

I use photobucket to post and resize my pics

Towards the end of this thread the members really helped to learn to post pics using photobucket

http://motorbicycling.com/f28/post-more-pictures-916.html

Okay here is how to do it using the attachment way

When you are making a post...if you scroll down you will see " Additional Options"

In Additional Options there is "Manage Attachments" it's in a small box.

When you click on that a new window will open

There you will see "Upload file from your computer"

Click on "browse"

A new window will open with pics from your computer...pick the photo you want and open that file.

then click on "upload"....if you want to add another photo click on "browse" again and repeat....you can only post 4 pics on one thread so if you want to add more then 4 you will have to start another post.

Once you have all your pics uploaded...just hit submit.

If your pics are too big they will not post, you will have to resize them.
 

Brains

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Thanks Fairracing31, I had attempted to do the upload while you were submitting your fantastic explanation on how to do it I reckon & yep my files were not uploaded so I got to learn how to resize the flippin pics,
 

Brains

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Looking at the pics I posted I should have cut the lawn & if you look carefully on the lawn you will see one of the great Aussie icons the "Footy", see what my new hobby is doing to me, everything comes not a priority any more, looks like I might have to get the round up (weed killer) and spray everything, that way its one less time consuming thing I have to do, and more time for me to tinker
 

Ilikeabikea

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Hey Brains, thanks for sharing the pictures. Those Stingrays really make a wicked motorized bicycle. Glad you joined us....................
 

Brains

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Great concept Misteright, going to machine up my own design which will incorporate adjstable travel to take up further slack as chain stretchs, similar system on motorcross bikes rear wheel adjustment, this way you will not need to slide the bracket up the seat tube, will probably weld mount on seat tube for attachment, will incorporate this idea on the Stingray & see how it goes

Cheers
 

misteright1_99

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Great concept Misteright, going to machine up my own design which will incorporate adjstable travel to take up further slack as chain stretchs, similar system on motorcross bikes rear wheel adjustment, this way you will not need to slide the bracket up the seat tube, will probably weld mount on seat tube for attachment, will incorporate this idea on the Stingray & see how it goes

Cheers
I think you will like it, no matter what istallation method you choose.
With a quality #41 chain, which is what I put on with tensioner, I dont think you will have any stretch, I havent. I have not had to adjust it since installation, approx 300 miles... Keep us posted....