Having a blast in Sunny (finally!) California!

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  1. Redbeard1204

    Redbeard1204 New Member

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    Lets try this again... Stupid laptop died on me in the middle of my first post.

    Hey there,

    I just got my bike and am having a blast! Only problem I've had was due to the guy that I bought it from using the wrong sized machine screws and no thread locker on the rear sprocket, resulting in a very long ride home. Easy fix though, and I'm back to mobbing around town! I just moved to Mountain View, CA and so far I haven't seen any of these bikes around. Stark contrast from where I used to live, Santa Cruz (just a 40 min drive away) where these things are everywhere!

    I've got a black cruiser bike with a slightly stretched frame and a springer front end. I'm liking it so far, but the modder in me is already making plans...

    -Heavy duty wheels and coaster brake
    -Dual disc front brakes
    -Top tank from a moped (.5 gal ain't gonna cut it!)
    -Jackshaft, derailer, and rear gear set (more! faster!)
    -Paint
    -Headlight (running off magneto) in a custom hand carved tiki housing

    Eventually, when this POS Chinese engine poops out on me, I was toying with the idea of throwing a 50/75cc Honda/Yamaha/KTM on it for some real fun! xct2

    I look forward to throwing around some ideas with you guys
    -Jason
     
  2. Wm Holden

    Wm Holden New Member

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    welcome! these guys are great!
     
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    welcome to the forum jason. bummer about that long ride home lol but glad to hear your back out on the town.
     
  4. Redbeard1204

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    Ha, thanks! It's so strange to be getting looks when I'm riding. These bikes are so common in SC that nobody thinks twice, but when I went out to lunch today I got several looks of intrest, a couple questions, and even a honk and thumbs up from some guy!
     
  5. Ernst

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    Welcome! I know about the fear of a long ride home!

    It's not as fun to peddle home indeed.

    I'm Turlock Ca so I too get the "look and questions" Again, Welcome!
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Jason!
     

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