Hi from the UK - INDIAN Board Tracker tribute, my first build

PeteMcP

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Frame-wise, you're thinking same as me Curt. Reckon that's a nicely modded Cantilever frame. Interesting to see the makers of the Fuki Planning also sell the gas tank separately. Two tank capacity options (2L & 1.5L) available.
 

indian22

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Pete I'm currently parked on several projects , but still investigating others out of curiosity that may never see light of day. I feel you do the same this being an example. That said the insights gained may influence a future build.

Norm is absolutely correct 33cc won't get it done in the U.S. on gas I like the 99cc to 212 Predators or Honda clones or originals. With 12 to 15 hp my 5 speed 125cc Honda clones have speed enough for highway use if mounted on DOT rated tires and wheels. Quite a few 2 strokes CG 66cc bikes making 5hp and some closer to 10hp so yeah right or wrong that's where I'm at.

On electrics 5 to 10hp is common and my current build (pun is obvious) a lightweight aluminum Schwinn straight bar frame and 48v. 5 hp mid motor and V twin case will weigh about 60 lbs.

Power is a big deal with a lot of us though I admit it leans more to moped or cycle than bicycle, yet still looks a bicycle.

Rick C.
 

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Pete I'm currently parked on several projects , but still investigating others out of curiosity that may never see light of day. I feel you do the same this being an example. That said the insights gained may influence a future build.

Norm is absolutely correct 33cc won't get it done in the U.S. on gas I like the 99cc to 212 Predators or Honda clones or originals. With 12 to 15 hp my 5 speed 125cc Honda clones have speed enough for highway use if mounted on DOT rated tires and wheels. Quite a few 2 strokes CG 66cc bikes making 5hp and some closer to 10hp so yeah right or wrong that's where I'm at.

On electrics 5 to 10hp is common and my current build (pun is obvious) a lightweight aluminum Schwinn straight bar frame and 48v. 5 hp mid motor and V twin case will weigh about 60 lbs.

Power is a big deal with a lot of us though I admit it leans more to moped or cycle than bicycle, yet still looks a bicycle.

Rick C.
Yeah the 125s, a friend has a Chinese one we can mess around with. Manual clutch, might be a 4 speed. I have ridden one of those 125cc choppers as a semiauto with optional suicide shift.. they are comfy and ride OK. So many potential projects, so little time.

Pete the bike is looking good! Love the forks.
 

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Yeah Rick, I too am pretty well 'parked' for the time being on my latest build. Currently awaiting delivery of the waterjet-cut steel parts needed to reinforce the bike's frame. Not in any particular hurry, but these are taking longer than expected considering they were sent off to the cutters several weeks ago. All parts for this current build are just about good to go, so once these waterjet-cut parts arrive, I'll be in a position to silver solder them to the frame and get everything bolted together into something that looks like a finished bike. .

I have other priorities too right now. On top of all the regular Dementia-related care wife Jen needs, she's going through a low time right now with an infected foot caused by a nasty pressure sore on the outside of her left ankle. Not really caused by pressure, more the fact that she endures tremors in her limbs and the constant flexing of her feet/hands in bed occasionally tends to cause friction blisters/wounds. Good thing Jen's pain receptors in her brain aren't working - so thankfully she shows no signs of discomfort. One of very few upsides to this awful bloody disease. Dosing Jen with antibiotics - in liquid form, 'cause she can't swallow tablets or capsules - four times a day is proving problematic and many times the dose simply gets spat back out down the straw through which it's administered. What you or I could drink in seconds, often takes Jen hours. Same story with the Fortisip drinks (300 calorie meals in milkshake format) which are the only form of sustenance Jen has been taking in lieu of solid food for as long as I can remember. Can't get Jen to drink more than 3 of those a day - so naturally her incremental weight loss continues apace. Fact is, weight-wise, there's little to no leeway left when, inevitably, Jen no longer wishes to partake. One thing's for certain, when that does happen, there's no way Jen will be admitted to hospital to be hooked up to machines that'll pointless keep her going. With the family's blessing, I agreed several months back to sign the DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) paperwork, believing quality of life is what's important. Jen would want the same for herself if she was able to communicate.
 

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Pete glad to hear the bike parts are eventually coming. It's extreme patience required but when you have so much going on with the wife bikes are down the list for sure. I was a sole caretaker seven years for my Dad and the last two I battled with pressure wounds constantly. He had restless leg syndrome which caused abrasion issues on feet, knees, ankles and hips, any area where bone was close to the skin surface. Lack of protein is a condition that promotes pressure wounds and when one doesn't eat enough to keep a bird alive sores follow. I'd gladly do it again Pete as the good times got me through the worst of it, that and my faith.
You have shared with us and not a word of it differs from my own thoughts. My prayers for you both and family.

Rick C.