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  1. Dirty tiki

    Dirty tiki New Member

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    hello,
    long time listener first time caller, I've been intrigued with gas powerd bicycles for a long time, and ill be building my first one tomorrow.I'm a professional bicycle mechanic and hot rod builder and this seems like a natural progression for me.and ill defiantly post pics of my build as soon as it has progress, cause it Will never be done.
     
  2. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Howdy biker Welcome to the forum(^)
     
  3. Dirty tiki

    Dirty tiki New Member

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    well thank you, and i must say ive pulled many a goat head in my day.
     
  4. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Got to love those Goat Heads! To me they just itch a little now:D:D

    Looking forward to your builds!!
     
  5. wheelbender6

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    Welcome to the forum. I can't wait to see what you end up building.
     
  6. Dirty tiki

    Dirty tiki New Member

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    heres a few before pics.... motor came in today doing some port n polish and some detailing on it....also orderd a worksman bike today cause im hooked.

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  7. Dirty tiki

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    should have before pics up soon
     
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    Welcome to the forum from Dallas. You live in the hot bed of motor bicycles in Texas.
     
  9. Dirty tiki

    Dirty tiki New Member

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    heres a pic of a new bike i picked up .. its begging for a motor setup.

    2011 trek sawyer

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  10. Dirty tiki

    Dirty tiki New Member

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    got it moked up today...

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    im guessing i dont have to use the chain tensioner if i can get the chain slack right?... right ?
     
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    Good lookin' build so far... and yer building it IN a bike shop no less? o_O

    /green w/envy :D
     
  12. Dirty tiki

    Dirty tiki New Member

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    got to ride it a bit today.... it seems like it tops out way to easy.. but all in all , it was a blast.


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  13. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate New Member

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    Howdy from Dallas!

    If you are using the heavy wide chain, you can probably get away without using a tensioner. The lighter chains have to be more snug to prevent derailing, so they telegraph chain slap and engine vibration to the rear dropout, and can make your feet numb!

    See my user pics for my case mounted idler wheel.

    I also have ideas for using an idler wheel from the tractor company, mounted between the upper and lower run of chain and mounted to the case where it can move up or down a little. Something like this, but a small one Flat Idler Pulley - 1185251 | Tractor Supply Company It should work like a "ghost ring" to tension the chain.

     
  14. 210Don

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    I found the chain tensioner to be unnecessary after i re-sized my chain. However there are a few reasons i wouldn't use it at all.
    1. Too difficult to attach to a re-sized chain.
    2. Fear that it may come loose while i'm riding and catch my spokes(sending me to a grinding hault face first into the asphalt)
    3. They look kinda lame, lol.
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  15. happycheapskate

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    The kit idler pulleys do look kind of lame. You can round off the edges on the bracket for looks and tack-weld them to steel frames, which would get the job done, but a lot of guys are making their own spring-type tensioners.

    You can probably sell the kit tensioner to someone else. The point of them is mostly to raise the chain off the chainstay bc. some frames will not clear the chain, esp with the big cog like a 44 or 52. Mounting the engine high, with a tall mount on the downtube, helps.
     

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