I think I'm close to being done.....

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by donutguy, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. donutguy

    donutguy New Member

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    Here is a picture of my bicycle so far.....there are notes in the pic-roll your mouse over the pic to read them.

    I started out installing the Staton kit last winter and have been refining things here and there for the past few months. As it sits now-I'm pretty happy with it, I have a range of well over 100 miles with the two fuel tanks and I can run about 35-40 miles an hour on flat ground.

    I've never been a fan of or used any of those magic motor friction reducers, but for the last 200 miles, I've been running Motor Kote in addition to my regular 100/1 Opti-2 gas oil mixture......gotta say, the motor idles smoother and i picked up about 3 mph on the top end. Not sure if that is due to the Motor Kote or not, but I did have to reduce the idle speed because it started to run faster at idle all by it self.

    Also, I have a really funky looking exhaust system....for 2 reasons. First reason is that I wanted it to be as quiet and unobtrusive as possible, I've ridden past cops and they don't give me a second look. The other reason is that I motorpace some of my friends in the local cycling club......they get in a single file row behind me and they are able to go as fast as I do and having the exhuast mounted down low and pointed towards the ground- they don't breathe as many fumes.

    I have about 1200 bucks into it including the motor, the bike and all the accessories. That's a lot of money...but you get what you pay for and I wanted something that would last a few years.
     
  2. Dan

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    Very cool DG. Just curious, are the 2 tanks in tandem or separate as in have to switch from one to another?

    But again, very cool. Clean and sharp looking MB.
     
  3. donutguy

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    The two tanks are separate but connected.

    When the lower tank runs low- I open the petcock of the upper tank and let fuel drain into the lower tank though a fuel hose that is connected between the two.

    I cut a small hole into the top of lower tank and epoxied the fuel hose from the upper tank into it.

    It looks a little ghetto if you examine it closely, but it works :)
     
  4. Mac

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    Nice ride, really dig the "Bear spray"!! bike goes just faster that a bear, interesting! Seriously, looks like ya have all bases covered, great job!!

    Mac
     

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