Introducing my new build

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Desert Rat, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat New Member

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    I haven’t given her a name yet, and still have a lot of work to do, but with the pics you
    should be able to see what I’m doing, right now I’m wearing it in and let me be very clear
    I’M NOT BREAKING ANYTHING I never understood the term breaking it in. I hate that term LOL
    It’s a nel lusso with a 48cc/66cc (wink wink) , a 1.2 gallon whizzer tank, and a sprocket adapter.
    I now have about 70 miles on it, conditioning it, waiting for the rings to seat and the clutch
    Pads to wear in.
    Right now and off the bat I could hit 20 mph and day by day it seems to be getting stronger
    After riding it and then going back to my 49cc the vibes seem about the same, my butt tingles
    A little after a ride, and I got about a quarter of a gallon left after 70 miles.
    You can see what I did to prep the engine here
    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=48091
    More photos to come as I finish it off.
    Any questions?
     

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  2. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Very nice DR! I like how you mounted your rear lights to the box looks sharp!
     
  3. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Sweet!! It should be able to climb a tree with that large rear sprocket! :)
     
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Lookin' good, DR. Has any body ever built a motorized bike that could make it to Tortilla Flats? It gets pretty hilly on the way.
     
  5. CTripps

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    Good job, man. Nice build.
     
  6. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat New Member

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    Thanks for the comments everyone.
    I live about 20 miles from TF and this will make it there or die along the way
    that's why I put a 48 tooth sprocket on it, I miss the lake! can't wait for spring.
     
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    looking good, i like the exhaust on it
     
  8. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Nice lines on the exhaust, very smooth looking. I like it.
     
  9. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat New Member

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    Thanks FM and maniac. It's been 30 years since my conduit bending days.
    took me 3 tries to get it right, thank goodness emt is cheap.

    I also have to get my flush mount turn signals and headlight, I already have
    a 10ah battery and it will all fit in toolbox.
     
  10. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    That's a nice, clean build!
    SB
     
  11. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    Nice looking bike DR, that should be a real pleasure to cruise on at moderate speed and a beast on the inclines with that 48T sprocket.

    Best wishes and happy safe riding.

    map
     
  12. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat New Member

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    I must say I was surprised when no one noticed or commented on the fact
    that on my 66cc the clutch cover was clearly engraved 48cc LOL


    More to come when the work gets finished.
     
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    It didnt go unnoticed, I just figured if you wanted it mentioned you'd do the mentioning, sure be glad when the weather gets better around these parts and I get some loose ends tied up so I can do a bit of bike riding on all of my two wheelers from the Huffy all the way up to the Harley.....
    Just been working and doing a bit of plinking with my air rifles here lately when the weather has been bad and then on the good days I been working on my workshop, it is really coming along and Im getting real happy about that, Ill hwve a nice place to work on my bikes and other hobbies when I get it done finally.

    Peace, map
    .wee.
     
  14. Wickedest1

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    Dr i love the build...love the knobbys on a cruiser too...
    My concern is the exhaust flange being right in the line of fire and impeding your air cooling

    Im diggin that tool kit...try cabinet liner...the rubbery kind...bet youll enjoy the minimalization of tool vibe noise...

    I might be able to get my hands on a cateye turn signal set from a puch moped...runs on a 6 v battery pack and only requires a trickle charge to maintain battery life.

    Think it would be darn neat on a build...

    Pm me if the cateyes would strike ya...

    Nice build
     
  15. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat New Member

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    hope the shop is completed swiftly
    myself I'm still working in the house
    had my first problem today the petcock threads weren't great
    and the teflon tape melted leaving gas all over the floor
    what a stinky mess LOL
    just bought what I wanted anyway, the old style with a sediment bowl
    nice retro look
     
  16. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat New Member

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    Thanks for the offer, I'm looking at these right now
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/170535506065?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    will keep it flush mounted
    as far as the exhaust this pipe is only for break in then
    I'll go to 3/4 emt and do a nicer job on flange I'm not completely
    happy with the welds but I hear what you are saying
    thanks for input
    Oh and toolbox is mostly for lights and battery if I'm lucky I'll have just enough room
    for my tool pouch.
     
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