Marvin

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  1. Mavaik

    Mavaik New Member

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    Hello, everyone! I'm new here and figured I should show off my first (and very temperamental) first build, 'Marvin (3.0)'.

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    He's a 2011 Schwinn DelMar with a Raw 50cc motor kit.

    Extras and upgrades:
    -Throttle/brake lever combo kit
    -Schwalbe Big Ben tires
    -Rear dual basket
    -Front brakes and rack
    -dual kickstand
    -Analogue speedometer
    -Cheap-ass turn signal kit

    Paint (Krylon): Ballet Slipper, Rich Plum, and Gloss White (primer)
     
  2. Harold_B

    Harold_B Active Member

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    Nice job on the buzz can paint! Cool to see different color choices. My guess is you will get plenty of kudos and a few suggestions to beef up your fender hardware. Nice looking bike!
     
  3. xseler

    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Different is good......different is great!! Welcome to the gang!!

    You've sure got a BAC on that bike!!



    (Big a$$ed chain)
     
  4. Pluto

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    Looks COOL. My wife will absolutly love it. It is her colors. Nice.
     
  5. Mavaik

    Mavaik New Member

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    Thanks! The paint job was a bit of a pain (I've learned that there's no such thing as even 'close to perfect' with spray paint), and not really the shade's I wanted (damn lack of variety), but I think it came out all right. My fenders are currently at the 'good enough' stage. |D

    I'll definitely look into it.
     
  6. Dan

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    Wow, cool coloring.


    Please be sure to read up on the fender thing. It is a huge safety issue. Most especially the front. It will do you and your build great damage. When it lets go, the fender follows the wheel around and then jams. Stopping the front of the bike but not the rider or rear of the bike causing a faceplant. if at speed. Really, really hurts.

    http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partne...6j8700796j6#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=fender&gsc.page=1


    Sorry about the wet blanket thing.
     
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  7. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

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    I like the "six pack rack" over the front wheel.
     
  8. Mavaik

    Mavaik New Member

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    YIKES! Okay, until I can get them reinforced, the fenders are coming off. Better to be muddy than mangled. ono
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Staff
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    Awesome Mavaik. Great to read.

    LOL, we should make that a sticky.

    Or "Better muddy then bloody" (To far?)
     
  10. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Not far enough Dan.
    I think every new member should have to read the fender thread, the chain tensioner thread, the rubber mounting thread, and the bike won't start thread before they can post.
    :)
     
  11. Scott.D.Lang

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    would never be my personal choice of colors but still a damn nice build looks good
     
  12. 2door

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    Pretty bike. Congratulations.
    Don't want to harp on the fender thing but it probably can't be overstressed.
    They can be reinforced and used safely but please keep a close watch on the fasteners.
    Here's another thread that you might find either interesting, or scary > http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=48419

    Good luck, have fun and ride safe.

    Tom
     

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