My commuter beast

Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by steampunk, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. steampunk

    steampunk New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    so this bike started here.... http://motorbicycling.com/f42/my-48cc-khs-29629.html

    I was in search of a more comfortable setup....so i built the cruiser up



    Unknown Maker cruiser frame....welds look good....old decent steel...we will see how many miles i get out of it...i cut the seat post clamp down to the shortest i could get it and still have a seat clamp...as well i took aproximately an inch of of the bottom of the head tube to help compensate for a suspension fork

    suntour xcm 100mm travel v/disk fork

    sealed disk wheels

    F50 2 smoker from thatsdax.com.......port matched including piston work on intake side rt carb and pipelyne expansion chamber....few other reg mods done as well

    red anodized alum/stone filter...bling makes you go faster right? rotfl

    titec hellbent bars

    hayes disk mx2 cable actuated up front with v-brakes and koolstop red/blacks out back

    pod shifter for the clutch

    performance bikes deluxe rear rack

    new school/old school scwinn seat...new top old vintage rails

    planet bike "extreme" fenders....love these fenders 600m between 2 bikes so far...0 issues

    this bike is decently fast....30mph cruising with 1/4 throttle...38 wot on flat ground before i lift a little so i dont rev out....spent a bit of time shaving the new 36tooth sprocket i got last night ...ill update on the speed later...oh did i mention this is at 6000 foot elevation? ill be getting some gps pics up soon for proof
     
    #1 steampunk, Jun 17, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  2. steampunk

    steampunk New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]
    yes the kick stand does function

    my sprocket i did up last night and a little this morning

    [​IMG]


    first good ride it bit me pretty good

    [​IMG]

    those teeth arent exactly short...i was limpin for a couple days

    [​IMG]
     
  3. moonshiner

    moonshiner New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    man, how did it manage to bite you ?
     
  4. steampunk

    steampunk New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    1pc cranks flex way to much for me...threw the pedal side chain pedaling through an intersection uphill that was the after picks from when i cleaned myself up...prob an inch and a half black streak either direction from the chain.....
     
  5. ToxicAz520

    ToxicAz520 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    i like the bike, the sprocket bite not so much i have tons of scars from those and bmxing from the pedals.
     
  6. cityzenith

    cityzenith New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    the bike can be motorized like this!!!! How about the sound of the engine?
     
  7. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,817
    Likes Received:
    11
    I first mounted my kit on a mountain bike before moving it to a cruiser frame later. The cruiser frame steering is less twitchy and absorbs the bumps better in my opinion.
     
  8. brother john

    brother john New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey a fellow Steampunk myself...nasty bite dude...um I didnt see that muffler from thatsdax.com. of course my eyes aint that great and half the time I couldnt find my head if it wasnt attached ....looks like a set up I would like to run...I hate when they come to cut the grass around here with them weedeaters... so noise is a major concern for me... a little put put put I could handle...
     
  9. steampunk

    steampunk New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    i got the pipe from dax........ but he dosent sell them....and its far from put put....its pretty loud
     
    #9 steampunk, Jun 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  10. brother john

    brother john New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is it possible to muffle these motors without damaging them? Id give up mph for serenity and are ya happy with the dax kit?
     
  11. steampunk

    steampunk New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    extremely happy with the kit....with the chamber the sounds is amplified in the pipe....im sure you could put a mega silencer on it and make it quiet ...i like my pipe loud....grew up with harleys...not bikers...but loud pipes save lives....but i do have to note...its a smoother exhaust note then you get out of the sbp pipes
     
  12. brother john

    brother john New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the info man... I live in a great biking community theyve spent a butt load of moolah on nice 6' wide blacktop paths running through town...away from cars...and they would be less likely to ***** if it just sounds like Im passing gas as I fly by instead of sounding like Im cutting down trees...if ya know what I means
     
  13. F_Rod81

    F_Rod81 Dealer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Don't forget to mention that the SBP kit is tuned just right for these motors. Also, it can sometimes be used without having to re-jet your carb.
     

Share This Page