My first Build_ Felt Magno etc...

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  1. Starsurf

    Starsurf New Member

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    Thanks to all of the forums posts, I was able to finally get my first build finished after almost 2 months. I really wanted to get it right the first time... and with a few hiccups, I finally have it running well and I've ridden it about 10 hours worth in the last few days and it is fun. I'm just waiting on the expansion pipe to be welded, finish up the wiring and it will be complete.
    I started with a Felt Magno and replaced the handlebar/ headset with swooped cruiser bars (like the 1940's harleys) and put on a Jerry Springer fork. Had the wheels relaced with Sturmey Archer drum brake hubs, the front one is a dynamo and the back one is a three speed. A frind a mine machined the flange clamps and reworked the sprocket for the Sturmey back hub, works unreal and is feeling trustworthy. Had to rework the brake stop and hub brake lever The keg gas tank is for dune buggies make by some guys in Tennessee. I have the 48cc ( the bike is for my son... but I get to use it. Homemade copper boost bottle mouted under the back rack. i bought the Pirate bike new chain tensioner, it works great after you add a second spring. You end up replacing just about everything from those grubbee motor kits from the spark plug and wire to the intake manifold and the engine bolts and studs. It was worth the build to see my son smile and ride off after several hours of safety checks. LOL! Enjoy the photos. I'll post some more soon.
    STARSURF
     

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    Starsurf New Member

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    Riding and smiling!
    Aloha from Maui.
    brnot
     

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  3. scottmanesis

    scottmanesis New Member

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    That is one cool bike! Awesome job.
     
  4. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Welcome to the forum! Nice job there....very classy. And you got the board rack mounted as well......sweeeeeet!.bt.
     
  5. darkhawk22

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    Nice work on the bike, that tank probably takes you all the way around the island there in Maui. My wife and I went there for our Honeymoon, loved it! I hope Cheeseburger in Paradise is still doing well there!
     
  6. msrfan

    msrfan Well-Known Member

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    Very nice bike. Great engineering on the whole package, especially the rear sprocket mount. You don't have to say "riding (and smiling)". It's understood, if you're riding, you're smiling.
     
  7. azbill

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    very nice build !!!
    your smile looks familiar (we all do that ;))

    btw,,, welcome to the forum :)
     
  8. Dr.8820

    Dr.8820 New Member

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    very nice and welcome to the battlefield! it took me 2 months to build also lol, and i haven't ridden yet...(3 more days...:))!
     
  9. Starsurf

    Starsurf New Member

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    I want to thank Jay for his help in pointing me in the right direction.
     
  10. Dirty tiki

    Dirty tiki New Member

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    very nice build.....mahalo
     
  11. Kevin J

    Kevin J New Member

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    wow!That looks like a pretty penny.personally I woulda went with a spooky tooth tuscan.
     
  12. scottmanesis

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    The Felt Bicycle alone is worth more than the Tucson from Spooky. Don't get me wrong I like the stuff Spooky Tooth has but you are comparing apples and grapes.
     

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