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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by joewlms3, Jun 16, 2009.
my first motor bicycle LOTS OF ?s
just kidding really but i do have some parts for my first "mb"
yes that would make a real nice motorized bicycle. suspension is the only way to go. when i built my cruiser i added a spring front end and it was like having a new bike
you might run into a situation with the rear shocks you might need to get 2 chain tensioners one for the top and the bottom also running a chain that can handle the play in the rear.
But it is a nice bike it will look really good when you get done.
anyways this is some of the stuff i have. im sure i will need lots of help from anybody who wants to holler back at me. #1 never forumed before #2 the tubing on the shelf behind the engine and stuff is to become the bike frame #3 why does the chinese kit smell like fireworks?
sorry for the joke. i couldnt feel right about hacking into my rocky mountain. i way to rough on it without a motor have already broke a steertube on it and 2 chains on my 2nd front wheel now then i just had one of the bolts in the rear suspension back out and snap off last weekend. all that and ive only had it 2 months
i do have real questions though. i need to order a rear hub so i can set up to get welding on the frame has anyone used an 8 speed internal geared hub with the jackshaft kit or know of any problems i may run into with a setup like that?
Looks like you're off to a real good start, on both the motorized bike and "forum'ing".
So, you're going to build the frame for your motor?
I have no idea why they smell the way they do but when it's burning 2-stroke gas mix early in the morning, as you motor right on down the road... well, let me just say, there's nothing else like it in the world.
Welcome to Motorbicycling...it is a lot of fun.
I will be following your progress...if you need any help...just ask! There are a lot of guys on this forum who have built numerous bikes.
that looks like a great bike i hope to see the finished product heres mine
alrite! new questions. should i be concerned about something like this?
is this intentionally done to keep half the exhaust in the motor?
Welcome to Chinese build quality.
Seems like you know when something isn't quite right and you sound like you're doing something about it.
I certainly am looking forward to your upcoming posts and pictures.
There are a couple of people around here that I follow. I try and catch as many of their posts as I can. I believe I have someone else to keep track of now.
I really like watching and listening to these kinds of people as I can learn a LOT from doing this and I simply love learning something I didn't know or hadn't considered before. It's just plain fun.
if i remove the piston from the cylinder in order to clean up the ports will i have to get new rings even though the engine hasnt been run? anyone done it before without rings failing right afterwards?
also. im realizing it might be a while before i actually have the engine running are there any problems i could look for to be sure this is a good engine not in need of returning while it sets on the shelf waiting on me to order hubs for the bike?
I have had my motor apart several times without replacing the rings and so far no problems.
Spray some wd 40 in the cylinder and in the crank case around the bearings and crank shaft so it does not rust up.
thats a great idea about the wd40 and thanks for the info about the rings
had ordered rims and spokes from husky. they got here today the rims were supposed to be 26x2.125" wide but they are more like 1.5"! now i know 26" means the outside of the tire on bicycle rims not the actual rim measurement but this doesnt seem correct am i missing something or they sent me the wrong thing? i ordered 11g spokes and the look pretty tuff compared to whats on my mountainbike(14g) but they dont look excessive like i had imagined anybody have any experience with this stuff
What was the part number you ordered? Was it the same on your invoice?
it says item # riim262125-36
this is on the invoice but there are no markings on the rims at all