My Mishiki Anasazi Motorized Bike - photo included

Nishiki

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My Nishiki Anasazi Motorized Bike - photo included

Hey everyone.. glad to be here and obviously this is my first post on this board.

Decided to go motorized since a few guys around here have motorized bikes or they have electric pedal assist.

It's winter here in New Jersey so I decided to embark on bicycle project ...
I decided to purchase The Flying Horse Dragon Fire Engine Kit for my Nishiki ... Decided not to go with the stock rear sprocket clamp assembly.. I simply purchased custom rims with the sprocket already on ...

I have a front disc break but no rear breaks as of yet ... The distance from the rear break mounting hole to the breaking area on the rim is 5 inches / 127mm ... (if I am measuring it correctly) Most break calibers go to 93mm max ... Never seen one for 127mm

The handle bars design has me leaning over the gas tank like 8 inches below my chest (not good) ... I really do not want the gas tank on the top crossbar where it is designed to mount. Purchased a rear behind the seat cargo rack that will hold the gas tank. (I just have to modify it plus modify the rack itself to prevent it from snaking/swaying off center ...

I double nutted the mounting brackets and also used loctight and lock-washers to further prevent vibration loosening ... Was considering a strip of Header exhaust tape to secure the muffler to the bikes frame.. again to make it more difficult to vibrate itself loose on the trails.
(while maintaining that 1 inch gap between the muffler and the frame itself)

http://imgur.com/8vA65d9
http://imgur.com/9BBxScT

Now I am just waiting on my Maxima 27901 Scooter Pro mixing oil to arrive so I can finely fire this thing up ...

Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated ...
 
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Nishiki

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Finally sort of finished the Nishiki. I say sort of because I am not positive of how I want to mount the fuel tank.
(I have the rest of the winter to fabricate something for the fuel tank)

Decided to use Scooterpro :


Prior to taking the bike out for it's maiden ride, I decided to use a 4" clamp on the exhaust. I feel the thin look looks a little cleaner.



Additional photos of my bike out on the trails :
I know I should have taken it easy but couldn't resist. After the engine warmed up / cooled down and warmed up again, well this bike really hauls butt!




 

Cylon

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Oh also remove your clutch cover and remove some metal from it, I have a feeling that might have been my issue with the chain stretching from heating up from all that friction. You will see where it rubs from just a 10 min ride. http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=6682

PS I use klotz oil I like the smell.
 
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Nishiki

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Nice build I also got those rims in black and a ton of other parts to upgrade my current bike. Looks like your going for as much reliability as you can find so I would also recommend this product, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-Cha...211804?hash=item1a12e5fbdc:g:dS8AAOSwhRxXKI4-

I got that and it works great if you don't want to have to remove links as often with no tension. I ordered a new chain too the china chain suxs.
Thanks man.. I was strongly considering purchasing that set-up along with a few other tension devices ... Looking around the garage, I have 4 metal roofing framing squares where the metal fits perfect in that small gap area where the base is screwed on ... I can cut the framing square with a metal cutting jigsaw blade and my drill press to countersink the drilled holes ...

I prefer to custom make the chain tensioner being I have very very little gap in between the chain and my back Diamond Back tire ... No way would I be able to mount my wider front Kenda mountain bike tire on the back rim ...


Oh also remove your clutch cover and remove some metal from it, I have a feeling that might have been my issue with the chain stretching from heating up from all that friction. You will see where it rubs from just a 10 min ride. http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=6682

PS I use klotz oil I like the smell.
I am still in the ' break-in ' period where the chain stretched out of control ... I kept removing 1/2 link one after another ... I haven't noticed any shavings in that area yet and I had that cover off two days ago ...
*Plus I had to go to the Home Depot and buy new screws due to those cheep Japanese ones keep stripping ...

My issue is that the chain becomes very loose and when I peddle to a certain point the chain becomes a tighter.. The chain becomes tight at a certain area of the chain and then it becomes tight in another area of the chain ... it makes no sense ...

I attempted to purchase the black LuYu rims but they were sold out so I settled for the silver rims ... They are sort of heavier than the regular spoke mountain bike rims ... Just to test out the speed I removed the front LuYu and replaced it with my original spoked rim ...




Stopped for a cold one ... These trails are pretty cool and you can really go fast during the Winter months.. come summer, there are joggers / people walking their dogs / people fishing the canal and just all sorts of activity down here where people wouldn't hesitate to call the cops over a motorized bicycle on the trails ...

 

Tyler6357

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Nice Build!! If you are looking for ideas on how to fab a rear mounted tank these tanks are pretty popular and look pretty sharp. It might give you some design ideas.

http://www.bikeberry.com/bbr-tuning-2l-rear-mount-chrome-keg-style-gas-tank.html

Also, they make these rack style tanks that might interest you.
http://www.bikeberry.com/2-5l-rear-gas-tank-with-rear-rack.html

ThatsDax sells a longer one that can hold 3/4 of a gallon.
http://thatsdax.com/ENGINE_KIT_PARTS_PAGE_2.html

Also, you might consider using a smaller and thinner BMX chain if the 415 is hitting the tire. I switched to a BMX chain so I could put on a wider rear tire and I found that since it's thinner it clears the tire better and runs through the engine sprocket with less drag. Just make sure your sprockets are not too thick for it and make sure you get a strong chain that won't break or get twisted. I would recommend one like this---> http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222411856/92/Wippermann-ConneX-1R8-1-and-2.html

Anyhow, nice job!
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