My Own Ride

Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by donb4103, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. donb4103

    donb4103 Member

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    This is my own personal ride. This is the pic I took when I built it new.
    The Panama jack makes a pretty nice ride if you take care of it.
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    The PJ makes a nice motorbike. Well done.
     
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    Thanks guys. I do get a lot of looks on it.
     
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    Looks very nice, but I don't trust your fenders.
     
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    I made my own brackets for the fenders where they bolt to the frame. The factory ones are paper thin. Other than that the pedals are the only problem I had. i replaced them with steel Schwinn ones.
     
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    Oh that's good. I didn't mean to sound like a know it all, but the fender stays are almost always trouble. They don't fail instantly though. High speed vibration takes it's toll. If you do like I do, and keep an eye on them you'll probably avoid trouble.

    I had to remove the rear fender on one of my bikes after I noticed cracking.
     
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    Im gonna bet it was the Micargi Rover you had to do that with....lol.....the two reasons I say that is earlier I saw a thread posted by you about building it....then I posted about my fenders failing on the thread I saw yours mentioned in.....a fellow asking about a Rover GX he saw advertised by a vendor here.
     
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    Looks like mine. I took all the Panama Jack stuff, and I think either way, it's a great looking bike. I like how your engine is painted. I look forward to painting mine in the same way. I'm having too much fun riding it right now, though!!
     
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    That micargi's fenders were a worry, but the fenders I bought for my Cadillac started cracking too.
     
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    forget about the fenders keep an eye on the rear hub they dont last that long
     
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    I want to see your ride. Not just see it, like in the picture. I want to also hear it. Can you make a movie of you riding it? Maybe even with it just idling? I just want to compare and contrast.

    Thank you

    Here is my Youtube channel. You can find a couple of videos of my build on it. Since then, I have flipped the handlebars around again and bent the seat backwards a bit. It rides a lot more comfortable.

    My youtube channel
     

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