My "second" BoyGoFast built on Takara frame

hackrtanman

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My original bike frame that I was going to use for this motor broke a few spokes because the sprocket came loose and bend, thus breaking some spokes. Also, because this was a re-badged Huffy bike for Shucks. It had a very hard to find rim size, and couldn't replace it. So I then found this at the same place I got my last one, both of which I bought for around 8 bucks each. Runs on BoyGoFast, and is a VERY tight fit, mainly for the carb. I may put a new air filter on later, Ill post a picture of it later, but its actually an oil filter for a Suzuki motorcycle. I also didn't like the throttle, was too cheap for me, and I in the midst of finding a new one, but temporarily, I have the throttle hooked up to and old 7 speed shifter. This works awesomely. Then the clutch is attached to the 3 speed front shifter. This also works awesomely, and means I don't have to use the brake handle. Anyways, here are the pictures, hopefully this one will last!


Oh, I also forgot to mention that I used a Helicoil's on two of the four head bolts, opposing corners. If someone has a stripped headbolt, not bother getting a new case, the threads will only last for so long. These, on the other hand, will last much better, because they are not a low quality metal. Plus, this was fairly easy to do, just get the right kit and drill.
 

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a_dam

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Other people have said that twist gear shifters work well for throttle controls.
I might try that.

I thought Vashon Island was probably somewhere in the south pacific/micronesia. But a Google search shows Washington state.

Where are you? Is it an island? How's the moto-biking there?
 

Cavi Mike

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That's not a BoyGoFast engine, BGF is just a retailer. It's no different than buying a bag of Doritios at a Mobil gas station and saying you bought a bag of Mobil chips.

It's a Jet/Grubbe/Flying Horse/whatever engine or as we call them "Happy Time" or "China Girl" engine.
 

hackrtanman

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Yes, Vashon is in the south end of the Puget Sound, right next to Seattle. The motor biking community is probably not as big as other areas; I actually originally got into this because my dad saw some at our vintage motorcycle rally. Its a really big rally, for an island this small. I highly suggest anyone who wants to come over, try and get the date, its really awesome, at least somewhere between 250-350 motorcycles show up each year.

As for the engine, yes, I know that they are made by other companies. I just called it a BoyGoFast because that's where I bought it, just like if I got a knock-off bike from Wal-mart, I'd call it a Wal-mart bike, at least I would.