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  1. old motorbike

    old motorbike New Member

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    Hi all,
    I just wanted to say this is all new to me. Although I'm a motorcycle mechanic/painter. I had an old bike sitting around and found these kits on line that were affordable. So I put one together last week.
    My truck gets 9 mph, My motorcycle gets 38 mpg, And this gets ??? but I use a combo of the motorcycle and bike to go to work.
    I'm semi retired and broke and only work 3 days a week so this is a great rider and fun also. (plus a lot cheaper than the motorcycle)
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    I added a crude choke cable
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    Made my own strong tensioner
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    A really crude choke lever

    I tried to make smaller pics, but I'm not familiar with photobucket
    I just wanted to get it running to use it. It'll take a lot of tinkering when I'm not playing with the motorcycle.
     
  2. Dave31

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    Nice ride (^)
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    For pictures in the future, just scroll down after you click the "reply" sprocket, and then click "manage attatchments" and load you pics that way.

    BTW- I like the addition of the choke cable and the mucho-industrial tensioner...now replace the original wheel with a skateboard wheel and it will be indestructable.
     
  4. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    Now that tensioner just might work correctly
     
  5. amealnet

    amealnet New Member

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    hi old biker, iam buying a kit for my bike any suggestions for installation i should look for?
     
  6. Dan

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    Sweet, great innovating. Choke was a nice touch. Is the tensioner spring loaded?
     
  7. Nomad

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    Nice, looks like a good solid "install". Great looking chain tensioner, that chain may be the most dangerous mechanical element on these things, looks like you made it WAYYyyyyyyyyy better.. I like that the engine fits the frame exactly as intended without jury rigging the mounts.... enjoy the ride..
     
  8. old motorbike

    old motorbike New Member

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    No it's not spring loaded, but that's a great idea.
     
  9. old motorbike

    old motorbike New Member

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    All these kits looked about the same to me and seemed to be updated about the same. I just looked for the least expensive.
    I can see there are different ones: 4 cycle, rear mount, etc. but all those cost much more.
    Not knowing anything about these, I was lucky that they engineered the mounting and the sprocket so the pedals clear the engine and the chain lines up.
     
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    old motorbike New Member

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    Thanks, I needed to twist the engine forward a little to clear my front derailer and was ready to make a new front mount, but it just fit.
    I needed to come up with a better tensioner as the frame leg was just too small to hold the kit one. I might make a nicer one when I have the time and ambition.
     

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