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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)

I added a crude choke cable

Made my own strong tensioner


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.
 

Bikeguy Joe

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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.
 

amealnet

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

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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..
 

old motorbike

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

old motorbike

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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..
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.