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  1. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob New Member

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    Hello to all.
    I just built my first motorized bike. Built on a mid 90s Ross diamondback 186, steel lugged cruiser, 26" wheels. with a HS 142F 4 stroke. I love the bike and am now looking for more speed. I drilled the fuel mixture plug out, drilled the main jet to a # 72, opened up the air box, and drilled several large holes in the stock exhaust box baffle. It runs great with lots of low end torque. I'm thinking next will be a better carb and I will build custom exhaust. After that I will install a shift kit to be able to use the 7 speed cassette. I am retired now but worked a Harley Davidson mechanic for 35 years. I'm have as much fun with this little bike as I did with my first H.D. back in the 60s. Amazing, LOL. This is a great forum with tons of knowledge and great people, I look forward to picking brains and sharing my project.
     
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  2. bluegoatwoods

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    We're glad you joined up.

    You ought to be able to do well with your prior experience.

    Good luck and have fun.
     
  3. Dave31

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    Hello Uncle Bob, welcome to the forum.

    I used to have a 90's Ross, never motorized it. I like that bike it was a good bike, I rode it for over a year.

    These Motorized bikes are addictive
     
  4. 2door

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    Welcome, Bob. I had an uncle Bob meself once. Was a great guy :)

    You've come to the right place to share the fun of a motorized bicycle. They aren't as fast or powerful as a Harley but they have a special appeal that you'll never get with a real motorcycle.

    Your past experience will help you a lot but we're always here to offer any help we can with your new hobby.

    Have fun and ride safe.

    Tom
     
  5. xseler

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    Potato, potato, potato, ....., potato........


    Howdy & welcome!! As you've said, these little contraptions are a lot of fun.......but, they just don't sound like a Harley!
     
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  7. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob New Member

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    Thanks for all the warm welcomes. Yes...very addictive, I'm already planing my next build with a HF 79cc and Q-matic trans. I'm going to look around for an old school frame. Double top tube and build my own in frame gas tank. I haven't had this much fun on two wheels in years. It may not sound like a Harley but that single cylinder engine sounds great all the same.
     

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