Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

Tinsmith

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Nice Rick, With ya'll workin' on your bikes, I was inspired to get out to the shop and get mine goin' . I've been outta commission since early in the year so hoping it would start. It's a China 4 stroke that's always started right up. Well, not so lucky. I did give her a shot of ether and she fired . Gonna drain the gas and have another go at it soon. Just fiddlin' for a short time was enough but you'll know when I get her back up and runnin'
Keep Ridin' Fellas

Dan
 

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Nice Rick, With ya'll workin' on your bikes, I was inspired to get out to the shop and get mine goin' . I've been outta commission since early in the year so hoping it would start. It's a China 4 stroke that's always started right up. Well, not so lucky. I did give her a shot of ether and she fired . Gonna drain the gas and have another go at it soon. Just fiddlin' for a short time was enough but you'll know when I get her back up and runnin'
Keep Ridin' Fellas

Dan
Dan, is that the "HuaSheng 49cc 4-Stroke" engine? I've got one of them on a Micargi "Touch" bike and it's been a real good engine.
I'm sure you can get it going so you can take it for a ride.

Dennis
 

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Dan great to hear your putting some skin back in the game after a long recovery. Your revived interest plus fiddlin' sounds a fine tune to my old ears!

Rick C.
 
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Dan, is that the "HuaSheng 49cc 4-Stroke" engine? I've got one of them on a Micargi "Touch" bike and it's been a real good engine.
I'm sure you can get it going so you can take it for a ride.

Dennis
Dennis you're one of the forums full time riders & I admire your tenacious attitude in keeping your bikes running and on the road all while relying on them for primary transport. There are others as well, but you come to mind as an example of can do and must ride motorized bike lifestyle and it's not always easy or simple to follow!

Rick C.
 

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Thanks Dennis, and yes it's a Huasheng 4 stroke It's been flawless for many years And Rick! Glad to know your ears are good for somthin" other than holdin' up glasses. that's all mine are good for. And, as a matter of fact, I did "skin" a knuckle. Just for you!

Thanks guys,
Dan
 

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Dennis you're one of the forums full time riders & I admire your tenacious attitude in keeping your bikes running and on the road all while relying on them for primary transport. There are others as well, but you come to mind as an example of can do and must ride motorized bike lifestyle and it's not always easy or simple to follow!

Rick C.
Thanks Rick, the gas mileage and fun is good plus it gets addictive messing around with them, building and learning something. All you fellas
really help newcomers with their problems. Some of my friends are stuck on cars and I've been there and done that and all they will get you
are tickets. A motorcycle will also do that but I never got a ticket for anything with the boat. I've got well over 50 miles of riding today since
I went over to check on a friend of mine 9 miles away and it's pretty warm today but just right if you are running over 22 mph in the country.

Dennis
 

Tom from Rubicon

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Good find Tom In black & in stock plus domestic distributor, for $35. I may pick up a couple more for my hybrid and fat ugly!! That's the first one in black I've seen & I searched hard.

Rick C.
Years doing application engineering while supervising a model shop gave me strong search instincts.
Glad you approve Steve. Like your last group of photos. Is the top one your "Peashooter"?
Tom
 

indian22

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Right Tom it's based on a modified Sportsman flyer frame. I cut the loop out, & used Pat's Harley bar & tank with 125cc 5 speed trans & Simplex dual spring fork. Both it and my Simplex use the Honda pushrod 125cc clone. The Peashooter has more engine mods & makes a lot of power. I designed a working "keystone/Marion" functional engine mount that drops with the engine and trans in one piece like the original race bikes. This bike and the Simplex (same motor but makes a few less horsepower, about 11 hp or so) both bikes can be pedaled, but are really small motorcycles riding on bicycle tech. I might one day change the rolling parts for motorcycle speed rated hub, brakes and speed rated tires. Really prefer the look of the bicycle stuff however.

The Harley is great fun, much lighter than the duplex framed Simplex & lively to ride, but with the stub exhaust ...it's a cop agitator so I seldom ride her. The Simplex with milder cam, compression and carb is easy to ride a slow speeds and just makes a throaty growl up to the point it comes on cam. I still want to put a sidecar on the Simplex. Just not bad enough to get on with it!

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I'm sorting my bags for bike packing. The idea being to utilize the full set of bags on both the e- mountain bike and my Fat ugly as well. Sounded easy but hasn't been. The large panniers shown (quite empty) are perfect for both bikes as is the general purpose kit bag (old re-purposed lead cell battery bag) that's shown on top. The primary lithium battery packs riding on the rear racks lift the bags just enough to keep the panniers above axle height.

I've not yet found a handle bar bag of a size and design that works for me, nor a straddle tube bag that is truly useful on either bike let alone swap able between bikes so I'll I'm rather resigned to purchasing two different straddle bags.

The bags shown are really large capacity and the panniers are well designed for compartmentalized storage, ease of access and decent water resistant design. Though I've not yet bought the tent and other specialized bike friendly camping gear I've a good understanding of what's out there and size/weight of the total kit.

I'm also looking at fork mount racks for the Fat ugly. I've really been impressed with the utility of some of the hunting e-bikes I've seen that had fork racks installed.

Rick C.
 
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indian22

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Tom, abundance of gear is a problem to sort through and in the end I just punched a button to get it over with on the panniers but quite pleased with what I received. The Fat ugly has a good pre-drilled fender/reflector mount hole on the upper fork & the MB nada. Lower leg rack mount locations are the axles only & that isn't a good idea given that both bikes are front hub motors. Long explanation of why that isn't the best solution required (I destroyed one quite expensive alloy fork on the MB already with a bad build decision) so moving on. ..

The steel fork is easy to fab lugs for the lower fork legs to support a rack and the Fat ugly is the bike that I'd most like to receive a fork rack so I'll concentrate on it first.

TIG is the answer to so many fab projects in steel and aluminum etc. but my vision makes this impossible for aluminum as the puddle is completely invisible to me. I can barely see the puddle, under perfect light conditions when welding steel on very rare occasions. I'm not supposed to weld at all according to Dr. opinion. Finding someone to weld during the shut down is difficult if not totally impossible for small jobs. Sorry I forgot for a moment that this is a no whining allowed thread, lol, unless you got real life issues...then we share the load one with another as friends should and do!

Rick C.
 
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indian22

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Tom two shops both about 3/4 mile as a bike rides from me, but swamped with big jobs. So might as well not exist for my requirements right now. However I'll adapt and carry on.

Our early Fall weather has returned to Summer 100's, 25 mph steady winds & humid, yet the mornings still provide pleasant riding conditions up to mid day.

Rick C.
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Just a few photos of the Wichita National Wildlife Refuge the area I'm planning a Fall ride to. It's about 60 miles one way. I could see it everyday as a child. We lived about 30 miles away from it at the time. I'm planning 4 days, but may stay a week. I grew up taking dozens of camping trips to this area & never miss an opportunity to explore some more. It was one of Teddy Roosevelt's favorite areas, including the "Big Pasture" area to the South. I believe the photos explain why it appeals to all who visit, except during Summer heat it is one of the hottest places you can visit during the "dog days". Wildlife abounds: Whitetail, Elk, Bison, Rio Grande Turkey geese & ducks. Fishing is good in both large lakes and small. More than a few lakes to select from. Oklahoma is a great place to explore and e-bikes are legal in the refuge ....Federal rules 750 watts, but you can't take them off road. You have to hike this park to see the good stuff and the photos show the easy spots to access.

Rick C.


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