Thanks Tom it is a long read and yes it became a mission along the way, just happened. I do hope that my insights, many gained by my own mistakes, can help both beginners and old hands building motor bikes with tips and trips along the way. Many such as yourself started with great tools and metal working skill sets yet most begin with bare minimal hand tools and varying mechanical aptitude. I hope to inspire both and present some examples of basic assembly of off the shelf bicycles with kit motors both gas and electric power. There are a few advanced level builds presented, in some detail, as well.My favorite quote from the movie Escanaba in da Moonlight by the character Albert Soady.
"If you don't know where to start, go back to da beginnin"
To late followers, indian22 as he says is a anthology One hundred and thirty two pages of a man on a two wheel mission.
Go back to the beginning. You won't regret it, and you might learn something.
Thanks for the photo! That's a real nice build done expertly have a nice Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Thanks Dennis my thought on reading your post and those of others around the time of Thanksgiving were and are focused on the daily blessings of this life. We are inundated with negative commentary regarding every aspect of living absolutely hammered daily by press and individuals on subject matter regarding our health, society, politics and economics. To pause for just a single day to consider how blessed we truly are even during really bad situations was refreshing & being refreshed I determined to daily give thanks for the great things of life and to discount the gloom and doom mentality that we are being force fed. I'm not discounting the reality of what is occurring in our collective lives yet I am refusing to constantly and dwell on the negative preferring the that that focusing on the many positive blessings of life brings. Being happy is really only possible in the absence of fear.Thanks for the photo! That's a real nice build done expertly have a nice Thanksgiving and Christmas!
PS, I've been eating turkey for the last two days and I will be working on the bird tonight after that it's
going into the freezer for Christmas.