Stealth 4 Stroke

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  1. Smoothe

    Smoothe New Member

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    Here's my build that I've been working on for years! Actually, since about November of last year I've been wanting a 4 stroke.

    Micargi Stealth Cruiser
    Dax Super Titan
    Manich Mechanic 56Tooth Sprocket & hub adapter
    Used mtb suspension forks from LBC\S
    New front brakes from LBS
    Whizzer tank from ebay
    Flex pipe exhaust from EZ Motorbikes AZBill (in his Rolling Stones Concert Shirt)!
    Engine mount from bicycle-engines
    cranks from bikeberry
    Center kickstand from LBS
    D Bend Apehangers from LBS
    Grenade Valve Stem Covers from Ebay
    41 Chain from Dave's Cart & Cycle
    Stewart-Warner analog speedometer from Bairdco.
    LED light-up pedals from Ebay

    I pieced this bike together. Every few weeks or so I would have enough money saved up in the "fund" to buy more components for this bike. It took a whil, especially because I had to make an adapter plate and didnt have the resources.[​IMG][​IMG]
     

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  2. MountainMage

    MountainMage New Member

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    Looks like a nice ride
     
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    looks good Bill :)
    we've got to get together for a nice ride ;)
     
  4. professor

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    But where is the stealth?
    I thought to see some hidden motor and stuff.
     
  5. LS614

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    Oh, that's hot! I like the murdered out look :) Have fun and ride safely :D
     
  6. Smoothe

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    DO YOU NOT SEE THE .50 CAL MACHINE GUN TURRET? Professor? Well then, it's a pretty good job of stealth, I'd say.

    J/K It's a "Micargi Stealth" cruiser. At least it was until I got ahold of it.

    Billy-Boy; I would get creamed riding out there on Shea. I will have to fix my wife's ford ranger and load up for that, but I'm always down for a ride with you. Maybe next time you'll let me ride that stretch of yours more than once around the block!

    I took the 1/2 link off of my chain and adjusted the wheel in the dropouts. I still used the tensioner to keep the chain from rubbing the tire. I have some more space in those dropouts so I'll try to fit that wheel as far back as I can get it. Are there any techniques for that?
    But I had the chain going at such a wierd angle that it was pullng my rear sprocket off! I got up to Metrocenter from my house and the bike starterd making intermittant noise and clunking every 1/2 second or so. I Stopped to adjust my tensioner and noticed that the bolts were coming out of my sprocket! They were actually unscrewing themselves!. I had a real interesting ride to work today and am currently fixing the problem as we speak. If it's good enough to get home, I can buy more bolts for the sprocket tomorrow because they've been sheared by my coaster brake arm. I will then locktite those bolts into the hub adapter.

    I'm going back to Copper State Bolt & Nut tomorrow for some bew sprocket bolts![​IMG]
     

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  7. Mike Bike

    Mike Bike New Member

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    hi smoothe,

    i just got done reading ur thread, and i love ur bikes dax set up. i have some questions tho, did u use the dax tranny? (PTO gear box).
     
  8. Smoothe

    Smoothe New Member

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    Hi Mike. It's a gearbox I got from Dax when I bought the super titan. It's NOT the PTO box, it's the 3.25:1 box.

    I cruise real easy at 30-35MPH, but I haven't opened her all the way up yet, as I am still in break-in at less than 200 miles.

    I'm thinking about getting a slightly larger sprocket. I'm running a 56T right now and am eyeballing a 62T so I can cruise at lower speeds. I like to look cool when I ride, not terrified.

    Although this isn't the "Power Take Off" gearbox that Dax sells, it sure wants to "Take Off" when at a standstill. LOTS of torque, this thing pulls me out of an underpass like nobody's business, and pulls me right up a hill like it's nothing. I go faster than cars on some streets!

    I'm using a #41 chain and a Manic Mechanic hub adapter & sprocket.
     
  9. mykustomcruizer

    mykustomcruizer New Member

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    quick question i have that same crank did you have a problem putting it together mine seems very hard to put the arms on
     
  10. squirrel

    squirrel New Member

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    Nice looking bobber-style bike!
    in that pic of ur drive sprocket i noticed that it has about half as many bolts as the one that came with my china girl kit i got from e-bay, it just makes me wonder if what i have is overkill or what?
    squirrel
     
  11. LS614

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    Well actually, it's a third as many bolts, but it is a sprocket adapter setup so it is truer and much more sturdy than rag joints. Basically, he doesn't need to use 9 bolts because it is a better system :)
     
  12. Smoothe

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    Hi Mykustom, the crank wasn't hard to put in. Whenever I find something a challenge I just google it and I get pretty good instructions. If all else fails, I go o my LBS.

    I got these cranks for $50 from Bikeberry because they were black. They chip and scratch easy.
     
  13. squirrel

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    I learn something everyday from this forum...you guys are awesome!
     
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    ok mine must be messed up my arms barley go over the bottom bracket ive even tried hitting the on and they dont go any farther and i know they need to theres a huge gap ok thanks anyway
     
  15. LS614

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    You can't help the arms you were born with, but you can help the ones you buy rotfl Really though, good luck with figuring it out, let us know if there is anything we can do to help :)
     
  16. Smoothe

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    I may have left out one important factor in the cranks: Three piece adapter set.

    I am running a manic mechanic 56T sprocket and hub adapter. I am considering a 62T Sprocket or even a 66T when I put the ammo can panniers on. The bike rides strong & Smoothe at high speeds, I'd like to put a little more cruise into her.

    I want to paint the tank flat black and powdercoat a lot of that silver stuff outta there. I may even paint the whole engine black.
     

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