The As Promised Picture

Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by Jim C, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Jim C

    Jim C New Member

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    OK so here it is. Thanks to Baird, who was able to sort out the clutch in about a few minutes. It still needs some sorting out and some cleaning up. I had to replace the seat, that one would not stay tight (kinda scary). I have some re-routing of wires to do and some cable running. I did get the kill switc working, had to tighten the kick stand. If I do get it all sorted out I do another build of an antique/classic look. The motor runs a little rough and the ergonomics are poor and the clutch is still dragging way too much but it is at least running.

    Jim Cdance1
     
  2. Jim C

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    well I don't know where the picture went

    Jim C
     
  3. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    You gotta find it - you promised. (Besides, we're all curious now. Suspense being what it is.)
     
  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    glad it's running. if you need any more help, just let me know.
     
  5. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Here's a pic of mine in the mean time...I promise. Just to pass the time[​IMG]

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  6. 2door

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    I don't get it. One photo shows a 2 stroke, the other a 4 stroke. Which one are we supposed to be looking at and which one are you talking about?
    Tom
     
  7. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Sorry Tom, I was just filling in some visualization while Jim C gets his pics uploaded....that's all. So feast your eyes on some Chinese junk I built for myself....2 & 4-stroke...you're supposed to be looking at bothlaff and talking about neither.

    cheers!
     
  8. corgi1

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    thats just some fantastic parts useage from different kits
     
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    that four stroke is sweet!

    Sam
     
  10. Kevlarr

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    It's the new 6 stroke motor. The best of a 2 and a 4 stroke, depending on how you look at it. :D
     
  11. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Isn't there some kind of "six stroke" motor already in existance. I think I heard that its last two strokes are water injection then steam exhaust.
     
  12. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    No, it is really just two 3-stroke motors run in series, it's the equivalent of a 6-stroke, nothing morelaff
     
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    if 'n the spark plug is going,and the fuel is not comming........laff
    lol
     
  14. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I did a bit of Googling and Aha! from Wikipedia:

    "The six-stroke engine is a type of internal combustion engine based on the four-stroke engine, but with additional complexity to make it more efficient and reduce emissions. Two different types of six-stroke engine have been developed since the 1990s:

    In the first approach, the engine captures the heat lost from the four-stroke Otto cycle or Diesel cycle and uses it to power an additional power and exhaust stroke of the piston in the same cylinder. Designs use either steam or air as the working fluid for the additional power stroke.[1] The pistons in this type of six-stroke engine go up and down three times for each injection of fuel. There are two power strokes: one with fuel, the other with steam or air. The currently notable designs in this class are the Crower six-stroke engine, invented by Bruce Crower of the U.S. ; the Bajulaz engine by the Bajulaz S.A. company of Switzerland; and the Velozeta Six-stroke engine built by the College of Engineering, at Trivandrum in India."
    dance1
     
  15. Jim C

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    Well I got the picture small enough to be accepted - At least I think I did. I have been this far before & the picture went into cyberspace.

    I do still have some work to do on the bike. Basicly just cosmetic stuff to make ot look better. It runs OK it feels a little sluggish on take off but has plenty of top speed. The big cushey seat I have on it is comfortable. I have not ridden it much yet. I am still cautious of the police. The clutch is still hard to pull in & cold starting drill is not fully down yet.

    I have been told by a couple of people the bike looks good. I live in an over 55 gated community and all the old guys in here seem to like it. ( over 55 is age not MPH).

    Jim Cdance1
     

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    [​IMG]

    Yes, it's looking good indeed! Is that a gastank rack on the back? Cheers!
     
  17. Kevlarr

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    Just one thing, that's your wife's Miata right? :p
     
  18. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    the sluggish start-off is pretty normal. these little motors just don't have enough power to pull you off the line (some will, just very slowly) so pedaling ten feet or so is necessary.
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    That's pretty funny, was gonna say the same thing!rotfl

    They should at least have matching paint, shouldn't they?
     
  20. Jim C

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    Answer to a couple of your questions
    The rack on the back is for a battery pack. I had an electric motor on this bike for a while
    The Miata is mine I have no wife.
    pino.I did restore the Miata from a wreck. It is blue and has silver racing stripes so the color is close to the bikes. I have installed a roll bar, kick ass Sony stero with infinity speakers and a hard wired XM radio, restored the leather, tweaked the engine just a bit, tweaked the suspension just a bit, mounted some very sticky Bridgstone rubber. I think this is a way cool car.
    The bike is coming along I got a weird thing going on with the speedo, it works untill I start the bike then it quits. I have to go through the whole resetting procedure then it quits again very strange. I think I need a speedo.

    Jim C
     

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