The Black Mamba

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by Maxvision, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Maxvision

    Maxvision New Member

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    Just finished my second build for my first customer...Thanks Kent =)

    Kent went with a Nirve frame, 3 speed hub and a Sick Bike Parts shift kit.

    The shift kit is DA SHNITZ ...way to go Sick Bike Parts!!!

    The shift kit is well worth the money, the bike hauls ASS! Can start from a dead stop in first gear. Second for general cruizin' and 3rd scared the crap outta me. Wouldn't take it to top speed without a helmet!

    The shift kit might be a bit difficult for a novice as I had to do some milling on the clutch cover and had to build a custom front motor mount. Front mount also took some shimming to get it right so there wasn't too much or too little slack in the chain from the shift kit to the pedal sprocket. It was a fun build none the less.

    Anyway, here's some piccys.

    BlackMamba4a.jpg BlackMamba1a.jpg
     
  2. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Sweet build man! I really like the tank!

    lol - I foresee that seat gettin' dropped down quite a bit tho ;)
     
  3. Maxvision

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    I feel the same way about the seat post. However, the new owner felt he'd rather have it raised even more (he's a tall guy).

    Thanks for the compliment about the tank. Talking with Kevron99 now about building a custom tank for him.
     
  4. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That tank IS pretty sweet looking!
    Does it hold extra gas in the extended part, or is it just a bondo extension??
     
  5. BarelyAWake

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    Just a thought - but have you suggested a "bent" seat post to the guy? I'm pretty tall myself and I initially had my seat up high where you'd normally have it for pedaling... then I came to realize I never pedal the thing 'cept to start it so I dropped the seat all the way down and brought the handlebars back, it's a heck of a lot more comfy now despite my height.

    Some good ideas here;
    http://motorbicycling.com/f3/layback-seat-post-12746.html
     
  6. Maxvision

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    Very cool Bike. What is the cruising & top speed?
     
  8. Maxvision

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    Cruising speed on a good flat road, 40 mph depending on your weight.

    Reduce as much wind resistance as possitble (lay on the tank) it's possible to top out at 50 mph.
     
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    COOL! next bike I build I need to run a shift kit, my current bike could only hit 42mph with nitrous and 36t sprocket. Not surprisingly it broke a ring and shredded a bearing about 10 miles after that run. :-||
     

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