This is priceless episode II

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Creative Engineering, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Allen Wrench, heard of a wood burning vehicle but your right I have to live to see one.

    How are you feeling?

    Steve.
     
  2. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I'm feeling pretty good. I'm walking mostly without a cane now, haven't used crutches in a while, but I keep the cane at hand because of all the snow and ice.
    And I'm back to work on the Higgins build. And I can assure anyone reading this that it will be far more beautiful and functional than what we saw at the beginning of this thread. I have a sense of pride and a reputation to think of.
     
  3. WildAlaskan

    WildAlaskan New Member

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    sorry guys it was me

    i just love the looks of hose clamps something about them just makes me feel good i couldnt help to put the exaust pointing up cause i thought the guy was such a doop for paying me ahead that he deserved it also i was being lazy

    as for the rear mounts yeah i was drinking a little bit and just stuffed the old inner tube in to make it look nice and have sound dampening technology

    i do regret the rear pully though it was in fine shape un till i crashed on the first test ride ( drinking )

    but all in all i think its a safe ride the hose clamps are n.a.s.a. certified space clamps so im sure they will hold up fine to some wild vibration

    as far as wrapping the cdi wires around the down tube well i thought it would look pretty


    im just joking guys that build is a travesty something about that makes me think made in china but i think even the chinese bike builders have more sense than that i have never seen such a crude attempt to motorize a bicycle

    really i dont think anyone could have done a worse job

    when i first saw the pics i thought it was like a joke or something sad sad stuff whats even more sad is the fact that the guy paid for this death trap
     
  4. gubba

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    i spent quite some time in korea......
    the most abundant 'transportation' are bikes/motorbikes...... mainly they are 49/50cc 2-strokes from china.
    they rarely have a kit and are built from scratch. there are dozens of install variations but all are sanitary, stable and reliable. the koreans take pride in their work and i have seldom seen a breakdown. of course with the very heavy pedestrian congestion they cant do much more the about 15mph.... lol
    i have seen them running on kerosene, diesel fuel and even salad oil
    the assortment of throtel and clutch arrangements are astounding.
    i wish i had taken some pictures....

    stay dry
    gubba
     
  5. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    That would be a very interesting things to see! Where there is a will there is a way.
     
  6. DaveC

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    Guy should have sued. I know it's not popular but in this case it needed to be done. Show those pictures to a judge and the next sound you'd hear is the slam of a gavel and a booming voice, "Pay the man back!"
     
  7. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Looks like he was just warming up......a mock-up of the "Worlds Sloppiest Build". He couldn't have chosen a better bike to ruin......that poor thing looks awesomely nasty....needs a couple pints of super glue laff

    dnut
     
  8. andrewflores17

    andrewflores17 New Member

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    im guilty of my stupidty on my first build when i was say 15 now im 23 my big mistake not useing loctite now on my truck i had a wireing problem coulnt figure it out for days kept poping a fuse drove me crazy i doodle the dilemia on a post it to my freind he said realy had me look at it for a minute and the problem was as clear as day to me then doh but this build this guy made took some thinking in the whole wrong direction i mean 10 sec on google and you have a detailed build for you to use with pics and all
     
  9. andrewflores17

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    wander if it would have even started up and ran like that ?
     
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    wayne z New Member

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    Dang, that was hard to understand and read.
     
  11. anim8r

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    it's the punctuation.
     
  12. andrewflores17

    andrewflores17 New Member

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    sorry i work in a ED that reply took probaly a half hour inbetween Pateints .
     
  13. oldtimer54

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    I would of liked to see the after pics. Bet it came out nice and the guy still rides it every day.brnot
     
  14. fastfingas

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    Hey I'm New to theses forums but what is the definition of a cobbler I don't think it has anything to do with a mechnic or am I mistken i always thought a Cobbler worked with leather??????I know that you learn something every day so i'm ready
     
  15. BarelyAWake

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    A cobbler is actually a shoemaker, but can also be used as a slang derogatory term - to "cobb" something together, inferring it could have been done better and/or it was "cobbed" as in the "cobbler" just made do with what was at hand. ;)
     
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  16. fastfingas

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    well you see i didn't know that! i just knew the basic so as i said before always willing to learn!!! so thanks BARELYWAKE for my first new piece of knowledge OF THE NEW YEAR,,,, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
     
  17. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    my grandfather was a cobbler.
    I had to ask, what's that?
    shoemaker...
    rc
     
  18. fastfingas

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    I see, I have a brother thats a cobbler the only one in this little town in Mississsssippi i don't think theres too many people doing that these days but it's good work He's constantly complaining he has too much i tell hs's blessed with the way things are now...
     
  19. Sgt. Howard

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    I was 11 years old when I apprenticed as a gunsmith- that was 1965. In those years I have seen many an attempt at a repair that I referred to as the work of a 'gun plumber', ie, one who considers a stilson wrench as the right tool to pull a barrel off a reciever. There have been many 'trophies' among them, including more than a few that breached and caused bodily harm. I have seen barrels bedded with rope and scotch tape, replacement springs boogered out of paperclips, semi-automatics 'refinished' with a spray can of paint (while assembled) and worse- THIS... pretty much has me topped, I think, mostly because even the local inbred hillbillys know better than to find it acceptable... and they know NOTHING about motorbikes! Cobbled, eh? Like that term, it'll be part of my regular vocabulary from here out.
    the Old Sgt.usflg
     
  20. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    I used to hear about a Cobb Job from the Scottish furniture refinisher I learned from and one day I asked him if he knew where that saying came from.

    He asked if I had ever seen a dry corn cob after it had been shelled. Yep. Well this job is so poorly done it's as rough as a dry corn cob.

    When I was learning to become a cook, the cooks were mostly eastern European and if you messed up you were called a shoe maker. About as bad as it got for them.

    Steve.
     

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