two stroke cruiser

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by 1000w, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. 1000w

    1000w New Member

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    As I said in the intro post, I got bored with the look of my stingray and wanted to build a new frame for the 66cc. I have quite a few donor bike in the work shop so raw materials weren't a prob. This frame has 4 donor bikes for tube and the stingray for wheels, forks, and handle bars, plus some lengths of 1"x 1.6mm tube.
    I'll attach some photos that show the progress over the past 4 days, they are pretty self explanitary.
    Cheers,
    Matt.
     

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    1000w New Member

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    Some more progress photos.
    Cheers,
    Matt.
     

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  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Crazy beautiful.
     
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    That's lookin pretty cool, nice job. One question though, where are the pedals going to be?
     
  5. 1000w

    1000w New Member

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    This is the most recent work I did tonight.
    I hated the vibrations of the engine solidly mounted on the stingray so I came up with a idea to maybe smooth things out.
    The blue mounts are suspension bushes.
    Cheers,
    Matt.
     

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    Yes I forgot to mention, no pedals on this one. I have a centrifical clutch and pull start kit on order, which also allows me to run a free wheeling hub on the rear sprocket. I never liked the friction and noise when coasting with the direct drive set up. My electric cruiser is also set up with a free wheel rear end, best way to go IMO.
    Cheers,
    Matt.
     
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    Hey that's a pretty good idea for the mounts. Hope it works out well.
     
  8. Clotho

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    That is looking really nice! I really like the lines.
     
  9. Jemma Hawtrey

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    By the look of that frame it would take anything up to a 250cc - looks indestructable and very pretty as well...

    I'd love to do similar but I dont think my landlord would like me doing welding in the front room lol

    Nice idea with the engine mount - you might want to make it three point though - those bushes will make it wobble.

    Jemma xx
     
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    You have a point there. I'm wondering if you could make a mount that uses two of the head bolts. Like have a plate that connects to the bolts, then have that connect to the frame in a similar fashion as the bottom mounts.
     
  11. Jesuswon1

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    Looks great so far... any new Progress??
     
  12. 1000w

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    Frame is at the powder coaters right now. I should be collecting it tomorrow and starting assembly. I will post photos.
    Cheers,
    Matt
     
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    so... how did the motor mounts work in your mock up?? did you run it at all before you sent it to powder coat?
     
  14. 1000w

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    The mounts are untested at this stage, however the engine felt solid enough and didn't seem to wobble when I applied force by hand. Time will tell.
    Cheers,
    Matt.
     
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    1000w New Member

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    The bike is finished and works brilliantly. The centrifical clutch, pull start and rear free wheel is awesome. Starts first pull, and it is so nice to coast almost silently without the drag of the chain.
    Engine mounts work really well, a lot less vibration, and the engine doesn't wobble.
    Cheers,
    Matt.
     

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    Very impressive!
     
  17. Jesuswon1

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    BRILLIANT!!! (^) She looks great! what type of chain tensioner are you using on the rear frame member? Truely a great looking custom ride... (c) makes me want to learn to weld and also braze How about some video of a cruise?
     
  18. Goat Herder

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    Love the cantilever design, cool work!!!!!!!
     
  19. 1000w

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    Changed the bars to something more suitable.
    Cheers,
    Matt.
     

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  20. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That thing looks way too cool! I love it!
     

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