Yup! Another Cranny build.

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  1. Gary Harris

    Gary Harris New Member

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    I saw your bike today and I was thinking the same thing. I really like those red rims and am thinking of doing the same thing. I have some red M/C grips coming and I think another "Splash" of red would look sweet!

    Sweet build bro! :)
     
  2. Gary Harris

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    Update. I ordered another kit just now and I hope I have better luck this time.

    Grubee Race 80/66cc Silver SkyHawk Angle Fire Bicycle Engine Kit

    My springer fork will be here today so I can start working on the build again and I decided on the bars, I'm going with apehangers. usflg

    Also found an old chain roller with bearings I had from an old KDX200 I had that I plan to use on the chain tensioner. Pics later.
     
  3. Gary Harris

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    Almost a "Roller". Still waiting on parts.

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    Looks slick with the new paint job, nice job. What did you use? I was gonna paint mine last week but wanted to ride...well I ended up having to wait anyways to buy parts. So there has been two whole weeks I could of painted down the crapper.
     
  5. Gary Harris

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    Thanks.

    The frame was done with Rust Oleum flat black and the tank was done with Krylon flat black. I like the Krylon better. After mock up Ill tear it all down and go over it with Krylon flat black.
     
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    Wait, why are there Schwinn stickers on the bike?

    Gary, what's the fork you're running? I ordered a Sunlite with brake bosses. Just curious as to how it fit. Also, what's the buggy in your avatar? I'm also into R/C! Have a ridiculously overpowered Slash 4x4 with a Neu 2200kv on 6s, Hot Bodies D8 Tekno conversion on 6s, and a Neu-powered 4s Mini Revo. Atleast that's what's left after thinning the herd for this new hobby! ;)
     
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    Dude i love the springer, how much and what vendor/brand. I am thinking of doing a cranny build as well. Doing alot of research cause i am a newbie. Got a skyhawk 66cc and cant wait. Keep us posted.... Thanks
     
  8. Gary Harris

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    Thanks for the quick reply! How's the build coming along? Any major issues? You should post a pic of the finished product when you have time...
     
  10. Gary Harris

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    Will do! I'm still waiting on some things like the engine kit, bars and the brakes. When/if I get the engine Ill tear it down and do all those things suggested like replacing all the threaded fasteners and making sure the head and base are flat. I might even do a little porting! :)
     
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    So much for the ape hanger bar idea. I don't like the look or the feel so I ordered some flat bars with 15* sweep back. I'm going back to the bobber, board tracker look. Although I'm from East L.A., I'm a Texas Redneck. lol

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  12. Gary Harris

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    Thank you Piston Bikes. :D

    Now the tear down begins. Maybe a little porting and I think I can improve the piston port timing. Maybe stuff the crank. :)

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    This is the intake and it's pretty bad and in no way can I totally clean it up without making a new intake. That's a little more work than I'm willing to do but just cleaning this up may add 1/10 of a hp. Note the edge on the intake flange where it's welded to the pipe.

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    The base gasket was installed upside down.

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    At TDC there is a LOT of piston skirt showing. This area will be removed to allow more fuel to get into the crankcase.

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    And the transfer ports could use some cleaning up.

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    Back to the intake. Ive done better. lol

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    What are you polishing the parts with? It's looking good
     
  17. Gary Harris

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    Thanks. I'm just using a Dremel.
     
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    Got a little more work done today and I'm debating weather or not to split the cases and match up the transfer ports. They are pretty bad and I ain't sure it's worth the effort.

    Cleaned up the exhaust port a little.

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    The flange and the exhaust is just too bad to do at home with a Dremel. Ill have to take it to work and put it in the mill.

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    Got the bottom of the skirt cut.

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    Got the head partially polished and may leave it as it is. If I do any more polishing I may be removing more material thus reducing compression.

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    This makes me wanna get some apes now lol. Always thought the ones on choppers where to high and looked way uncomfortable, but those look just right. Looking good, dig the pics man especially that shiny piston.
     
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    well if you read what i said i was comparing the looks and comments i get on my SCHWINN , which is black with red rims, compared to my blue/tan cranny... is that ok? sorry if i confused you....
     

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