1st Build / Luisa Capetillo

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by echotraveler, May 5, 2009.

  1. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    Hola MB'rs


    Heres my working MB, its Worksman LGB "Panadera" with a "Bikes Berry" kit, with a couple of tweeks to it. The motor is mounted with more angle than normal, to acomplish this the back motor mount had to be longer. Had to make a new Intake tube, i bet works better than stock one. The chain had to be 3 links longer. Right now the muffler may need some bending because its slightly in conctact with the pedals. The rear fender will be back on soon, after some nice clean bending. Right now the super big basket is off for easier handling of the bike in general. Looks pretty bad a$$ IMO.

    This MB will be called Luisa Capetillo from now on i memoir of the first Puertorrican woman to use long pants, and was in jail for using mens clothing, had 3 children and was not married, organized the tobbaco and cane workers into unions, wrote a couple of books and essays in her time, she was way ahead of the 1890's. Thats why my bike is called Luisa, cause shes tough and a rebel to impossed social laws.
    this bike has been a hard core mechanical challenge, lol, fun stress, i cant stop thinking of the next thing in the list! am i crazy?
     

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  2. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    Luisa looks sweet with the smaller tire on front.How does she handle?MotoMagz
     
  3. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    its pretty easy to handle, feels very stable, but be carefull with wet metal on the road, bit of less traction....i love that its a big stingray
     
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    cool build !
    nice job :cool2:
     
  5. smitty

    smitty Guest

    Your bike looks good. The engine is a good fit. FWIW I think the fuel filter is up-side down.
     
  6. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Member

    Great looking ride love the front kickstand. Very cool
     
  7. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Yes...Good looking bike, but does it really matter which way the fuel filter is as long as you don't flip it 180 after it's been used and back wash all the crud into the carb ?
     
  8. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    lol im gonna check on that today. lol:detective:

    ill take some pics tonight, the bike has the bascket on again...looks so cool! and the popo's wont even see the motor, because the bike is so massive.

    hope flying cycletruck see's this.... it's been fun making this bike work! and its so much fun to ride.
     
  9. Butch

    Butch Guest

    Nice build. It look real comfy to ride.
     
  10. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    thanx for the nice comments, ...performs pretty nicely with the bascket.
    heres some pics, tonight is rainy here in PR
     

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  11. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    heres the fender...had to cut and then "english wheel" the edges.
     

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  12. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    A great, unique build is a great way to remember somebody important.
     
  13. macLovin

    macLovin New Member

    that bike is super cool man. thats how my wires were too. they were all over the place how does it ride with the smaller front wheel. i like that look
     
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