azbill's EZM stretch project

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by azbill, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    last try got deleted ???
    one more time... (pics are at the 'other' place I am known to be :))

    a few people have asked for pics of my not-finished-yet stretch
    the bike is a Micargi Mustang GTS (x-mas present)
    I am still mid build and am waiting for an in-frame tank---azvinnie (my son-in-law) is making it (his first time making one) the tape is to protect paint during tank fitting
    I have a budget of 0$, so am making it with what I have available
    (I sold a back wheel and other parts to finance the sprocket/adapter I got from Jim -- thanks Elmo)
    I am doing a lot of measuring to get everything ready for the drive train swap from my Jaguar
    (I need a bike Mon-Fri to take oldest grandkid to school, so I need to be up n running quickly)

    1st pic is full side view showing whole bike
    2nd pic showing Jim's sprocket (72T) and hd coaster wheel (12ga spokes)
    3rd + 4th pic are MC mirrors I got on the bay and the seat post clamps I used to mount the mirrors
    5th pic shows motor mount and pedal chain routing
    I changed pedal sprocket to a 36T to make it easy to pedal with the girls/trailer, and routed chain under engine to lower the center of gravity (ie...better handling)
    the motor mount is clamped to bottom tube with tensioner brackets and exhaust clamp saddles
    the bracket on the seat post is to stabilize the engine/trans from side-to-side twist (bracket comes from an old seat post mounted rack)
    I hope I have the patience to wait for Vinnie to do the tank , I am dieing to ride this bike

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    found my original the woodshed ;)
  3. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    Looks like a well planned build.Sprocket is sweet,I just got my 50t sprocket not as fancy as yours!Who is making your tank?Any details would be great.Good luck

  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    azvinnie (my son-in-law) is making the tank
    his first time making one, he is using aluminum sheet, hope it turns out as good as I think it will :)
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    pics posted of the raw tank, going satin black :)

    thanks Vinnie, you rock dude !!! :):):)
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    just a quick update
    exhaust is done (needs paint)
    chain guides need to be re-done (skate-board wheels)

    sprocket is perfect for my needs (pulls trailer, 2 girls and asst carp off the line with a blip of the throttle )

    it's a lot faster than I thought it would be (I was expecting 25 max, but hit 27 with 1/3 throttle left)

    I hope to get final pics up soon

    thanks to all for the nice replies
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    some pics

    some new pics of it 99% finished
    lights are installed, wiring needs to done, and battery mounted

    all taken in front of the fountain the town was named for

    Attached Files:

  8. augidog

    augidog Banned

    very nice combination

    i couldn't be happier for you...thank you for the pics :cool:
  9. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Beautiful bike, Bill. I'm envious!
  10. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    thanks for the props guys,,,
    I have been dreamin of a stretch for a long time :)

    I am lovin my limo !!!
  11. wcocc

    wcocc Guest

    could your son-inlaw reproduce your tank? I wouldl like a nice tank like yours!
    nice stretch!
  12. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    thanks for the compliment :)
    I will ask him, but I think he only did a 1-off for me...probably not cost effective to build them to sell
    (it was pretty time-consuming)

    good to have in-laws like that !!!

    thanks again Vinnie :):):)
  13. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    btw,,, in the fountain pics, you can see the hills in the 'flat' part of town
    (that's why I needed the little 72 toother ;))
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2010
  14. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    my daughter took a pic of me on the bike :grin5:
    (too show how the size suits me,,,I am 6'1")

    do I look like a proud 'papa' :whistling:

    Attached Files:

  15. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    A+ bike and engine set up Bill. I like everything about it yes sir-re.
  16. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

  17. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    thanks to all for the very nice compliments :)

    the props from all are priceless to me !!!

    the pic with me on the stretch has been given a title,,,

    "an old man and his MB"

    thanks George,,,

    I love it !!!
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2010
  18. Snake Bite

    Snake Bite Member

    Bill THanks Beauitful

    My Hats Off to ya Bill.. Very Nice tank Fab.. really Makes that Bike Very Bosa Nova

    See Ya Soon
    Helmutt :helmet:
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2010
  19. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Bill,

    Just saw the last picture of your bike with you aboard. WOW! I can see why you are so proud.

    Your bike is truly a work of art.

    It isn't difficult to imagine you riding it down the street, because it is one of those bikes that look in motion while standing still.

    I know you have offered to let others take it for a test ride, if only I didn't live so far from you.

    Have fun,
  20. Dr. Doom

    Dr. Doom Member

    Beautiful. The sprocket is so biggg. Its a motorcycle, the power your controlling has to be the best thing ever on this site. Hope the rear wheel takes care of your ride for a long while.