EZM Meets Schwinn DelMar....

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Youngbird, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    OK....here it is. I just started today with the installation of my long awaited and highly anticipated EZ Silent drive system. Please forgive the cellphone pics, but its what Ive got.

    First is the Schwinn as it looked right out of my jeep and fresh from WallyWorld. Then we have an hour later and finally one of the front end....then I lost my light. More in a day or so. Boy am I like a kid at christmas.

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  2. lonjack

    lonjack New Member

    Very nice-

    Just starting myself with a Schwinn Landmark & the EZM drive

    I like your front forks. What are they off of?
  3. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Thanks. If I remember correctly I bought them from Choppers US. They were 30" chopper forks I cut down to size....about $69.00 I think....nice and sturdy too! They come with all the hardware except headset.

    Im going to get everything bolted up that I can and then wait for some more parts to arrive....wider crank set....new Husky rear wheel....wait, wait, wait. It will be worth it in the end.
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    the forks set it off :)
    looking good !!!
  5. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Thanks Bill,

    Ive had them hanging in my shop for about a year along with the Clubman bars. I figured that eventually I would lock in on ONE project and the EZMotorbike was it.
  6. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Everyone,

    May I suggest adding a second fender brace to the front fender if you leave it on the bike.

    We installed the EZM Q-matic on a Schwinn DelMar to take pictures for the new installation manual [soon to be available]. And after looking at the front fender and reading several posts it is clear the front fender can drop down on the tire if the thin mounting tab breaks. Randy [one of the owners of EZM] installed a second front brace in a a very short time. It was easy to find the exact brace needed from my stock, and checking with several local bike shops we found a good selection of braces that fit.

    If anyone needs pictures of the brace installed, contact us and will will send pictures your way.

    I also want to say your bikes are Lookin' good, and I really like the front forks on the "Youngbird Special".

    Have fun,
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009
  7. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Thanks for the "heads-up" Quenton....Ive read many of the same posts and in no way want to do the "faceplant". Im looking for a more rigid front and rear fender for this build....something more in keeping with the theme.

    No new pics today but I have the fuel tank secured and plumbed to the engine, throttle and clutch cables installed, speedo too. Still need to get that back wheel from husky with the 11 ga. spokes. They're a tuff wheel. More later!
  8. Waterfowl

    Waterfowl MBc-Sponsor

  9. I dig the moto/chopper forks on motered bikes, gives 'em the beefy look they need. Drum brake front wheel and a solid fender really completes it.

    I have gone to 2 pf the ez motorbike websites looking for the silent drive. There is basically no information on what is different about the tranny or why it would be "silent". There is also no price listed. I already have a huasheng kit installed but I am very unhappy with the tranny. Is it possible to buy the silent drive tranny alone, where, how much?
  10. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    the silent drive is not available as a stand alone unit, it is only available with a kit (MSRP $650)
    the new Q-matic auto trans will be tho, when it is released !!!
    tentative pricing of $250
    this is all explained by Quenton and Mike here
    and here

    the silent drive is a belt primary, chain secondary system (and it IS silent :))
    the Q-matic is similar, but has a max-torque designed/engineered centrifugal clutch as well

    the 'powers that be' here move all posts concerning EZM to the vendors forum eventually !!!
  11. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Sorry....still no more pics, but I did make some more progress today. I cranked up the little MIG welder and fabbed up a set-back seat post from the stock piece and a piece of 6" flat stock. Sets the seat back about 5" so now Im not sitting on the rear rack, LOL. Still waiting on a 26x2.125 rear wheel from HUSKY....once I have that I can order the sprocket adapter and be rolling in a short while. Cant hardly wait to do some testing and tweeking. :whistling:

    Addl: Heres a cellphone pic of the seat post mod. I know....fuzzy....but its what there is at present.

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    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  12. keylan

    keylan Member

    I like that engine mount plate, any chance at putting up a few larger images of how you mounted the motor??
  13. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    I'll look thru what I have, but it is the standard mounting plate that is included in all EZ Motorbike kits. It is adjustable fore and aft and will accomodate a variety of tube angles and the engine will adjust side to side. Its really a great set-up.
  14. Schwinn DelMar

    Hi youngbird, did that wheel ever come in? I have a guy out here who is looking at either the Kaluna Moondog, or the DelMar, and I'd like to show him the pics of yours, as everything I have is vintage, and not the same look.

  15. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    It sure did and Im really glad Ive been using Husky wheels. They are a very good wheel. I also just got my new sprocket adapter. I need to drill my 60 tooth sprocket as the 40 that came with it is kinda small.

    Newest holdup is the tires. I have a set of Kenda Flames, 26x3, but they are a bit wide for the rear so Im gonna drop down to 26x2.125 Kendas. After that all there is remaining is the wider pedal cranks. Im not sure if I want to go 3 piece or just get a wider 1 piece. Its cheaper but isnt quite so good looking. Decisions, decisions! LOL. I have just finished fabbing up a front light bracket. Its aluminum and is set up for a bullet headlight which will have a "cree" insert of 250 lumens and 2 lower powered white "road lights" on top and amber turn signals underneath, kinda harley-esque.

    Its kinda tough getting thru this build and christmas gifting, but I imagine it will all be done by first of the year.