Here's "JET"

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by alesterfeind, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    I finally got my first build complete. My previous bike was purchased from an old man who put it together, so this is officially "my" bike.

    It's pretty simple. I found a nice chrome frame bike that is single speed, very light weight and with city slicks for tires. The frame is a little tight for the motor, so that is why I put the air cleaner upside down. I will get one of the flat air cleaners soon. I put a rear wheel hand brake on after I took the picture, so it is well equipped brake-wise.

    I also bought some of that red, solid wire for the spark plug, which I believe to be a huge performance increase. Also, you might notice I didn't use the chain tensioner. WIZARDOFOZONE was right in this thread: http://motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=7091 . What a difference in the sound and speed without having the tensioner on there. I pulled off about 4 links off my engine side, and both chains pulled tight in unison. The pedal side chain is just a tad looser, but nothing that is noticeable.

    I have to get my speedometer moved over to this bike because I was blazing down the road today. It really flew. Turbo was right about the speed with the slick tires, and little to no vibration. I have a suspension post for the seat, but I think that some springer forks or some chrome suspension forks would make it a little more comfortable. I definitely need another saddle that has more cushion.

    Anyway, this is my new bike. I look forward to getting with ScottM for the Annual Vintage Bike Swap Meet in Bedford, Texas this coming weekend. Should be fun.
     

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  2. Ah yes. That spark plug wire is looking good!
    And those rubber silencers on the fins.
    And the gas filter.
    Definetly a reader of this forum. :danielson:
    Nice ride.
    But you must keep the air filter from the rain.
     
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  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    boy, the bicycle was made for a happy-time...and no tensioner needed, lucky you :cool:
     
  4. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    Yeah, I knew someone would say something about that air cleaner being upside down. It'll work if weather permits till I get a smaller cleaner. Maybe I can put a little cocktail umbrella into one of the holes in the meantime. haha
     
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    turn it back right-side-down...just trim the the xtra inlet material off until it fits...just my suggestion.
     
  6. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    Nice

    Nice clean looking ride. I like it when the motor fit's tight, to me it looks like it was meant to be there.


    Brad

    QUOTE=alesterfeind;82352]I finally got my first build complete. My previous bike was purchased from an old man who put it together, so this is officially "my" bike.

    It's pretty simple. I found a nice chrome frame bike that is single speed, very light weight and with city slicks for tires. The frame is a little tight for the motor, so that is why I put the air cleaner upside down. I will get one of the flat air cleaners soon. I put a rear wheel hand brake on after I took the picture, so it is well equipped brake-wise.

    I also bought some of that red, solid wire for the spark plug, which I believe to be a huge performance increase. Also, you might notice I didn't use the chain tensioner. WIZARDOFOZONE was right in this thread: http://motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=7091 . What a difference in the sound and speed without having the tensioner on there. I pulled off about 4 links off my engine side, and both chains pulled tight in unison. The pedal side chain is just a tad looser, but nothing that is noticeable.

    I have to get my speedometer moved over to this bike because I was blazing down the road today. It really flew. Turbo was right about the speed with the slick tires, and little to no vibration. I have a suspension post for the seat, but I think that some springer forks or some chrome suspension forks would make it a little more comfortable. I definitely need another saddle that has more cushion.

    Anyway, this is my new bike. I look forward to getting with ScottM for the Annual Vintage Bike Swap Meet in Bedford, Texas this coming weekend. Should be fun.[/QUOTE]
     
  7. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Nice! It reminds me of Augie's origianl Sabrina but in chrome...cool!
     
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nice job !
    looks ready to go...fast :)
     
  9. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Very nice looking ride.
     
  10. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    That's a good lookin bike. I wonder if I'll have trouble keepin up on the next ride.;)
     
  11. I just took my tensioner off and removed about 2 links to get the chain tight, I love how much quieter it is both on the sprocket side and the chain slap coming into the engine is gone now too.
     
  12. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    Yeah, it really makes a difference. I think out of all the noises these kits make, the chain was the worst because none of the other tricks I did reduced it as much as this one.
     
  13. Nice Job Fiend !

    And boy have you showed me something ! I never saw a rear mount kickstand like that ... that solve a lot of headaches and gripes I have about stands. Super fine build !
     
  14. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

  15. spunout

    spunout Member

    awesome!
    like augi said, no need for trension roller..luckee!!
     
  16. Thanks ! I bookmarked that site ... those are the best ... I hate most kickstand's current method of operation and dislike that 'springy' feel the most ... the weight of the Harly cycle bars on my new build greatly affects the care with which I have to use when standing the bike.
     
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