Home made friction drive bike

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by seabillco, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. seabillco

    seabillco Member

    7-14-08
    Hi, all
    After reading this forum for a few weeks, I decided to build my own motorized bike. You can read the details at my blog:

    http://steverg.blogspot.com/

    Here's some pictures, too.
    In sum, it's a blast and performs far better than I anticipated. :grin: I'm amazed.

    Steve G
    Grants Pass, Oregon
     

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  2. rossfree

    rossfree Member

    Good job Steve!

    And welcome aboard!

    Now move that throttle... your gonna give me nightmares! :shock:

    :grin:

    Ross
     
  3. seabillco

    seabillco Member

    7-14-08
    Hi, Ross
    LOL!!! Yes, the original throttle location was obscene.
    I moved it after the pix were taken.
    Now, it's on the handle bars where God intended...
    I LMAO when I saw the video my son took of me riding around holding my "Johnson" go-stick, too!

    Thanks!
    Steve G.
    Grants Pass, Oregon
     
  4. seabillco

    seabillco Member

    more recent pix

    7-14-08
    Hi,
    FWIW, I took pictures today of the bike. These show the new throttle location, a very cool mirror I found at Joes for $15 and the new, but not obvious, motor mount.

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve G.
    Grants Pass, Oregon
     

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  5. astring

    astring Member

    Impressive. The use of the peg for the rotator was brilliant.
     
  6. seabillco

    seabillco Member

    7-14-08
    Hi, astring
    Thanks! The peg is a BMX foot peg and just happened to have the correct threads!
    Can you believe it?
    What luck.
    So far, the peg has been excellent and no trouble. I just used some blue lock tite and tightened 'er down good.

    Thanks again!
    Steve G.
    Grants Pass, Oregon
     
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