Just finished my new bike, a prototype custom conversion

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Torques, May 1, 2007.

  1. Torques

    Torques Guest

    This baby rides nice, just watch those right turns.

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  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I SAY!!!!!!

    Or only turn left.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Sweet and Low..... :cool:
     
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    yeah...no leaning into the turn for you :lol:
    that is the first time I have seen a rack-mount installed like that :shock:
    does the angle of engine affect anything?
     
  5. Torques

    Torques Guest

    I don't believe the angle affects anything, that is the only question I had. The engine runs smooth and seemingly normal. My first three tanks of gas gave me this result, 182,178 and 184 mpg.
     
  6. JFleck

    JFleck Guest

    That is a very clean looking ride and install. . .

    Do you have a counter balance on the left side it has
    to ride strange wanting to lean right?
     
  7. Torques

    Torques Guest

    A counterweight is absolutely unnecessary as with such a low center of gravity, it is unnoticeable. I did have to cut the kickstand shorter to avoid a guaranteed tip over.
     
  8. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    you gonna be at the pavillions this weekend coming? id like to see that bike.
     
  9. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I forgot to add... maybe a piece of sheet metal under the engine to act as a skid plate ... better wear marks/scrapes on a 5$ piece of metal than your engine 8) 8) 8)
     
  10. Torques

    Torques Guest

    I will be there.
     
  11. Torques

    Torques Guest

    I should have been clearer, if you mean the internal lubrication with the motor leaning slightly forward, I don't know. That is my only concern but it seems to run just fine.
     
  12. jerryt

    jerryt Guest

    Now thats a nice bike!!!!!

    Is this the only mounting place under the seat or can it be mounted above the top frame bar just under the seat?
    I second the motion from azkronic - I'm thinking that gas tank may be exposed
     
  13. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    sure is a sweet looking design!
     
  14. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Thanks for the positive comments.
     
  15. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    yes that was part of what I meant, I was thinking isnt the gas gravity fed?
     
  16. Torques

    Torques Guest

    The gas is sucked out of the tank up to the carb so the angle doesn't seem to be an issue.
     
  17. Torques

    Torques Guest

    I have scraped the gas tank just very slightly three times, once coming into my driveway and once going out and in a parking lot the first time I rode it. They are slight scrapes, not deep, but yes it is an issue but doesn't in any way take away the pleasure in riding this bike. The gas tank can be removed. I could buy additional lengths of tubing for the gas lines and mount that tank somewhere else but I'm not sure where. It is not a priority for me now.
     
  18. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    can't wait to see the bike this weekend. 8)
     
  19. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Very nice! What kind of top speed are you getting?

    Dan
     
  20. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Done, thanks for the suggestion.
     
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