My Bike...

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by JosephGarcia, Apr 4, 2007.

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  1. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    Got a already broken in KingsMotor 80cc engine from craigslist. The seller was nice and showed me everything. He also did some mods (I wouldn't be able to tell you, sorry, not good with motors) that supposedly gives more torque to lower speeds, for better starts and hill climbing.

    I put it on a bike, that, when I got it, continually and aggresively fought with me. When I replaced one part, another broke off. for about 2 months. by the end of that time, the bike had mismatched tires, no pedals, stripped threads in the pedal bars. So I said "F*** it." and decided to strap a motor on it. Been wanting the kingsmotor for months, and found the ad on craigslist for about 60$

    Guess I got a good deal, whenever I have an issue with the engine, I can call the seller and get answer fast, or ask around here, you guys are great.


    I want to add some kind of bright front light, preferably in the same style as the Whizzer motorbikes. I love that look. plus turn signals of some kind and brake light. maybe with a seperate battery pack or something. Also, thick whitewall tires and black fenders.

    Any info anyone has on doing any of that can leave it for me to read.

    I'm glad I found this community, It's pretty awesome, You guys rock!

  2. Bill Snow

    Bill Snow Guest

    Hi Joseph

    Looks like you did pretty well in mounting the motor, not bad at all.

    I have a couple Whizzers, one I built up from a regular bicycle and the other I bought new with all the things you mention on it. I think you should be able to add the electrical without much of a problem. Not totally sure but I think there is a charging wire coming from your engine that maybe connected to a voltage regulator like the one on the Whizzer. If that's true the rest should be easy. The Whizzer battery is very small and easly attached somewhere on the bike.

    Will be watching with interest to see how it works out for you.

    Bill Snow
  3. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    help for lighting, if you really want to see at night and have people see you, then this is a lighting solution for you.
    first get a 12volt 5amp battery($15) mount it where ever you can, every bike is different, next go buy a 20watt halogen light from your local hardware store, they are cheap but bright($5). 3rd buy switch($3) 3 position switch should do just fine. next just hook it all together, here is a diagram for hooking it all up

    here are pics of what it looks like on my bike,


    this works great for me, l can ride for hours at night without the light going out on me and is very bright, the 20watt halogen light sucks very little juice from your battery, so it will last quite awhile. the other way of hooking up your light, is to the 6volt wire, which produces bad lighting, just ask augidoggi, hope this helps and good luck......[​IMG]
  4. JosephGarcia

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    I like that halogen light idea, friend works at the local hardware store and can get most, if not all, of that stuff for free. Ill check it out later.

    is that battery rechargable or do you buy a new one when it drains.
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    yup, the white-wire light is good (surprisingly good) at the 6V / 1 bulb level, but for effective & comprehensive lighting a battery-powered system is the only doable option.

    i'd still like to see if the white-wire would recharge a battery system, that'd be about optimized, IMO.
  6. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    ya l forgot to mention a 20$ battery charger one that will do 6-12volts small charger, just plug her in at night everyother day, just don't let it drain completely or the battery will no longer charge.
  7. JosephGarcia

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    new tires and lights. going to add fenders and mirrors next.

  8. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    JosephGarcia...i, too, am a "bolt-on" builder...i think you've done a great job up to now, keep it up. very nice pic 8)

    this is for the off-topic addict, jeffspeeder: when you have a need to have a convo with a person other than the original poster, go private message. this is getting real old real fast. wise up, ok?
  9. jeffspeeder

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    JosephGarcia that is a nice bike i like it
  10. JosephGarcia

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    So I tore down the entire bike today, repainted the frame a Semi-Gloss Black . I like that look. Repainted some components to match the bike, painted front suspension. and cleaned up the wiring and cable routing.

    front view.

    next is view from the drivers seat. [​IMG]

    I mounted a switch I bought at radioshack as a killswitch in the clock part. :grin:

    The air pressure gauge is for my front shocks (not really,it does nothing, but it looks cool!) entire right side is reserved for an analog speedometer and I want some kind of temperature gauge as well. As well as switches for a new lighting system I'm going to install soon. Plus mirrors.

    Here is a closeup of the center of my handlebars.

    I switched to 40:1 gas-oil mixture today and I found the engine had more power, better starting, it ran cooler, no more black build up. I'm sticking with 40:1.

    Only bad news. I found out my back wheel is not strong enough for this engine, it ripped out a few spokes and the wheel is bent beyond use. Getting a new one tomorrow. Plus, I had my generator lighting set up front and back, but a bad meeting with a bush ripped out the thin wires I spent so much time laying out across the frame. ( I had the bike leaning against the bush, in hindsight, terrible idea.)

    I also found out, if you put regular dishsoap on a normal sponge, get it sudsy, and use the coarse side, you can get the whitewalls on your tires looking brand spanking new, with minimal effort, which always gets me compliments. ("oh, your tires look so shiny!") from the girls at my adult school. It also perfectly cleans off any grease that may have spun off from a chain or moving part ( I over greased my chain once.)

    Ok. more updates and pics tomorrow when I get the new rim and hopefully a mirror.
  11. boardtracker

    boardtracker Guest

    Bike is looking sharp.
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That 40/1 mixture is the shizot fo' sho'!

    Another thing to clean tires with that works great is Ajax or Comet.

    Nice bike!
  13. Bill Snow

    Bill Snow Guest

    Broked spokes,that's an ongong problem for many riders including those with the 25cc Golder Eagle engine.

    Try attaching the spokes Some riders wrap with wire and soder. I wraped with wire and used JB weld. so far no broken spokes.

    Another thing, after riding a few miles check to see if all the spokes are tight. If none of the above work, then wheels can be ordered with heaver spokes.

    Bill Snow
  14. JosephGarcia

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    this bike was a very cheap Huffie at first. the wheels are this very soft alluminum. I'm buying a new wheel soon. This bike store around here has a 26 inch, inch wide, thick spoke steel wheel for 22.99. looks very solid, I only need the money.
  15. srdavo

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    Bama zip ties his spokes
  16. JosephGarcia

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    New front end. its temporary until I get the final design.


    plus, I found this neat thing at radioshack, it's called a "Project Enclosure", and there in many sizes. I thought I would fit some bettery into this for my lights and such, I bought it now becuase it was only 2 bucks. I may not end up using it, but I like it sitting there on my bike. I want to fill up as many empty spaces in my bike as possible.

    In this pic you can see the black crud that built up on my motor from when I was using a bad gas-oil mix. It doesnt do this anymore, but it certainly can't be good for cooling of the engine, how would I go about cleaning that?

    Lastly, I splurged on an awesome seat, I no longer feel any bumps in the road, thanks to the front and seat suspension.

    rear view of my seat, crappy temporary light (normal bike reflector with a bulb behind, was powered by generator, generator is off bike right now.

  17. azvinnie

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    get a rag with either alchol or acetone and rub off the oil in between the fins. l try to keep it as clean as possible, so when i do have a leak, l see it right away. later
  18. JosephGarcia

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    pic of full bike so far.

  19. Barret

    Barret Guest

    azvinnie - thanks for the simplified drawing! I'm a bit challenged when it comes to electrical parts. One question, though: how did you do the cool blue lights under your tank? What kind did you use, where did you get them, and did you just plug directly in to your battery for those?
  20. JosephGarcia

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    Well, my bike finally had it today. I stripped a allen bolt that held my handlebars steady, and as such, they won't stay still, and it can't be removed. Plus the seat tube bent from a crash and it seems to be putting more stress on other parts and the bike feels very unstable and about to crack while riding.

    Plus, it kinda looked like crap anyways. I got a few "ooohh"s and "aaahhh"s from people but mostly laughs. Beach cruiser bikes look a lot better with motors than mountain bikes, and I'm building my next bike with a beach cruiser frame. Same engine, new everything else.

    Here is a pic of what I'm going to do, and I will stop at nothing to complete it, I will not get "close enough" this time. It will be finished.

    Crappy picture drawn in MS paint in under 5 minutes, gives a general idea.


    As you can see, the beach cruiser frame already changes the whole look of the bike. I'm also fabricating a completely new gas tank for the bike. The half gallon will fit inside and the cap will protude through the top of the new "tanks" shell, giving the appearance of a full tank, at a much easier level of effort put into it. Mainly it's for appearance sakes.

    planning on getting some kind of tach for a single cylinder engine, I've seen a few. and modifying a bicycle speedometer with a new face and backlight. Got the electrical system, that includes the headlight and tailight setup, turn signals, brake light, and power for running lights at night. It's built and waiting for a worthy bike to put it on.

    Whole bike is going to be mostly flat black, (personal preference). including handlebars, fenders and rims. also painting the side engine case covers flat black. Polishing any other visible metal.

    Making a new muffler, extended to the rear of the bike. I would like comments on how much this would affect the engine performance.g

    Getting a new 36 tooth sprocket for more top end.

    Oh, augidog. I made a topic in "General Discussion" that has my plans for what I thought would be my "next bike" but it turned into a rebuild of my current bike. If possible, how do I delete the other topic? I don't want to clutter the forum with a bunch of threads about pretty much the same thing. I want to keep one updated. Let me know which is best. thanks.
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