My new build & my first

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Fly1, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Fly1

    Fly1 Member

    Well I,m have a blast building this first bike.I,m nott a bicycle guy & have not messed
    with one since I was a kid.I bought a new bike over the net as well as a bike kit.

    Now with that said it's been a little more then bolting this thing together as I have found out.
    Mounting the engine has been the biggest deal, but not bad.I,m a retired tool & die maker
    with a small machine shop & that has helped, (wink).

    I machined new front engine mount, for the frame rail was way bigger than the engine radius.
    Also the frame rail was a different angle.The neat thing I came across was the mounting of
    the rear chain sprocket. I saw how they say to mount it & the hardest part was getting it centered.

    Well the bike I got was a fixie with a reversible wheel so you can convert to a coaster.Cool so I reversed
    the wheel & removed the fixie sprocket.But in doing so I found it to be screwed on the hub.The sprocket

    has a lip the the same thickness of the motor rear sprocket. Cool so I annealed the sprocket taking the
    hard heat treat out & machined the teeth off.Then I bored the kit sprocket center hole out to fit the lip
    on the sprocket from the bike.By doing this when you screw it back on the hub you sandwich the motor
    bike sprocket in between & it run perfectly true to the hub.You still need the rubber deals & so on to
    drive it, but it works.

    Tomorrow will be the start up & I will post pic.


  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Welcome, You can write a book but 1 pic is worth a 1000 words...............