New Nirve build Questions (first build)

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by highonthai, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. highonthai

    highonthai New Member

    Hello all,
    I'm a new member here and have most of my parts for my first build.
    Couple of days ago bought a Nirve 'Switchblade". Today picked up a Grubee GT5 80/66cc Silver SkyHawk Bicycle Engine Kit.

    I'm sure I'll be asking allot of questions and hoping to get everyone's help here, so please be easy on me...

    Going for the low center of gravity engine type engine mounting set up.
    I can already see some things to work out.
    I'll check in with some picture in the next couple of days to show you any progress.
    If anyone that has done a Switchblade, has any tips for me it would be appreciated.

  2. vermhot

    vermhot Member

    Welcome Dude !!!! let see some build pics in process!!!!!
  3. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    There are quite a few Switchblade builds that have been done here
    and I have even ridden one a few years ago.

    Good luck with your build. :)
  4. highonthai

    highonthai New Member

    Started on the build today, Not going to be as easy as I thought.
    Got the engine kit, made the gas cap and installed the petcock.

    Mocked up the engine, and put the rear sprocket together. Had to do some modification to the brake arm. I also shimmed out the counter shaft sprocket.





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  5. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Very interesting, the engine mounts will be a challenge, but doable. How much do you think the tube will hold? You will need to vent gas tank.
  6. highonthai

    highonthai New Member

    Got a little work done today, front engine head stay.
    And the gas tank vent. (Al.fisherman I saw that you asked about it)
    I'm going to see how much the tank will hold after I seal it up.
    I'll get back at it after another trip for more parts.