newcomers project bike

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by captnhowdy, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. captnhowdy

    captnhowdy New Member

    Hello, here is my project perchased today.

    Aaron from Michigan
     

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  2. michael m

    michael m New Member

    Hi Aaron from Michagan. Welcome. I'm Michael M from Vancouver Wa. I allso just joined today.Bike looks great. What kind of engine is going into your build?
     
  3. captnhowdy

    captnhowdy New Member

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    Hello Michael, I am going to perchase a GruBee
    80cc engine kit along with a SBP shifting kit.
    Aaron
     
  4. ocscully

    ocscully Member

    Possible Engine Fit Issues?

    I'm sure some of the other 2-stroke riders will chime in here and correct me if I'm wrong but it looks to me that you are going to have some fit problems with that particular bicycle. The bend i9n the top tube really restricts the opening of the front triangle exactly where you need the height for the head, spark plug, and top of the Carb.

    ocscully
     
  5. captnhowdy

    captnhowdy New Member

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    I should have mentioned, i'm going to modify the top tube to clear. the bike was only 99.00 at Walmart and has a nice seat and cruiser tires.
    Aaron
     
  6. michael m

    michael m New Member

    Thats great Aaron.80cc wow! I run a 49cc with a few mods,and it does me pretty good most of the time.However I always feel like I could use more power.The shift kit you mentioned I'm unfamilar with. How many gears do you end up having? AS far as fit goes in your new bike, were theirs a will theirs a way!! I have a front wheel drive trike that came out pretty good. I had some head scraching,but it came out,& best of all its reliable. I like to think of it as my bicycle truck!!! lol Remember paitence is good,take your time, Its no fun to be 50 miles in the middle of tim buck to and break down.Let me know how your build goes and most important have FUN!!! MICHAEL M.
     
  7. captnhowdy

    captnhowdy New Member

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    Hello Michael , Sickbikeparts.com has the shifter kit. I will have seven gears.should get me up hills good. There are good videos in the Photo's area,one was going about 52mph.
    Aaron
     
  8. captnhowdy

    captnhowdy New Member

    Oh..And i will be posting a build thread starting February .
    Aaron
     
  9. michael m

    michael m New Member

    Wow! thats fast! my top speed ever was 47.8 mph with a tanaka 47r. Rocket key, tuned pipe,92 octane gas,and a lot of guts! I'd do it again if I just had another motor like that.I'm going to do some research on this shift kit!Thanks you just put blood back in my old veins!!!!
     
  10. arkives1

    arkives1 Member

    You will need the shift kit to ease drive chain problems with the suspension. I too noticed the small frame but as you say you can modify it. You might want to check the laws in your state regarding maximum speed. Please keep it legal and safe for what any one rider does out there affects the rest of us in the laws that get written on our rides. If you're going over 30 invest in very good brakes, leathers, knee and elbow pads and gloves. A helmet is needed at any speed. I wonder if we can get insurance to cover us on these bikes? Welcome to the forum, you'll find lots of friendly, helpful members. Woody
     
  11. michael m

    michael m New Member

    Thanks arkives1.Your sure right about setting an example.It's really important to the future of motorized bicyles. I allways were a full face helmet as well as a motocycle jacket.This may look goofy to some but it does not hurt my feelings.Someone once told me that haveing a wreck at 30mph is like falling off a two storry building and landing on your Head!!!! I'm a believer since I've pesonnally experianced both.I have comuted back and forth to work on my motorized bike for the last 3 years.I allways try to ride my bike just like a motorcycle.Obey all traffic laws that apply to driveing a car.It's just so easy to get obssed with the speed thing. Safety, Safety, Safety,thats the important thing.Then of coarse reliabillity,thats a big thing to me since I often go on rides over 100 miles.:sweatdrop:
     
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