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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by HBLOCAL, May 6, 2008.

  1. HBLOCAL

    HBLOCAL Guest

    Just Wanted To Reassure All Those Who Did Question The Fact That The " Felt 1903 " Motor Bike " Had To Have Been Re-painted Or Had Some Welding Involved In The Tank Sealing So That It Could Be Used For Holding Gasoline .
    It Was Done W/ Out Any Welding Or Damage That Required Any Re Painting It Can Be Done I Have Done Many Of The Felt Bikes It Is Not A Easy Process But It Can Be Done For About Sixty Dollars .
     

  2. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    Welcome. I love those Felt bikes. I do not doubt what you did with the tanks. Check out some of the Nirve Switchblades on here and you will see the same thing has been done. Awesome!!
     
  3. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Welcome to MBc from the Giant Side of Texas!
     
  4. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi HB. Welcome to MBc!

    If you search and are unable to find your answers, don't hesitate to post your question. Someone will steer you to a link, or reply to your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:}
    Here's a great crash course post "link" to get you started.
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=10392
     
  5. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. Felt Bikes, my favorite advertisement.:grin:

    girl_1.jpg

    We just don't have many .... bikes .... like that up here.
     
  6. She can't ride that with those shoes.
    She is an epic fail.
     
  7. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Welcome to the forum.

    BSA
     
  8. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Welcome HB

    Great to haea Felt man on board. Start your own thread on your Felts. I think a lot of people here are wondering:
    1. Is there room on the felt for a 4-stroke?
    2. Mounting prpblems for 4-strokes and rear sprockets on coaster hubs etc.
    From my attached pictute it seems that a 4-stroke won't quite fit below the top bar of the MP cruiser.
     

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  9. ocscully

    ocscully Member

    There are members here who have mounted the 4-stroke Grubee kits into the Felt frames. I do believe the fit is tight but can be done. The front triangle of the frame is wider down low and because of that the engine and motor mount can go lower than on your schwinn. Search for a thread called Felt V-10 4 Stroke and you should come up with a members bike with several photos in the picture gallery.

    ocscully
     
  10. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    welcome to MBc...good luck and happy motoring!
     
  11. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    I have searched long and hard for any mention of 'Felt' and all I've seen is HT motors in them. There is talk of 4-strokes in Felt cruisers -like from myself and Sheik - but I can't see it having got any further than just talk.
    Your suggestion, Oscully, to drop the mounting tray low brings up the problem of the tray and engine width interfering with the chain ring on the wide cranks. Even on the wide crank the chain and ring needs to be cleared so your back to where I started - not enough room below the top tube. Not to mention a problem with the tray not being long enough to reach from the seat post to the down tube as you are forced to go upwards. None of these problems are insurmountable but I'm yet to see an example of a 4-stroke in a Schwinn cruiser. I have a fair idea who'll be the first to do it and it isn't me.
     
  12. will_start

    will_start Member


    I'll have one of each please. :shock: :p
     
  13. ocscully

    ocscully Member

    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=6155 here is the link to the thread of the Felt V-10 4-stroke. This bike does not have a chaingard on it in the photos but it appears to me that there is more than enough romm for one if you desired to add one. This bike was built over a year ago, and I believe others have put the 4-stroke honda/clone kit in Felt Crusiers as well. I think the only thing requireing special parts or trouble is clamps to make the kit gas tank fit the oversized top tube.

    ocscully
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2008
  14. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Thanks Oscully, I see that the tray is nearly at max length and to allow the chain guard I don't think it would stretch to the downtube. It has no mudguards which is a bit like having a car with open doors. I'm sure the mudguards could be installed and the rear one cut away to allow the chain but the engine mounting tray would have to be extended somehow to make it fit. The cruisers all have the same frame except the 'Heritage' model which is like a Schwinn. The one I like best for looks is the 1903 because it has such a lovely paint job. I reckon Felt springer forks are probably made properly and would not break up in the first year like the recent Schwinn springers which I regard as a total waste of money. Those HFS alloy frames are incredibly strong and I trust them as much as any steel frame. I'll have to make a trip to the nearest big city dealer which is a long way away.
     
  15. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    I don't need the wheels. I'll take the one with legs only.
     
  16. will_start

    will_start Member

    we're sounding like dirty ol men.
    I been one of them since 15,

    and after i ride or touch my bike,
    I am that way to look at !!

    and yeah I prolly have my hands full already.