One Tough GEBE Full-Suspension

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by augidog, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. augidog

    augidog Banned

    beach cruzin's mongoose/gebe/tanaka-40 has so many miles on it, we quit counting at 12,000, or maybe it was 14,000. i mean it, we really have no idea, this thing won't quit...and he ain't nice to it neither, except when it comes to maintenance. this is his only & full-time transportation, and he takes it seriously.

    velocity wheels, coaster/drum. super-duper walbro 15mm carby off a chainsaw & an HP intake. "open" exhaust canister, the catalyst is long-gone, and still fairly quiet. overall, it rolls & runs pretty doggone good...30-33mph.

    it's all rainy here right now, and we'd been planning a much-needed revamping/upgrade anyway, today was the day.

    tank/battery bracket, new lighting "harness"...it took all day, because we wanted it to...shane finished the lighting while keve & i played darts...by that time it was dark so we could watch him scoot off all lit up...we did a pretty good job and had a pretty good time to boot, all safe at home :cool2:
     

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  2. cpuaid

    cpuaid Member

    now this is what i'm talking about! great upgrades on that thing! my full suspension GEBE is also now my main source of transportation. once you've ridden on a full suspension motorized bike there is no going back to hardtails or nonsuspensioned bikes. my poor Staton Mitsubishi TLE43 has been feeling neglected for several weeks now. 12000 miles and counting is awesome! makes me have a little more confidence in my older GEBE now.
     
  3. beach cruzin

    beach cruzin Guest

    and we'd been planning a much-needed revamping/upgrade anyway, today was the day.

    well put bro it has been needed! i've had the tank laying around for almost a year now and have been lightless since my last battery gave up the ghost about a month ago. and now with the days geting shorter and all of added cagers around here due the clam tides lights real important to keep from becoming a GEBE pancake out there:whistling:
    yup she is on rockin bike if i do say so myself a nice combo of components and that bullet proof tanaka:devilish:
    I wud like to thank you "AugiDog" for always being there to help and never afraid to take on a project which is what helped make my ride the rock solid bike it is " if we can think we can build" and thats awesome!!

    :punk:
     
  4. augidog

    augidog Banned

    always a blast, buddy, just like tonite...

    cpuaid, it's been fun to work with a full-suspension & the "limitations", thanks for the comments. actually we've done a couple...'cruzin's & quay's are a matching set now.

    finished off with bell-brand (cheng shin) 1.95 kevlar MTB tires, fenders, and windshield...

    we know he took the long way home :whistling:
     

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  5. ibdennyak

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  6. beach cruzin

    beach cruzin Guest

    thanks, ibdennyak glad you got the inspiration to knock the cobwebs of her. i love my goose alright light weight an tough as nails:D
     
  7. beach cruzin

    beach cruzin Guest

    bump

    took a ride up to leadbetter point the other day took a few more tough pic's man i love this bike!!!
     

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  8. cpuaid

    cpuaid Member

    man i really envy you guys up there in WA. that bike looks like it will be able to go almost anywhere! i really need to think about doing a larger fuel tank upgrade but my little 25cc just barely sips the little tank i have on it now. Great pics!!!!
     
  9. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    tough as nails is right. Your ride made me jealous. Here it is about 30, wind, and snow and ICE. Went to Freddies to get some grub. Yep, laid her down, and just after fluffing her up too yet. Got up, picked up the bike, no new scratches :cool: and still running. Operator....couple bruises, and sore ankle....about normal. :grin5: Gotta stay off the front brake on black ice

    Last summer I did a gig as engineer on a fishing boat. Engineer....that's the guy who does everything the skipper doesn't want to, and anything that is wrong is his fault. :grin5: Anyway, we went to Haines for a couple openings, so I put the bike on the deck. Got to Haines and found out where Alaskavan works. Cruised up to the pumps and this guy comes out and says fillerup sir? I said yup. Came to about $1.03. I reached for my wallet and he said, that's on the house Denny. :cool: Went for a couple short rides with him. Unfortunately he was so busy with social obligations we didn't get to visit as much as I would have liked, but I did see *the institute* and attend the fair. Also rode his tadpole. Great guy, and awesome trike.

    Last spring I rode up to the local Wallyworld, and saw this overloaded bike in front of the door. Turns out it was a goose same as ours. Well, kinda the same. He had a rack on the front, rack on the back, and a rack on the back rack carrying his guitar. Owner was a younger guy (everybody is younger than me :icon_cry:) and his name was Johnny. Called himself the troubadour. Hails from Oregon and has traveled 31 states at that time. Well his bike was the most overloaded thing I have ever see. He said ready to ride it weighs about 480 pounds. And this is with no motor. :sweatdrop: He said the bike has been pretty much trouble free other than tires and normal stuff. Now that's a tough bike.

    Denny
     
  10. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    This thread sure brings back some good memories :cool:. I'm proud to say that I've ridden BeachCruizin's motorized Mongoose (kept looking for a trail to try it off-road :devilish:). Also rode Denny's "home brew". Both excellent rides. (Glad to hear you made it through the season Denny). Also glad to hear that Quay is riding a reliable bike. I still get goosebumps thinking about looking over and watching that old (Huffy?) frame separating as we pulled up to a stop sign during that Rally I attended:sweatdrop:.
     
  11. cpuaid

    cpuaid Member

    ok now this is getting a little ridiculous... all of u guys have gotten together for a ride up there and i can't even find ANYONE to go on a short 60 miles or so ride down here. looks like i've got to schedule a trip up north :)
     
  12. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Well, you're up early, or I'm up late. Woke up to *the call of nature* and the puter was still on. Heard it clunk, and there was your post. How ya been. Survived the fishing fine. Might do it again next year, only this time I'll be ready. Bought a Titan and Nu Vinci hub to put on an older cruiser frame I have laying around. Painted it up to resemble the brown and creme Harley colors. Now to extend the rear and put it together..... Gonna make it up "the hill to Haines" without pedalling this time. :grin5: Catch ya next year.
     
  13. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Hey, hang in there. I applied for a job rebuilding a power plant in College Station. How far is that from you? At least I'd have somebody to visit. :grin5:
     
  14. cpuaid

    cpuaid Member

    denny, it's about 110 miles from austin to college station. we could do a ride from college station to brenham texas (40 miles) and do an ice cream tour at the bluebell ice cream plant. it's pretty country around that area but not as nice as the northwest. if you're ever in the area u can crash at my place.
     
  15. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Kewl, if I get the job, I will hold you to that. Tour of an ice cream facility sounds good. Now, let's just hope I can hire on. :thinking:
     
  16. augidog

    augidog Banned

    well, denny...i just may be having a look at that hill soon if you're game ;)

    but that's not why i'm here...

    i had bought myself a 49cc mits clone w/starter some time ago. i wanted to see if i could use the generator for onboard charging, but all i did was burn up about $100 in bulbs and regulators experimenting...and then it started to fall apart so i gave up. well, i spent a few bucks on a few things, kevin put it together, and cruzin took it off my hands cheap, for fun & learning. he clunked the magnets outta the starter (smart!) to remove drag and kill the voltage at the terminal. then he put a bit of bling on it and a homemade boost-bottle...hot dang but the thing's running pretty good!! he was so proud he put his frogg-toggs on and rode thru the rain to show off...and yeah he whooped my butt in darts again while he was here :rolleyes7:
     

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  17. Alaskavan

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    Reading between the lines, I'm guessing the Tanaka finally gave it up? If so, what's your guesstimate of how many miles it ran?
     
  18. augidog

    augidog Banned

    oh! NO, the complete tanaka's sitting on a shelf and patiently waiting...it's good for many many more miles. and we figure it's way over 15,000 miles by now.

    we drill 2 small access-holes thru the mount to get an allen-wrench on the bottom clutch-bolts...with these service-holes it takes less than 10 minutes to swap an engine :helmet:
     
  19. Alaskavan

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