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

  1. milkcratemotorer

    milkcratemotorer New Member

    hey everybody, i've been poking around these threads for a couple of months now, and got my bike into almost full service duty here. I live in illinois where these bikes arn't exactly illegal, so my goals for my build were to get me to use my bike and not sweat my a** off, good gas milage, stealth, and of course, not spend much money. i bought 4 small 32cc chainsaw motors off of craigslist, of course they werent all complete, but ive got a whole running motor and plenty of spares, lol, and only spent 40 bucks on them, think ive got about $60 bucks in the whole thing so far, already had the bike. just thought id post some pictures, cause i know they helped me out looking at everybody elses stuff. only got about 4 miles on it so far, so lots left to work out, ill try to keep everybody posted if there interested.
     

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  2. milkcratemotorer

    milkcratemotorer New Member

    wait, i ment to say that there not exactly legal in illinios, thank you chicago!!
     
  3. professor

    professor Active Member

    Hi Milkcrate, welcome to Motoredbikes.
    Can I comment on your bike?
    Is the crankshaft strong enough to support the roller without an outboard brg.?
    Chain saws are real loud and will attract a lot of attention- something you do not want. Can you make or adapt more mufflering to it? How about the intake roar? That can be sound improved too.
     
  4. milkcratemotorer

    milkcratemotorer New Member

    yeah, I was debating about putting a bearing in there to save the motor, but in the end, it was far easier just mounting the motor instead of planning in a bearing, since i had three other spares, i plan on putting about 10 to 20 miles a day on it once the weather warms up, so it will kind of be an experiment on longevity for these little motors, before i even put this one on, i noticed some crankshaft walk. i have a few ideas for the muffler, since the muffler this one came with was cracked. one idea was to build a mini flowmaster out of thin sheetmetal, the other was to wield a tee fitting and put on two standard pipe threaded lawnmorer mufflers
     
  5. professor

    professor Active Member

    How about fxing the crack and welding up a little lid to capture the exhaust, then send it to an external muff? This way you utilize the small compact muff also.
     
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