TypTohe's build

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by typtohe, May 12, 2014.

  1. typtohe

    typtohe Member

    Hey all. Here goes my build, it's probably going to be slow as hell but for the most this is my first motorized bike build. Going to keep it as simple as possible ... I tend to over due things (please if someone catches me on it, STOP ME).

    Day I got my engine. :grin5:
     

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  2. typtohe

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    this is when I got a bike. this bike was originally a friend of mines but he decided to give the bike to me since I would know how to fix what needed to be fixed and well ... cause I had an engine to put in it (we were both going to do builds of our own). This is just me mocking up the engine and seeing how things look before I start to repaint and swap out parts for performance parts.
     

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  3. typtohe

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    As of now all I have really done to this bike is

    - Swapped rear wheel for used one, new inner tube/rim rubber and freewheel sprocket
    - Chopped down seat post (going to install a laid back seat post (need to buy) and cruiser saddle (already have))
    - Taken gear shift off (don't need anymore)
    - Shortened original chain to accommodate new rear wheel and sprocket (need to get spacers to get proper chain alignment)
    - Bought new handle grips ... but now I need to redrill throttle bracket cause the grips are a little longer than the throttle... no biggie)
     
  4. typtohe

    typtohe Member

    current state

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    close up of seat post chop
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    rear wheel
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    Not sure if this is a good enough shot but this is what I am talking about when I said i needed spacers for the rear wheel. If you look closely, you can somewhat see the crank sprocket on the ground and how the freewheel line up. It's VERY offset, I put the chain on to see how offset it was and it looked as if it will come off during mid crank. What sucks is that the axle on the rear wheel is short on one side and longer on the other and it's vice versa of the way i need it to be inorder to easily line up the sprockets (the photo was taken with my cell phone against the rear tire).
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  5. typtohe

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    Find this odd. When i take the original chain the bike came, it doesnt fit the freewheel completely. I tried another chain (this is from a 16" bike), and it was fine. Anyone know why this chain is doing this? 20140515_180211.jpg 20140515_180156.jpg 20140515_180139.jpg
     
  6. typtohe

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    Bought new grips yesterday when i went out to get the rim tape rubber. Got them on today, the throttle was hard but got it to fit and aligned ... strangely.
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  7. motor7

    motor7 New Member

    looking good, keep up the work man :cool:
     
  8. typtohe

    typtohe Member

    Lllllllaaaammeeeeee... being slow minded i put the two chains i have (the 26" stock with the 16" chain) side by side... 26 on the left, 16 on the right.

    16 is like a baby bit wider than the 26 stock chain. Smh, works out in a way i guess, was going to swap for a two tone chain.

    Side by side
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    In this one, the stock is in front, 16" is behind
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  9. typtohe

    typtohe Member

    Well i need a new chain. Looked at the chains and found out what model numbrrs they were. Although both are made by KMC, the model of the stock chain is a 3D, whereas the 16" is a 3C.
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  10. typtohe

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    Never thought id have a kickstand. Smh. Put this on after i got my chores done. Looks funny that way :( hopefully i can get mt bent springer and extended crown soon.

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    Posted next to my Eastern bmx
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  11. typtohe

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    Got in a bike ride round town today, stopped by storage to fiddle with my engine. :devilish: nah, im curious if this idea will work. Im used to installing air suspension parts and noticed that there was a gap on the front mount of my engine. Found 2 sway arm bushings and washers, I figured if they do it with air compressor why not an engine lol.
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    Want to do it to the rear mounts too, but need longer bolts. Will have to put it on the to do list.

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  12. typtohe

    typtohe Member

    Was rumaging through stuff and found some great wiring to use. Had an old comp power box, started cutting wires, leaving ends intact for final fitting and all. Also found 2 more bushings. Might go to the local hardware store or OSH for bolts and spacers.

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    Have to rethink wiring/cable plumbing options. I found a nifty diy bicycle brake lever/light mod. Really want to do this but with a real rear light from a bobber (switch the bulbs to leds for less power consumtion too).
     
  13. typtohe

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    Took apart my rear wheel axle. Figured out how to center the axle stud, but still need to space out the wheel (switched the spacer that was on the wheel to the other side but its too much, now the right side is scraping the tire). I figure about 1/2" spacing should fix it.
     
  14. typtohe

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    Lol, well that was easy. Took off some parts, added an alignment space w 2 of the stock washers. Chain alignment looks good. Have to readjust the rear brake caliper.
     
  15. typtohe

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    Fiddled with the brakes a little. Got. The pads to line up nicely, but the alignment for the calipers is off... have to figure out how to adjust them.
    Need to switch back to another project now due to wiring failure :veryangry::shout::icon_cry:
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  16. typtohe

    typtohe Member

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    The drop im going to be giving mine. Wont know how much i need to shorten crank and kick until i get this and install it. Waiting sux ass:icon_cry:
     
  17. typtohe

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    Test fitted where the seat will be, not happy about my stance. Need to do a lot of work if i want to get the right low and seating. :(
     
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