- Aug 6, 2017
hey KC, is there a certain place you buy your extra long throttle cables? i have a build going that has 22” ape hangers on it and i can’t seem to find a long enough throttle cable.
Looks like you resolved all the pertinent issues! Congrats! Have fun and be safe!Finally I had time to work on this!
I was able to install the motor with few modifications on the original bracket and the two u-clamps. The most important trick is how to bolt the motor to the bracket, I installed it with the part that usually points back pointing front and installing the motor as left as I can, then, only two screws will touch the frame of the bike, so I installed other two screws nutted on the motor side, check this pic, it's easy to show than to explain... BTW, I used the hex nuts than usually are used for the bracket instead of the black ones that are for the motor, because the hex ones gave me more stability touching the frame.
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I had to drill the interior of 4 nuts because the tread of the u-clamps was not going to the base of the bracket, so now they are "nut-washes":
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I had to cut part of the choque plastic tip because it didn't fit, but you can still use it with no troubles, moving it from the base of the plastic:
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This is how it looks like, looks like double nutted, but only one nut has thread:
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Here how the u-clamp looks like underneath:
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Here how it looks like with the chain on:
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Pic from the "ugly" side:
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Final picture of the work:
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I still need to put some oil and gas on it to do the first run, but it was too late already, so I hope I can test it out today or tomorrow.
Things on my to-do list:
- Chain is only about 2mm from the tire, good enough for now, but something to improve.
- I have other muffler to install, but I have to modify because it doesn't fit with this frame.
- Gas tank is hold only with two nuts, good enough for now.
- Chain tensioner nuts are on the tip of the screw, I need longer screws.
- I had to remove the back wheel fender, I have to trim it to fit the chain and re-install.
I have a 36t on the back wheel and an 80 on the transmission, my calculations are that it will get at least 30mph, but with the stock brake I don't want to try it...What I never understood is that the engine is fine for burning fuel and powering equipment, unless you put it on a motherfreaking road, then all a sudden it's no longer OK.
But anyway that's a fun looking bike, gear down to like a 30 tooth or something near that since a 44 gets a whopping top speed of 15 with that tiny rear wheel. My friend recently completed a 212 in a stingray frame and is currently stretching and installing another in the same type of bike, does wheelies off the line and 45mph at least for the top speed.. Lol I think a 79 would be a nice in the middle for that bike and it would just fit without changing up the frame.
I have to cut the choke plastic lever down on many 4-stroke builds.I had to cut part of the choque plastic tip because it didn't fit, but you can still use it with no troubles, moving it from the base of the plastic: