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bike4life

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AAAAAAAAHHHHH! I started this project on Sept 20th. Here I am now. LOL! Wish me luck. Felt like giving up at times, but nooooo, lets get this guy finished.
http://instagr.am/p/BrB4kS-gQ_y/ Heres a video of the shaft and engine. All I have to do left is weld the 2nd gear to the shaft and connect a chain from that to the cranks. Then do general stuff like clutch adj. check for air leaks and DONE! Hopefully she chooches AvE speak.
 


CrazyDan

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You may want a larger input gear on your jackshaft to get a higher gear reduction before your pedals. Most folks look for around 40:1. If below 30:1 you won't be able to help pedal other than just off the line for a few feet. Here is a link to a gear ratio calculator one of our members made. Remember to have your first reduction for your engine set to 20:82 then work from your 10 tooth output to the jackshaft input for the second, then jackshaft output to pedal chainring. You can then work out your chainring to rear wheel, if using multi-speed then you can figure out your 1st gear and last gear speeds at specific rpms. Have fun, looks like you are on home stretch.
PS: stop trolling yourself :LOL::p.
 

Lukesky36

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So much time and work into them shift kits i would love them but i could not put myself though it Great work
 

junglepig

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Good luck Nick.
Be careful. I don't know where you plan to sit, but...
If that chain breaks and isn't contained, you'll never have kids, ya know?
 

junglepig

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Honestly, I'm equal parts envious of your youth and vigor, and scared for your well-being.
The last thing I want to see or read about is a bright, adventurous, inquisitive 16 year old getting badly hurt.
Have you got anyone looking things over with you that can run things by?
A mechanically experienced mom, dad, or older sibling? Shop teacher?

The next-to-the-last thing I'd ever want to do is stifle your drive and creativity.
But learning to weld, and then testing those beginner welds out at high speed with a whole lot of energy spinning around betwixt your legs is asking for trouble. Please take it slowly and carefully.
There's nothing like learning by doing. I applaud that 100%.


Best of luck.!
 

bike4life

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Where's the squirrel cage?
Yeah. I haven’t built it yet. I see your guys point about it blowing up and then I won’t have kids. Thx for mentioning that. Lol. I will have all gears and chains completely contained in a full squirrel cage out of beefy sheet metal. Just am not there yet.
 

willis617

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Yeah. I haven’t built it yet. I see your guys point about it blowing up and then I won’t have kids. Thx for mentioning that. Lol. I will have all gears and chains completely contained in a full squirrel cage out of beefy sheet metal. Just am not there yet.
I agree with junglepig, and was just busting your chops referencing the "squirrel cage" from your thread a couple weeks ago.

Be safe, learn alot, have fun doing it!
 
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