Build Explained // Test Run: Thruster 66cc 700c Motorized Bike

Discussion in 'Video Gallery' started by NickNackPattyWaack, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. NickNackPattyWaack

    NickNackPattyWaack New Member

    Here is my video for my first build.
    It is the Wild Cat 66cc Black engine, with Japan bearings.
    The Bike is a Wal-Mart Thruster 700c Fixie / Freewheel (with the flip flop hub)
    The handle grips are the rubber ones.
    The Headlight is this SecurityIng® 3X CREE XM-L T6
    This is the break lever:
    The buddy seat, I fabricated from scratch.
    The seat is from an old cruiser.

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  2. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    looks good
    just need some suspension forks and hop-up the engine a bit
  3. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    I dunno, Jag. Light rider, light bike, I don't think he needs more power
    on those skinny tires, but front suspension couldn't hurt. I think it's
    a great little build, especially for a first effort. I've got a skinny tire
    bike I love, but I'm hestitant to push much over 25, wants to get
    squirrelly in the corners.
  4. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    I don't think bike stability has anything to do with tire size.
    Squirelly in the corners can be a lot of different things other than tire size. (tread pattern, tire pressure, loose spokes, wobbly rims, loose bearings, sand on road, inexperienced rider)
  5. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    other than loose ground, wobbly through corners is usually not enough front tire pressure from what I've seen. low rear feels floaty, low front feels squirrely
  6. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    I agree, butre, inadequate tire pressure can really mess with the ride. The things
    Jag mentioned are also factors, especially the last one. It's Nick's first build. A
    powered bike does handle differently. Rubber surface to the road is nice to have
    the more power you put on it. I'm used to my skinny bike, but I also know the
    limits of what I can ask it to do. It'll never corner at speed like my bike with
    1.95"s which also has a lower center of gravity.
    I'd get to know the bike & the engine pretty well before investing in a bunch
    of mods.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014
  7. Elizabeth16

    Elizabeth16 New Member

    Love this build for sure!