easy mods

Discussion in 'Performance Mods' started by cdoddsie15, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. cdoddsie15

    cdoddsie15 New Member

    i have just put together my bike and engine kit
    and its pretty sweet
    but could anyone tell me of some simple modifications that would require spend little or no money at all

  2. cdoddsie15

    cdoddsie15 New Member

    its one of those land rider automatic bikes
    and a 50 cc engine but i forget where its from.
    ive heard about doing somthing with the exaust to get more power do you know anything more about that?
  3. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    hi, i ride a land rider too. i am thinking of building a tanaka 35 pusher. you will likely find 50 cc power enough. check out porting. im in wa. you?
  4. cdoddsie15

    cdoddsie15 New Member

    haha yeh it has been pain in the but cus all the automatic stuff on the rear wheel. yeh ill def. check it out. im in nc
  5. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    hi; what kind of trouble are you having. what type of mount?
  6. cdoddsie15

    cdoddsie15 New Member

    no real problems
    just aggitations like the automatic belt thing and all that stuff
    but back to the question
    does anybody know anything about easy modifications that can be done to the exaust pipe?
  7. icallednotit

    icallednotit Guest

    easy exhaust mods

    just drill more holes in the baffle, and even two more holes in the end that goes in first. You will compromise noise for power but you can be the judge of that. I haven't done this my self but I have heard there is a pretty noticeable increase in power if you extend the skinny part of the tip of the exhaust to 6-8 inches. looks weird but might work! also upgrade spark plug wire to 7 mm. upgrade spark plug boot. There is a 20 dollar "boost bottle" I've heard smoothes out acceleration, decreases sputtering and takes car of gas swamping the air filter. There are a few other things but Conan O'Brien is on. ha!
  8. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    My mother has one of those landrider bikes. I rode it before and found it kinda strange given that it shifts itself. Must be kind of nice on an MB though since it makes stuff less complicated while riding.
  9. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Looking for others who've motorized Land Riders.
  10. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    I always tell people the best things you can do to one of these MB's is to match the ports it costs NOTHING and will make a big difference. The next would be a billet intake, then an expansion chamber. Get the air in and out as smoothly as possible and it will feel like a different bike.

    EDIT: just realized someone dug up an old post.
  11. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Bob your fenders. Only requires a hacksaw and rasp. Add a decorative cover to your air cleaner. Make it from a soda bottle and paint it any color you desire. Make fork struts for your fork. Make them from what you have laying around. If you have no front brake, add a bmx caliper brake for around $20. if you have a rear caliper brake, move it from the seat stays down to the chain stays where is is far less visible. Cheap mods are my favorite part of owning a motorized bicycle.
  12. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    My favorite mod isn't a mod, Shoe-Goo.Many uses, where the pebbles eat up your frame paint, coat that area with a smear of the goo.ANY screws bolts that want to vibro loose, a little on the edge of the screw/bolt (make sure not to plug the screw hole, or round the nut) smeared to it's housing is 10 times better than locktite.The beauty is, it takes hard fast blows/vibrations and just wiggles like a shock absorber but will NOT COME LOOSE!Though when you need it off, grab an edge and SLOWLY pull and it will come away, or turn the screw and it will peel away.Mix with xylene in a glass jar and it becomes a paint-able liquid.
  13. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Another cheap mod is to add a fake oil tank. Find a tin that is shaped like a 1lbs coffee can, but a bit smaller. Mine is made from a tin that had tea bags in it. I keep a 2 oz bottle of 2 stroke oil in it in case I have to refuel at a gas station.