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Felt V-10 4 Stroke

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Earth Mechanic

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Hey MBc, Just joined and posted an intro message in the introduce yourself forum. I wanted to post pic's of my motorbike here in the main forum for all to see.

This is a 2007 Felt Cruiser V-10 with a Honda GXH50 4-stroke. The rear wheel is a 24" and the front is a 26 ". The frame is steel, not cro-mo, which makes for a smooth riding, vibrationless ride that has lots of momentum. I chose the bike because it had all the parts i wanted, stock, and my buddy is Felt rep:cool: Curb weight as shown is about 50lbs. Built in May 2007.

I'm about 6' with long arms and the stock setup was too short for me so i replaced the saddle with a bannana seat that nailed the riding position, i mean, it corners great and feels like an old sportster. I replaced the metal tank clamps with leather straps which work good, dont scratch the tank and add to the vintage cruiser thing. Coaster brake only, im on my 2nd axle and 3rd repack in 2 months.

The 4 stroke motor fit perfectly within the triange without mods, but the stock rear rim being 3" wide and the coaster brake made me grind out the rear sprocket ID a bit and I added lawnmower gaskets as spacers between the sproket and the spokes, and dished the wheel right to get the motor chain line correct. The wheel doesnt fit dead center in the rear triangle, but i dont notice when im rippin' it!!

The 4 stroke motor has an extremely clean exhaust, but the gearbox is loud, I wear a full helmet just to dampen the gearbox noise. The motor dogs down going uphill and i pedal start the thing since my bike is so heavy. I wish i had 100cc's but i guess that would require licence / registration etc.

There are currently no motor mods, but I would like to add a better air intake and carb..any suggestions? Also my motor has developed a tick that i think is related to the valve timing. the motor is currently on my workbench awaiting the service manual so i can tear into it and hopefully fix that as it reduced the power by about 15%.

Thats it for now, check out the pics and let me know if you have carb / motor tick suggestions.
 

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npk1977

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WOW! Amazing, beautiful. I think you need to cut your chain :)

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Earth Mechanic

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Yea, thanks npk1977, the chain lines need to be addressed. As my bike is apart right now getting a new rear axle and hopefully fixing the tick in my motor i will address the chains when i put it back together.

Thanks for the reply
 
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Earth Mechanic

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I also painted the red honda plastic drive side housing black to make it more aesthetically pleasing. it helps
 
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sideshowsideswipe

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That is a truly unique look - and black always looks best...
 
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MotorbikeMike

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4 stroke bike

Hi looks good but I need to suggest front brake, entirely unsafe without ft brake. I have little Grube drums, or you might be able to use a clamp type rim brake. Have you removed the sheet metal from around the engine fins? If so, i understand that the engine will overheat and burn the exhaust valve, thus loss of power, and maybe a ticking noise.
What does anyone else think? Mike
 
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MisterSteve124

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where would I get a motor mount like that? I searched on google and could't find anything
 
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MisterSteve124

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Do you or anyone else know where I can get just that motor mount? I don't want a whole kit just a mount.
 
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