First Build

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by jcabb, Sep 22, 2007.

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  1. jcabb

    jcabb Guest

    Hello folks my name is Jerry & I'm from San Francisco. This website really got me motivated to build my own project. I Decided to motorize my Trek 800 & was doing a nightride. I loosened the gas cap to allow the gas to flow, I was riding for about an hour until I felt my bottom was getting wet. I immeadiately stopped & found the gas cap had jarred off & the gas was splashing all over my bottom. I think I'm going to scrap this project and try putting the motor on my dual suspension GTlts 4000. I've ordered a new gas cap & once I get it I'll drill a breather hole. Thanks to all fon this wesite for the information & motivation, Peace.

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  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    hah! an intro and a :)

    in case you're not aware: you can get a tank that's made to mount on the rack, it's pretty nice.

    welcome to MBc :cool:
  3. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Welcome to the group. I look forward to hear more from you.
  4. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    could alway just get some gas proof granny panties.
    Just kidding!
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  6. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Welcome, that tank actually looks good back there!
  7. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    With the tank on back like that, I bet you wouldn't be stopped by the law as much as if it were on the bar. It sorta reminds me of an old Italijet I believe they were called.
    The slope of the tank fits the rear slope.
  8. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. I don't recall seeing a frame mount Happy time on a full suspension. How do you plan to avoid pogoing?
  9. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Van, am I looking at the same pic?
    I don't see the suspension?
  10. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    geez, i surely wasn't criticizing the tank, i think it looks good there, too :)

    rear suspension is a serious hassle, unless you've brought the background with you to make it work...if that's the case, then we want serious pics of the build :cool:

    van and i read the same post... :p (i'm only razzin' ya doc)
  11. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    I can enjoy a good razzin, but seriously, wheres the beef? Suspention
  12. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    I feel like a dumb***. I just read the post again. Future full suspension!
    Van and Augie, got me this time!
    I am humbly walking out of the room!
  13. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    too cool, too funny!! do we leave it?
  14. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Got to for now,
    Your doing a great job Augie, I don't know how you keep up with it all.
    Wait until we are ten thousand strong!