First Official Bike

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Maritimerider, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Maritimerider

    Maritimerider New Member

    This will be my first bike that I have made for this Fourm. Its a 80cc(65cc) with a pull start and a centrifical clutch. Modified muffler and front mount. Better Pictures are here. Had it out today and it runs great. Its around -2C so i am going out for only 20 mins at a time. Pictures are below. By the way I built this myself, no help and being 17 Im proud!! Also the Pipe just has ducktape cuz I forgot to attach the mufler till today and nothing is open.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2008

  2. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    All I can say is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet. Love that pull start.
  3. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    nice build! hows is the pedal clearance though?
  4. Maritimerider

    Maritimerider New Member

    Right now Im waiting for my wider cranks, just took the chain off for now. If I start on a flat surface all I have to do is pull start it. Will describe more when I can get it out of my shed.
  5. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Super! How does that pipe sound? It follows the lines of the bike perfect.
  6. Maritimerider

    Maritimerider New Member

    Tommorow I will post a video of it running as well as better pictures, this time a camera and not cellphone pictures.
  7. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Great lookin build, does that have a wet cent. clutch, it looks like a drain plug in the side cover of the clutch.
  8. Maritimerider

    Maritimerider New Member

    no sure, will check in the morning. Its 142am here
  9. Maritimerider

    Maritimerider New Member

    Updated Pictures
  10. funker

    funker Guest

    Nice bike! I still not understand very well how the dual-clutch engine works :oops: , you can pedal start or rope start right?

    I have two suggestions looking at your pictures, i tell this to everybody i meet, one is to put a fuel filter before the carb, this will help you avoid future headaches, and second, dont put the the cap of the air filter "pointing up", why? because as you start using your bike, the carb will start sucking air and dust particles from there (thats why you should put "pointing down"), and in a case you give the bike a shower or you drive in a rainy day, water could go into the carb, and that is not funny at all :p

    Enjoy your ride!

  11. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    funker, it looks like it wont fit facing down. i would suguest carving it to fit facinfg down
  12. Centrifical clutch? But I see your clutch arm. What up with that?
    I also see your freewheel rear sprocket.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 27, 2008
  13. foyeburger

    foyeburger Guest

    another thing is you might want some front brakes cause the rear will just slide at high speed ( the open car door in the bike lane problem) just a suggestion to be on the safe side .larry ca by the way nice bike like those rear rack things
  14. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Nice job! That's a cool solution for making the exhaust clear the pedals and chain tensioner. May I make one tiny suggestion though? Drill and tap a screw hole and put a screw in the underside of the pipe at the bottom-most point so you can drain the inevitable build up of oil. Also, and I speak from experience about this, foyeburger is absolutely right about a front brake. With the fork you have, it should be an easy job to mount a front caliper brake (like the one on my Western Flyer in the photo below). At the speeds we can reach, those coaster brakes aren't up to the task on their own. By the way, I like the fact that you used Lock-tite. I can see liberal use of it on some pieces. I ended up using Lock-tite on every nut and bolt on my bike frame, as they just kept vibrating loose. With these engines, Lock-tite is your best friend. :grin:

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  15. justin

    justin New Member

    Pull start!?

    I haven't seen a pull-start conversion for that type of engine. Do you mind me asking where I could get one? I would love to have that option. Also, it may sound stupid, but I don't understand how you can pedal-start it if you have a centrifugal clutch (I don't even know if I spelled that right). Please explain. I'm very new to this whole concept, so I'll take help wherever I can get it. :)
  16. mickey

    mickey Guest

    boygofast sells them on ebay
  17. justin

    justin New Member

    Ooh! :) Got one, thanks! Now, if my bike only looked as nice as Maritime's.
  18. techboss

    techboss New Member

    Tim Horton's bike... Did you win this from roll up the rim ? Nice mod. My Kit is still in the mail.