First Ride

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Steve, Dec 11, 2006.

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  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I just finished my first ride around the block with the new motor installed on my bike, which I might add, I had to rebuild from a Chopper bike I bought for the motor because it would not fit. (BIG mistake!) Anyway, I hope it gets better because it reminds me of a motorcycle a friend once discribed to me as "like riding an orbital sander"! It really does vibrate and also makes lots of noises. If this works, heres a picture of the bike.

    The exhaust is weird looking because I modified it with EMT conduit for the chopper, and this is the best I could do re-making it for this bike.

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  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    well, if you hadn't admitted to build problems, i never would've noticed...nice work 8)

    yeah, some of that vibration will go away with break-in, take it easy 'til then :)
  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Thanks, augidog. About the break-in, how long should I "take it easy" and does it say in the instructions that you have what "taking it easy" is?

    I mixed the first gallon of fuel with 7 oz. of oil, but don't really know what they consider taking it easy. I have not run it wide open but for just a few burst...less than 5 seconds.
  4. gone_fishin

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  5. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Aug 4, 2006
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    That bike does look really good even with the exhaust like that.
  6. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Thanks Tom. I plan to make it better...just got tired of cutting and welding, but that's what I need to do more of to fix it. I also plan to install a speedo and some lights, just in case I get caught out in the dark.
  7. istbenz

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  8. bird

    bird Guest

    reminds me of a bike i saw but they took the forks and dropped them realy low on the wheel and had like the extra sitting above the bars which the flipped it looked like a board track racer. it had a lower seat to
  9. Steve

    Steve Guest


    I could easily lower the front, and I did cut about 3 1/2" off the forks from when they were on the chopper bike, and I may cut some more, but the seat is set where it fits me.
  10. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Nice bike

    Hey, beautiful piece of work. You are probably getting all of that vigration from your fenders. I just stuck tooth picks in mine and got it to quit untill I heard of a guy on here who had a serious wreck with his fround fender getting jacked up in his spokes.
  11. bird

    bird Guest

    i know im just saying its almost identical to a bike my friend had.
  12. scrollerguy

    scrollerguy Guest

    Nice Bike!

    :evilgrin: Wow, what a nice looking bike! I really like the way it flows. The front really adds to it, as well as the fenders. You really did a good job.

    I know real well about welding, and getting tired of it. I like to do it WHEN I want, not when I have to.

    Keep up the good work, one day after a couple of tank fulls, it will come alive, and it will be so much better.

  13. Nice and clean. The chopper style front ends look really good on a MB. I like it.