First Ride

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Steve

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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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gone_fishin

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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 :)
 
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Steve

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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.
 
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Steve

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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.
 
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bird

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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
 
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Steve

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Bird,

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.
 
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davidsis

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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.
 
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scrollerguy

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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.

Scrollerguy
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