Hello All

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Ghost0, Oct 23, 2007.

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  1. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. I am a true newbie to all of this, and I mean all. I have really enjoyed reading all the posts and learning a lot of tricks. Hopefully attached is a photo of my current ride that I call my Drone. It is just stock except for matching the intake and exhaust ports to align with the head. There are some things that just aren't right.

    The other attachment is what I am in the process of building. I won't go into much detail here but will post updates in the appropriate forums in the future. I have a race car design/Engineering background so hopefully I will be able to contribute some useful information.

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  2. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Man, that new bike is sweet. Welcome indeed.
  3. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc.
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    agreed... that will be a cool bike when you get the suspension/chain slack issue dealt with
    welcome to MBc ! :D
  5. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome to MBc. Love the bikes.

    Can't wait to see your build unfold..
  6. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Great bike. Welcome to the MBc tribe form the Giant Side of Texas!
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    you need a major spring-loaded tensioner...please, make one that anyone can build & show us how :)

    make sure you check out "let's ride" to see about hooking up with the other PNW-Riders :D

    welcome to the MBc :cool:
  8. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    I actually won't be needing a major tensioner. I will be using the bottom bracket as a jack shaft, see pic. Then I am building a 3 speed rear derailleur, see other pic. Sorry but no pedaling here. Straight bump start only. It will be a dedicated off-road machine. I will continue to keep all posted as she progresses. If anyone is interested in a place I found for gears, chains, sprockets etc. Try this place. Go the "ATV and Parts" or Go Carts and Parts" sections.

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  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    jackshaft in swingarm-pivot has always been a pet imaginary mod of mine...too bad you have to use bottom-bracket and give up the pedals, tho.
  10. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Clearly you have the fab-mojo. Why can you not add a crank freewheel and have pedals as well?
  11. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Wow, and Welcome to MBc
  12. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    I could do the crank freewheel but a lot more work and $$$$, since it is dedicated off road I don't care much about having pedals. I am trying to do this build with as little machining or custom fab work as possible so it will be easy to duplicate. If the project turns out as I hope there are 5 of my friends that will want one. The goal is a decent dirt bike for under $600. So far I am in it for only about $450.
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  13. wow relly nice bike. I know that most be a sweet ride.
  14. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    Making some progress on my moto-bike. I am bench testing my 3 speed derailleur. Preliminary tests show that it should work. I need to taper the teeth on the rear sprockets to aid in smoother gear changes. I will also be making an idler gear on the derailleur which should smooth out gear changes and overall running.

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  15. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    that's some nice work ! :D
    you should start a project thread down in the gallery
    that way all these fine pics won't get overlooked
  16. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Any luck on this project, Ghost?
  17. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest


    Have made a little, the holidays have definitely slowed things. I found the home made rear derailleur not to be practical. I went with a simpler but not quite as elegant approach. I will post pics as soon as I determine if my camera is still functional. I took about a 20 foot header at the Seahawks game yesterday.
  18. sklein25

    sklein25 Guest


    Any progress on the Project build up? Hope you're doin well??? Keep us all posted.