Hello from super sunny Lost Wages (Las Vegas)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by tivobyte, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. tivobyte

    tivobyte New Member

    2nd time trying to post, let's hope this one works out!

    About my project;

    This will be my first build! I haven't had a tool in my hand for 30+ years.

    I live in a "dry heat" :sweatdrop: and temps will get 115 degrees in the summer. I have an engine only (no kit). I have Chinese bicycle that is ferrous (not aluminum). It has a pretty bad paint (not powder coat) finish. I think that could be an advantage if I want powered coat. media blasting should be cheaper for a bad paint job. I don't want the motorcycle look of the standard tank, I'll post ideas below. Also want to lower the CG as much as possible, so I'll mount the tank as low as I think I can get away with. I intend to have as many mounts as possible custom welded for the cool factor. Please comment about "hard mounts" it could add air bubbles into the fuel.

    Here is a list of what I think I should do. Please respond to as many or as few as you like. I'll review the findings and re-post the road I intend to take.

    Thanks in advance!

    1) This spring tensioner http://www.ebay.com/itm/49-66-80cc-...tDomain_0&var=&hash=item2a3020ccd1&rmvSB=true I'd really like a cool looking aluminum tensioner mounted somewhere on the travel arm. Cool looking aluminum? It will be custom welded (is there a theme here:grin5:)

    2) Bering's from here http://juicemotoparts.com/products/v2-high-performance-bronze-wrist-pin-bushing.html

    3) as well as http://juicemotoparts.com/products/skf-6202-2rs-c3-bearings-high-quality-crank-clutch-bearings.html

    4) A true delardo carb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAyw5gKQJM8

    5) A hub "kit" I measured the hub at a circumference of 1.1... (after dividing by cherry pi) Need link!

    6) 44 tooth sprocket (link please)

    7) This CDI http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?40822-Jaguar-CDI-Ignition

    8) Fuel Tank http://www.ebay.com/itm/25cc-33cc-3...070?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2585b789e6 or http://www.ebay.com/itm/FUEL-TANK-F...159?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item233097500f or if you have a better idea?? the intent here is to have something that doesn't look like a motorcycle and It will have custom welded mounting

    9) Motormounts Would like a custom look aluminum mount that will be welded to the frame (minimize vibration) Given that, do I still want rubber isolation? all recommendations welcome!

    10) Ideas for the petcock and where to mount it (custom welding) really want a nice visual

    11) A good source for a balanced crank (juice doesn't list one)

    12) Copper head gasket (for heat transfer) http://juicemotoparts.com/products/copper-head-gasket-for-motorized-bicycle.html

    13) Would porting be a good choice?

    14) Lightened and "ported" piston?

    15) My bike has a 7 speed rear detailer. Shifting is on the right side twist. What's my best option for throttle. I believe it's possible to have it also on the right side. Is this the best approach? What's the best option for a good looking throttle assembly (twist grip, cable...)

    16) Should I hard mount the carb? (custom weld) or does it need isolation. Best practice?

    I'm 100% sure there are things I missed, no opinions are bad.


  2. tivobyte

    tivobyte New Member

    Let me pare this list way down to those items I'm having issues sourcing:

    1) Balanced crank

    2) porting cylinder

    3) Machine work on piston.

    I'm pretty sure that's it. I have made decisions on everything else. Anyone what to help me with these 3 issues?

  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    "I haven't had a tool in my hand for 30+ years."
    Welcome to the forum. No talent or skill required here. Just desire and patients.
    Most of these engines are about as simple as it gets.
    Its cool that you have big plans, but I would install the engine kit in stock form and break
    it in before beginning any power mods. It just builds a solid foundation.
  4. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Hi fellow desert dweller.

    Just because you have a $95 engine doesn't mean you need to use it to build a motorized bike up from scratch around it.

    What is your budget?
    How important is reliability?
    How are you going to use the thing?

    Those are good questions to ask yourself first, long before you what to mess with doing Tim Taylor 'More Powweeerr!' mods ;-}
  5. tivobyte

    tivobyte New Member

    That's great advice. My first go round will be a zip ty bike for sure. Start small and build on success. The members on this forum has done a terrific job of teaching.