I've been summoned

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by KeepOnKeepnOn, Nov 29, 2007.

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  1. I have been asked to introduce myself after starting "multispeed solution?" in the wild area.
    Anyway, I have zero experience with motored bikes but I have always done all my own car, motorcycle, bike, skateboard, etc work. Skilled in the trades carpentry, plumbing, dry wall, electrical, welding etc I can do it all. Basically all around handy and am pretty well tooled up at this point.
    I've been eyeing bike motors on ebay for a couple years thinking about a project. Thought my bike would be mighty styley and unique until I started checking out the rides on this web site. Anyway I've decided to build.
    I've been riding a street legalized KTM 250 2 stroke which has influenced my decisions on motored bikes. Even though it's street legal, it is so **** loud I am always worried about getting pulled over and I know I **** people off. One of my main priorities on my motored bike will be to make it as quiet as possible. I have lots of ideas which I will share as I actually start to build. I will be starting with a pull start, 4 stroke, 49cc, centrifical clutch, frame mount, fake Honda from China. This will be mated to a cruiser that's already kind of trick with ape hangers and a banana seat with sissy bar. I'll be putting the motor kit on totally stock just to get started (except some kind of rubber dampening motor mount) and assess the weak/loud points, then begin the mods.
    One of my dreams for this bike is riding it on the beach to secluded surf spots where there is nobody else around and riding deep into the back country for some trout fishing. This partially exlplains my passion for making it silent, I don't think its legal to bring a motor on the beach. But mainly just to cruise around and not worry about parking and save some gas (prices are getting rediculous).
    Looking forward to hearing about some good 4 stroke mods and stealth features.
    Thanks for reading. I'm digging some of the bikes I see.

  2. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Greetings then. Be sure to post lots of pictures :grin:
  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    that's what we wanted to know...dude, you are so in the right place...definitely, do us a righteous thread on your build, it seems you caught the eye of a coupla guys already :)

    welcome to the MBc :cool:
    "....Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live." - Mark Twain - May 10, 1884
  4. Bean Oil

    Bean Oil Guest

    LOL. There are some very nice machines that float through the banner, eh? Every few bikes I get blown away... Hahaha...

    You're smart to consider the rubber damping... I may hog out my custom-made Happy Time Two Stroke aluminum clamp mounts to accomodate some rubber... we'll see. I'm finishing my first motored bike build and haven't yet ridden it. Heh.

    Welcome to MBc. Where're you from?

  5. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc.
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  7. I'm in Santa Barbara California.

    I forgot a couple of other KTM's influences that made me go 4 stroke. I live in fear of fouling a plug in the middle of nowhere. I carry tools and all but I have to take off the tank, shrouds and seat to get at the plug, not sure I could even do it in the dark. Also I hate not being able to just pull into the gas station and fill up, don't like the smell of gas/mixing it/getting it everywhere, worrying about running low away from home, buying 2 stroke oil.
  8. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    welcome to MBc. There are many great inspirations here, It sounds like you will be one of them.
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  9. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome to MBc
  10. HI KeepOn....I like what you said about your interest in making a motorized bike super quiet so maybe you can be the first to use a car muffler on one?....I've always thought it may work but have been sooo busy lately (and now it gets dark fast so hard to work outside....no garage (I'll have to build one eventually)...
  11. Dockspa1

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  12. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Greetings and welcome from the Giant Side of Texas!
  13. scrollerguy

    scrollerguy Guest

    Hi KeepOn, Scrollerguy here, I am not sure if this will help, but, if there is a school bus garage around your area, you might try to score some of their cast off used shock rubbers, they are what I use. They can be cut down to size, and they do a great job of dampening any vibration, I use 4 of them on my bike. Good luck with the build.

  14. Hmm, shock rubbers off a school bus. Not sure I have access to that exactly but it does give me an idea... either seating rubber from a car coil spring or the bump stop for a car leaf spring would both be pretty sturdy.

    A car muffler. That is actually close to one of the ideas I had. Every motocross rider out there is totally convinced that their stock muffler/silencer/expansion pipe is junk and the fancy aftermarket one will give them huge HP gains. Truth is it is usually a slight increase in high end HP at the expense of low end torque. Some guys buy one after market silencer then another when the next great thing comes along. Regardless, my point is there are 2 or 3 used mufflers for every bike out there. Even the stock ones are beautifully made ovalized alumiunm with billet tips, super high performance. My thought is to use the stock muffler that comes with my 49cc motorbike (cause I figure it probably creates the appropriate back pressure, could be wrong though) then attach a much bigger bore pipe and silencer for a much bigger engine, say a 125cc or 250cc. The second silencer should be big enough to not restrict flow but still decrease sound to some degree. Of course I'll wonder if it would be faster without the original muffler and end up experimenting. You 2 stroke guys should look into adapting motocross expansion pipes because, again, there's 2 totally high performance pipes out there for every bike ever made. A car muffler seems like overkill, motocross would be lighter, smaller and really nice looking. I want to start a thread on this idea when I actually start doing it.

    Thanks for the tips guys, any and all are welcome.
  15. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Welcome to MBc.;)1 more for Cali!