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More pics of the lastest chopper build

manaya

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Apr 27, 2008
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This chopper would be the best i have built so far.
Using the race engine and pipe out of a race pocket bike, it has around 5hp, where the standard engine only had about 2.2hp.
The top speed was increased by almost 20km p/h, sounded tuff, and cruised at a top speed of 69 km p/h.

Thanks for all the comments

keep on cruisin

MUZZA
 

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Irish John

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It's a lovely bike. Can you tell us about the motor - Lifan or what? Also about getting the exhaust and other bits? Does the chopper come with that rear tyre? What brakes does it have?
 

manaya

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Hey John,
I'm not sure on what the brand of the engine is. it is the engine out of the pocket bikes, but this one is a race engine purchased from Queensland, the exhaust came with the engine. I found the engine on E-BAY, but i cant seem to find it on there anymore, keep a look out for them on EBAY.
The rear tyre/wheel is standard on the STINGRAY Chopper and is has the standard 'V' Brakes on the front and rear.
I make the mounts for the engine out of 3mm steel plate and weld it to the frame, i get the 5:1 reducing gearbox, sprockets, sprocket mount and chain from a bike shop @ the Laverton markets. the rest of it is basic parts like fuel line, i use a gear cable for the throttle cable.
Its not hard to build at all. it takes me around 5 hours to build the bike.
good luck
Muzza
 
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Irish John

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Thanks Manyana, that is very explicit. I'll bet it's comfortable and goes like a rocket.
 

autobo7

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no pedals! you are officially a mini chopper now...
Can you get us a close up of how the engine is mounted?
 
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manaya

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Sorry autobo7, i know no pedals = no bicycle, but the drive train i use doesnt allow for the pedals and crank to fit.
this is the closest pic i have of the 3mm steel plate i weld to the frame to mount the engine. This chopper is the JESSE JAMES WEST COAST CHOPPER, but is the exact same mount as the STINGRAY CHOPPER.
Enjoy
Muzza
 

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Ghost0

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You could use a front freewheel to a double sprocket at the engine output shaft. Then you could pedal it. That is assuming it has a clutch.
 

autobo7

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Thanks for the mount pic, Bike or not its looks amazeing! I think you should get some better brakes if your getting into the 65+kph zone. Keep up the good work!
 
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