Motorized bike build

It was a bear getting the tire on and off, my bike tips over, and I have to fiddle with it to get the tire past the rim brakes. Wondering if a tripod stand would allow me to change out my inner tube if I get a flat.

With a side stand (kickstand) just empty or take the gas tank off and flip your bike over to take a wheel off

Best option is to use a center stand (double leg kickstand) and you'll be able to take the front or rear wheel off

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Release the brake cable so you can get the tire past the rim brakes
 
I have a modified whizzer stand on my bike. It is balanced to where I can pull the rear off or the front off and it will sit on the stand and the wheel. I really need to finish that bike lol.
 
I did my first ride out of the residential community today, went about 1.5 miles -- It goes fast! Particularly on flat ground/down hill -- but it is capable of getting me up the hill too. I did need to pedal a bit, but it is good exercise. Installed the dual brake lever and tightened up my brakes. I did notice my sprocket adapter seems to have slipped a tad, so I'm going to tighten it up some more so it doesn't take out spokes. Additionally, the bolts that hold the sprocket to the adapter came loose again earlier, I backed them out a bit, added some blue loctite and went for a ride right afterwards, I haven't noticed the bolts coming loose since then, but will inspect it tomorrow. Next ride I think I'm going to go the opposite direction so that my engine isn't as strained. It seems that some of the times I'd be having to go wide open throttle to get me going up the hills. I'd better take it easy.
Brake pads appear to be in good shape still.

Another area of concern is making left turns across the road, I don't know how to check for traffic behind me, I'm used to looking over my shoulder and in the mirror (from driving cars) but I think it is a bit different on a bike. If I had a mirror, I don't think I would solely rely upon it either, as I wouldn't want to get hit from a car coming from the blind spot. As far as looking over my shoulder is concerned, it doesn't seem very safe.

It is easier on my feet than the Razor scooter, but I can't take it into places, so I'm going to need a lock/alarm of some sort.

I'm wondering how I can maximize its utility and am considering adding a unique touch-- Not quite sure what that might be at this point.

It is great for getting back and forth from the mailbox and it has been fun working on

Thinking the tool with the most utility to carry for the bike would be my little allen wrench set, in addition to some pliers and a bike pump.
 

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Another area of concern is making left turns across the road, I don't know how to check for traffic behind me, I'm used to looking over my shoulder and in the mirror (from driving cars) but I think it is a bit different on a bike. If I had a mirror, I don't think I would solely rely upon it either, as I wouldn't want to get hit from a car coming from the blind spot. As far as looking over my shoulder is concerned, it doesn't seem very safe.

Don't just get the left mirror, your not riding a bicycle anymore. Get R&L side mirrors,
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So I get an occasional popping/crunching/cracking sound, I think that it’s coming from the where the chain meets the sprocket. Is anyone familiar with this? It’s usually when the engine is under a lot of strain.
 
So I get an occasional popping/crunching/cracking sound, I think that it’s coming from the where the chain meets the sprocket. Is anyone familiar with this? It’s usually when the engine is under a lot of strain.
Your sprocket is probably slightly misaligned. When you spin the wheel does it wobble at all?
 
So I get an occasional popping/crunching/cracking sound, I think that it’s coming from the where the chain meets the sprocket. Is anyone familiar with this? It’s usually when the engine is under a lot of strain.
Like Gordy says, your chain isn't in good alignment. Many would just turn the stereo up and ignore it. Good on you to hear it and want to correct.
Speaking of good on you. Well done to put it together and make it go. Pat yourself on the back.
 
Well, there was something that caught my eye -- on the asphalt

Hit something,
a few seconds later the tire had completely deflated. I’m lucky I was close to home and was able to come to a stop

I think that’s my last ride, hit a screw of some sort. Hoping my wheel hasn’t deformed and all I need is an inner tube

Thanks for the help everybody, it has been a learning experience and a bit of fun putting it all together. I feel a bit indebted.

Going back to what I know works best— Hard polyurethane tires, simplicity and an extremely well built scooter, The Razor A5 LUX—

Peace be with you all!
Greggl432 checking out

 

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