My finally finsihed John Deere Project!

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JohnnyGA

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My John Deere Project!


Finally done, I guess I am one of the few to try out these new 49cc 4-stroke kits. I made many modifications, and some additions, and thought the crew would like my comments.
The engine runs nice. No complaints there. I added some motor mounts by slicing off the rubber ends of some tire valves, because everyone complained about vibration. They work well.

I ditched the chain tensioner wheel but kept the bracket and added a spring loaded glide wheel made for a single speed bike. This really helps, as the spring jumps back and forth under accel/deaccelleration.

The decals came off a child's Peg-Prego JD pedal tractor. A 6v battery runs just the lights (rear turn signals, brake light and front lights) I added a solar charger to keep it charged instead of recharging it all the time from an AC outlet. With the Georgia sun, it stays charged.

I added a rear brake switch to the rear brake, so the rear light lights up when I hit the brake handle. I added 2 bulbs between the turn signal bulbs for this. I fashioned a few parts to run a double set of rear side-pull brakes, with a dual pull brake handle just for the rear. I don't think too many people have tried that, but I figured I needed more braking power.

The Dash of 3 switches controls the main power, lights, and power to the rear. One lights up a Green LED. I have a horn switch but have yet to find a good 6v horn yet. A mini compass fits in the middle stem. I even added a cordless radar detector! Everything on the bike is either Black, Yellow, or Green.

I am just using it around the island where I live, the speed limits are 25-35 so it is perfect. Added a double kick-stand, the kind from Switzerland. NICE Product! Bought a yellow JD embossed seat from Nirve for $25 to match. Did add some lithium grease to the transmission to quiet it down some. First I painted the engine and exhaust high-temp black (not the carb). After 100 miles, it has come off the exhaust tube. Added yellow reflective tape swatches. Still need a longer analog speedometer cable, as I added shocks which raised the bike up quite a bit, but the digital one works well for now.

Hope you like it, Lord knows the kids, both big and small, sure like it around here! I have had a blast riding it around!
 


azbill

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very nice job John 8) 8) 8)
it looks factory made !!!
I like it!!! :D :D :D
 
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lotsa_mpg

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Holy cow, Johny....that looks fantastic....I want one. Great work. You musta spent alot of time on it.
 
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sojudave

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how has the double rear brake worked for you? I was thinking of doing the same with my project.
 
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gone_fishin

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wow! what a unique theme...all you need now is a tiller or plow...a thatcher could be fun :LOL:

your mounts/grommets look just right. a really impressive motoredbike 8)
 
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Stertz

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Looks great.

Nice and tidy, I think you thought of every thing. Does the chain jump off the guide at all?

I'm sure JD will be after you to mass produce them.
 

spunout

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WOW!! I agree with azKronic...it does look factory-built 8) .
I bet the folks at John Deere would go nuts over it :LOL:
nice post, good pics
Happy :mrgreen:
 

iRide Customs

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Very well thought out nicely done work of art. That is a VERY nice bike!

How is the performance of the 4-stroke? Have to pedal to start off? Top speed?



Dan
 

bamabikeguy

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augidog said:
wow! what a unique theme...all you need now is a tiller or plow...a thatcher could be fun :LOL:

your mounts/grommets look just right. a really impressive motoredbike 8)
Put on a PTO (power take off) and drill postholes or bushhog !

I'm going to tell all the green tractor boys in Rough Edge about it !! They will buy anything as long as its painted green, you can tell where they live by the JD mailboxes.
 
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