My First Bike, Ongoing Build

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by fylerc1, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. fylerc1

    fylerc1 New Member

    Here is my first bike. I paid $15 for the frame with tires at a thrift store, painted them and put a 48cc engine on that I got from eBay for $150. I had a little trouble with my clutch at first (bearing fell out), but it's up and running now.

    I also have mounted a 50 cal ammo box (not pictured) to a rack that goes over my back tire. I'll try to upload a picture of that once I re-mount it. I've got another kit ordered and plan to film the installation of it for youtube as the instructions that came with my kit weren't very informative.

  2. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Nice. I like the simplicity
  3. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    A good looking bike.
  4. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Great bike, Seems to run good from the video. Whats your buddy filming laughing at? He wants one, dosnt he.
  5. fylerc1

    fylerc1 New Member

    My buddy laughing is my father, and yes, he's very excited to get one of his own for back home. He bought one for my cousin not fifteen minutes after seeing mine!
  6. fylerc1

    fylerc1 New Member


    I added a springer fork to the front and an ammo box on the back. Rides much smoother.

    I thought of another reason why it appears to run faster. Perhaps this fork is taller than the previous one thereby disbursing my body weight toward the back tire giving more friction? Just a thought. It may actually not go any faster at all and only appear so. Either way, I'm very happy with the springer fork.
  7. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    The forks are a good idea,any suspension forks are a good idea...........well done man.
  8. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Nice looking ride! It may be running faster because it's broken in? I doubt the springer has anything to do with an increase in speed. It will definitely give you a smoother ride, which will make it easier to ride faster.
  9. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Yeah, the springer is cool. I worry about your stopping power though.
  10. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Very Nice. Street tires will also smooth out the ride. Have fun!
  11. Looks good! you may notice after a while the rear box gets annoying because you have to throw your leg over it (well mine did anyways, and I got rid of it.)