My first build

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by cwucat42, Jan 2, 2008.

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  1. cwucat42

    cwucat42 Guest

    This is a picture of my Schwinn SS Cruiser with a 49cc engine. It was a blast to build-I look forward to building another...

  2. cwucat42

    cwucat42 Guest

    Oops! I had trouble with my attachments
  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    pay attention to the instructions in my signature, if you do, it works...i tried to cover everything. size matters...we allow up to (and prefer) a pre-sized 1024 X 768 (or 2M) .jpg

    hope this helps...feel free to start a new gallery when you've got it figured out :)

    to everyone: we have some great people here, and some very experienced forum-folks to you've noticed, some of the galleries and other posts here are really sweet. if y'all were to go to the "forum help" area, start a topic about "how do i...?" and ask some of the better posters for tips, i bet they'd be glad to help :)

    i wanna see the bike :D
  4. cwucat42

    cwucat42 Guest

    Hope this works...

    Finally, I figured out how to resize the ****ed picture! Frustrating!!!

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  5. Gray Rider

    Gray Rider Guest

    Very nice bike! Looks like a clean installation, which kit did you use and did you run into any problems?
  6. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Nice build.
  7. cwucat42

    cwucat42 Guest

    I bought a 48cc kit off of ebay. It cost me $170 including shipping. The bike, I found on Craigslist for $70.

    I did encounter problems. I am not what you'd consider to be a mechanic. but I do enjoy tinkering and learning as I go. My first problem was that the sprocket hole was undersized. I had to look up a machinist through a buddy to enlarge it. I also under tightened the chain tensioner and that caused it to turn into my spokes during a test run. I had to pay to have the rear wheel trued. Now I just need to fine tune the carb a little and I should be good to go. I am looking forward to taking it on a 10 mile or so ride!
  8. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    very cool bike, I love the Norton decal. :)
  9. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    What u did looks very good,i can understand u being proud as punch of your new "baby"...happy motoring man.
    Something though that i don't understand...your engine looks like a 2nd generation Happy Time with that rear angled it???
    IF it's 2nd gen it's also got the intake manifold between the carb and engine....i didn't think 2nd gens had intake manifolds.
    Confusing,so many different factories and so many different kits. :confused:
  10. cwucat42

    cwucat42 Guest

    To be honest, I don't even know the name of the engine manufacturer. I just did some ebay pricing and this is what I ended up with. So far-I'm pretty pleased over all. Thanks.
  11. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    way to go! your looking good!