My Jag

azbill

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this is my Jaguar,
I hope you like it :)
I have done many upgrades to it
front wheel is a sturmey-archer X-FD drum brake hub, alexrims double-wall rim
back wheel is a formula disc hub laced to rhyno-lite double-wall rim, zip-tied spokes (my LBS called it 'bombproof' :D)
handlebars, trimmed 2" (each side)
severe set-back seatpost (I am 6'1", it fits me perfect now)
triple sprung seat
black springers
old school 'newsboy' rack
kenda flames front & rear (26x2.125)
custom 12v lighting front n rear

driveline - 70cc Livefast engine,custom bent exhaust (shoots it straight down,,,better for trailer passengers)...painted high heat semi-gloss back ,,, almost 1000 miles on it, installed after spooky ralley in march
rear sprocket is a 40 tooth with center cut out so I could mount it inside a rotor (see pics)
it will pull 80 lbs of granddaughters at 25mph all day long
I hit 38 (37.8) during the death race but generally cruise 22-25

a couple more pics are here
http://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u38/azkronic/Jaguar/
 

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hellbilly

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Pretty cool azbill!! I always wondered if the exhaust would get to the kids on a trailer so never tried it. Great Jag.
 

srdavo

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Awesome bike, Bill!!!

your sprocket mounting is pure genius! that solved the chain alignment issue nicely!! Looks rock solid!!

It's so cool, the girls liking to ride.
 

graucho

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Bill, clean-clean build. You can be proud of that baby. Did you buy your seat post or have it made?
 

azbill

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thanks all :D:D My baby is running like a top, and I haven't done nuthin but fuel her up for over 500 miles (YAY!!!)

Graucho, I bought the post, seat, forks, and sturmey hub from Spookytooth...over the space of a year
the post was less than 10$

Dave, I am so glad the girls love it, they are the reason I got into motors in the first place, I pull them so much, it feels almost funny when I go solo !:LOL:
the sprocket is working really well...at first, I used washers as spacers, but have since changed to 2 nuts between the rotor and sprocket...seems to less flex now (the bolts have no side play at all)

hellbilly, I have been pulling them for 1.5 yrs, and am still constantly asking them if they smell anything, they always say 'no',,,
their dad (azvinnie),has a long chopper pipe on his stingray and they DO smell it when he pulls them
 
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vegaspaddy

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azbill,

do the kids mind the noise from the engine, any time i start up my 32cc gebe my 4 year old runs for the hills.

How those the trailer stand up to speed,it looks very like the one i bought from wally world and the wheels on mine are held in by just lock pins.
 

azbill

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vegas, I have been pulling that trailer for 3+ yrs
well over 3000 miles on it (nylon getting raggedy, it is soon to be converted to a cargo trailer)
they both fall asleep regularly in it, so I guess it's not TOO loud :D
have never had any probs with the trailer, other than 2 flats
 

MasterLink

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love it just great bill ..i like your upgrades iam goin to nicks a few of your ideals if that ok like the back brakes can u inform how you got that disk on and the brakes cas i realy cant use the stock back brakes on my jag cas it tooo heavy i bet you can....
better brakes = safer riding
 

Marktur

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Sa-weeet!

Bill, couple of questions:
Why did you tie-wrap the spokes where they cross?
Neat tires! Are they Kevlar? Where did they come from?
How did you prep the motor for painting?

Give us a list of your upgrades and modifications, please!

I bought the seat post from Spooky a few days ago - looking forward to sitting further back...is it comfortable?

Thanks,
Mark
 
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