My latest build (Mark 2)

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by cyclemotors, Feb 17, 2007.

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  1. cyclemotors

    cyclemotors Guest

    Hello everyone, just thought you might like to some pictures of my latest build. Well here goes...






    Will post some more for everyone when i finish Mark 3....

  2. scottco

    scottco Guest

    Lots of cool stuff going on. Creative use of epoxy putty, custom (motorcycle?) twist grip. Very crisp use of technology ( brakes, shift etc). Looks like you might have to have a pilots license to fly that thing.

    Not one you let your buddies try out for a spin.

    Excellent photos. Do the police notice you there in UK?

    Regards, Scottco
  3. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Aug 4, 2006
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    That is a really good build.
  4. etheric

    etheric Guest

    Looks like you did that very well. I love the work bench/ bike stand set up!
  5. cyclemotors

    cyclemotors Guest

    Glad you noticed the epoxy putty, man that has be be the most usefull invention ever created (second to a cycle motor offcourse). I use it everywhere on everything.

    One of the problems it helped me overcome on this build was the fact that i was faced with the dilema of either removing all the cabling for the brakes, gears entirely or removing them and placing them in sheath that covers them their entire length completely.

    This is because the cable runs along the top of the frame where the tank should sit and if not covered in sheath everything jams and grinds to a halt.

    While sitting and looking at the problem for an hour i came up with the idea of making a mould that sits over the exposed cables so the tank would sit on the mould and the cable would be able to move freely. And hey presto, No need the take them off, No need the cover them in sheath. Sometimes the simplest ideas work the best.


    I have a formula for police and here it is:


    It is a scientific formula thats been proven here in the U.K...

    No seriously ive never been stopped or had a problem where i live..
  6. D.J.

    D.J. Guest


    Is your bike illegal to operate in the UK ? Can you make it legal ? One more item that I would add to your formula for dealing with police is a good mirror . The only time that I was ever stopped and lectured was when I didn't see them sneak up behind me . I installed mirrors that same week . The putty is a great idea ............................ D.J.
  7. cyclemotors

    cyclemotors Guest

    Thanks for the tip D.J, i did try fitting a mirror once but all i could see was my shoulder, i seem to be having trouble finding one with a longer stem.

    we drive on the right side of the road here in the uk and the mirrors that can be fitted to the end of the handlebar wont work for me because it would have to be fitted to the right side where my accelarator is fitted.

    Im not sure if its 100% legal or not because it can still just be used as a bike with no engine power whatsover. Plus they are very rare in the U.K so maybe if they were more common things will get a little hotter i suppose.

    The work bench/bikestand made of two chairs is "a highly sophisticated piece of technical enginuity" i came up with after suffering terrible back ache from building my first bike motor setup. :lol:
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Nov 4, 2006
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    just noticed your workstand. very good idea!
  9. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Bike in Kitchen

    Good use of apoxy, be very careful with bike in the kitchen. Learn from my mistake. [​IMG]
  10. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Hammer in proximity to bike

    That hammer on the counter top is way too close to bike. This will encourage impulsive motore bike jelousy, resulting in possible seriously bodily harm to the bike. The chairs as a stand is not only a bad idea but a horribly bad idea.
  11. scottco

    scottco Guest

    Hey she's cute!

    My gal would never let the freakin bike in the house once the gas went in it.

    Maybe we should start a photo page with our gals pozing by our steeds in bikinis or hot pants - like the hot rod magazines. And hell if you are gay that is all good too. Being human is funny. It is always funny to see what guys get their "significant others" to do - like this photo of her holding the hammer. It made me laugh. We could call it cover photo of the month.

    So tell us what the story is on the twist grip ? Motorcycle part? English made I assume? It looks very crisp with the kill switch in it.

    I think hitting the kill switch and pedaling when a cop goes by is instinctual. Here I tend to be a little lazy and back off the throttle to idle and pull in the clutch while madly peddaling. Winter time they have they're windows up and can't hear anything. I'll be getting the mirror too.

    Regards, Scottco
  12. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Woman poseing idea

    Hey, that is a good idea. posing with bike a month. Hey, we could make a calendar.
  13. cyclemotors

    cyclemotors Guest

    Nice bike, nicer hammer and fantastic other half.. If anybody wants to do that calender let me know and ill start looking for a primate for myself. heh... heh.

    Oh yes the throttle and kill switch is a mini motto type which i brought from ebay, heres the item number if anybody wants one:


    All i did was drill a hole in the throttle assembly and reroute the standard throttle cable that comes with kit through it.. You have to drill a hole thats closer to the throttle because otherwise the cable would be too short for normal operation.. Then i just filed all the plastics down to make everything smoother and sprayed the whole thing with WD40.

    Theres a long cable that you leads outward from the throttle assembly kill switch of which one end connects to your engine blue wire and the other end connects to your bike frame. Makes for a sweet kill switch and springy throttle..
  14. cyclemotors

    cyclemotors Guest

    Unfortunetly i have the same problem in my kitchen, everytime i take it over with all my tools and my mess everybody starts going mad at me.

    Women cant stand a messy environment, I saw it on a nature program once, something about the kitchen being theyre territory i think.

    If only i had a workshop like some of you guys, honestly you dont know how lucky you are.
  15. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Work shop

    Ya, everyone without a garage says that. The only problem is you get too many projects. Last spring I replaced the engine in my Lincoln.
  16. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    I was able to cure the "bike in the house" dillema- though it caused contention for a few months after- I hauled in an old 1956 full size School bus that is now my shop.
    I no longer have issues with parts in the house. I no longer have a significant other either!
    Just me & my bikes...
    Okay, seriously, I did bring home the bus and use it as my shop. but the rest is just lighthearted humor...
  17. Simonator

    Simonator Guest


    I have a bike that has the cables on the top of the frame like that. I been trying to think of a good way to mount the gas tank without pinching them. The epoxy idea is great!!!

    I know this is a real old thread. I just noticed it now, and felt the need to reply, lol.
  18. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    Nice machine,

    I was contemplating a frame mount in the D7 but Im still not up to that sort of complexity yet and as I have no tools bar the very minimum - a rack mount was the way to go...

    well done and welcome to the site :)

    Jemma xx

    PS: where are you in the UK?
  19. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Good work man...i particularly like the speedo(big,bold and easily seen).....probably expensive to.

    PS..."Maybe we should start a photo page with our gals pozing by our steeds in bikinis or hot pants".......good idea...let's start with Jemma. :cool:
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