My Moondog is done !

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Alan, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Alan

    Alan Member

    Here she is. This weekend won't get here fast enough.

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  2. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Nice! What did you use for the gas tank?
  3. Alan

    Alan Member

    It's an old 50's lawn mower tank w/cylindrical shape. Rusted, dented, but clean on the inside.
  4. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Wow cool! All I see and hear when I look at it is "ride me!" Man o man, Its calling out.
  5. foyeburger

    foyeburger Guest

    nice touch on the gas tank looks good !!!!
  6. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    First, I like the all black engine look with that bike. Second, the gas tank is killer! I'd been considering the Schwinn 700c Hybrid, but after seeing your bike I will rethinking the moon dog and save $150. Nice job!
  7. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    Tell me what paint did you use?
  8. Alan

    Alan Member

    Thankx. I just went over to Pep Boys and picked up the High heat w/ceramic engine paint 1200 degree. Only a few bucks. The cheap stuff (Dupli-color) It's actually good stuff.
  9. That tank is sweet. Your bike really looks good when you got that tank up in back.
    Very nice.
  10. Sparks2056

    Sparks2056 Member

    What and how, if anything, did you use to reinforce the fenders?
  11. Alan

    Alan Member

    Nothing but a small nylon washer and a prayer. From what I've read, they could crack the first day. If they do, I'll replace them with a more solid type. Perhaps something strong enough to hold one of those fender torpedo lights.
  12. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    That's a good looking bike Alan. The color scheme is excellent.
  13. smitty

    smitty Guest

    I too like the tank in back. I've always thought the stock tank looked too "add-on". The rear tank keeps a "clean look" to the bicycle.
  14. fylerc1

    fylerc1 New Member

    Gorgeous bike. I'm not sure if it's my eyes or not, but is there a fuel filter between your gas tank and the engine? They're only about $5 at an auto store or Home Depot...
  15. decompiler

    decompiler Member

    As a fellow Kulana owner, I really have to congratulate you Alan!. That is a really is a nice looking motorized bicycle! And the gas tank on the back rack is a really unique look. It fits that bike very well. I like it so much I may try to find that same tank somewhere and use it on my bike.


  16. Alan

    Alan Member

    The in-line filter is located between the downtube and the rear fender. Hard to see in the picture. 2.00 at my Kawi dealer. Also got one in the fuel valve too. Sorry for the blurry pic.

    Thanks to everyone.

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  17. Alan

    Alan Member

    A small problem ! The tank cap leaks. Gas seeps out from the cap vent hole. A new cap might be tough to locate for this 56 year old tank. I guess this means no more than a half-tank or just keep a rag around. Maybe a could stuff some gauze or something like that in the cap ?
    Regardless, she started right up, and within a few minutes was running like a charm. Quieter, and smoother than my first bike. the 36T really moves her. I can't wait for full break-in. I'll be good, I promise.
  18. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    Glad to hear it runs ok. What is your overall impression of the Moon Dog? Is the build quality good?
  19. decompiler

    decompiler Member

    Would wrapping Teflon tape on the rim of the gas cap lip help stop the leak?
  20. Alan

    Alan Member

    For the 100. price, it's a value, but I wish the frame had the welds of the Schwinns. If this frame fails me, I can strip everything off, and use it all on another frame. I guess time will tell. So far, I couldn't be happier.