Around last April, prior to hiring an attorney my trial and before the beginning of my financial problems, I had a customer pull out of a bike deal. He wanted a Kustom Kruiser Roadster like my prototype. I got a killer deal at the time and I bought it before my customer paid me. My customer changed his mind and we picked up a different bike for him. Anyway, I had the bike in my garage all this time and a motor minus the drive parts (Golden Eagle). I had a 21 speed for sale for months this fall and no one was interested, so I salvaged (cannibalized?) the parts off that bike (drilled the gear ring to fit the Kustom Kruiser Roadster's 10 gauge stock spokes). I have been pretty depressed the last four months and not functioning too well. I finally made myself start this project February 19 and finished it last Friday February 29th. It is for sale on Craigslist. I drove it last Saturday for the first time to the car show here. All I can say is there's a world of difference between 1.2 continuous horsepower at the shaft and 4+ horsepower at the shaft. It seems like building this bike energized me up for a week and a half. I wish I could do this full time. I believe it would help me mentally but people here are mostly talk and interested but not ready to purchase. I had to do lots of different, new things. This build was different than the first one. I had to fabricate an carb intake (elbow) to avoid hitting the GEBE mount. I also set up a new chain tensioner to keep the chain off of the motor. I had to cut a section out of the top of the engine cover (like the first bike), but also had to cut back a couple of the cooling fins just a little for chain clearance. I took the unused rear hub completely apart, cleaned off the stock grease and packed with Mobile 1 synthetic. I did the same to the front hub. I replaced the stock intertubes with thornproof ones and Slimed both of them. It seems to be running nice although I have only rode it two times. Tomorrow I will fix a spare, separate gas tank for backup to the main tank. I will finish off the remaining gas in the tank to verify gas mileage (just curious). It won't be like the four-stroke motor on my other one (212-238 mpg) but I believe it should be well over 100 mpg.
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