New, built one!

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by wdaloz, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. wdaloz

    wdaloz New Member

    I work with a bicycle Co-op and ride/build alot of mopeds scooters and motorcycles, so naturally I got curious about motorized bicycles.
    It's got the 80cc flying horse bicycle kit from a friend of mine who moved, put it on a Diamondback Outlook bicycle frame.

    The wheels have been replaced and the front wheel has a Shimano Nexus generator hub for self-powered lights, works great
    Solid street/dual tires, lets you get higher pressure so i havent had problems with flats that people warned me of repeatedly
    The front forks are replaced with a motorcycle-style full triple tree suspension fork. cheap one but looks good, works well
    The right brake lever is dual-pull to simultaneously apply front and rear brakes, keeps the left side free for the clutch
    got an SHA carb, new throttle, got a pipe for it at barber vintage fest that's not on it yet.
    The rear section's been extended to fit a longer seat, also adapted it to fit a yamaha DT gas tank
    and welded the chain tens in place.

    It's a little ratty & scuffed in places, but all in all I think it's pretty awesome.

    2014-11-07 10.31.35.jpg 2014-11-07 10.31.03.jpg 2014-11-07 10.31.10.jpg 2014-11-07 10.31.16.jpg 2014-11-07 10.31.21.jpg

    some earlier in-progress pics
    2014-09-01 12.23.29.jpg 2014-09-04 17.16.53.jpg 2014-09-04 17.16.59.jpg 2014-09-04 17.17.06.jpg

    only 35, but that's not bad for now
    2014-11-07 10.30.48.jpg

    I've got a pipe for it laying about I'll probably put on, unless I sell the bike first. anyone want it? $400 in ATL.
    It's fun but I've got enough stuff around, also hate hanging on to projects. Once it's "done" int's gone. on to the next one.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2014

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    put that clutch cover back on before it chews up your leg
  3. wdaloz

    wdaloz New Member

    yea right, damned thing comes out of adjustment like every 2 hours. my legs are unchewable. I dare it to tryn take a bite of me
  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I haven't touched my clutch in about 800 miles, something is wrong if it's going out that quickly
  5. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    I like the café racer look! Very cool! The long seat is a great idea, too, and very practical as it will work to keep your butt dry when the roads are wet.

    I am kinda surprised that I haven't seen any kind of mudguards added to the down tube. I'll take pics of mine tomorrow and put them on the site. They make a big difference when there is no front fender.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 18, 2015
  6. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Very cool build. The Nexus Gen hub looks like those big hubs that come with the Felt cruisers.