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4doora

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Hello everyone,
I received my engine kit in the mail Monday night. I have it all together and on the bike, minus the gas tank and drive chain.
The chain that came with the kit is too short :censored:. So I ordered a new one from dax... and from what I hear it will be a while before it gets shipped :(.
I'm patient and all, but ****! I've been waiting constantly the past few weeks. Schools been going by especially slow, because I want to come home and put some more pieces of the bike together:)

Sorry for the crappy picture... my room is small and my bike is large.

Quick question to fellow stingray enthusiasts...
Would I be able to mount V-brakes to my front forks using the holes utilized by the cruiser pegs? has anyone done this?
-thanks
 

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JunkersBikes

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Quick question to fellow stingray enthusiasts...
Would I be able to mount V-brakes to my front forks using the holes utilized by the cruiser pegs? has anyone done this?
-thanks
Some of the Stingrays came with brakes on the front, not the V type though (more like the style of rear brake)

One other thing you might want to look into is a cruiser style seat and a seat post those OCC seats will kill your rear end (sore butt indeed)

looking good,
-JunkersBikes-
 
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SirJakesus

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My XL came with front an rear linear pull brakes. Taters been looking around for ways to mount brakes on his stingray as well but i think the only way to do it is get new forks with brakes or a brake drum hub for the front wheel. Either way its kind of expensive. I would say for now try to optimize your rear brakes by buying good LARGE brake pads. I can say from experience that the front brake on a stingray can be a bit dangerous in itself. I once locked up the front wheel for an instant and the bike almost went out from under me. In any case know your bikes limits and ride within them. Don't fly down the street like a maniac because you'll either be Hudson pig-bait or find yourself in a situation where a quick stop is the only solution (collision)

You should be able to splice the two chains together. My XL takes about 1 1/2 happytime chains to make the run to the rear sprocket. Be sure to install your chainguard if you plan on wearing any loose clothing!
 

Alan

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Nice looking ride. Like the Mini in the background too. Is it R/C ?
 
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Large Filipino

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(Hint) Lowes has that chain. :eek:

Also,you can use a BMX chain the consensus seems to say here.
 
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4doora

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(Hint) Lowes has that chain. :eek:

Also,you can use a BMX chain the consensus seems to say here.
:mad:shoot
I wish i had asked before i ordered the chain
Do you happen to know what section of Lowes I'd find it in?

I'd like to get a new seat for the bike, maybe something with springs.

alan, yeah the mini is a rc, though it's pretty slow :p
 
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Patch

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How'd you do that with the muffler? I had to mount it up into my face until a fellow biker helped me weld an entirely new pipe
Nice ride!
 
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4doora

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How'd you do that with the muffler? I had to mount it up into my face until a fellow biker helped me weld an entirely new pipe
Nice ride!
my dad just took a torch to it and bent it out a little:)
 
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