Not so Budget build

This is my first post, but my second motorized bike. The first was a Kent mb with a 66cc that i bought completed. It was great, but I gave it away a few years ago before ever doing anything to it.

I've built a 48v/1600watt scooter for running my dogs that I gave to my nephews, and a 48v/1000watt fat tire mb that i still own at another property. my main complaint about electric bikes has always been up-front cost, don't store well, and break-fix cost. It seems if you let the ebike sit for a few months and come back, something is now not working... moisture got to something... your $400 battery is half the ah or totally bricked... something.

So I decided last month to try a cheap yd100 budget build for going 8mi back and forth from the store. Here's my initial plan.
150 for schwinn sidewinder
115 for ebay yd100 kit
53 for 56t+adapter
12 for double brake lever
6 for shorty cnc intake
Plus a few bolts/etc

Total $350. Now the "but".
I ran the bike over backing out to go get the packages. I destroyed the front wheel and fork... so updates costs:
50 for a solid fork with disc brake mount
20 for Craigslist 26" wheel set

we're now at $420 and haven't even got it started yet, but finally... it started.

The shorty cnc intake on this bike puts the carb in a angle that seems to flood the motor, so the carb either leaks wildly or won't start after float adjustments. I'm currently waiting for an offset intake that I'm hoping I can bent enough to get the carb to sit level, and while I wait I ordered an nt carb, air filter and 10mm circle clips.
12 for nt carb
8 for circle clips
7 for offset intake
5 for cone air filter


Still waiting...

Forgot pics


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9:45 PM
Apr 16, 2014
Omaha, Nebraska
I would have had ammo cans myself, but where I live, you can't find any surplus ammo cans that aren't being used for ammo...Lots of guns and lots of ammo down
Hell, you can get Harbor Frieght ammo cans now. Lol

Sidewinder Jerry

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10:45 PM
Mar 14, 2011
Rockwood, TN
Naaaw...I want the real thing, not fake used to have some old NATO cans many years
HF coming out with some decent stuff now.