Quick pick of quick build

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by uncle_punk13, Jul 9, 2008.

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  1. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    I put this together as something to ride around on while repairing/building some of my other MB's. It was a fun escape & distraction from other events currently happening in my world. It' really nothing that special- just a bike with some H.D. (heavy dudty) parts and the GEBE kit I had laying about. It is a vintage/retro maybe 1980's (maybe 1970's) Columbia Balloon tire frame, bars, neck, crankset, and seat with Whizzer wheelsets, Whizzer forks, and Whizzer center stand. It's powered by a New Tanaka 40cc PureFire that I've had kicking around for about 8 years, with GEBE drivetrain that I picked up about a year ago... I call it Black Sunshine as that's the song that came on the radio while building it and which inspired me while throwing it together.

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  2. augidog

    augidog New Member

    you sure do "throw together" a nice motoredbike, buddy...just by looking at it i can feel the ride, and it's great :cool:
  3. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Thanks man! There's acouple of small details I need to figure out before it's finished. Doing my thread searches now... :)
  4. ozzyu812

    ozzyu812 Member

    Like the triple trees on a cruiser frame! :cool: I'd like to se what you do when you really put time into it!
  5. astring

    astring Member

    I bet it is quick
  6. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Thanks guys, gonna test fire it later this afternoon...

    Ummm, well this is what was originally intented for this engine and when finished the engine will go back on, but this one I'm taking my time on to do proper...


    I am having a problem and can't find a thread about it (I'm probably searching wrong, not being the most computer savy guy), but what do i do with the cut off switch? It is a single yellow wire with a male bullet connector on the end. The engine is a dual black wire with a double snap in type connector... Did I miss this in my search or has no one else had a brain fade on what to do with this...
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  7. augidog

    augidog New Member

    just try grounding one at a time, try jumping the terminals next...you know the rest.
  8. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    First ride

    The first ride was a smashing success!!! I mixed my fuel to exacting spec.s with a precision oil mix measuring cup (available at most off road m/c shops), and filled the tank. I pushed the primer bulb until I saw no air. Set the choke on full. Pulled the rip cord thrice.
    One more pull.
    "pOp, POP, sputter, blehp, burp."
    Set the choke to half.
    Half of a full pull on the rip cord and she was running. Let it warm for a second and open the choke all the way.
    With helmet, leather, chaps, boots, gloves, and eye wear (ALL the gear, ALL the time!!!) on and zipped, I pedal out of the drive while engaging the throttle; whatdayaknow?!?! we're motorvating!
    Well I was just gonna go around the block, but Black Sunshine just wouldn't return home no matter how I might beg and plead, she just kept on- cruisin' around the neighborhood! Dang that ol' stubborn pony of mine! ;)

    I have this overshadowing, this forseeing of the future. With a shudder that stands the hairs on the back of my neck and tickles my arms; with a touch of sizzle-fire lightning in my veins and quickening of pulse I do, here and now, believe that this beast, this Black Sunshine, and I will have some great adventures across this great, vast America of ours before our time is done...:cool:
  9. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Well the parts are gathered, b ut for the wire I want. The lighting will be on next week.
    This has been kinda fun...
  10. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    lighting done

    Got the lighting all but done. Headlamp, taillamp and scratch built wire harness with fuse and on/off toggle. I'm working on the battery box and wiring harness covers now. We'll be ready and rockin' for the rally in a couple of weeks!!!

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  11. AndrewAnonymous

    AndrewAnonymous New Member

    True death-- 400 horsepower of maximum performance piercing the night-- this is black sunshine.
  12. ozzyu812

    ozzyu812 Member

    I like the scale of the light! Do you have a generator to charge the battery?
  13. 1985 honda man

    1985 honda man New Member

    this is very nice for being a quick build or even a slow build
  14. i have two questions
    1 when are you going to paint the motor to match the bike??

    2 what is the run time on the lighting system??
  15. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Thanks guys! I haven't tested run time on the lighting yet, and actually am going to get a smaller lamp for that housing. It's a 55w T3 off road light from Harbor Freight, I really don't want 55w, I want 35, but the bulb should be easy to replace. The tail lamp is a 3.00 bullet style trailer lamp from Schmucks Auto Parts.
    There is no on board charging system- I'll just run it while I can, then recharge at home on the charger. I'll test it this week and see how long it runs (after I get the smaller lamp) giving me a better idea of how long I can roll before losing power. It's a pretty simple and clean set up... Thanks again!
  16. mcassMB6

    mcassMB6 Member

    where can i get one of those front forks?
  17. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Member

    Hey just wanted to say cool bike. Was wondering how ar you charging the battery? I would love to do the same thing to mine when I get it setup. I hope you post more info on how you wired it up. Did you convert it from 6 volt?
  18. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    nice bike.must be nice for u guys who live NEXTDOOR to the rally.
  19. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Jim: I charge my battery on an automotive/motorcycle charger on the 12V/2A setting. It's all 12v. I built the harness from scratch using info from this site. It's very simple. Positive lead to inline fuse (15a) to toggle switch (15a) to headlamp and taillamp. From Negative lead to headlamp and tail lamp, to ground on frame. Flick the toggle to the on position and you're seeing and seen.

    Eastwood: I didn't think I lived all that close but in relation to many, I guesss yeah it IS kinda next door. :)
  20. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Very cool bike Rif. Great job.
    I love it when my bike won't take me home either.