Starting to look like something.

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by PAPAROACH, Apr 17, 2011.


    PAPAROACH Member

    Well since the last photos i have done some things to the bike that have made it much better. I finally got some brakes although not rear brakes, still trying to figure that one out. Got a sweet $ 10.00 speedometer that i have no clue if it tells the truth. Installed a sound dampening kit which i have to say is awesome for vibration and sound. I put a Sweet 50. cal ammo can on the back next to the seat which is great for a 6 pack o-beer. I put the pedals back on but having trouble bending the left one just right to clear the pull start and be straight. Got a mirror to see the idiots approaching from the rear. Bought a head light today at Pep Boys and thinking if i can steal my daughters power wheels battery. I have a couple more things that i have planned like a throttle cable roller bearing thingee. Also is a photo of what the $20 bike looked like when i got it.

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  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Well done. Those are some righteous apes.
  3. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member

    Wow... you are literally sitting on the center line of the rear axle???

    Is that front end not very light and come off the ground while hitting bumps???

    PAPAROACH Member

    No i have not had any cases of the front end coming up on me. The bike fits me just right. It rides so smooth.
  5. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    actually, the rear brake is simple.
    just use the stock caliper and put a spacer under the left side caliper where it bolts to the frame and bend the caliper up slightly. this will help it clear the chain.
  6. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Bending peddle cranks is not a good thing ! You need to fix the clearance problem by modifing the exhaust pipe or get a wide crank assembly. If you bend one crank it's going to mess up the diameter of the crank rotation pattern. One foot will making a larger circular pattern than the other foot when peddling. If there's more than an inth of an inch of differance, you'll notice it and probably won't like it !
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2011
  7. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    heck, all i did on my o.c.c chopper was cut a little off the backside of the crank (on the left to clear the exhaust).
    I had to remove about 1/4" of the material so that the left crank would clear the exhaust pipe. I don't peddle my bike so if i bent the cranks for clearance, it wouldn't matter to me.
    Actually i have my cranks mounted so thet they are both in the down postion at the same time...they are just used for foot rests and not for peddling.