Timberline GT friction drive with gp460

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by jim_himself, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    Hey guys my friction drive arrived today and I',m starting the build hope to have some pictures later.:eek:

  2. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    As promised here are the pictures:D

    The motor and gas tank should be arriving shortly, I will put more pics once it is installed and running

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  3. vegaspaddy

    vegaspaddy Member

    did you order the 460 from daves motorsports....
  4. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    yes why? do they take forever to get here?:ack2:
  5. vegaspaddy

    vegaspaddy Member

    no, just thats going to be a kick *** drive.....when all said and done....
  6. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    Ya i can't wait to terrorize the local streets:devilish:

    but first I have to get it running, I'm pretty sure it will go together smoothly but you never know...
  7. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Might want to put in a supply of back tires.
  8. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    HOLY $H!T:grin5:
    I got my motor today and mounted it up.....with no mods or tuning I went 40mph with like 3/4s throttle:devilish:
    I dropped my camera tho(more like flew out of my pocket) no pics of the finished product.:sweatdrop:

    Probably a good thing since the gas tank is a waterbottle taped above the carb:ack2:
  9. jonboy2five

    jonboy2five Member


    where did you get the friction drive? how much?
  10. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    i got the friction drive from BMP for 149.99$ and the motor from davesmtors.com for 255.00$
  11. moondog

    moondog Member

    Nice bike, the BMP kit looks made to fit ! I wanna see that motor !
  12. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    Last edited: Apr 27, 2010
  13. Gh0stRider

    Gh0stRider New Member

  14. vegaspaddy

    vegaspaddy Member

    I told you.... like SH%$ of a shovel........

    have fun riding that beast and be careful.....
  15. moped-dan

    moped-dan Guest

    jim_himself, please keep us updated on the durability of that motor.
  16. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    here is a pic of the completed build.. one pic pretty much captures the whole thing...:D

    no duct tape is not the only thing holding the gas tank on now its bolted on but doesn't stay quite level because there is only one bolt.

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  17. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    I almost forgot I blew out the original clutch springs........put the clutch saver springs in and the motor runs much quieter and smoother.

    Other then that the motor has run like a charm, keeping in mind that i only ride a few miles each day.
  18. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    OK, now that every part of the instillation is done I would like to improve the bikes performance. It goes plenty fast but I would like to make the bike more stable at high speeds and beef up all of the friction drive mounting (enough to make it suitable for small amounts of off-roading):devilish:

    So, any suggestions?

    (As always any insight is greatly appreciated)
  19. jim_himself

    jim_himself Member

    Ok, well I've put quite a few miles on this set up so far and everything is holding up just fine, surprisingly enough the rear tire holding up just fine:D

    I love going 45mph on it, but the bike is really shaky at that speed and I want to beef up the mounting so I can cruise at 40mph, right now it cruises very well at 30-35. Im getting a front disc-brake and a high performance v-brake for the back as well as a double wall rim for the front.

    I moved the gas tank to a better place as well.

    I feel like the shakiest part of the bike is the fork...

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    Last edited: May 6, 2010
  20. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    If most of your riding is on the street, you'd do well to put on a pair of street slicks. They take a lot of the shake out and you'll be amazed at how smooth they ride.