Easy Rider (Class 2)

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  1. bikebuilder

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    IMG_0953.JPG IMG_0952.JPG I just painted the rear sprocket and installed it. I need to wait for the paint to dry all the way before tighten the nuts and put it on the bike. I think some acorn nuts and rubber hose on the bolt ends would be good to help protect the spokes, but I am happy with it so far.
     
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    I feel the same way.
     
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    IMG_0956.JPG IMG_0954.JPG I really like how mechanical it is looking.

    I like the chain tight like this but the chain stay clearance is very tight. I may need to put an idler pulley toward the rear to lift the chain a little sooner.

    Does anyone make a good chain stay protector that would hold up to this?
     
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    Have you considered dimpling the chain stay?

    Here's one that I did:
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    The thought had crossed my mind. I wanted to steer clear of modifying the frame but your pictures make it look like a good option. If it does look like a problem once running I may do this.

    Thank you!
     
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    IMG_0958.JPG IMG_0959.JPG I cut up some old bars and started my exhaust pipes.
     
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    IMG_0964.JPG Here is a better picture after I cleaned my work area.
     
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    IMG_0968.JPG IMG_0967.JPG Made significant progress on the exhaust.
     
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    This thing is just too cool!
    I can't see anyway you could add pedals though...

    Do the rules actually specify pedal power this time? There may be a loophole there.

    Luke.
     
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    Just checked the rules, I forgot to add it, looks like you are safe this year!

    Luke.
     
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    Looks stunning !
    the pipes really tops it :rockout::41:

    sad its no longer a bicycle tho :confused:
     
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    Thanks! I have others that remain bicycles and I have been careful to not make any permanent changes to the frame. I had to drill a hole in the handlebars for the throttle but everything else is reversible.
     
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    I may still be able to make something work but there isn't much time left and I have other things I really want to try and get done on it.
     
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    IMG_0989.JPG IMG_0984.JPG IMG_0982.JPG It's alive! No real power, but alive! It handles great with the motor. I am trying to upload the video from my phone but it isn't accepting the file type. I had a bmx chain for clearance but it fell off due to some alignment issues. You can see the damage in the top photo. I had to make a gear puller to get the gear off the engine. Then made some idler pulley mounts and routed a motorcycle chain under the frame. Clearance is better. I do still want to make a couple guards to protect the frame. I rode it probably 3 miles today. The paint on the rear sprocket and frame got chewed up when the chain fell of and got twisted. It is loud and loads of fun.

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    IMG_0990.JPG Here is the home made gear puller.
     
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    I love the serpentine chain! Please post some close pix of that set up.
     
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    I have secured the exhaust pipes better since the video was made, but here it is.
     
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    Looks like come crazily insane fun!
     
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    Nice work on the chain routing!
    The video looks great!

    Luke.
     

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