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First post on here, so more testing how this works?

Picked up Pete's velo bike. It has appeal, as I'm very much a 2-stroke fan. I've made similar projects myself in the past...and hopefully I can get this bad boy going again?

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Mocked up for inspiration, will get onto in as time allows.

Kj

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Had some time on my hands today, so I wasted it on doing something pointless.

New tank for velobike:

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Not bad. Best use for one of those disposable gas cylinders...no use for welding as they only last 5 minutes! Only made that mistake twice :-)

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Thinking of ditching the wajax motor, the drive system, and rear end...well pretty much everything from the forks/backbone back. I have some cool ideas to make it more my style...watch this space.

Does anyone have any suitable donar motors out there for sale? What hp should I be aiming for to be amongst the pack?

Is Dromeggedon happening this year?

So many questions...sorry.

 

Kj

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Not this one, but I'm in a rural fire team and have used wajax pumps many times.

Main issue is that this one has been butchered, and from what I've been told has issues with overheating. To get it running again will be a lot of work, and then it's going to overheat when it does...so I'm thinking of looking for an alternative?

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Not exactly epic progress, but I felt the need to make a bobber style license plate with my race number 52 on it.

Then today at a car swap meet in Hamilton I picked up a cool chromed guard for $20...Yeah, I know...he saw me coming, but I really wanted it.

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Then I picked up a "fat bike" dirt cheap off trademe, with the idea of cutting it up. I want to use the rear end on this velobike and the front end for my next drift trike project. Problem is my kids found it and now I'll feel bad if I cut it up? Hmmm undecided on this one?

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Anyway, progress is progress...all be it rather slow.

Kj

 

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As they say...to make omelettes, you've gotta break a few eggs!

So, fully committed here goes:

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Limited time to spend on it, so mocked it up for a rough overview. Looks crappy now, but should all come together at the end.

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Gave it another nudge today, got a fair bit done.

Welded in new rear end

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View from behind, with new fat rear tyre.

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Moved jackshaft location and made up a lower mounting bracket to support it all.

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Starting to take shape now.

Kj

 

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21 minutes ago, 73crownwagon said:

Being a person who has ridden this bike numerous times and know how fast it can go i would not run that wheel. Not enough strength in the lack of spokes. Just my opinion 

looks to have a fairly decent amount, just wider spread from the fat hub makes it look like fewer. 

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