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Old 06-13-2013, 06:57 AM   #76
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Well you really managed to centralize the mass of the bike with this setup. Where do you plan to put your fuel tank?
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:08 AM   #77
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Fuel tank will be in the typical location up front. Have been thinking of running a duel tank setup with the second tank in the subframe but that wont happen on this first one. Fuel tank is not even 2 gallons so not so much weight.

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Well you really managed to centralize the mass of the bike with this setup. Where do you plan to put your fuel tank?
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:45 AM   #78
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:10 AM   #79
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Doing more with less. There's a thread over on pirate4x4 about these metal fabricators in India that do some amazing work. In the dirt. In sandals. Love that shit.
Any hints on how to find that thread? I went searching but couldn't find it. Sounds interesting.

Great project by the way, I'm following along with interest.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:04 PM   #80
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Curious how that exhaust turns out. Experience ( in cars) would lead me to expect more noise. Exhaust noted hitting the ground bounces back up and is loud and drones. Cod be different on a bike.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #81
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...and dust. Lots of dust. But would guess that the sound bouncing off the ground and up into a vehicle is going to be a lot different than a motorcycle. Turndowns do sound a lot different on/off-road too. If you don't mind the dust, probably won't be much of an issue. But why not put a tip on the end of that exhaust to turn it backwards, twisted off to one side or the other so it doesn't cook the tire?
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:58 PM   #82
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But why not put a tip on the end of that exhaust to turn it backwards, twisted off to one side or the other so it doesn't cook the tire?
Automatic tire warmer anyone?

I too am keen to see how it sounds, my custom XT225 exhaust points down at 45degrees and you can hear the sound bouncing off the ground but not in a bad way.

On another note, the turn down is in the perfect spot for a small turbo
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:06 PM   #83
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Nice work with the exhaust.
For someone who's not a fabricator you doing a bloody good job.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:17 PM   #84
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Hi Don,

I notice in you build, you have used cable disk brakes. I am currently helping a friend convert a bicycle into a tricycle and we wish to run two bicycle brakes from the one lever. How did you split the cable into two from one?

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Sounds like what I built a few years ago.



138cc Pitbike motor
Downhill Bicycle Forks
Bicycle rims
8" Double disk front brakes
8" Disk Rear brake
Fabricated bicycle hubs
Stainless Spokes
Adjustable Head angle
Competition Motocross Air shock (1)
Street Legal with License Plate
130 Pounds plus Gas

So then I wanted one that was more suited for offroad.



160cc YX160 Pitbike motor
KX85 Forks
17" & 19" Alloy rims
8" Double disk front brakes
8" Disk Rear brake
Fabricated bicycle type hubs
Stainless Spokes
Adjustable Head angle
Competition Motocross Air shock - Under Seat
Street Legal with License Plate
A little heavier - forks, rims, tires

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:18 PM   #85
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...and dust. Lots of dust. But would guess that the sound bouncing off the ground and up into a vehicle is going to be a lot different than a motorcycle. Turndowns do sound a lot different on/off-road too. If you don't mind the dust, probably won't be much of an issue. But why not put a tip on the end of that exhaust to turn it backwards, twisted off to one side or the other so it doesn't cook the tire?
The exhaust does have a slight twist at the end of about 15 degrees to do what you have suggested
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #86
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Hi Don,

I notice in you build, you have used cable disk brakes. I am currently helping a friend convert a bicycle into a tricycle and we wish to run two bicycle brakes from the one lever. How did you split the cable into two from one?
I used one like this to use on a pumper carb and copied the design for my twin disk bikes.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-T10-T...item2ec16213fb

I think these would work if you did not have to use too much brake. I don't need a lot for my motorcycles.

The inside of mine has a slug inside a tube. It is 1/2 inch long with 3 countersunk holes in it. The outer two go the brakes and the center one goes to the lever. The outside is a piece of tubing and two caps that have countersunk holes to keep the cables in place. The caps have shoulders so they don't slide in. Electrical tape holds the caps in place.

The cables are made out of bicycle cables from Kmart -- a bunch for $6.

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:29 PM   #87
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OK I have to see how this goes.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:55 AM   #88
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Salsa, take pity on me and read yer PM's.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:37 AM   #89
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Awesome project!
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #90
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Take a look at tandem bike brake cables. They are two to one. Wrong direction but I am sure they can be reversed.
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