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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by cyclefreak13, Jul 2, 2013.
Your Zundapp is looking just great---
Hm! Was there something wrong with it?
Since putting decent carbs on my CB400T, I am getting 72-ish mph at redline on the flats with a chair. May have to go back to the stock gearing now... :eek1
I must say cross country with that tank is gonna take a few fuel stops.
Nice Greeves hack.
Little tank keeps me out of trouble. Once around the block...
Here's the road tank...
Got the fenders on...
That's fresh gold over old black. I'm waiting for a new set of floats. Blew my tuning routine, I was working on 10 days of first kick starting when the streetside one sunk.
Don in Nipomo..
Well if everything comes together it looks like I will be doing a build thread sooner rather than later.
Is it on the road yet?
Well not yet. Payment was sent and now I just have to get shipping set up. It wont get here soon enough for me though, even if I had it tomorrow. I need to make a sub frame and have a general layout in mind. Ill wait until I have the sidecar so I don't have to re-do it 10+ times.
I disagree about the the CM200t 's top speed. Alone I could see 70 mph on flat road. Two up I could stay with traffic on the highway.
Now the Cm185t on the other hand, is a totally diff story. that thing was such a bore, compaired to my cm200.
Now, attaching a sidecar to the cm200-- DO IT! You may be the only person who has one. Just get a light weight rig nand take it for a spin....
I have just put a inder sidecar on a 1972 CB350 and its shaping up to be fun. Remember its smiles per hour that count not miles per hour
I had two 1980 Twinstars and they respond well to more free flowing exhaust. If you do the sidecar, cut the pipe off at the headers and install some better mufflers and it might go a bit faster (near 50mph?).
It also had a front and rear drum brake and keep that in mind when you start adding a lot of weight. Maybe add a disk brake front end if you are up to it. I suspect the Rebel forks and brake will fit but I can't say for sure.
I'd second that. I had a 160kg Jawa 350, supposedly around 27 horses.
Attached an aluminum body Duna sidecar on it. It was happy doing about 40-45 miles an hour, But alas, drum breaks. Even if the front was a twin brake and even if I spent a lot of time tuning them, to be good, it was always exciting to do sudden stops. Nothing ever happened though, I keep big distance.
Learning with a lightweight rig is tricky. I had to carry some 50lb concrete in it. If you build your own rig, make the brake separate, that will be fun I reckon. On the Jawa it was together with the bike's rear drum.
Well the old CM200T is going to stay a solo bike. After digging into it, it is in far worse shape then when I gave it to my brother. I lost my mind and bought a new tug and then another project. So right now I'm finishing up a bastard Harley (I'll start a build thread soon). Then I hope before we get a hard freeze that I can get a sub-frame (was trying to not run one) and get a rig before winter sets in.
BTW, an Inder is not that light, the one I have is ~175 lbs (including the frame).
Sounds like a great new project !
How about 6 HP?
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Monkey hack with 6 HP does 45 MPH GPS and more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
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Fooling around at Deals Gap.
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Garbage run to the dump here in Western North Carolina.
Returning to the original, available power and requirement is what it's all about. The power outputs of more modern smaller capacity bikes are comparable with past "powerful" motorcycles such as classic British models, widely favoured by our sidecar ancestors.
Some decades back manufacturers in Europe produced complete offerings based upon small engined motorcycles and scooters, which appealed to the market. Personal experience of an East German MZ with its own factory sidecar highlighted the value of such a rig in urban commuting, notably in severe winter weather. It also had the bonus of saving our family transport Honda outfit from the ravages of salt covered roads.