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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 08-18-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By txluke
Started work on the Caddy today. The gussets on...

Started work on the Caddy today. The gussets on the neck were cracked and caused the forks to wobble. I got a closer look at the frame where it was notched out. They at least had the decency to plug...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 08-18-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 32
Posted By txluke
Bird engineering code.

Anyone know what the CC1 date code is?
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-07-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 253
Posted By txluke
He only has 1 post and it is pimping his "magic"...

He only has 1 post and it is pimping his "magic" oil.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-06-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 253
Posted By txluke
That only gives you 10hp. You need racing...

That only gives you 10hp. You need racing stickers to get 11.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 08-06-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By txluke
Cadillac bike!

Traded an old go kart frame site unseen for this (What I assume is) Sears mini bike. I thought it was a Bird - Duck from the blurry pic he sent. I was told that the Sears had 1" frame and the extra...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 08-06-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 182
Posted By txluke
I had one on a quarter midget racing cart....

I had one on a quarter midget racing cart. Impractical for normal use. It was a direct drive. you had to push start the kart and if you came to a full stop it dies.
Forum: Electric Projects 08-04-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By txluke
48v cruzin cooler

I was gifted a 1000w 48v cruzin cooler. The battery terminals had corroded off and a friend asked me to rebuild it. He ended up running off with his wife's best friend so I don't think he will be...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-22-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By txluke
I read that old school hot rod guys polished...

I read that old school hot rod guys polished their steel rods to lessen the chance of stress cracks from any imperfections. I can not find an aluminum flywheel so I was wondering if giving the steel...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-19-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By txluke
I am left handed so the top is always to the...

I am left handed so the top is always to the right.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-19-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By txluke
I found that if I edit my pics by cropping just a...

I found that if I edit my pics by cropping just a bit, they come out correct. I post from my phone.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-18-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By txluke
I just got the giant air filter I was going to...

I just got the giant air filter I was going to use on this build. They will go on the next one. I still have a baja warrior and another dirt bug waiting for some love.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-17-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By txluke
I was going to do all that but my kid wants this...

I was going to do all that but my kid wants this one so I am just going to try to hop up the 79cc motor. I have another doodlebug just like this one. After I get this one built I will slap a clone on...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-16-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By txluke
I have done the porting and polishing the head....

I have done the porting and polishing the head. I need to go pick up some clay today to check clearances of valves and piston. I will shave down the head some to get higher compression and I need to...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 07-15-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By txluke
Changing Timing Without a Key

Starting to work on the little 79cc. I already removed the governor. It is so much easier to pull the flywheel off and knock out the timing gear from the back. Everything comes out in one piece. With...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-15-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By txluke
Now my son wants a bike so the big exhaust will...

Now my son wants a bike so the big exhaust will have to go on the next build. Since someone gave me the 79cc new in a box and because it is for a 9yo, I will not slap a 212cc on it. I will be doing...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-11-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 367
Posted By txluke
If it was me I would just jb weld it on.

If it was me I would just jb weld it on.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By txluke
You can always get a riding mower and build...

You can always get a riding mower and build around that design.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-08-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 355
Posted By txluke
Gear it low and go!

Gear it low and go!
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-08-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By txluke
Drop the carb bowl and look for junk in there. If...

Drop the carb bowl and look for junk in there. If you used the same fuel lines and old tank, you probably need to pull everything off and clean them out well. Use brake cleaner. It is cheaper and...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-08-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By txluke
Amazon and Ebay is where I get stuff when I have...

Amazon and Ebay is where I get stuff when I have to buy. I scavenge a lot and trade a lot. If you are a fabricator, you can adapt stuff from old riding mowers, ATV's, motorcycles, or just junk.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-06-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By txluke
looks just like my mudhead. Mine has a 208cc...

looks just like my mudhead. Mine has a 208cc electric start with a torque converter but mine wasnt the "r" so no reverse. I am in the process of taking my tc apart and clean it up. Here are a couple...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-03-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By txluke
Mocking up. Can't decide if I want exhaust out or...

Mocking up. Can't decide if I want exhaust out or down. the black tape is about where the exhaust port on the head is. The exhaust is 7" down to 5". Haven't decided how much to shorten, how to attach...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-02-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By txluke
the big exhaust is just for show. I have a...

the big exhaust is just for show. I have a straight pipe and silencer that this will just slip over. I am doing a stage 1 and will drill my jet out. I am looking for a ridiculously oversized air pod...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-01-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By txluke
It would be easier to get springs for the seat....

It would be easier to get springs for the seat. Check out the 301cc mini bike build on YouTube from Red Beard's Garage.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 07-01-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By txluke
my Chinese chopper had a #35 60t sprocket. It was...

my Chinese chopper had a #35 60t sprocket. It was bolted to a smaller one. I took it out and slapped in a sprocket and 110cc off an old quad I had. went with 420 chain.
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