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Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-28-2018, 01:40 PM
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Posted By wardog
Hillbillies have all the fun!

Hillbillies have all the fun!
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-28-2018, 02:34 AM
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Posted By wardog
Clone vs water......

I am wondering what other peoples experiences are with "industrial" style kart engines and deep water? When I was a kid my Thunderkart's 5hp briggs flathead would die just from a big splash.
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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-30-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
I'm not totally happy with the performance, but...

I'm not totally happy with the performance, but it's hard to say on the gearing just yet because of some other issues. I cannot get the carb adjusted properly, it wants to break up and cut out...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-28-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
Test ride vids. The carb is giving me fits, and...

Test ride vids. The carb is giving me fits, and I need to change the jackshaft clutch spring, but overall it is a success.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kfa2298vxto
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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-26-2018, 01:55 AM
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Posted By wardog
Im working on guards now. I almost took my right...

Im working on guards now. I almost took my right thumb off last summer in the chain of my 2x2 bike.





Here is a thread on omb about 2 speeds. Lots of good info on this site....
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-25-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By wardog
Thanks everyone for the positive comments. It...

Thanks everyone for the positive comments. It really keeps me motivated and it feels good for my work to be admired. Hopefully this will inspire someone else to build something unique.

Here is...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-24-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
I rode it for the first time today...... and it...

I rode it for the first time today...... and it is AWESOME! It handles beautifully and stops effortlessly, but most surprising of all is the POWER! It has waaaay more grunt and speed than I was...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-23-2018, 05:53 PM
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Posted By wardog
I got it on Amazon for about $35. It was a lot...

I got it on Amazon for about $35. It was a lot taller before I cut it down and added a tunnel for the frame.

https://preview.ibb.co/kpoe8S/20180306_180416.jpg (https://ibb.co/mMOCTS)...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-22-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
Sorry no updates for a while...... Almost...

Sorry no updates for a while...... Almost finished.

Any ideas for paint?

https://preview.ibb.co/imhJgx/20180422_200114.jpg (https://ibb.co/gTYfuH)...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 02-08-2018, 10:47 PM
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Posted By wardog
A little progress..... I have the main frame...

A little progress.....
I have the main frame tube and front forks mocked up. It obviously still needs some bracing and gusseting. I am building more "trail" into the fork geometry this time to...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-03-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By wardog
The only issue I see is unless you have the...

The only issue I see is unless you have the proper drill bit and tap already, buying them will likely cost half of a new engine.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-28-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
I got the clutch sorted ...... looks way better...

I got the clutch sorted ...... looks way better than with the clutch sprocket facing the outside. I just hope it has enough key engagement to hold up to some abuse.
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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-24-2017, 09:39 PM
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Posted By wardog
I read that if you only go up one bit size at a...

I read that if you only go up one bit size at a time, drill it by hand (twisting the bit in your fingers), and get a good plug reading with each increment it should work fine....
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-24-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
So Ive added a performance intake and exhaust and...

So Ive added a performance intake and exhaust and removed the gov, now I need to rejet the carb. What are the cons of drilling the original jet out a size or two?
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-18-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
It will save a few pounds and I like being able...

It will save a few pounds and I like being able to bolt the wheels on like a car, but mostly it is just to be cool
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-18-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
I used 1 1/4" sch 40 for the main part of the...

I used 1 1/4" sch 40 for the main part of the forks on my big bike and 1" for the brace..... It is extreme overkill.

What if I use 3/4" pipe for a brace just like a smaller version of the big...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-18-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
I hope so, because I cut it down and flipped the...

I hope so, because I cut it down and flipped the clutch around. It looks much better now. I think the clutch key will be fine, but the sprocket has a tiny bit of play since the set screws are now...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-16-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
I will have to basically cut off the entire...

I will have to basically cut off the entire "shoulder" of the sprocket for space on the shaft and because of the set screw holes. Is the roughly 3/8" of sprocket key left strong enough?
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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-16-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
Would 3/8" of key engagement be enough for the...

Would 3/8" of key engagement be enough for the clutch? for the 9 tooth sprocket? If so, then I think I can grind the sprocket like you suggested and flip the clutch around like I originally wanted....
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-16-2017, 01:36 AM
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Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
Yup, the key is full width. Here is what I...

Yup, the key is full width.

Here is what I came up with. The spacer only helps support the clutch, no torque is transferred through it. Just ignore the snap ring groove in the spacer.
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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-14-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
You pretty much nailed it mckutzy...... not...

You pretty much nailed it mckutzy...... not enough key engagement with the clutch turned around.

The little 9 tooth sprocket has a built in key and it is slid on as far as it will go in the pics....
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-14-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
What is the best way to get a clutch and a...

What is the best way to get a clutch and a sprocket on the crankshaft?
Will it hurt to have the clutch sprocket hanging out that far from the engine?
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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-09-2017, 11:58 AM
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Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
The poor little 79cc Predator is pretty tiny next...

The poor little 79cc Predator is pretty tiny next to the 22" tires.... at least they are lightweight 2 ply. The tread is more aggressive than I anticipated.
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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-09-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
I have a new Comet 2 speed jackshaft kit on the...

I have a new Comet 2 speed jackshaft kit on the way along with 2 Max Torque clutches, an 11 tooth and a 12 tooth. I am running an 11 tooth clutch and a 9 tooth sprocket on the engine driving a 24...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-07-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,708
Posted By wardog
I think I can get better ratios by using 2...

I think I can get better ratios by using 2 regular centrifugal clutches instead of a dual sprocket clutch and the weird Comet jackshaft clutch and maybe save a few bucks while Im at it. So the plan...
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