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Old 04-12-2009, 11:28 PM
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Like a BMW boxer engine motorcycle, being forced air cooled and due to the expense and difficulty in making it shaft drive, I would keep it the way it is.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:55 PM
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What? lol
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:39 PM
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Havent made progress for a few days, Been busy with work, and paid projects that I havent been able to go figure out what size belt this clutch uses.
Went to yamaha, they dont have any belts on hand that aren't huge.

Also, Does anyone know If I'm going to run into this problem, Since Its being custom built, Im not using a certain distance for the pulleys or anything, Am I going to have a hard time finding a belt to fit once I'm finished?
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:20 PM
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Ok, So I'm pretty sure that my clutch is a 500/858 series clutch that uses a 15\16 belt.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:01 AM
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SO I got a chance to buy back the minibike I built on the first page,
$150,
What do you guys think?
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:25 PM
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Did you build the whole thing for him? How much did you charge? I think it comes down to 2 things...

1. How much do you miss it?
2. Could you build it again cheaper & better?

I would buy it back, you could always strip it if you wanted. You can't buy all those parts you would get off it for less then $150.

I had a car that I sold to a buddy in perfect shape, just droped a motor in it, all it needed was paint. Used the money to buy another car just like it, but with a beat motor and a new paint (go figure) for alot less then I sold mine for. 3 months go by and my buddy wraped it around a tree, sold it back to me for $200... Swaped the motor, trans & rear and it was like the old one again, lol. About 2 years ago I sold it off to another guy that called me a few weeks back wondering if I would buy it back again... cars like a bad penny, lol
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:34 PM
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Did you build the whole thing for him? How much did you charge? I think it comes down to 2 things...

1. How much do you miss it?
2. Could you build it again cheaper & better?

I would buy it back, you could always strip it if you wanted. You can't buy all those parts you would get off it for less then $150.

I had a car that I sold to a buddy in perfect shape, just droped a motor in it, all it needed was paint. Used the money to buy another car just like it, but with a beat motor and a new paint (go figure) for alot less then I sold mine for. 3 months go by and my buddy wraped it around a tree, sold it back to me for $200... Swaped the motor, trans & rear and it was like the old one again, lol. About 2 years ago I sold it off to another guy that called me a few weeks back wondering if I would buy it back again... cars like a bad penny, lol
Well, We're good friends, I told him I'd help him build it as long as he paid for it.
Grand total was about 350, and thats including all the cheap broken wheels we went through lol. It has a few small problems now, Runs good, needs paint, But I could get it and make it perfect. Its a fast little bike. Its a good solid bike ( cause I built it of course! )

Hes doesnt know much about this stuff, So he always does stuff like leave it on its side and have to replace the filter and fill the oil, So he's finding it a hassle have, I think oil is the biggest problem for him, Dont know why. He's messed it up like 3 times because oil lol.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:16 PM
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Well, We're good friends, I told him I'd help him build it as long as he paid for it.
Grand total was about 350, and thats including all the cheap broken wheels we went through lol. It has a few small problems now, Runs good, needs paint, But I could get it and make it perfect. Its a fast little bike. Its a good solid bike ( cause I built it of course! )

Hes doesnt know much about this stuff, So he always does stuff like leave it on its side and have to replace the filter and fill the oil, So he's finding it a hassle have, I think oil is the biggest problem for him, Dont know why. He's messed it up like 3 times because oil lol.
Save it from him before he kills it!
It can't be the dumbest purchase you'll ever make, lol
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Save it from him before he kills it!
It can't be the dumbest purchase you'll ever make, lol
Haha, I know what I'm getting at least!
I probably will eventually.
Not right now though!
I have to finish the One I have in this thread!
Speaking of which, I need to order the driven clutch.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:42 AM
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what sort of wheels did you use?
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what sort of wheels did you use?
On the mini?
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:48 PM
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We WERE using cheap TSC wheels, but they wobbled real bad and after a few rounds around the block they would break off.
Then we got a good Knobby tire for the back off the net and Got a heavier wheel from tsc that seems to be holding up well for the front
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:10 PM
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Well, I decided the gearbox that came with the motorcycle was too much trouble to make work Sooooo..
I just bought a right angle drive gearbox, with 5\8" keyed shafts.
I think it should hold up. Its more compact to, more room for me!
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:39 PM
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More Pics!!!!!
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:49 AM
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waht are tsc wheels? im wanting to make a realy dodgy minibike will ride on or those workshop trolley weels do?
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:05 AM
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tsc = Tractor Supply Company
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:37 PM
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Yea, 10$ tractor supply wheels, I think the same ones they have at harbor freight.
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I will when I get some more work done!
And hopefully I'll be doing rear suspension on that cart too :biggrin5:
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:14 PM
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Cool....I plan on modifying the fake fuel tank that came on the bicycle to make it a real tank this weekend.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:30 PM
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Cool....I plan on modifying the fake fuel tank that came on the bicycle to make it a real tank this weekend.
Nice, PICS
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Just got a steering rack off my buddy for free.
Came off a 88 mustang.
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