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Old 04-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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does this count as a thumper?





got 40 bucks into it so far. top speed 81km/h
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
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Try it in the woods yet,,let me know how she works..

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Old 04-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Yup, winters are too long!
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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Try it in the woods yet,,let me know how she works..

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she's never been in the woods but she's been on the grids and even the slab. drove her 15 clicks to the next town once. hell i even took it to the valley and it had enough power to push me up without pedaling
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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That motor sounds pretty healthy. I'd be worried about stopping.!!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:39 PM   #6
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It's a Triumph
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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It's a Triumph
And just as I suspected , they're powered by Briggs & Stratton.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:19 AM   #8
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That is f'ckin hilarious
Love the 'flyby' in the vid
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:07 AM   #9
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A hardtail custom?
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:08 AM   #10
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I'm thinking you may want to fab up some sort of chain guard in case the chain fails.

Looks fun.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:08 AM   #11
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i'm more worried about the clutch failing and throwing the weights all over the place than the chain failing.

but yeah i built this with a bike from the dump, some scrap steel tubing, a motor i already had, all i had to pay for was the chain sprocket and clutch. i replaced the forks with ones from a different bike so it has front suspension and it has a lttle digital speedo. only has front rim brakes. had to remove the rear brakes for the motor mount.

it's a bit ass-heavy. any more power and she'd lift up. already crashed once this way. the throttle was a set and forget and i did a wheelie but didnt remember to manually clost the throttle and back i went.

set and forget is nice though because the governor on the motor takes care of speed adjustments. going up a hill the motor slows down so it applies more throttle.

overall a very fun and cheap way to commute around my small rural town.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #12
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You could have at least used a dude's bike as the doner
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #13
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Holy F*ck that thing is fast! Looks like your standard post-apocalypse motorcycle

Got me thinking though.... electric bikes aren't illegal and are sold just as normal bikes... no registration or nuttin.... so what makes this bicycle any different? Because it runs on gas? Hmmm.....
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:17 PM   #14
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You could have at least used a dude's bike as the doner
I like the low bar, making it easier to bail!
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #15
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btw, if you figure out a good brake system you better have some kind of beadlocks!
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