Easy Rider (Class 2)

Aug 16, 2008
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I love the serpentine chain! Please post some close pix of that set up.
I will try to get you a picture later. I really think dimpling the chainstay like you suggested would be a better way to go. I used what I had laying around. The freewheel makes it so I cannot reverse the bike. I will ride it more to look for anything else that may need work, but your idea is really looking good.
 
Aug 16, 2008
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Spanish Fork, Utah
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Plan a for the chain was direct drive with no pulleys. Clearance was too tight. Plan b was to use 1 pulley and lift the chain for clearance. I skipped this plan. Plan c was to reroute the chain under the frame. It worked but the chain came off more than acceptable. (More than once). Plan d is still to dimple the frame and use no pulleys if plan b doesn't work. I will try it out again either Thursday or Friday.
 
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Jan 9, 2013
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View attachment 39124View attachment 39123 Plan a for the chain was direct drive with no pulleys. Clearance was too tight. Plan b was to use 1 pulley and lift the chain for clearance. I skipped this plan. Plan c was to reroute the chain under the frame. It worked but the chain came off more than acceptable. (More than once). Plan d is still to dimple the frame and use no pulleys if plan b doesn't work. I will try it out again either Thursday or Friday.
I'd be concerned with chain stretch with no guide.. it's really come out cool!!
 
Aug 16, 2008
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The new pulley location solved all chain issues. I also removed the master link all together. A bicycle chain breaker works on these bigger engine chains. I also tried to quiet the noise down by inserting some half inch rubber stoppers in the exhaust tips. It worked some and gave it a lot more power. I was able to go uphill at 15+mph without having to help it out.

I still need to adjust the holes on the bracket between the exhaust pipes so everything lines up straight but I thought this stingray seat tag would be a funny addition to the pipes and make it look a little more official.

Well, I think I am calling this conversion done. I am very happy with how it all came together.
 
Jan 9, 2013
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Very fun build, well done on making it work with style!!
Cut off wheel slashes and some washers could go inline to build back pressure also muffle it a bit, easy and not noticeable md to tune the pipes.
Really well done, look forward to seeing what you do next
 
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