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  1. Frankie plekhand

    Frankie plekhand

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    My entry for this year will be the first motorized build i've ever attempted...
    I have a frame that needs to be modified for the engine and a tank and an engine[​IMG][​IMG]

    The engine is a sachs spartamet engine [​IMG]
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    I dont like the rear wheel so i'm gonna modify it so it will be chain driven on the right side and pedal powered on the left and i want to use this hub to achieve it[​IMG]
    And yes it has a fat axle and a 48 hole hub but i'll tackle that problem when its there haha


    Well and the name just popped in my head and i thought it sounded cool
    Also thought about the name lawbreaker because its required by law here in the Netherlands to have papers and a license plate and it has te be approved by the government and i dont think it will be...

    Frank
     
  2. Frankie plekhand

    Frankie plekhand

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    Oh yeah and i forgot to mention i also want to build a John Brian springer frontend for it...
    Pff better get busy i guess...
     
  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Should be cool!

    Luke.
     
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  4. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    What he said!
     
  5. bikedudeomaha

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    love that tank. this should should be good!
     
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  6. Funkme

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    Another european in the mix...
    Good luck,watching this one.
     
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  7. KJV

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    motorized = speed....
    Dig.
     
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  8. Glen

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    That's a really nice looking tank. This is going to be cool.

    Glen.
     
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  9. HuffDaddy

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    Cool idea! I've been wanting to do a motorize bike, I look forward to seeing it come together.
     
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  10. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    I really like your build style.
    Welcome back
     
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  11. Frankie plekhand

    Frankie plekhand

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    Thanks for al the kind words!
    A little update on the pile of parts
    Got myself some sachs drum hubs
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    Yes they need some tlc
    I changed my game planand now i want to use a double chain on the right side with a locked sprocket for the engine and a freewheel for pedaling
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    Black spokes (gotta love em ) and alloy pedals[​IMG]
    I also have some alloy rims but i forgot to take a pic. . Sorry bout that haha

    Thanks for looking!

    And btw... is it just me or is it really hard to keep up with all the builds..
     
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  12. Glen

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    No... it's not just you :crazy2:

    Glen.
     
  13. Frankie plekhand

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    Got the hubs out of the wheels today and started strippin and cleaning the engine
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    I hope i can polish the hubs so they will shine a bit harder..

    Engine pre cleaned
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    And cleaned
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    Found out i'll have to shorten the drive axle thingy because its too far out..
    Should i cut it in half and reweld it?
    Would that be strong enough?
    [​IMG]
    It is only a 30 cc engine and the carb is really small i think they use the same ones on those little remote controlled cars haha
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    I also found a aircleaner in a junkbox so thats pretty cool!
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    I also decided that i'm gonna paint it red with white tanksides ( not sure thats english haha) i hope you understand what i mean
    And the rims are gonna be red too

    And for the handle bars something like this [​IMG]
    Some cool horns on the front

    Thanx for watching
     
  14. LukeTheJoker

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    Nice bars!

    Luke.
     
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    Thanks but this are not the bars im using because they are too big, i think they have a diameter of 25 mm and my controls are 22 mm but this is the style i want.

    Shortened the drive part of the engine to get the chain closer to the engine but i also need to shorten the axle, that i'll do tommorrow when i weld it at my work[​IMG]

    This is what i'm trying to achieve on the hub, a dual cog/chain setup.
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    The inner cog has to be as thin as possible without losing to much strenght and then a adapter to a freewheel for the pedaling part.

    And now a beer
     
  16. jasper87

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    very cool ideas you got there, good to see another motorized bike in the mix:thumbsup: I picked up one of those sachs drum brake hubs when I went back to Amsterdam for Christmas, really cool little brakes. Mazzel!
     
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  17. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    How is your build coming along?
     
  18. Frankie plekhand

    Frankie plekhand

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    Well funny that you asked just....

    I was looking at the calender this morning and thought wow 15th of june!
    Time to get busy!
    So i started working on my frame this morning...
    I didnt liked the way the tank sits on the frame
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    So i started cutting the top half of the uppertube
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    Well that wasnt enough so i decided to remove the handle bars and well... it was rusted inside the fork tube
    No time to think it over, just cut it haha[​IMG]
    Then i tried if it was sitting the way i wanted it to but it wasn't quite there yet so i cut some more i guess
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    The tank was hitting the frame so time to clean it up[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Much cleaner this way! How i'll mount it eeeh dont know yet but i'll cross that bridge when i get there!

    Well it still wasnt low enough so i changed the plan and cut the whole toptube and went with a straight pipe[​IMG]
    Now it was so low the tank hit the lower frame thingy tube so i cut them to!
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    What to do with them...
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    Yeah flip em![​IMG]

    Then i welded it al up and i didnt take a pic with the tank on but i'll do that tomorrow!
    I also clean up the welds tomorrow at work

    Now... A beer!
    Paint will be coming in this week so then i cant paint my rims and lace my wheels!

    Thanks for watching and i'll need to keep it in high gear or else i wont be ready in time!

    Frank
     
  19. Frankie plekhand

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    Oh before i forget! Still need to fit the engine, build an exhaust, build a fork, get myself a headlight and convert it to led, run all the cables for braking, lighting, prep it for paint... pff better GTB!
     
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  20. kingfish254

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    Glad you haven't been nodding off. Nice progress for the halfway point.
     
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