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I have some 3/4 hp US made 24 V DC motors. I was just going to rely on friction drive and or a belt clutch. I don’t intend to take this bike very far or very fast.


My dad had an 8 hp snapper gasoline lawnmower and all it had was friction drive.

It had primitive CVT action from a platter and some “skate” wheels. I figured it out when I had to fix it all after burning them up doing wheelies.
 

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That fork has a great motorcycle vibe to it with the fat tires.
I love thos Kool Knight chains. They have been my go to chain for the past couple of years. They do have a special pin that is a bit different from other chains. The hardest thing about handling them with they are new out of the box is the heavy greasy vaseline they bathe them in. It's so sticky!!!
 
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The gear sensor had to be repositioned because it was too far from the magnet.
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What is left is to install the rear brake cable and the gears cable.
 
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Life had gotten me for a while. I had a rather sudden visit that left me with no spare time for a while. Sadly it was only diamonds and rust.
So I ran the cables that I had on hand just to get a rider. And I have a rider.
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As you can see I have a convenient frame bag for my tools. I will take the bike for a ride one of these days.
 

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The clearance is more than sufficient. I had to learn to lean the bike in tight curves, but after a minute I got the hang of it. It is quite comfy. I rode around and had to pull the rear wheel a bit to tension the chain. Apart from that no issues at all. I will probably just leave it like that in true ratrod fashion, with the cables ran in a way that just makes it work.
 

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It really looks like a comfy but cool ride man!
Nice work!
 
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