Born to be Mild - Gas powered mountain bike
So, Just thought since there was some interest, I'd post this project as I mosey along on it.
The Fedex man dropped the package off about 3 hours ago and heres where I am so far...
First off, decided I needed a bike repair stand, so grabbed a couple of pieces of iron pipe I had laying around, a 90 degree fitting, and an unused pipe clamp fitting. Took some lumber cut it to 6", cut a wedge out of it, drilled some holes in the wood and put it all together. Clamp the vertical pipe in my workbench and voila! A bike repair stand!
So here's what comes in the kit. Basically an engine, tank, carb, sprocket, carb, and controls!
Step 1: Attach the Engine
Well, I couldn't attach the engine down really low where the mounting brackets would have worked perfectly, because the front gear shift was in the way, and the pedals were hitting the engine, so I had to move it up the seat post a bit. That meant I had to craft a little mount for the front of the engine. Fortunately, I had some metal left over from a chainlink fence project. This is the part that goes in the end to clamp to the uprights. Bent it over, drilled some holes, used the bottom water bottle mount and bobs yer uncle the engine is mounted!
Step 2: Attach the drive sprocket to the left side of the rear wheel. Whoops! Here we have a problem. The radius of the holes in the sprocket is about 1.5mm too small for the hub on my rear wheel. I think I'll just pull out a drill bit, drill the holes a tad bigger in all of the pieces and put it on, but first I need to go inside and take a break for a while. Elapsed time so far, let's give it 2 hours....
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