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    I was noticeing your jack shaft you are steping up the ratio to the rear. Have you done anything sence your last post?

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    Me, I am using the Chinese engines for convenience but this is way more cool.

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    It's been a while since I have updated this site. Most of my build in on ratrodbikes.com

    Some quick little videos shot by my lady on here phone. Not the greatest. but you get to hear it a little.

    It's small!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBG0H8I_f0

    how it starts-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8tC1evNNKM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdoVczdvwhs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGyn1x6PehY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    It's been a while since I have updated this site. Most of my build in on ratrodbikes.com

    Some quick little videos shot by my lady on here phone. Not the greatest. but you get to hear it a little.

    It's small!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBG0H8I_f0

    how it starts-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8tC1evNNKM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdoVczdvwhs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGyn1x6PehY
    Dave




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    That thing is really cool, Beau! I have to say, I LOVE the wheels, and I know for a fact that those little Briggs motors can pull! I have a little 1/2 horse washing machine motor that will pull me at a top speed of about 30 MPH. I think that that thing is a beast! Also, I like the "English" style brake handles. Now, I need to end with a question, where did you get that disc brake on the front. I've been looking for one, but all the ones I can find are like $150 and up! Thanks!
    Last edited by Kestrel Motors Inc.; 11-06-2011 at 08:20 PM.
    Dad, c'mon please??? At least it has brakes this time!

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    Because I used inverted levers designs fr a road bike, it posed a problem. I didn't have enough cable pull for the standard Avid BB5 caliper I originally made up. I ended up using a Shimano disk caliper that is designed for road brake levers. I made the disk mounts freehand, and modified an existing disk brake caliper adaptor to work.

    It's a mix of old and new. Old brakes don't work. I get a lot of **** for hanging it instead of a drum, but drum brakes can't touch a 203mm disk brake.

    Mechanical (cable actuated) disk calipers are pretty cheap tough. If you are running linear pull brake levers, you should be able to find them for $15-20 used.

    My original, HEAVILY modified caliper- It was an Avid BB5






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    I'm looking on Ebay, but they all are $50 and up. I gotta ask, where can I find them for $15-20? Thanks for getting back Beau!
    Dad, c'mon please??? At least it has brakes this time!

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    Nice to meet you today Beau!

    I do remember reading this thread!



    Nice build!!!

    -Kirk
    Last edited by Mr.B.; 05-06-2012 at 08:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.B. View Post
    Nice to meet you today Beau!

    I do remember reading this thread!

    Nice build!!!

    -Kirk

    Hey Kirk!

    It's been a while since Torque Fest! Your cycle is amazing! One of the best builds I have seen so far.

    Nice to meet you!

    Beau

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    AWESOME bike Beau I remember your build. I just love them old briggs engine builds or any of the old small engine used. That brake has the same action as the lawn tractor or go-kart has and you canget them at Northerntool.com or AGK. Just not as fancy as the bike one.........................Curt

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