Well, I've been working on this bike for the summer. I thought I would share the bike and see how much money you guys are dumping into your kitted bikes in a summer. This is my bike as it sat about a week ago.
Then things started going wrong. I started out by porting the cylinder. Pretty routine, just added a couple ports, widen a little and clean up the casting.
In the course of the week, I've blown the clutch twice, snapped the rear axle at 55mph (pics of that below), and had my crappy little treat pipe fall to bits and get run over by a car that was following way too close.
I'm not sure what happened to the axle, but I think it has to do something with having loose bearings? Anyone else have this happen? Maybe I torqued the races too much or not enough?
Luckily, I had a new axle and bearings on hand, as well as a second clutch. I'm waiting on another clutch in the mail and I need to source another pipe. I'm getting sick of things breaking every other day, but at least I might be able to put the pedals back on.
Did anyone else have a lot of bad luck with their bike this past week? Post some carnage pics so I know I'm not alone.