Re: Maxi build checklist?

Brandon Bakke /
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Wow, thanks guys, that's a lot to work with. Here's what I'm thinking so far:

Some of you guys kinda missed my point with the 50cc thing. Sure I'm well aware I can spend minimal money and get a bigger kit, and in fact I've ridden many kitted bikes, but I'm building a 50 because I want to build a fast 50, not a fast 65 or 70 or 80 or anything more insane. All the same, duly noted.

And since EVERYONE had something to say about cranks, here's my two cents on it. I don't think anyone's a "retard" for running a stock crank, but the valid point was made: I've seen performance and stock cranks side by side, and making my judgements off of that, I'd feel better running a needle bearing with space for oiling. I've never had anything catastrophically fail on me, but I have worn out stock cranks just on normal riding on stock bikes. The small end doesn't hold up, and anyone who says otherwise must think that loud metallic knock they're hearing is normal. It isn't.

However, I am convinced I ought to get a phgb tunable carb. Maybe not necessary on a 50, but it's certainly not going to hurt, and being able to tune the whole range of throttle sounds appealing since this is a commuter bike, I won't be at WOT the whole way or anything near it.

And to answer everyone's question, yes I already have new tired. Too dumb to blow an old tire or wreck because you thought bald tires were good enough for you. Same with brakes and cables, new all the way, this hobby's dangerous enough.

Thanks everyone, I'll update anyone that cares when I start my build, more advice and experience is always appreciated!

@ andrewhed: I loved your idea for a setup, but that'll be my next build. I'm determined to build a passable 50cc first.

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  Maxi build checklist?Topic by: Brandon Bakke Brandon Bakke 12/22/09 04:37AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Dan Dan 12/22/09 06:12AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Ian Ian 12/22/09 12:18PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Conrad Conrad Conrad Conrad 12/22/09 12:34PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Graham Motzing Graham Motzing 12/22/09 01:09PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Ian Ian 12/22/09 01:10PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Simon Earley Simon Earley 12/22/09 08:37PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Nash . Nash . 12/22/09 10:40PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: dan dan 12/22/09 11:41PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Chrishmaiel Chrishmaiel 12/23/09 04:24AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Nash . Nash . 12/23/09 04:33AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: justin turner justin turner 12/23/09 03:41PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: andrewhed andrewhed 12/23/09 08:39PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: andrewhed andrewhed 12/23/09 08:44PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: andrewhed andrewhed 12/23/09 09:07PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Nash . Nash . 12/23/09 09:13PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: andrewhed andrewhed 12/23/09 09:16PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Mordecai Mordecai 12/23/09 11:55PM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Brandon Bakke Brandon Bakke 01/20/10 03:22AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: justin turner justin turner 01/20/10 03:30AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Nash . Nash . 01/20/10 04:25AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Nash . Nash . 01/20/10 04:26AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: justin turner justin turner 01/20/10 04:38AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Nash . Nash . 01/20/10 04:44AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: justin turner justin turner 01/20/10 04:47AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Nash . Nash . 01/20/10 04:53AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: zeke zeke 01/20/10 05:13AM
  Re: Maxi build checklist?Re: Brandon Bakke Brandon Bakke 01/20/10 08:48PM

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