Thursday, November 8, 2012

my attempt at a board track racer A.K.A “the Hairy Beast”

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here are some drawings and what the bike actually looks like in person, it utilizes a 2.8hp 97cc lifan engine and can easily hit 30mph with enough torque to start from a full stop in tall grass. it was made to look like a board track racer and i think it looks pretty good. i shall update once finished
the hairy beast part 1
the hairy beast part 2

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

choosing the right bike

     choosing the right bike for the job is just as important as putting peanut butter on your pb&j sandwich, a bike too small and you wont have a place for the motor, a bike too bike well that doesn't normally happen. when using a weedwacker friction drive setup off the back tire, it is important to note that you need a bar that the brakes normally sit on, for example:
note also that the bar needs to long/wide enough for (the mount that you plan to use) the weight of the whole setup.
     just as well, if you plan on using an in frame engine you need to know that typically a bike with rear suspension will not work for this as you typically require the use of a v-frame bike. the bigger the better is always what i remember but, keep weight in mind as 5 lbs. can make a huge difference. so, you need the bike to be big without being heavy. 

Fat Bikes!

I came across this while surfing the internet today, "fat bikes" were bikes made by a few custom bike builders who apparently liked to ride about the snow, the modified bike frames and rims to get these huge tires to fit, personally I think its kind of cool.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

found a cool new tool

i found this cool tool for my sketchup models so that others can view them, here is a preview of what you will be seeing soon on this blog, this is a desk that i made a while ago but its just an example of what this tool does. just click and drag the mouse over the picture( only works on pc ).

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