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 Post subject: 2016 125cc pit bike
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:43 am 
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Figured I should start a build thread for this. My wheels and tires came in last week and I just had two days off of work so I spent both days working on the bike. I got the wheels mounted and center. The front pretty much went right on, the back was a whole other story. I also got my battery wired up and mounted. I had the lights working before off just the stator, but the bike would die after a few blocks. I'm guessing the lights were drawing too much power at higher rpms. Now with the battery the bike runs great and the lights stay on the whole time. All I need now is a horn, and a mirror and I can try to get it registered.

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The battery holder made from scraps and mounted using existing brackets

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The voltage regulator mounted up right next to the battery

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Clamped the tail light to the back of the frame. Works great, lost my ability to pickup the bike from there though, not too happy about that. I also don't know if this is going to fly on an inspection, it's mounted a little far forward.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:02 am 
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This is more awesome than I can even believe. Did any of these come with batteries?

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This is going from a pit bike to a supermoto!!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:26 pm 
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There is electric start versions that come with batteries already on them, but I believe they're 6 volt.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:33 am 
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The Honda is going to get jealous of this thing, haha.

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Nah Hahahaha. The Honda got new tires yesterday. I bet I'll get a knee down on the pitbike before I do it on the Honda though hahaha

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Got a new throttle in the mail a couple days ago. The length of pull on the stock throttle was so long, to go full throttle from a normal riding position I'd have to either adjust my hand on the grip half way through, or hang off the right side of the bike with my elbow pointed straight down hahaha. The crazy length made the bars shake when shifting at higher speeds. The new throttle is 1/4 turn and almost as short as the cbr throttle.

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I went to Walmart to look for a clamp on bicycle mirror but the only thing they had straped onto the left grip. I did find a handlebar clamp phone mount though. Works better than zip ties when I use my phone as a speedo.

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I can't believe how much I want one of these now. You are gonna make me spend money.

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Do it Jeremy! It's hard to believe how much fun it is even though it'll only do 50mph. I will say though, the factory suspension is not made for a full grown person. I weigh 150lbs right now and to really make this thing handle well, it needs suspension upgrades.

Luckily though, pretty much everything aftermarket parts wise is very cheap compared to a full size bike.

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