Motorized Bike Build Repair: A Roland Shiner Bock M.B.

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Once I had fixed his first motorized bike, Mark went back to Norman and rode his motorized bicycle until he was offered $500 for it 2 weeks later. He sold the bike, then contacted me via email and asked about who I ordered my 49.5 and 66/80 cc engine kits through. I sent him a couple of links to my favorite e-bay suppliers and he ordered his first new kit to install on a bike, (a Roland Shiner Bock Mountain Bike,) he had already.

Problem was, the guy had almost absolutely no knowledge of the mechanical know-how that would be required for him to build the bike…

He told me that he did get the motorized bike built in about 3 hours…just like the website said he could. But, take a look at some of the mistakes he made because he went blindly into something where he was trying to beat the clock….

  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike If you look close, you can see that there is only one grommet on this side of the sprocket...
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 2 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 2 A little easier to see...
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 3 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 3 Can you spot where he put the other grommet?
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 4 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 4 Oh! There it is...but what else is wrong with this picture???
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 5 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 5 He did complain that the rear wheel wouldn't roll...hmmm, wonder why.
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 6 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 6 It's not such a hard fix. And this is the first time I've mounted a sprocket on a quick disconnect.
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 7 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 7 I told him, if he would have hit me up on Facebook, I could have guided him through the build...
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 8 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 8 A rather unusual place to mount the coil...and the kill switch wires wouldn't reach.
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 9 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 9 The actual mounting of the engine was a little off...but that wasn't too bad.
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 10 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 10 He was lucky I had a clutch cable...he frayed both ends pretty badly.
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 11 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 11 He wanted to keep all the gears and brakes in their original places...well, I had to adjust them a little.
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 12 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 12 When the motorized bike was finished, it was a pretty fast one...about 38 MPH at the top.
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 13 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 13 Of course, I mounted the coil in a more acceptable area...and the kill switch wires actually reach.
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 14 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 14 It ran good, rode good, and looked really good.
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 15 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 15 Yup! Looks pretty good, and the customer was really happy!
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 18 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 18
  • Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 19 Motorized Bicycle: Shiner Bock Bike 19

 

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