Joker Machine Motorized Bicycle #1:
Obviously New To The Motorized Bicycles world, my brother got me hooked on these cruiser bikes after he had built one, and I ended up building this bike (a 2011 Felt Slater), for the last 4 months with the use of our Cad/Cam systems and CNC machines. I used a Honda over head cam GC160 industrial motor (commonly found in pressure washers and the like), mounted vertically by cutting out A 4″ section of the center seat post tube, and Installing a “billet” aluminum section which doubles as a bearing support for The GTC Industries “CVT” (continuously variable transmission) unit that drives the bike. The frame upper section has been sealed with fuel resistant epoxy resin and is the fuel cell, featuring a Joker Machine prototype “flip-up” gas cap assembly, which will soon be available for Triumphs and H/D Sportsters. Seating is provided with the use of a – hand crafted in England, – Brooks B33 black leather saddle, with a all “billet alumiunum” construction” seat post bracket assembly. The bike has special CNC machined extended pedal cranks, Speedway racing style kill switch throttle, Special belt drive cover, Go-kart style exhaust, and so-on and so-forth. The bike basically has a wide array of custom CNC machined parts, (approximately 30). This bike is evolving as time goes by by improving the performance aspects such as carburetion and gearing modifications. We are currently building 5 of these bikes total, as promotional tools and product development, and to eventually establish a “mini race team” for a few of our employees.