This is our first post folks. Kalli and I bought a pair of Honda Express ped's a couple summers ago.
We've decided it's time for an overhaul. I'm fortunate to have at my disposal a very well equipped cnc machine shop. I own it. What I lack is the general background knowledge on what parts interchange etc. . .
So, that said. If there's a kind soul out there who's willing to take the time to navigate us through the sea of parts, we would be very, very grateful.
I would like to consider this a higher end project. I want maximum performance from these bikes on all fronts. Suspension, engine, braking, etc. I'd like to go fringe on mine and possibly entertain the idea of forced induction via either a turbo or nitrous.
It's a fun hobby/toy thing for the wife and I. We work together at our business so this is a way to cut loose a bit. The bikes are completely tore down right now.
The direction I plan to take this is to build triple trees for actual forks on these bikes. I also want a programmable shock for the rear. I'm looking long/hard a down hill mountain bike forks/shocks. Adjustable rates, compression/rebound, the works. For brakes I'm again looking at mountain bikes. Hydraulic disk setups for sure! I've already found better rubber so that was easy.
Engine. BB kit. 75cc+ along with a nice pipe. I'll machine the intake from scratch most likely and will buy a prepped Mikuni. I do want to convert to an electronic ignition and a hotter coil pack. I've only seen these for the Hobbit models. Again, if I have to machine an adapter plate so be it.
Paint and what not we'll take care of in house. I've got a booth, oven, etc. (we are custom firearms manufacturers -www.longriflesinc.com)
I'm a serious guy with this project. Please don't feel like this is a "dreamer post". Your help will be deeply appreciated and I'll be happy to post pictures as this progresses along.
Thanks and I look forward to any offerings.
All the best,
Chad and Kalli
LongRifles, Inc. (edited)