I've built two so far, drove them for many years. Learned a lot on the first one. Here's some advice from what I've learned.
Don't buy a cheap knock-off kit, buy a Grubee kit.
Replace all the crappy Chinese hardware with good hardened steel bolts and hardware.
Use lock tight or paint to keep nuts on their bolts.
Get an American made #41 roller chain for the drive chain.
Use front forks with shock absorbers, a good bump can cause damage and a pot hole will throw you head over heels.
Disk brakes are best, but if you use regular bicycle caliper brakes, make sure they don't rub on the wheels.
If you drive it at night, get real head lights and running lights, not crappy bicycle lights, and have as many reflectors as you can.
Use self sealing inner tubes and the best tires you can afford.
Have some spare parts handy, like an extra engine drive sprocket, gaskets, etc.
Constantly check and adjust everything, make sure nothing is getting loose and do a pre-flight check before every ride.
Clean or replace the air filter every season.
Use motorcycle gas tank sealant to keep your gas tank from rusting inside.
Carry every tool and part you will need to make on the road repairs.
Have all the specialized tools you'll need for the bicycle and the engine, like a chain breaker, low foot pound torch wrench and tools for things like
the wheel hub and crank hanger.
Wear safety gear like some kind of glasses (or visor) and a helmet, long pants, gloves and a jacket.
edit on 19-9-2018 by MichiganSwampBuck
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