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Looks AWESOME!! What are you going to use for a motor? Thanx for the inspiration - I just about got my Monkey R put together (all for parts). Now I need to tear it down and go the powdercoat route. Did you have everything powdercoated, or are some pieces painted? Colors look spot on. How much was all the powdercoating?
 

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The motor is the first thing I built, stock zb cases, Monkey-R 4 speed trans, manual clutch, xr70 head and 88cc big bore kit. The pictures are in the first post of this thread.

The powder coating is just some in house colors that seemed pretty close to some sample parts I brought in. Fairly inexpensive to do. They did a great job, plugged all the thread holes, you will need to run a tap through all the holes after power coating.

The tank is painted wirh PPG GM black (I had a white one painted up too), a lot of the other parts are powder coated, everything else is going to be baked on enamel. The exhaust will be ceramic coated.

Thanks for the kind words. You should start a build thread too. Id like to follow your progress.
 

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Incredible! I’m confused, what’s the yellow and metal taillight bracket? I don’t see it anyplace on the parts diagrams? Are you using a monkey R frame, or is it a ZB? (I can’t remember the differences, but I know the back of the frames are different) Where are you located - I wanna see it in person! Looking forward to more pics, keep em coming!

I’m still going crazy figuring out my stator / regulator / rectifier issues! NEVER, ever give up!
 

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Incredible! I’m confused, what’s the yellow and metal taillight bracket? I don’t see it anyplace on the parts diagrams? Are you using a monkey R frame, or is it a ZB? (I can’t remember the differences, but I know the back of the frames are different) Where are you located - I wanna see it in person! Looking forward to more pics, keep em coming!

I’m still going crazy figuring out my stator / regulator / rectifier issues! NEVER, ever give up!
The yellow one is a 3D printed prototype to make sure the bracket I designed would fit the ZB50 frame and the Monkey R taillight while keeping all of the proportions correct. A lot of trial and error and looking at pictures, I've never seen a Monkey-R in person, lol. Once the 3D printed one was correct, I cut one out of 2.25mm sheet metal and bent it into shape. I am very happy with how it turned out. Thanks for looking, always happy to answer questions.

Next up, the handlebars!
 

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I want a 4 speed in mine id go that route if I could find the parts.
If you can get your hands on a 4 speed TRX70 trans, it will drop right into the ZB engine cases and it is almost identical to the Monkey-R trans. You may need to change the shift drum to make the shift pattern correct though.
 

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Tip??? The 3D printer or the Mother’s Polish? Hi-tech! I wanna know where jiggy lives, I’m comin over. Great job! Can’t wait to see more pics. awesome!!
 

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Tip??? The 3D printer or the Mother’s Polish? Hi-tech! I wanna know where jiggy lives, I’m comin over. Great job! Can’t wait to see more pics. awesome!!
The low-tech Mothers polish was the tip I was talking about...in the old days on PM, I would not have been able to say "thank you for the tip" without someone chiming in: "that's what she said." LOL.
 
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