BTR build in Perth

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by whitey, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. whitey

    whitey New Member

    I have been in the process of building an indian replica BTR. I started out wanting to use a 50cc morini as the powerplant, but in the end they are just too hard to get here down under. So I decided to go larger and use a 200cc honda clone. Here are all the pics so far...there are lots of them
     

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  2. whitey

    whitey New Member

    more pics. Thats about how far I am at the moment.

    Today all my engine upgrades arrived. I am very pleased and hope to have the engine mounted in the frame very soon
     

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  3. james65

    james65 Member

    I love the build. What kind of mods did you have to do to make to the oil system work.
    This is a build that I want to follow!

    How did you make that tight drop loop bend? I only run 50cc on my builds, would love to have extra displacement that you have. Of course this build will be totally outlaw down under.
     
  4. james65

    james65 Member

    Are you going to incorperate a leaf spring into that good looking fork?
     
  5. whitey

    whitey New Member

    I am actually going to be cutting the loop off the frame. I am going to get a larger one rolled. I made the current loop with a standard wrap around bender. The engine currently sits too far back in the frame and I need to move it forward for pedal sprocket clearance.

    There aren't actually any oiling issues with mounting the engine upright. The oil level just needs to be increased.
     
  6. james65

    james65 Member

    How do you estimate the proper oil level? Wrap around bender? coil spring or shoe bender?
    Seems like you will have to use a wider crank to clear that engine.
     
  7. curtisfox

    curtisfox Member

    Maybe see if you can fallow the front tire curve down with the new tube,then put the loop in.Might have to draw a patern on a piece of cardboard..........Curt
     
  8. james65

    james65 Member

    This was the smallest loop I was able to bend using aEMT bender. It shifted head tube forward 3" and provided pedal clearance.
     

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