Caviness Motorbike Co.

Discussion in 'Video Gallery' started by darkhawk22, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. darkhawk22

    darkhawk22 New Member

    Here's a link to a quick video of my bike running. I hope to get one up of me riding soon.
     
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  2. danlandberg

    danlandberg Member

    COOL bike!!!!
     
  3. modezpad

    modezpad New Member

    awesome bike man.
     
  4. mainstreet

    mainstreet New Member

    Good looking bike! I love the old school look. Cool storage bin on the rear rack, neat gas tank, great paint job, accessories, etc. That thing is a real head turner, and you will be spending most of your ride time at a stop answering questions from people who have never seen one like it before. You will probably have a lot of people wanting you to build one for them until they find out how much you have in it.
     
  5. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    you're always promoting caviness motorbike co., but when I google caviness motorbike, I cant find anything but threads where you have posted videos. so what exactly is caviness motor bike co., and is there a website for it? or is it just a fancy way of saying you're a guy who builds motorized bikes?
     
  6. Max-M

    Max-M Member

    That's one of the nicest MB builds I've ever seen, Darkhawk. Great attention to detail, and you've really captured the vintage look. Bravo!

    Question: I've been trying to find that very same gas tank. Derringer Cycles uses them, but I can't get any response from them. Also, Imperial Cycles lists this tank for sale at http://imperialparts.blogspot.com/, but when I've inquired by phone and email about whether they have it in stock and ready to ship...nothing! I believe the tank is a "new old stock" Italian moped tank. Any help you can provide to me in finding one will be greatly appreciated.

    -Max
     
  7. Sgt. Howard

    Sgt. Howard Member

    WHERE did you get the 'squeeky toy' (mechanical klaxon) you have on your handlebars? :army:
     
  8. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    never did answer my question about caviness motorbike co. WHAT IS IT????
     
  9. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    I really, really, really like your bike; and especially love that horn - where can i get me one of those horns?
     
  10. Max-M

    Max-M Member

    butterbean: You posted an insulting comment to darkhawk22's post twenty days ago, and you're surprised that he hasn't replied to you?! What planet do you live on?
     
  11. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    my first comment wasnt meant to be insulting. i want to know if caviness motorbike co is a real company that we can order parts from.
     
  12. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Can you please repost that comment, for i missed it?
     
  13. darkhawk22

    darkhawk22 New Member

    Wow sorry guys, didn't know I had all these comments on my posting. Busy with kids activities of late. Sorry Caviness Motorbike Co. isn't an official company just my last name :)

    I got my gas tank Imperial Cycles but from what I know they are either not in business any more or not very efficient at answering emails/questions. I would advise looking on eBay for moped gas tanks. Also www.1977mopeds.com or www.treatland.tv but make sure to check dimensions as some moped tanks are bigger than they look.

    My horn is an old Klaxon horn from eBay but on those the louder ones are the ones that have the retaining bolts around the perimeter of the face. Usually made by E.A. Labs. The one I have is fairly loud especially when the engine isn't running.

    No worries butterbean, it's all good.

    Thanks again for the comments everyone! Be safe and enjoy the ride!
     
  14. darkhawk22

    darkhawk22 New Member

    A couple of updated pics

    I made these look vintage. Added back my secondary muffler from DDM racing and painted it black. It's attached to the banana muffler with some high temp. silicon hose. The bike is way less noisy now and seems to have the same range of power etc..
     

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  15. adrian101

    adrian101 Member


    what a beautiful sounding and looking bike. nice work.
     
  16. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Member

    The tank is a Garelli from a model sold in the UK as a Bimatic. 2 speed auto trans step through. Hope this helps people find one.
     
  17. darkhawk22

    darkhawk22 New Member

    Latest Bike Pic.

    Ok so I reworked the fenders as I cut my original rear fender off instead of actually trimming and working with it to get it to work. Also, I fixed up the front fender so that it would cover more of the front tire. I had seen some original 1900's bikes that had large full front fenders so I tried to replicate that look. Chain guards removed for the moment though I might add those back. bike 9-5-12.jpg
     
  18. Max-M

    Max-M Member

    This is my favorite bike pictured on this forum, darkhawk22! I believe that we've got the same psychological "take" on this quirky hobby of motorized bicycles!

    And: any more specific info on the availability of that gas tank from you or anybody would be greatly appreciated. I'm pretty happy with my 2.5L "kit tank" (with custom emblems, novolac epoxy liner, and five coats of fuel-resistant clearcoat. But I'd really like to find an appropriate tank that isn't of the "kit" nature.

    Cheers,

    Max-M
     

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  19. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Member

    I said earlier, it's one of these. Hunt around moped suppliers and be prepared to find other tanks that will fit. Ever see a "jelly mould" tank? Quite a few Italian bikes had them.


     
  20. Max-M

    Max-M Member

    Thanks, Ludwig! I somehow rushed into a response and didn't read your info. The hunt for one of those tanks is on...
     
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