Cranbrook "Rat Bike" (1st build)

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by hoss13, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. hoss13

    hoss13 New Member

    Well I got everything about painted and ready to start the motor install. here a few pics of the paint progress. Should be starting assembly today !! Going with the low gloss black and glossy red rat look :)
     

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  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    It's looking good so far!
     
  3. hoss13

    hoss13 New Member

    Well, the basic bike is back together for a final go through before the motor. Not really crazy about the handlebars and the extended neck...still undecided about those....maybe straighter bars?? I have to think about that...thoughts?
     

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  4. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    Flip the head around, mount the bars upsidedown and then change the seat so that it is mounted further back.....just my thoughts on what would look cool to me......though that is one sweet bike the way it is.
     
  5. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    I second... if nothing else, lower/shorten the neck and flip the bars over
     
  6. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    leave the seat as is...as low as possible,
    lower the neck (or get a shorter one) so it is down as far as it can go, and add a set of straight across drag bars.
    make your riding position low...i think it'll look cool that way.
     
  7. WhizBangAndy

    WhizBangAndy Member

    Digging the Look! But agree on a short neck with some apes instead of the stock bars. :D
     
  8. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    (Homer Simpson voice) MMMMMMMMM drag bars. Well there are 2 alternatives, but also it looks cool as is, but the neck does need to be a bit lower for my taste. And that is the key. What do you like about it.....if you love it the way it is, then great! If you want changes, then the outcome is as limitless as the people you ask.
     
  9. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    so true...ask for opinions and you will get 1000 different answers.
    but, opinions will lead you in the right direction of what looks good, what works, and what doesn't look good or doesn't work.
    you have a good build going so far.
     
  10. hoss13

    hoss13 New Member

    I was thinking some straighter drag bars as well. I messed with turning them over and such...just wasn't working for me.

    Ran into a little tire clearance issue with the drive sprocket...go figure. Thought I would throw the tank on just so it seemed like I made some progress :cool:
     

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  11. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    looking good so far. that sucks about the tire clearance issue, but i'm sure you'll figure it out.
    hey...what's with the 64-65 chevelle sitting in your garage?
    is it a 283, or a 327? (i am assuming that it's the original engine and not a 350 transplant.)
     
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  12. hoss13

    hoss13 New Member

    Thanks.... the 65 chevelle is the other project. That one will be a little more in depth:)
     
  13. hoss13

    hoss13 New Member

    Went with some straight drag bars..I forgot i had an old bike i got off the street. Handlebars for the Rat $0..SWEET. Engine mounted and starting to tackle throttle and clutch.
     

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  14. gearhead222

    gearhead222 Member

    Lookin' good:) I've been very happy with the Grubbee 38cc 2 stroke I mounted on my Huffy Cranebrook:)-Gearhead
     
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