HoughMade Oddities

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by HoughMade, May 22, 2008.

  1. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Well, at long last, I think I have all the parts mocked up- hopefully some things you may not have seen before are incuded. Here are pics of a few details- all designed to create the impression of a motorcycle from the teens.

    First, the non-functional leaf springs, front and rear- non-functional as springs at least. They are my fenders and due to their construction, are not susceptible to breaking like standard fenders are. Also, I fabbed a bracket for the tail light:
     

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  2. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    By the way, I have stainless band ties that will replace the plastic zip ties after I paint.

    Many, if not most early motorcycles had "total loss" oiling systems that required the rider to pump a plunger every so often to keep the engine oiled. I liked the look, so I got a chrome compact frame pump and made a plunger knob to screw into the air hose to mimic the look, and connected it on the other end with copper tubing...which goes nowhere, but completes the look. In these pics, you can also see my copper tubing that keeps the reversed in/out cable for the Skyhawk II away from my leg. That mod is mentioned in this thread:

    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=9187

    The bracket holding the front of the pump is a 1" scope mount I got in the clearance aisle at Walmart- always check the clearance ailse.
     

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  3. HoughMade

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    Here is the headlight/speedometer with the "HoughMade Cycle Works" speedo face- scanned the original face, changed the markings, added my own logo, printed out and laminated.
     

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  4. HoughMade

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    Only thing to complete is the tool roll (for under the seat) and to blow the whole thing apart for paint...but I'm going to ride it rat rod style for a few weeks.
     
  5. Those are the touches that will make every person stop dead in their tracks to have a look see.
    BRAVO.
    Very nice work.
     
  6. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Nice way to make the fenders look like a mechanical part of the bike. I Like It. And the headlight speedo is a very nice touch.
     
  7. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    dude. that bike is awesome! that thing makes my bikes look like ****! i gotta see that in person sometime!
     
  8. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I'm sure you will- of course, she's no speed demon with all that extra metal....and me.
     
  9. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    yea, i hope to. that thing is way cool
     
  10. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Awesome, absulutely awesome. That is something that I would like to build, but will never get to. Love the speedo face. :smile:

    Denny
     
  11. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nice attention to detail :D
    very cool bike !!!
     
  12. butch27

    butch27 Guest

    I posted this somewhere before.What is THAT engine from? Cool!
     
  13. MasterLink

    MasterLink Member

    dude but wheres the paint :grin: lol i like the speedo light combo i was looking at the forks looks to me there would be someway to make it spring so you not done yet i know you can do it come on man i think if you move the wheel to the front bracket and cantilever it where the wheel is now ....would that work ?:arrow:as the back no way ,,, ohhh have you come up with a paint colors yet for the bike
     
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  15. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    That bike is awesome! Had to take a double take at the engine, I thought it was a whizzer style at first! That speedo face is excellent I'm going to have to try that one, nice job........
    Fastboy
     
  16. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    49cc four stroke, maybe the Honda GX50 or another version. Not as fast as the happy time 2 stroke but not much more expensive and a whole lot more reliable. Definetely going to be my next engine.
     
  17. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Master- the leaf springs are for looks only, but the standard springer works fine. The leaves are not spring steel, just mild steel, so if I wanted to make them functional, I would have to have custom leaves made....expensive....possible, but expensive.

    As for paint- I'm thinking of a light gray like I have seen on several 1900-1919 motorcycle, with white, black and red details. I have put a lot of time into it so far, so waiting to pick the color won't bother me. I rode quite a bit on Saturday as is- it sure gets the looks.

    ...and yes- I have the Honda engine and Grubee Skyhawk II gearbox. I am going to paint and otherwise "disguise" the engine to make it look older...just like everything else.
     
  18. MasterLink

    MasterLink Member

    well all right cool i still think you could do it but if yer happy iam happy ...as for gray there are more shades of that color then any other color .. iam looking forward to seeing it ,,, man i rode so much Sunday i posted some pics up in my album i even played in the sand i have a vid up this ride sunday was me and the bike ..not just me goin to work
     
  19. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    mannnnn hough. seeing that bike makes me think. lake station pulled me over. not hobart. i might head over there sometime, on my bike, or meet ya somplace. we'll have to set a date......... soon ill pm ya.
     
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  20. h0tr0d

    h0tr0d Member

    I've said it before, but you are just full of good ideas. Most of which will get ripped off and used by members of this forum. Nice work, keep it up.