look what i made today just for fun.

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by motorpsycho, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    I built a wheelie bar for my chopper bike today. I built it out of an old chrome luggage carrier that i got at a rummage sale for 25 cents, and 2 ends of an old sissy bar that i cut off a long time ago.
    it's only held to the frame with 2 nuts, bolts and wing nuts, and there is no way that this could ever be functional because there is not enough support. I just made it for looks, and to be goofy...there is no way thet my bike could ever do a wheelie....lol
    i did take my bike for a ride with it on today, and i got a few strange looks, and a couple of thumbs up.
    I'll be taking this bike to a car & motorcycle show next month, and i am entering it in the motorcycle class just to be goofy.
    i think it will make people look and question the bike..."hmmm, look at that bike....it has a wheelie bar! it must have a lot of power!"

    also check out my headlight and tail light. I re-wired both of them to run off of L.E.D.'s (3 in the headlight and 2 in the tail light). the headlight is powered by 4 AA batteries for a total of 6 volts, and the tail light is powered by 4 small 1.5 volt watch type batteries that also equal 6 volts.
    the headlight is self contained, with the batteries inside the light housing and the on/off switch on top.
    the tail light batteries and on/off switch are hidden under the seat.




  2. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    Nice looking bike!

  3. professor

    professor Active Member

    I agree, great job.
  4. If this sport keeps progressing maybe one day we will all be riding motorcycles.
  5. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    Perish the thought!:grin5:

  6. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    lol...i have 2 motorcycles already to go along with my 2 m.b.'s.
    one is a 66 triumph bonneville, and the other is a 74 kawasaki 100 enduro.
    I've had both motorcycles for about 30 years.
    they are both very nice and i ride them all the time.
  7. I'm hoping to get a CBR600 or 1000 when I can afford it, and get my license.

    For right now my MB is doing a fine job though.
  8. arty dave

    arty dave New Member

    I like it!!! The tank really goes with the rest of the bike, it's really a nice shape.

    I'm curious about your double-leg stand, where did you get it? Looks stylish :D
  9. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    the double leg stand is what came on all of the schwinn o.c.c. chopper bikes. It's the original stand, not an aftermarket or home made one.
  10. fritznbud

    fritznbud Member

    Beautiful bike. You do great work and have a creative mind. If there wasn't so much work involved, you could get a high dollar for them, or a show on cable. "American Moto"
  11. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    thank you for the kind comments!