Motor-Bicycle.com bike build

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by daveinblythe, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. daveinblythe

    daveinblythe Guest


  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    a M-B.c bicycle? if that was my choice to make, i would opt for a one-off classic theme & this is what i would build:

    take a classic 26" cruiser frame & put a traditional briggs & stratton 5hp minibike engine right where it belongs. rake it, triple-tree springer. cruiser bars with a >windshield<

    worksman clinchers, single speed freewheel, drum brakes. big round blackwalls stuffed under full-skirt fenders. full chainguards both sides. sink a big ole cop's saddle in there somewhere. split the exhaust into two pipes, then twist them around each other in a straight line all the way back, down low, rejoin 'em for a single turndown.

    a fully functional "it'll run forever" build...a tank, just an old chopped and channeled plymouth on two wheels. paint it deep purple, i think, with gray smoky flames just under the surface and barely visible light blue waves under the smoke.

    wow. that was fun, i had to keep editing & editing... 8)
     
  3. nogoodnic42

    nogoodnic42 Guest

    Dave, did you buy the IRide Vader? I know Dan and Richard have had it for sale for awhile now...Kelly
     
  4. Heath

    Heath Guest

    personally, i like the "less is more" approach. the bike in the second pic you posted, looks a bit cluttered to me. not that it's a bad bike, but it just doesn't appeal to me. i like nice smooth flowing lines and hidden wiring etc. if you are wanting to build a show bike, i like the bike in the 3rd pic best. nice lines and not a bunch of stuff bolted on it sticking out everywhere. it's all about aesthetics when it come to building something like that.
     
  5. daveinblythe

    daveinblythe Guest

    hhmmmmm thinking
     
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    huh? where'd it go?
     
  7. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    I kinda like this, though he told me the logistics of getting it right were a nightmare...
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    Rif
     
  8. Heath

    Heath Guest

    damn.....
    that's friggin cool!!!! i want to hear it run!
     
  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    shoot, i wanna RIDE it, heath, you can listen to it as i blast on by :evil:
     
  10. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    He fired it up for me at the Portland, Indiana VMBC meet; I was standing 5 feet away and the ground was vibrating from it!
    On the dyno it did 71.3 M.P.H.!!!
    Not bad for a Whizzer!!!
    It's two vintage Whizzer 300's hooked in tandem using a Cushman truckster flex coupler, routed through an Albion three speed tranny.
    Cool Beans!
    Rif
     
  11. Cookie

    Cookie Guest

    that is a sweet doublemint bike he should send pics to the doublemint people maybe get a comercial out of it for them and us :D

    Cookie
     
  12. Heath

    Heath Guest

    i get to ride it next and see if i can push that 70mph rating!!!
     
  13. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    u gotta catch me first...


    daveinblythe, please repost that trike, it was sooo cool 8)
     
  14. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    I been thinking about making a little 4stroke vee twin. 60degree sounds about right. I brought home two little ryobi 25cc overhead valve weedeater motors from the scrap yard a few months ago. I will use the cylinders, heads, rods, pistons,pushrods,valves, valve covers, ignition. Make: new crankcase, crankshaft, cam, exhaust, intake manifold, flywheel. Maybe a sturmey archer 3speed hub or bendix 2speed for a transmission mounted right behind the engine. I'm starting to collect bits to use for this. My neighbor has a little foundry so I can cast the cases after making the patterns. I don't have lots of time to work on this right now...Just thinking outloud. 50cc veetwin 4stroke.
    I wonder what one the 90cc chinese honda 90 copy engines would be like. I've seen for about$150 on ebay.
     
  15. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    50cc veetwin 4stroke.

    i'm dyin' here...quit teasin' me, man. i've had that same thought zooming thru my mind ever since i got into this 8)
     
  16. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    maytag motors

    This thread got me thinking about little 2cylinder motors and a maytag 72 comes to mind. They are only 3/4 hp @ 1200rpm but they look neat. kick start too.[​IMG]
     
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