My Schwinn OCC project

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Kiwi, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    Here she is... picked it up for $20

    Now to do some work on it.
    I have a new front fork for it ( a 2004 Rock shox boxxer race ) that will give me disc brakes and suspension. That's the fork in the second picture.
    I'm ordering the motor kit soon, and some new handlebars.
     

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  2. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    Got my fork on... waiting on my engine to show up.
    i want to find a new saddle , something cool looking.. Any Suggestions?
    I am going to get some Avid BB5's ( disc brakes ) to go on that front wheel. i am still waiting on the hub for the front and then i will be building the new wheel.
     

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  3. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    there are very nice saddles for harley sportsters and the sporty tank fits nicely.
     
  4. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    This is the saddle i think i will go with. I may stick with the carbon seat post as well. Looks kind of cool.

    P.s. the 31.8mm stock seat post is a very unusual size, but a 31.6 fits fine.
     

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  5. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    lookin great. That fork looks like a perfect fit for the style of the bike. Yes, I think id rather ride on your newer seat style if I was going out for a cruise. Im excited to see a engine on it.
     
  6. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    Well.... IT WORKS !
    I got the motor on, and after about 9 hours of work customizing this and that to get it all to fit.... it works !

    I just took it around the block.... such fun. I cant wait for the motor to break in.
    Next i want to get a nicer exhaust and put some disc brakes on the front.
    If you have any questions on how it all went together... let me know.
     

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  7. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    hey bro! thnx for sharing your MB! post more pics!


    is the carb set sideways?
     
  8. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    I dont think it is.... but i am certainly no t an expert. The fuel comes in from the top. So does the throttle cable.
     
  9. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    i actually ment: what the clearance between the carb and the horizontal tube of the frame.
     
  10. gator72007

    gator72007 New Member

    nice! where did you get those bars?
     
  11. keylan

    keylan Member

    looks fun, you should look into knocking out a few chain links, once the chain stretches out, then you can nix the roller bearing all together
     
  12. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    on the occ, the tensioner is needed for brake clearance
    that's why they are all mounted under the frame pushing the return run of the chain down
     
  13. keylan

    keylan Member

    gotcha, didn't know
     
  14. Tatersdaman

    Tatersdaman New Member

    you dont have to go under to get your brake clearance. I went over the top on my Stingray.
     
  15. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

  16. kitcarguy

    kitcarguy Member

    Did you buy the motor mount or did you build it?
     
  17. linnix13

    linnix13 Banned

    wow i like what you did with the chain, i hope its reliable cause theres nothing worse than having the chain pop off at 40!
     
  18. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    I bought the motor mount on e-bay from Barry. I highly recommend it and his exhaust as well ( which is quite loud). I made a muffler for the exhaust which helps out and seems to improve the power as well. It's a steel pipe, an end cap , and some steel wool.
    The chain has not been an issue at all. I'm working on getting the fenders to fit again and the right side chain guard back on ( i lost the screws)
     

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  19. mechanicojoe

    mechanicojoe Member

    where did you get those forks?? they look like double crown bicycle forks for those really expensive mountain bikes, or dirt bike forks
     
  20. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    was curious about the fork replacement my self. Getting ready to build a junkyard find OCC, and the stock forks are junk.
     
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