Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by sportscarpat, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat New Member

    Hi guys,
    I am not totally new to the forum as I have been lurking for awhile. Finished my first build or to be more precise, I have my first build running. Are they ever really finished? Anyway, just want to say hi and thank everyone for all the info I have found around here. Thanks everyone. He is a picture of my build. Not the best picture, but it is the most current.

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  2. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    Hi,VEEEERY Nice! Did you make the tank or is it an original you nicely transformed?
    Welcome to the site MotoMagz
  3. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat New Member

    Thanks for the reply. I make the tanks myself. All stainless steel construction, CAD designed, laser cut sheets, and tig welded. They take some time to build and really give the bike it's boardtrack, vintage look. Here is another shot of the tank early in the build process and before paint.

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  4. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Welcome to MBc,

    Great looking ride!

    Have fun,
  5. tononoink

    tononoink New Member

    Nice Bike!!
  6. MaxPower

    MaxPower New Member

    did you make the seat post. What did you use to make it strong enough?
  7. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Man if thats

    Your first build , Thats going to be hard to top !!!
    Sweet bike dude ... The tank is a work of art ..
    Cant wait to see your 2nd build..
  8. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat New Member

    Thanks for the replys. I built the seat post using a stock post which I cut and then welded in the offset between the two pieces. The offset is a piece of 1/4" x 1 1/2" stainless flatbar. I added a stiffening break down the length of the flatbar to keep it from bending. I am just starting on another build with the same style Schwinn straightbar frame. It will be a military theme that will also have an in-frame custom tank.

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    Last edited: Nov 28, 2009
  9. MaxPower

    MaxPower New Member

    You have a ford GT and you mess with putting motors on bikes!!:grin5: never ceases to amaze me the appeal of these things.

    I found this seat post I've been thinking about buying it but I don't know what kind of performance to expect. I I'm 6-2 210lbs. Do you think this is too much for a seat post? You could make some money selling yours.
  10. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat New Member

    Hi Maxpower,
    I mess with anything mechanical, cars, bikes, whatever. Always have and always will. When you look at the time involved in desighing and manufacturing any custom parts it gets expensive quick. Everyone has a different approach to the same problem, in this case a lay back seat post. I built my own because the Schwinn frames are 13/16" verses 7/8". If you need one in any size just email me to discuss. It will not be very expensive as these are easy to make.
  11. MaxPower

    MaxPower New Member

    He is the ride I've been working on. I don't have the shop you have but I use whats available.

    I thought It would look cool with a laid back seat. I'm probably going to take a the seat stem to a welder and ask them to do what you did. How much time do you have on your post? any suggestions on how to make it stronger?

    Just recently I took the motor off with plans for a 4 stroke. Peace

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  12. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat New Member

    The post would only take 1/2 hour to 45 minutes as I have spare material for the layback piece. Looks like you may have a 1" seat post. Cool ride.