Second build and it was a pain in the _ _ _

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by PAPAROACH, Feb 24, 2011.


Rate your Frustration building an OCC Stingray

Poll closed Mar 16, 2011.
  1. to heck with it cause i have heard to many bad things

    0 vote(s)
  2. Cost to much money for all the aftermarket parts

  3. Wife keeps on nagging you don't spend enough time with her

  4. glad i did it

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    PAPAROACH Member

    Well I've been a long time looker but never a member. I just finished my second build and it was interesting to say the least. I chose a OCC schwinn Stingray frame with 27" Ape hangers. i got it for $20 this past summer at a yard sale. It did not have the original seat and was very rusty. Got the "80cc" 2 stroke in black with a Manic Mechanic hub adapter and the famous Barry from E BAY mount. All cables and wiring except the clutch cable is routed through frame and handle bars. i removed the original sprocket and chain for looks and the fact that the **** muffler is in the way. i did not use a chain tensioner but made my own rear tire tensioner. installed a metal angle brace on the front bolt of the motor mount for foot rest. oh and the front brake is in the mail.

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  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Welcome to the forum!
    Well I think your efforts were worth it, it looks very good.
    I like the custom touch with the wooden pull start handle, a little "touch of class" :) .
  3. rob johnson

    rob johnson Member

    Very nice ride, sorry I dont know much but, how do you get it up to speed with no pedals. Great bike, I got to have one.

    PAPAROACH Member

    Well Rob i installed a pull start
  5. rob johnson

    rob johnson Member

    So if I get a pull start, I can take off from a dead stop. Is this right. Thanks.

    PAPAROACH Member

    Well Rob you will have to kick off with your feet a little bit. i removed the pedals on my bike for looks really. A pull start is a nice thing and you can still have padals but you most likely have to install an extention of you pedal crank to clear the pull start.
  7. rob johnson

    rob johnson Member

    Thank you papa, I get it
  8. wbuttry

    wbuttry Member

    whats up with the handle bars why so tall the looks like horns on a deer or something i woulda found something a little shorter than those and if riding on the streets you are suppose to have pedals or you better license it as a motorcycle or something and not let a cop see it before you tag it or they will say something

    PAPAROACH Member

    Well Buttry i have to be a big guy and the Ape hangers are pretty nice to ride with. I removed the pedals for esthetic reasons. The law in virginia says that it is a moped. The only thing i have to have is an engine 49cc or less, the bike can not be traveling faster then 35 MPH, seat has to be more than 24 inchs off the ground, if you want to travel at night you must have a head light and a rear reflector and a bicycle license is required the is obtained for free at the police station. That is the law in a nut shell. Thanks for the concern Buttry
  10. rob johnson

    rob johnson Member

    Can't be a moped without the ped

    GESWHOSBAC New Member

    No Brakes???