The Silver Bullet

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Boomer, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

    Here's the new ride, actually I finished it in July and it's for sale already, I got some other ideas for a bike.
     

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  2. astring

    astring Member

    way nice!!
     
  3. funker

    funker Guest

    Wowwwwww sooo much chrome, so much brightness, a really nice build!

    Congrats
     
  4. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Very nice ride. BTW, I laughed when I read your subject line. A "silver bullet" in my profession is a aluminum wrapped rectal suppository.
     
  5. Huntington

    Huntington Member

    I was thinking it was going to be a coors light build... but very nice bicycle.
     
  6. freshwater

    freshwater New Member

    My bike is like your bike all chromed out. check it out. I was wondering how do you get the custom grips to fit over the gas control?
     
  7. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    HAH... nice idea, even tho I don't prefer light beer myself. Coors Original is a much nicer beer.
     
  8. Stink Bike

    Stink Bike Member

    That's excellent.
    How much does all of that chrome cost?
    Can plastic be chromed?
     
  9. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    I love it - specially those mirrors - where on earth did you find them.. they'd go well with my bike..

    Jemma xx
     
  10. OWWWCH!

    You take the foil off first right?
     
  11. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

    I don't remember where I got these but the accellerator is incorporated into the grip.
     
  12. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

    Yes, but it's a different process than metal. I didn't chrome anything on the bike, that would be very costly and not worth the expense.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2008
  13. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

    Those mirrors are absolute Junk Jemma. Found them on Amazon, $40 I think. all plastic, they don't stay in adjustment in the wind or from road vibration.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2008
  14. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

    You mentioned foil...I did come up with a clever idea on the motor mount. I took a rubber hooked tie down strap and cut four pieces up about 3" long, took some fiberglassed reinforced aluminum tape normally used for ductwork and laid then 2 wide and 2 high and wrapped them up. I then wedged it between the plate I made up and the bike frame and it worked out great. The rubber seemed the right consistency to absorb vibration with out being sloppy, too hard a rubber will transmit vibration. Another rubber you could use is the rubber connectors used for PVC drain pipe found at Ace Hardware but it more expensive. On the seat post all I used was thick double sided sticky tape, I doubt it helped relieve any vibration but it saves the chrome from being scratched up.
     
  15. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    LOL, hey Boomer if we lived close we could have gone riding and been called
    Joe and Mo Schmo from Cocomo. :grin:
     

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  16. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

    I see you did the clutch cable modification. Mine hasn't been bad at all, I put a shot of oil in the cable housing and blew it in there with some compressed air, hopefully it'll keep working smoothly. Hey...I'll tell ya, it sure gets some looks, can't pickup any women with it though, no place to put them...lol
     
  17. NunyaBidness

    NunyaBidness Member

    and that's why I want to build a bike like this one
    http://www.outsideconnection.com/gallant/hpv/mblue/cargo_big.JPG
    ya think I could put me one back there if I found one
    :lol:
     
  18. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    HAHAHAHAHA... "Yes, hop on this here trailer, m'lady... and I will take you to get an ice cream cone." No chance in **** a female would continue listening to you after you say 'hop on'.

    You guys are right, tho... this is the worst part of MBs! =-( I need a transformer MB that turns into a limo with a chauffeur.
     
  19. Great looking bikes i love the chrome ,almost bought that from bikebuyers.com for my first build,but the moondog at wally world was closer with no shipping charges and i like the heck out of it too...Good grief i havent even started on my conversion yet and i already can see me doing another one in chrome this time.lol.My wifes going to kill me.
     
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  20. terrence

    terrence Member

    Hey Jo and Mo lol, did those bikes come with the 68 spokes? Do the bolts
    line up with that many. It dosent seem like the math and angles work out.
    Obviously it worked out somehow.
     
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