Boardtrack racer build, Hillbilly style.

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by hillbilly, Jun 8, 2008.

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  1. hillbilly

    hillbilly Guest

    G'day, just about completed another BTR build, got a little more to do, but with the interest in BTR's , thought I'd share it with you.

    Started out with a frame from a disposable MTB, found in the hard garbage collection. Cut an' shut it a little, fillet brazed and hand filed. Forks are cut down 28' blades with a custom made crown and reinforcements. Fitted up a big bore HT China motor that I fettled for a little extra go on custom solid mounts. Made a tank out of some 1mm mild steel, lead soldered, the filler is out of 3/4 brass plumbing fittings, turned and knurled on the lathe+ a vintage brass tap.

    Still needs some more details finished, exhaust is to be extended out the back with a muffler and fish-tail. Sounds phat with the short exhaust just a little too loud for the street. Paint, needs more 'rustikiki' and some decals for the tank. Seat is to be replaced with a custom steel pan with bracing to the frame and leather covered. I have a Sachs VT drum brake to lace into the front wheel, she don't stop so good with just a coaster ( especially on wet grass ).


    'Hillbilly' Steve.

    ooops! I can't spell - boArdtrack

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  2. bbeards2

    bbeards2 Member

    That frame is amazing is there any chance you'd be willing to sell me one?

    TURBOTAXI New Member

    That is what I want to build I have the racer frame and now need to get parts - can you detail where you found some of those parts? Like the seat, the fork peice etc...?

    Very cool. I have been staring at the voctor motored one for ages.
  4. h0tr0d

    h0tr0d Member

    DITTO. Let me know too.
  5. funker

    funker Guest

    Beautiful, 100% old school ;)

    But, i must say, are you planning let the exhaust output free? it's well know that 2 strokes engine, need some way to restrict the air flow throw the exhaust to keep some of the unburned mixture in the cylinder (and some of the fresh mixture from the transfers too). Letting the exhaust output free, can also mean that you engine will run lean unless you re-jet it (with all that means).

    Anyway, it a really nice bike!
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  6. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    I like :)

    Its the small details on it that make all the difference.

    Im also a little concerned about the exhaust backpressure although I bet it sounds pretty good :)

    have fun riding

    Jemma xx
  7. Ozi

    Ozi Member

    10/10 for the frame work - Looks great
  8. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    Looks awesome! I bet that sounds pretty good with an open exhaust, just make sure your running the mixture as rich as possible and you should be ok with out the backpressure. Great job though! Just noticed that custom chain idler, very nice.
  9. hillbilly

    hillbilly Guest

    thanks for the replies,

    it's not finished yet, I plan on putting a muffler on the exhaust which will have baffles to create some back pressure.

    I plan to sell a few of these frame, fork and tank combo's just have to refine the design a bit more before I can work out a price.

  10. dbower22

    dbower22 New Member

    everything that comes from your shop is quality work. looks great!!
  11. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    that frame really is amazing. I will pay to have it and the gas tank and the front forks. name a price and you got it! I'm dead serious
  12. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    Put me on your list too, and just PM me when you are ready.
  13. huckersteve

    huckersteve Member

    You're a very talented fabricator sir.

    Great ideas and execution, very inspiring! Making an MB look good is a priority in my book, can't love the Huffy's too much from an aesthetic standpoint, IMO..

  14. Topcat

    Topcat New Member

    WOW awsome job!!! Any chance one might be able to fit a lowly briggs & stratton ( upright edger motor) into your frame? Thanks, Topcat
  15. irving

    irving New Member


    I like the frame and I want pay for it
  16. starkm32

    starkm32 Member

    :grin:lde timey tank! Hits the soul, mate.

    Now that is one pragmatic tank, can whiZzz! the miles/hours by, instead of (re=)filling a teardrop mini bottle-at-every-rest-stop every 15 minutes. (Now where'd dat gallon jug g:confused: go?) Darn it! Forgit that funnel. Again.

    A "Designed by HillBilly" decal (on the tank) would top off the build?
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  17. DougC

    DougC Guest

    I wonder, how tall are you?

    I like the way the frame looks, but I found that when I built an old-time-style motor-bicycle--that if I made the frame LOOK right, then it would end up being way too small for me to comfortably ride. ...And I'm only 6'2" tall, not exactly NBA center material.
  18. chrisalchin

    chrisalchin Guest

    very keen

    Hey hillbilly, i just sent you a pm, im very keen on on of these fame/tank/fork set up's. im currently in Sydney Australia but am flying to Toronto Canada on September 18 for 2 years with a mate and my girlfriend. ill be doing some travelling and playing some hockey. drop me a line so we can discuss the monetary side of these. I've built a few choppers and BTR's in the past but wont have access to welders or anything more complicated then screw drivers and a spanner or 2 when i get to Toronto...

  19. akyramoto

    akyramoto Member

    thats rad. every time I see stuff like that it makes me want to learn how to weld!!
  20. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Fantastic bike!! I LOVE the fork. I have to finish my board racer with some struts soon.