Hello From Indian Wells CA

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Hawk, May 10, 2009.

  1. Hawk

    Hawk Member

    I'm Jim Hawkins from Indian Wells Ca. This is my first built....a '57 Schwinn Corvette. I restored my 1957 Corvette that I bought as a kid (age 12), using as many NOS parts I could find over the years ( included one photo). So I had a couple "donor" '57s frames and I made them into cruisers. It is powder coated two-tone green. Then I added a RAW 80cc to the green one, springer front end and some Schwinn Classic Restoration Fenders.
    I had some problems and this site was VERY helpful. Right now I am having to replace the hardware with some from Sick Parts...a broken mount stud.
    I'd like to find a better tank, actually larger, about like a Whizzer.
    Thanks for all your help!
    Jim ("Hawk")

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  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Beautiful work, Hawk. I hear you on wanting a larger tank - thought about an in-frame fitted tank? To my eyes, that bike is crying out for one.

    Please, stick around. Post more pics - you obviously are a craftsman of high standards.
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    yes Hi Hawk Welcome to MBc!
    Glad your here. Your bikes are cherry. Thanks for sharing.
  4. biken stins

    biken stins Member

    Very nice !
    Looks good all the way around.
    Welcome to the site
  5. Hawk

    Hawk Member

    You are right! Wouldn't it be nice to have gas container or bladder that would fit in the old Schwinn Horn-in Tank. I have read threads here but no solid ideas. Also, there are some nice small Yamaha tanks...if they can be mounted. Thank you for the kind words.
  6. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Getting a little warm out there 'bout now, no?
    Used to live in Palm Desert up on 74 palms to pines hwy....easy to get to Oceanside, LOL
  7. Hawk

    Hawk Member

    Yes it is!!! Over 100 already. Soon riding my bike will be impossible! Keeping it running is a job anyway...so I am trying to get some ride time before full-on summer comes. I live near Cook St and Fairway....one mile from Hwy 74. So I ride around Indian Wells and South Palm Desert. When I moved here in 1976....we bought a condo in Indian Hills...the last development up Hwy 74 on the left. Where are you now?
  8. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    In the far hinterlands of the Pioneer Valley, Western Mass.
    It's 70 degrees here today but don't ask me in January, lol