Hey from OC, CA

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Buzz Bomb, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Buzz Bomb

    Buzz Bomb Member

    I restore vintage balloon tire bikes as a hobby, and one of them would make a nice motor bike project, so here I am!;)

  2. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Welcome! Would love to see pics of them 'ol bikes, motorized or not!
  3. Buzz Bomb

    Buzz Bomb Member

    The black '42 Western Flier is the most likely motor candidate. I've got a NOS Shockmaster prewar fork that I just put on ebay, but if it doesnt sell for what Im asking, it's going on that bike too.

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  4. TwoWalks

    TwoWalks Member

    First picture - Gray bike - what type and year is that? Would make a great Board Track Racer .. huuuum
  5. Buzz Bomb

    Buzz Bomb Member

    It's a 1936 Hawthorne Duralium(Monark Silver King). Too light and squirly to go fast on anyway, add a motor and It would be downright dangerous. Not that boardtrack racing was ever a safe thing to do....
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    welcome BB

    yes - always enjoy those old bike pictures

    do you have plans yet for type of engine you would use on a motor bike ?

    ride that thing
  7. Buzz Bomb

    Buzz Bomb Member

    I don't really know enough about what is available yet. I've seen the 80cc kits, but I don't know if that's the way to go or not. I guess I'll learn more on here, then make my decision..