Just saying hello from Louisiana!

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by keithluneau, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. keithluneau

    keithluneau Guest

    Just wanted to make my first post in here, and say hi!

    I've been looking at motored bikes for the past few years, always wanting to build one. Only recently did I take on the task... My nephew donated a broken down Schwinn OCC chopper to the cause, so it was time to take on the challenge. ;) Being low on "extra" money, I decided to make is a "Project Zero" in the spirit of a few r/c builds I and others have done on scale4x4rc.us That is, zero money spent on the build. I guess I should say though, that I've got a relatively large pile of parts in the yard, from various atvs, dirtbikes, motorcycles, and bicycles. Rather than post the entire build here, I'd rather link to it on our other site if that's ok?

    Here's some pictures of it in it's current state. This also brings me to my first question, where can I find a cheap fuel tank that'll fit this bike? The one on it now, as you can see, is down right UGLY! :lol: That said though, it does the job and allowed me to build this thing without spending the first dime. I think it deserves a fitting tank though now that it's operational!

    The engine is a 90cc Honda from a '73 ST90. This thing is one WILD ride! It's FAST. :evil: I can't tell you exactly how fast it'll go, haven't clocked it yet. I can say that it'll run faster than my dads four wheeler that'll top out at about 55mph.

    The entire build can be read through here:

    Now I know this is more motorcycle than bike, but underneath it all, it's still a bicycle frame! :lol:

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  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
    that was some intro
  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    weld two cranks facing forward for pegs...there's your pedals, then ya got you a motoredbike!! :lol: :p

    it sure does look lethal...

    welcome to Mbc :cool:
  4. keithluneau

    keithluneau Guest

    Thanks for the kind words and warm welcome! :)

    There's also a short video of the bike on Youtube here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BWfNWcfUsM

    That was before the engine was tuned properly, so it's a bit anemic there. Still gets the point across though... ;)

    About the fuel tank, I see ThatsDax sells the half gallon tanks for a good price. It looks like these tanks clamp onto the top bar. How are people mounting them to the OCC bikes? It wouldn't be hard to make some little tabs to bolt it down to, but if there's a better way I'm listening! :p
  5. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc.
  6. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Cool ride! Welcome to MBc.
  7. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome to MBc. Very nice bike!

    Here is a link for an answer: http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=6652&highlight=tank+mount
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2007
  8. keithluneau

    keithluneau Guest

    Thanks again for the nice welcome, and the tips on mounting a tank! I've just ordered a tank and fuel valve from ThatsDax. Once it's here, I think maybe a tear-down, cleanup, coat of paint, and rebuild would do this bike some justice! :lol:
  9. beast775

    beast775 Guest


    excellent fit!what a beast!i like it.
  10. gauge

    gauge Guest

    welcome keith, ure bike is alsome that thing realy moves
  11. keithluneau

    keithluneau Guest

    Just one more picture until the tank arrives. I got a headlight mounted up. I think it really sets it off nicely! Just imagine it without that ugly tank sitting on top of the handlebars... lol

    The light works, but it's dim. It has a 12V bulb in it, and the lighting coil in the motor is 6V. I'll have to pick up a 6V bulb sooner or later.

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  12. I once owned a CT70 back in the day. That's a sweet fit. Beautiful bike with GEARS!!
  13. gvfajardo

    gvfajardo New Member

    great looking machine.... but how do you stop that thing at full speed????
  14. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    you are in the right place to make an intro
    post your own...I would like to say hello to you in it !!! :lol:
  15. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Welcome from the Giant Side of Texas!