lowrider turned drag bike...done

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by motorpsycho, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    Well, i got my lowrider-turned-drag bike build all finished (except for a couple of little detail items that i'm waiting on.)
    Got the new exhaust all welded together (a spooky tooth expansion chamber, with a modified baffle and a chrome turn out.) wrapped the exhaust with header wrap to give it a little more of a racey look.
    Added a new set of chrome grips too.
    one of the detail items that i'm waiting for (custom vinyl chain guard decals made by a friend of mine...not sure which one to use yet).

  2. shell shock

    shell shock Member

    wow! that looks like a mean machine!
  3. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Very cool looking bike!
  4. Now that's a bike! Great job on it! I'm digging those handlebars! And the color pops.:likelots:
  5. ddesens

    ddesens Member

    Looks cool! I'd love to hear how it sounds with that exhaust! Youtube something for us.
  6. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    I'll try to put together a video later today.
    It's not as loud as you'd think it is just by looking at the exhaust.
    I made the exhaust to look super loud, but it's got a good sound, not obnoxious.
  7. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

  8. olow

    olow Member

    how about one of u riding it
  9. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    we'll see.
    I'm usually alone when i'm messing with my bike so there's no one around to take a video of me riding it.
    I could always just set up the camera and ride past it i guess, but that won't give the full effect.
    I'm not sure when i'll be able to make a video of me riding it because we just got a bunch of snow last night.
  10. ddesens

    ddesens Member

    That does sound pretty good.
  11. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    I got my chain guard decals today (they are vinyl).
    I chose this one and put it on. here's how it looks.

    Look at the metallic in the purple.
  12. vermhot

    vermhot Member

    Dig that bike man !! It's a sweet look !!!!!
  13. V 35

    V 35 Member

    Great build, you sure captured the ' look of the era ' I would suggest adding a strap to exhaust, to thwart lateral movement. Race Car Guys have stainless band clamps to secure heat wrap to headers. Did you weld anything to frame ?
    Thanks for posting such a sweet ride
  14. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    no, i didn't weld anything to the frame.
    I still need to make a hanger for the exhaust to help support the weight of it, and I used stainless "safety" wire to hold the wrap to the exhaust.