My bike is almost done! Check it out...

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by johnnyboy805, Nov 23, 2007.

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  1. johnnyboy805

    johnnyboy805 Guest

    Hey all...I didnt get a chance to post pics of my bike when I first joined this forum but here are a couple of how the bike sits right now. All I need to do now is put on a new chain, put on a new right side cover, gas her up and fire it up!

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  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    great looking motoredbike, nice use of the double top-tube...i'm still totally in love with the classic look :cool:
  3. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Now, that's a different look.
  4. johnnyboy805

    johnnyboy805 Guest

    The bike was actually an 80s girls huffy cruiser. I cut it apart and welded it back together to make it look something like an old hawthorne. This was all before I decided to put a motor in it. When i bought the engine from my friend I had no idea how the thing was going to fit. When I put the motor in it actually fit like a glove! The tank did too! I really lucked out.
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    nice job on your girl's to boy's conversion.

    a very unique looking build!!

    I like it!!!
  6. atcspaul

    atcspaul Guest

    555555555555555555555 thats a high five. very nice looking!
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    very cool transformation
    nice job !!!:D
  8. First glance I thought "Now that's a frame that's meant for a happy time."
    It's perfect. I love the way that top tube compliments your tank,like the tank just belongs there.
    Where did you get your air cleaner? Did it bolt right up?
    Hopefully you'll look into some front breaks,but other than that...BRAVO.
  9. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    When I read that you had cut and welded the frame. I had to go back and look again. I can see it now. But It does look like it was designed for the motor and tank. Excellent work.
  10. Bean Oil

    Bean Oil Guest

    Outstanding, sir!

    That's a frame well done for a conversion... I envy you how the motor fit; I had to make some beefy, longer Happy Time motor mount brackets for my stock Schwinn Cruiser. My bike's a couple of weeks away from it's first fire.

    I also applaud you for your use of all the stock Chinese kit components: that barbaric twist throttle, the clutch lever, etc. I chose to replace most of that stuff 'cause I thought it had much s*ck. LOL.

    My hat is off to you for what appears to be a trouble-free install. :D

  11. Sianelle

    Sianelle Guest

    What a lovely motor-bicycle! Classic yet quite unique - and I love that colour. :grin:
  12. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    Nice bike. Where did you get that carb cover? I haven't seen one like that.
  13. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    I love it - especially the position of the tank...

    I do have one thought though.

    A few years back I was driving down the A12 near home - to see a corvette stingray sat on the side of the road...

    I pulled over and asked the guy what was wrong - he said it was a new rebuild and kept cutting out when the engine was hot.. he didnt know why and I could see he was annoyed with it..

    The problem was simple - he'd run the fuel line right over the top of a hot engine... fuel vapourisation, gas lock, dead 'vette. It cooled off a little, we started it again and that was the loudest motor I have *ever* heard and off he went :)

    My only worry with your engine being so close to the tank is the fuel line getting warm leading to fuel feed problems....

    but apart from that a wonderful machine, and I love the whitewalls with the red :)


    Jemma xx
  14. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Nice clean machine there. Did you modify the top tube? If so, what did you do? Bend it or replace it?

  15. johnnyboy805

    johnnyboy805 Guest

    The top tube originally was an S curve. What I did was cut the S curve in the middle to give me just one bend. then I welded a straight piece to the end of that to give the final contour of the top tube. Later I added the straight tube underneth that one to give the frame some extra support.
    When I bought the motor, the friend that sold it to me gave me the air cleaner. I think he said it was for either a go-ped or a pocket bike. To mount it, I used the original carb cleaner bracket and used automotive silicon to join that with a rubber piece that the air cleaner snaps on to.
  16. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    Ok. I was wondering if you found someone that sold them like that. Looks cool and probably has great airflow.
  17. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Sweet Job on the frame, I like the way you fab the top tube over the tank
  18. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    EXTREMELY clean build. I like the way you kept everything neat and tidy.
  19. mickey

    mickey Guest

  20. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Great Job! Beautiful Bike. You should be very proud of your self!