new switchblade build

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by super dave, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. super dave

    super dave Member

    hey guys i have chopper fever :ack2:, the recent swithblade builds listed here on the forum has sucked me in and and i just had to give it a try. so here we go again with another build. picked-up a new switchblade in black and started breaking it down to start the build. i used a 80cc kit with a (SBP front mount), will change the cranks, and build a custom pipe, i mounted the tank on the front forks and ran the lines through the down tube. here are some progress pics of the work so far.


    DJEEPER Member

    man, you could fit a briggs and stratton 5hp in that thing.... do it!
  3. Will Snow

    Will Snow Member

    Well, I must say it certainly is different. Not a chopper person but this got my attention. How about the exhaust, looks like may drag the street. The engine looks like a peanut sitting way down there. I bet you draw some attention with that one.

    Good show, I like things that are not run of the mill. You make this picture gallery interesting.

    Thank you for posting the picture.

    Will Snow
  4. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    So far it looks good, but the carburetor seems to be sitting at a bad angle. You might need to fabricate a custom manifold so it sits level.
    Keep up the good work!
  5. barebones

    barebones New Member

    very nice chopper, i built one recently, looks very similar. tricky engine placement huh.
  6. super dave

    super dave Member

    thank guys yah i am not a big chopper fan but once i saw one and sat on it, it is too cool not to build !!! yes a bit tricky to build so with some help from this forum members went well. just finished and went for a good long ride on the weekend all is well. and a ton of looks for this ride if you have a chance to add one of these bike to your stable you will not go wrong