"OINKY" new police bike build

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by spunout, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. spunout

    spunout Member

    i stripped my BLACK SABBATH stretch cruiser, and decided to do a cop bike. dont ask me why, cuz i dont know. its keeping my mind off the recent unpleasantness, and thats good.

    got rid of the straight drag bars. looked cool, but having to lean that far forward got really uncomfortable. turned the stock bars upside-down, and they feel wonderful.

    i found a never-seen-gas new whizzer tank on ebay for $40 and snatched it up.
    removed the emboss with a heat gun and Goof-Off.

    found a couple of ammo boxes, to use as saddle bags. found realistic-looking police decals. took all those and the fenders to my buddy, who owns a body shop.

    he did excellent work. sanded, primed, filled the dent in the tank from when i dropped it (that had me throwing-up, almost) and clear coat.

    i still have to find some inexpensive lights/siren.

    all i know, is i'm going to have to take this bike to the Doctor's when i'm done, cuz its gonna be SICK!

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  2. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    Very nice work! That is one sexy bike but of course you know that every cop will notice you. All the power to ya!
    I don't know if you are interested but I have a headlight from the war days that may look good on your bike. It's chrome with painted black louvers and looks like it would polish right up,there are no pits.
    If you are interested , I will give it to you for the cost of shipping. I could remove the bulb to make it very light for shipping and you could install some LEDs and batteries inside the housing.

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  3. spunout

    spunout Member

    cool toy: although i honestly appreciate the kind offer, i must decline. thanks, though :).
    a guy i know, has mastered the white-wire lighting systems. i'm sending my chrome bullet light to him, to retro-fit.
  4. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest

    Love those Limo builds. I was wondering how you could ride that thing with the straight handlebars, feet forward, hands way forward, my belly would get in the way.
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    that'll be a cool 'theme' bike
    excelent looking sheet metal :)
    don't wear anything that looks 'official' or they''ll nab you for personation :)
  6. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    OOH..OOH!! I KNOW..... I KNOW!!!

    Some policeman is going to pull you over..... and offer you MONEY-MONEY for it....then his buddy will want one......it'll make the news.....& then everybody wants one....then the Fire Dept. gets all jealous...& then you'll be just like the Orange County Tuttles.... all famous & **** !!!!

    You are the SLY one ! ;) (don't forget us little people)

  7. spunout

    spunout Member

    turns out, MBc member DAVID is the one who painted everything. he works for a buddy of mine. i think i met him in my garage awhile back, but i'm not sure.

    this is as far as ive gotten. once the motor is installed, i have to put it up for sale. some financial darkness is looming over my horizon.

    $900 firm. pick-up only.

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  8. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    That's a shame that you have to sell it. Concidering that the paint job alone is worth $400, that's a fair price.
    Bet it will go right away.
  9. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Spunout, when I see you at the Northeast MB Ride in CT in May, we might both be riding "black & whites" (if you haven't sold yours yet). I did my Whizzer in that scheme last year (but didn't go quite as far as you), and have the CHiPS-style white half helmet to wear with it. :grin5:

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  10. DAVID

    DAVID New Member

    I have never met you.The bike is looking great! I am waiting to see how it looks with the boxes mounted.
  11. spunout

    spunout Member

    ok. that was someone else with kevin. when you see him, tell him this bikes for sale. i'd give him the Homey discount.

    yeah, gonna be awhile before i have time for the boxes and motor.
  12. spunout

    spunout Member

    this is how i attatched the ammo boxes. simple.

    now all it needs is the motor, which i'll paint black and white.

    EDIT: someone brought to my attention, the handles on top will rattle and chip the paint.
    i'll just run a couple small bolts thru them, to tack 'em down onto the lids.

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  13. you should consider the sbp shift kit for this bike.
  14. Railfan

    Railfan New Member

    I really like that ammo box idea!
  15. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Stick-on Velcro ?

    1 square inch has held a rear reflector on my bike for over 2 years.
  16. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Yeah the ammo boxes are great- I did this about 6 years ago on an old '57 Huffy 'army' bike I did. It's now stripped down to a pile of parts...
    Anyway, the ammo boxes are great for carrying tools, supplies, beverages (mine always had diet Dr. Pepper, but hey, that's me...) they are pretty simple to attach.
    Your local army surplus store should have 'em for cheap...
    Rock on; this bike is soooooooooo awesome!!!
  17. Juicen8r

    Juicen8r New Member

    I should try ammo boxes for my electric chopper. Might be a good way to lower the cg with the batteries and help clean up the tail. Love your bike looks good.
  18. spunout

    spunout Member

    thanks, guys. it IS sweet. dont want to sell it.

    my original plan for the motor, was to paint it a shiny black and white, with as much attn to detail as possible.

    BUT white isnt a good choice, with gas/oil/exhaust leaks and such. I also figured in keeping with a vintage-looking Harley theme, why not 'antique' (i'm secure enough in my masculinity, i can say that word) the motor.

    so after the hi-temp semi-gloss dried, i set to it with 80grit, then 150grit. rough sanded just the fins so far. painted the exhaust, too.

    gonna hit the outermost edges of the entire motor, when i have some more time.

    other than that, i'm waiting for simpsonmotorbikes to send me a fuel petcock for the Whizzer tank. kinda forgot about that, until the last minute.

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  19. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

  20. spunout

    spunout Member

    thats EXACTLY what it needs!
    i'll get the same thing from eBay, for a little cheaper.