Ratty Bob

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by madkiltfluter, Apr 24, 2008.

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  1. this is my second build.
    it is my first 4-stroke.
    the people that sold me the
    engine kit told me the 4-stroke
    would not fit in that frame.
    it was not easy, it fit barely
    but it did. I am building
    micro Bobs for it now.
    the Bobs will hold about
    1/2 gallon each side.

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  2. meatball758

    meatball758 Member

    Man i am liking this build...Wish i still had my old Schwinn Typhoon...
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

  4. croniebones

    croniebones New Member

    A little different and a lot o' cool!
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    sweet build...can't wait for the "bob" tanks!!
  6. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Pretty darn sleek.
  7. cory

    cory Guest


    Now thats a shoe horn build. Square peg, round hole, marine corp mentality, I love it. Really like the satin black and the frame. The lic plate adds just a suggestion of european class that always lookes cool on a bike. Its a nice balance of board track, euro, rat rod, fantastic job! And I bet it runs like a bat out of.......
  8. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    That is super sweet! I really like the exhaust. I am sure you will have alot of fun on that!!
  9. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx Guest

    great looking bike- the monark works, and so does the front license plate, i just love it.

    im still on the fence about trying to do a vintage styled bike with one of those stylized lawnmower motor in it

    you pulled it off tho, great looking bike
  10. Wow. That's class,man.
  11. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Love it! Reminds me of a early class german cycle. Hogans Heros Seargent Shultz man! I want to ride it!:smile:
  12. zackwyldefan

    zackwyldefan Member

    you have straight pipes. how do they sound?
  13. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that's a super nice looking motor bike thing

    that's exactly what I was wondering about
    with that -- what looks to be a straight thru pipe
    must sound pretty sweet

    or maybe you have a little something stuck in the end of pipe ?

    had a straight pipe on a Honda 90 years ago
    had a little (baffle) thing on the end of pipe I could just turn with two fingers
    so as to lighten the sound somewhat
    then when the time was right -- open that baby right back up

    ride that thing
  14. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Thats one Clean ride !!!

    You must have put some hours in on that one..
    Nice lines great vintage look..
    Thats one to be proud of .:grin5:
  15. zackwyldefan

    zackwyldefan Member

    mountainman i agree. i actually knew a real cool guy who used to tell something exactly the same about his harley exhausts. he ran straight pipes too. sounded real sweet and he also said that with the tweaking of a screw he can just turn the sound completely around. after hearing his pipes i just fell for the straight pipes. i was thinking of using a good ol' plumbing pipe to make an exhaust but i still have to do research on what affects the diameter and lenght of the exhausts will make.
  16. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    pooolice pulled us over for noise

    I wonder if they still make those
    mine was a simple (store bought)
    round piece about the size of a quarter with just a few holes in it
    so the quarter size thing had a small piece smaller than pencil size
    maybe an inch long attached to the quarter size flat baffle
    I drilled a hole just in from the end of straight pipe
    slid the end piece from the inside of pipe and through to ourside
    had a little knob that screwed onto the small round piece sticking through

    twist of a finger while riding -- on or off as wanted

    true story -- sad for my buddy -- but true
    we were riding our motor bikes and the pooolice pulled us over
    before I even came to a stop I turned the little wonder knob
    the pooolice said that one of our bikes was very loud
    a Honda 90 with a straight pipe is a trip to hear
    the poolice had each of us start up and rev our bikes
    my buddy got a ticket for excessive noise
    he was cool and didn't tell the pooolice the truth
    it was me with my knob THING
    I owed him a big one for taking that ticket

    as we ride those things
  17. zackwyldefan

    zackwyldefan Member

    sounds real good man. so u r saying that the bigger pipe has a smaller pipe inside that you can turn on or off? sounds real interesting. if you ask me i think, if the pipes are little bit loud, its for our safety as people can atleast hear us coming but at the same time it raises the question that nobody likes loud noise around.
  18. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Member

    Very cool bike!! What frame is that? Where did you buy it and the exhaust
  19. mikem

    mikem Member

    So Cool

    I mean that is just plain COOL. Makes me want to pull up a lawn chair and just sit and look at it!
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