Schwinn 10 speed

this was a bit of a pain in the butt to accomplish, but it works great. it was a fun project. its a little hard to handle on a rough road, however.
i shaved the head and opened the ports a bit. side gapped and indexed the plug. put an 8mm wire on. polished the piston. found an ebay pocket bike exhaust, cut and rewelded it to fit. the carb and boost box is for a pocket bike. i made a manifold out of high density (polyethyline?). it was super easy. the seat mount is a modified bike rack, nothing special.
i haven't tested the top speed since i switched out the float carb, but i did get it up to 42mph.
 

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motoschwinn

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Different looking. That sharp edge by the seat, down by the 'meat & potatoes' would have me worried a bit. I like the exhaust, what carb set up is that, and was it hard to retrofit?
 
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JemmaUK

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Different looking. That sharp edge by the seat, down by the 'meat & potatoes' would have me worried a bit. I like the exhaust, what carb set up is that, and was it hard to retrofit?

What worries me more is the position of the exhaust - hard stop and those meat and potatoes as you so quaintly put it are gonna be a roast dinner..

Its certainly a nice style though - I had an old raleigh racer that looked like that.. and would have lasted about 10 feet after the first bump lol

good luck with it

Jemma xx
 
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Large Filipino

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I like the throttle/clutch on your right. It looks real smooth on handlebars like that.
Is there an air filter for that sweet carby setup?
You should consider putting your pedals back on with wide cranks to clear your exhaust and fix it to one gear that way you can make uphill starts and keep the law away.
How tall are you?
 
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daddiodanger

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you sit far enough back that the frame isn't a problem. just in case i cut about an inch and a half off and rounded it.

the carb is a walbro wt-813, i think. it has an accelerator pump which needs a vaccum port, so i tapped one in the front of the motor. i bought that velocity stack so i can put a filter on it but i really don't care. i had to make the manifold which wasn't to hard. just cut it out of high density polyethyline

the exhaust hasn't been a problem. matter of fact i've burnt myself on the clutch cover more times than the exhaust standing next to the bike.
 

bushido

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cool style. I bet you are practically horizontal when on this thing. you should get a video @ 42mph!
 
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