Some more pics of my boardtrack bike.

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by boardtracker, Mar 21, 2007.

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  1. boardtracker

    boardtracker Guest

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    now that's my style...a real rolling machine. i bet it loves the asphalt, eh?
  3. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    That is a kick ass bike
  4. JFleck

    JFleck Guest

    That's a cool seat did you buy it
    somewhere or did it come on the bike?
  5. boardtracker

    boardtracker Guest

    Hey JFleck, the seat came from a bike shop that closed down about ten years ago. It's attached with a welded front swivel mount on the bottom front of the seat, while the rear spings are attached to a custom extension that is welded to the rear of the bike frame... which also attaches the rear bobbed fender, the other half of the fender was used for the front. :)
  6. Haggard

    Haggard Guest

    wow very nice. like some of your ideas
  7. Tom Franks

    Tom Franks Guest

    Very aggressive-lookin', Looks like the ones from the 20's. Awesome job!! 8)
  8. jeffspeeder

    jeffspeeder Guest

    love the bike is that ur bike that was in the death race 2005?
    and how is the handleing on it?
  9. boardtracker

    boardtracker Guest

    No, jeffspeeder I've never raced in the death race. The bike handles really good, I've been clocked at 43-45 mph. The bike's in pieces right now. I'm gonna have the frame stregthened and re-welded. I'm working on a vintage schwinn frame right now, it has the motor from the black bike you see in the photos. If the boardtrack comes back it will better than it was before! :D
  10. boardtracker

    boardtracker Guest

    To everyone who's given me kudos on the bike...THANKS! I'll try to upload more pictures of my new project, and my progress on the boardtrack bike. :D
  11. jeffspeeder

    jeffspeeder Guest

    what did u upgrade on it to make it do 40-43 mph? and how much upgrade did u do to the bike to make it sturdy cuz mine kinda gets vibrating when i get up to speed?
  12. boardtracker

    boardtracker Guest

    I run the motor without an air filter...which I don't really recomend, and an open exhaust. I also use Power Plus synthetic race oil with 93 octane gas. I had the biggest improvement in power after switching to the race oil. Tuning two stroke motors is another factor...what was good one day with ajustments could be different the next depending on the temp and humidity of the day. These motors always seem to run best right before they blow up. The frame you see in the photos has been through alot of abuse. It has been a mountain bike, a chopper, and for the last three years a motorbike. The frame has an extended mount welded to the rear triangle of the frame, so only the front of the seat mounts to the seat tube while the rear springs mount to the extended frame. Well the welds on the custom part of the frame is solid, but the factory welds on the seat tube and cantilever tubes are not. So I have cracks, and busted welds in those areas of the frame. Some gussets and some re-enforced welds should fix these areas. Your motor should get smoother with time.
  13. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    That's awesome. I love motorbikes that are styled more after real motorcycles than bicycles with motors. Take the pedals off and add foot pegs. Unless that's illegal there.

    I'm in the process of turning my bike into as much of a motorcycle as possible. Police around here are ok with it too, its not terribly loud, and I ride safe. Plus I know some cops personally, so it's great.

    Love the way you tilted your handlebars, makes an interseting riding position, may do that to the next bike I build.
  14. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest

    board track racers

    It looks like you,and I have the same idea of what our bikes should look like.I love the look of the old board track racers.Im a new member here so you may have not seen my bike yet.Its in the gallery too.Good job on your bike.
  15. boardtracker

    boardtracker Guest

    Thanks guys, I'm in the process of rebuilding the bike right now, with better rear drop outs. The rear wheel will sit about 3 or 4 inches further back after the work is done and will have a gas tank that will rest under the top tube. The other project is a 200cc v-twin lifen powered board track with a one off frame patterned off an excelsior or flying merkel board track motocycle from 1916.
  16. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest


    You,and I realy do think alike.I had that same idea with the same lifen twin.I havent been able to find a twin yet,but have found plenty of upright singles ranging from 125cc to 200cc race motors.All were the china verson of the Honda single,and 4 speeds.They would be great to use,they have plenty of places to mount to the frame.The motors are rather small at the lower end so the older style v bottom frames would work perfect.Plus they use the same chain parts that the smaller china bicycle motors do.So with little work you could use your same drive sprocket set up onthe rear wheel.
  17. Maddaddy

    Maddaddy Guest


    Me Three! Boardtracker is on to something here and I'd like to do a concurrent build in the same style so at some piont we can have some exibition races! Bring back the 20's boardtrack racing for real... The 200cc Lifan is screaming to be stuffed into a frame I tell ya'.
  18. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest


    If you guys should need some pictures to stare at for ideas on your board trackers.Let me know I have several.We could allways swap some pictures.I'm always looking for some new ones.
  19. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    So, did you finish this? I really wanna see the new version.
  20. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    I have an triumph 250cc unit motor with 4speed trans. I don't think a bicycle frame would be strong enough to handle this engine, but I think about it.