Easy Rider continued. Gas powered Harley inspired SwingBike

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  1. bikebuilder

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    IMG_1001.PNG IMG_0941.JPG This conversion was my mbbo entry. It is an original swingbike frame with a dual exhaust two stroke motor. The second picture was the key part in making this whole thing work since the swingbike frame had no way to mount the motor.


    It is one of those never ending always evolving projects. It runs great and rides great but there are things I want to do still (mostly cosmetic). I will begin here with a current photo and update as progress is made.
     
  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Looking forward to seeing more of this build!

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    IMG_1006.JPG IMG_1005.JPG IMG_1004.JPG Today I took the first few steps of making a tail light using center caps for a trailer wheel. I cut just the lip off one and will make spring retainers to hold it and the lens in place. The lens was a custom spare that I made years ago for an old Harley. The lens was made with a hand carved mold, a sheet of clear plastic and a vacuum, then painted from the back with duplicilor's metalcast red.
     
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    IMG_1053.JPG IMG_1055.JPG I picked up some knock off brand Harley mirrors.
    "Live to ride
    Ride to live"...I am liking the ridiculousness of this bike more and more.
     
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    I came up with an interesting but effective and free solution for holding the lens in place.

    I got a pull start for it for Christmas. IMG_1116.JPG IMG_1119.JPG
     
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    Excellent :thumbsup:
     
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    Here is a quick video comparing the factory sound to a custom single on the bobber jr. and the dual exhaust pipes on the easy Rider...
     
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    IMG_1243.JPG IMG_1244.JPG I adapted the clutch lock lever from the lever that came with the kit to the old school brake (clutch) lever. This makes it much less complicated to start.
     
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    I sold the original orange frame and swapped everything over to this custom frame.

    A little gas and pop the clutch... IMG_1918.JPG
     
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    I am not normally a swing bike fan, but your motorbike rocks.
     
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    Fantabulous. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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