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"MotoDromo Special" FINISHED!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 9 BIKES' started by jasper87, May 8, 2014.

  1. jasper87

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    Wohoo! another round of summer build offs! Competition is looking stiff this year so I'm gonna jump right in and have some fun.

    I picked this frame up last week at a yard sale for $5 so it became a perfect candidate to chop up. I have no clue what kind of frame it is but it has californial registration stickers from 1986 :)

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    Here's my first bit of progress, frame stripped and some old tires and wheels pulled out of the garage. And a few parts I might use.

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    I think im going to use the flat bar fork to make new a new seat stay. Its going to be much shorter and end up somewhere around the middle of the seat tube. It will kind of look like a motorcycle swing arm, and hopefully the flatbar will be strong enough for the added stress.

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    Made a little bracket for some 1/4" round tube. Im gonna go all out on the fork.

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    I really like the look of early boardtrack motorcycle handlebars, so I welded this up quickly and I think im going to weld a pair of 3/4" stock to the top of the forks with welded on bars kind of like clip-ons. Ill also have to make some kind of top triple tree mount.
    Stay tuned for more!

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  2. deorman

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    :39:I believe that used to be a Huffy.
     
  3. jasper87

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    Awesome thanks! At least now I know what im starting with :banana:
     
  4. yoothgeye

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    Lots of progress quick! I like the frame, it has a GT look with the way the seat stays land in front of the seat tube... of course, you're cutting those off. haha Looks like a cool bike!
     
  5. deorman

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    :39:Not absolutely certain though, AMF and Murray also made very similar bikes in the 70's.:chicken:
     
  6. jasper87

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    Thanks, yea i got all excited and had a late night in the shop lol. The kicked forward GT style seat stay is kind of what gave me the idea to expose more of the seat tube... it is a nice frame, but for $5 i almost have to chop it up :rockout:
     
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  7. jasper87

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    No problem, there are some numbers on the dropouts tho, so maybe I can decipher it later somehow.
     
  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Great start!

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  9. OneHorsePower

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    Bump! the name got me :)
     
  10. jasper87

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    Thanks Luke!
     
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  11. jasper87

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    Thanks! I might just keep the name now :)
     
  12. jasper87

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    Hey Rat Rod Bikers! more progress today. First up I bent up a new set of bars and used a holesaw for the coping. Then to keep the top of the bars in-line with the fork tube I made some triple trees out of really big washers. The sizes were close but I still had to bore the centers a bit, especially for the fork tube. Grinded the sides for fitment and welded them up, after some more grinding and filing first test fit I think looks great. That't it for today, hopefully tomorrow ill have them all welded up and i can start on the 1/2" roundbar.
    Cheers!

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  13. jats

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    that looks real cool great job keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. LukeTheJoker

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    That is cool!

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  15. jasper87

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    Thanks!
     
  16. jasper87

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    Thanks Luke, I want to make some forks and bars like no one has done before. BTW if a RRBr has done similar bars please chime in guys!
     
  17. Moisstink

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    That looks very cool.
     
  18. fordsnake

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    A cool build! Sounds like your rear "swingarm" is headed in the direction of what I'm doing for my Enigma build?
     
  19. Uncle Fide

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    Seriously nice clip-on set up! :)


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  20. MazdaFlyer

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    I'm liking the bars even though I'm to old to ride hunched over.
     

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