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Here are some updated pictures from my build. I finally got the front end all figured out. I'm running a rear atom drum brake up front.
Lookin' good By the way, nice Fatboy
Here are some pictures from last weekend. Test rides went well. Geared just a little too tall. I'm going to tweak the sprocket ratio by one or two teeth. I'm still planning on making a custom fab'd gas tank to match the rendering.
Thanks for the positive feedback. No kit here. This thing is built from sweat and tears. The motor is a Honda / Lifan 97cc 2.5hp four stroke, flathead, sidevalve. The clutch is a Hillard #35 12T. The motor mounts and related are hand made. The rest of the parts are 90% vintage Schwinn. It rides great. I'm going to swap out a sprocket to give her a little more low end power. Right now the top speed is around 33-35mph. I'm going to scale it back a little. I'll get some video footage on youtube next weekend if I can.
wheres my welder? i am now officially gona build a 5 horse bike like this once i get my welder working and some steel then ima buy a cranbrook so i dont feel bad about chopping up a jaguar
free stuff is the best stuff
"rust is lighter than carbon fiber"
"it'd look better in orange"
“A car is never too low, it’s the ground that is too high.”
"new stuff is for people that can't fix things"
That is one sweet ride man. Where did you pick the motor up from?
“I'm not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I'm not looking for the secret to life.... I just go on from day to day, taking what comes.” ~Frank Sinatra~
Here are some pictures from last weekend. I think she's all dialed in. I changed the jack shaft output sprocket from 10T to 9T. I've also added a modern rear V brake, and a chain tensioner.
Last edited by Dowie Soetenga on Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
The motor is a 2.5HP 97cc four stroke flathead. I bought it on ebay for $90.00. It's a Honda Lifan. I wanted a vintage Briggs, but they were too expensive for my budget.
Nice looking bike..did you fab those rear brake bosses, or where did You get them those are sweet.
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