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Old 04-21-2010, 12:55 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 9
Talking Schwinn 68cc First Build!

Ahoy from SD! I thought I'd drop off a few photos of my first build and see what you guys think.

From what I've been able to discover about the bike, it's an old 58-59 Schwinn. The serial numbers are mostly covered by a powdercoat job my brother did about 10 years ago, but I'm fairly certain that it's Chicago Steel. The bike's been in the family for years and hasn't moved from the garage in about 3 years, so I decided to get myself kit and build it up.

I want to throw a big shout out to Jimmy and Joey in SD for selling the kit. Good looking and great price. If anyone in SD needs a kit, go to the brothers.

As for mods, I had to fashion an extended engine bracket for the front tube. This consisted of some washers to a plate which is attached to the stock engine mounting bolts. Then holes drilled forward of the stock mounts in the plate, bolts and the rounded bracket the kit came with. All of the mounting points have been padded with heavy duty electricians tape (super thick stuff). The exhaust kinda broke because I didn't mount it properly the first time, and it now resides somewhere in Poway, CA. I work at a custom motorcycle shop and when the boss heard that I was exhaustless,he supplied a minibike can. The original cat was chopped off the OG muffler tube to create a header of sorts. Then I twisted 2" flex tube, purchased from NAPA Auto Parts, down to the outside diameter of the header. A dremel took off the mounting plate of the minibike exhaust, and the flex pipe was fitted to the can.

It's all secured with heavy duty hose clamps. The new can has relieved a lot of the engine vibrations as well. I blame the flex pipe...

So, here's the finished product! Feedback anyone?
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