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Old 09-29-2010, 07:53 AM
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Default my cruiser project, paint, suspension, etc.

apparently i posted in the wrong section of the forum, oops. so here we go:

i started with this huffy cranbrook frame which apparently is commonplace. it's some steel/alum hybrid probably made from recycled cans, but is somewhat weldable and lightweight too. not to mention i like the cruiser look. i've taken a mountain bike front fork suspension and cut and welded the bearing shoulders so that they fit the huffy frame, which is smaller in diameter. i'm very excited i could get the suspension to work because it will make riding this thing much more pleasant, and safe. i am using two old ammo cans as saddle bags, which i think will be very practical and look pretty cool. i'll add a rear rack and weld the ammo cans to it, i think.

the motor kit is a grubee gt5 kit with "high performance" carb, though i don't think i'll have to worry about competing with my 1602cc yamaha road star anytime soon...

i wil be asking y'all a lot of questions, as i don't know much about 2 strokes other than the basics.

i'm going for a SoCal beach cruiser/1910 harley look with a black/red paint scheme as you can see in the picture. the head will be red and the block and casing will be black. i think painting the exhaust "glass pack" part red will look tasteful as well. i'm not sure about the chain guards. i ordered a decal to put on the gas tank.

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