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Old 01-17-2015, 11:17 AM
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Default Flyer Production

Thought I share a few pictures from the Sportsman Flyer Factory. We work out of two shops now and these pics are where main fabrication happens.

This is what I call a pedal bike frame that we produce for Worksman, and is what we use for the smaller bolt in engine kits. Right now I have mounts and reduction drive kits for the Harbor Freight 79cc four stroke, Honda GC160 and the china two strokes for these frames. We don't use these frames for the 200cc engines.

Production by Sportsman Flyer, on Flickr

Head tube lugs.

Production by Sportsman Flyer, on Flickr

Gas tank construction. All tig welded and laser cut stainless steel.

Flyer Factory by Sportsman Flyer, on Flickr
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:27 AM
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Here's what I rode to the shop today. Bonneville Flyer chassis #8. We may stop production of this design at 15 as we have an updated version in the works that will capture what we have learned running the salt flats.

Flyer Factory by Sportsman Flyer, on Flickr

More frames in production in the backround. Looks like the loop down tube is being brazed to the bottom bracket lug.

Flyer Factory by Sportsman Flyer, on Flickr

Here is an adapter plate and sprocket that is going on a rear disc brake hub.

Adapter and Split Sprocket by Sportsman Flyer, on Flickr

Final pick of a Boneville spec chassis that is running a full charging system, battery, and electric starter.

Bonneville #6 by Sportsman Flyer, on Flickr
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:20 PM
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Pat,
You've come a long way since we first met on this forum. Congratulations to you and your brother and your whole production crew. I remember your first Panther which I thought at the time was the cat's meow. Turns out that cat had a bunch of fine kittens... ha! Lot's of eye candy on your flicker site. You've done well, sir. You make us all proud as forum members who have watched one fine production after another. Woohoo!
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:24 PM
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That is called living the dream.
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:20 PM
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NICE---What frame is used for the 200? Thicker wall tubing?
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:46 PM
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The Honda 160 in a Sportsman frame with a nice sidecar or maybe even a tri car front end. I think bike camp may have to start early.

Pat, thank you for showing us the inner workings of the bikes being built.

Steve.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:51 PM
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The Honda 160 in a Sportsman frame with a nice sidecar or maybe even a tri car front end. I think bike camp may have to start early.

Pat, thank you for showing us the inner workings of the bikes being built.

Steve.
Steve,
That would make an awesome tri-car... how about the ultimate sociable? Even better.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:28 PM
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Silverbear,

If I don't make it into Heaven your name is going to come up, often.

With all the time and money I've spent building my tri car I could have bought one of Pats bikes and had Honda reliability and added the front end and been riding a long time ago.

A sociable, based on the 212cc Harbour Freight motorized frame would be perfect. Buy the bike parts and all you would need to do is concentrate on the body and be money and time ahead.
I think a sociable would be wonderful to build. We've done the tri cars already.

Steve.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:54 AM
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G'DAY PAT,
i think SB has said it all and when i saw the new post i couldnt wait to click on i thought i was going to be blown away with the new bike what is on the flyer's drawing board so cant wait to see the machine ,
i sure like how your new tank's have alittle more roll in the centre of them,are those new to the line of all your build's now or just on the cruiser deluxe i see are they like your brothers tank he built for his bike and do they hold alittle more gas.
Congrat's on all your merits you set yourself Pat and how you go about your machine's are second to none
i must ask are there any bonnevilles frame s spare to buy? LUCKY 13 i would like to have here in oz but guess those bikes are built complete to order so i out of luck on this ...
i sure crave to build one of your bikes in the very near future
We all so lucky to have seen the Sportsman Flyer grow over the year's and amazing to see each build come alive and i looked on your fick'r to see the proud panther and workman builds then how amazing it has changed,then the UNBELIEVABLE i believe is the Keystone art you designed do you ride this bike much ,
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:02 AM
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Beautiful bikes and great attention to details
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