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Motorized Cruiser Bicycles The beach cruiser has always been great bicycles to motorize. They just look good with a motor. Use this section to share and discuss about motorizing this classic.

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Old 02-19-2016, 08:48 PM
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Smile Another Schwinn straight bar build

Well, as usual I find myself looking around for Schwinn bikes on E-Bay or Craigslist. Knowing I need another bike like another hole in my head; cause I just sick with it ( straight bar sickness ). Some of you might remember that saying before. LOL

So anyway,,,, I found this 50 panther on craigslist for 250$ ,,, I will post the add here soon enough.

This will be like my other Candy Red Schwinn I built awhile ago,, but decided not to motorize.

So far I bought a PK-80 motor ,billet motor mounts & found a sweet old 30's 40's double spring seat. so take a look at what is completed so far.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:34 AM
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Sweet!!

Did it come with that fork & tank for $250??
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:04 PM
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Sweet!!

Did it come with that fork & tank for $250??
No tank & front fender,,, I will try to post the listing.

It was Black & very rusty ,, wheels took a lot of weathering.

The add shows 1952,,, but the serial numbers put it DEC 1950
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:45 PM
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No tank & front fender,,, I will try to post the listing.

It was Black & very rusty ,, wheels took a lot of weathering.

The add shows 1952,,, but the serial numbers put it DEC 1950
That's ah nice ah!!
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:54 AM
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wheels arrived,, rides nice. will need to replace the spring on the front forks,,, spring is worm bad. Does any one know how to remove the bolt that's inside the spring? here how it is coming along.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:24 PM
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Nice bike.. nice wheels too.

My 80' schwinn came with a seat pan like that.. I took it off and was going to fabricate a mono shock support.. but somebody in my family threw it out.. I asked and they don't remember... I had cleaned the entire garage looking for it.. what a shame!

My springer is just a hex bolt thru the spring.. maybe 7/8" hex on the front don't remember..
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:55 PM
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Ok, Now it has both fenders & ready for the motor
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:17 PM
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That is one clean looking bike, great job so far!!
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:01 PM
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Looks great in the red you chose,in fact it looks like a new bike!
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:50 AM
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Thanks Chainmaker & motomags,,, I have 2 Schwinn straight bars in this color Candy red. The base coat is a silver, then the red. I will post some other pics soon,,, One is a hornet & the other is supposedly a panther. I plan to put a 2 stroke motor on it soon.
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