1927 & 1958 build

Discussion in 'Board Trackers and Vintage Motorized Bicycles' started by Russell, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Russell

    Russell Active Member

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    Had this 1927 Briggs & Stratton and this 1958 rollfast bike sitting in the shop. This winter I merged them.
    It has a kickstart & exposed valves. Had to build a reversing mechanisim to allow the kick start to be in the proper position.
    Was well worth it. Runs fine & putts around the neighborhood fine.
     

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  2. dogcatcher

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    That is a beauty of a build!
     
  3. xseler

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    Nice!!

    I've got one of those old engines that I haven't done anything with........yet.
     
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    Cool ride!
     
  5. curtisfox

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    WAY TO GO! Kool, how much did you stretch it?..............Curt
     
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    Nice work. Bike looks great.
     
  7. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Wow, I love it!
    SB
     
  8. Velodrome

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    WHOA ! Nice ! Dont know where to start with questions but Im thinking you may be the first one here with a LAY FRONT seatpost! Neat.
     
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    Wowza .....nice
     
  10. ZipTie

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    Awesome motorbike! That one needs a video posted of a start and ride.
     
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    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Absolutely beautiful build.

    Steve.
     
  13. Velodrome

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    AND more pictures!! dance1
     
  14. curtisfox

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    Ya sure would be nice to see some details, uncover ll the drive train goodies and engine .........Curt
     
  15. Russell

    Russell Active Member

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    Unfortunately I took no build photos as I had no real plan In my head. Just built and sometimes re-built as I went along.

    I stretched the frame 7" behind the tank, should have been only 5", to late now.

    Once I get and learn how to use a camera or phone that takes video. I'll post some action vids!
     
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  16. Mr.B.

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    Cool Beans Russell!

    You've got a nice touch.
     
  17. buba

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    great bike --great job
     
  18. Russell

    Russell Active Member

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    No build pics were taken but here are a few post build-pics. It uses a slip belt clutch setup, controlled from the left hand grip. The output shaft is ccw thus the chain reverse mechanism.

    Also uses an old spoon break setup, not very effective but this was only built for car shows & parades. You may have noticed that it is using a CHINA GIRL carb. Reduced the carb jet size to make it run properly.
     

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    One clever dude, Lol Really like your innovation and ideas. Thank you ...........Curt
     
  20. dogcatcher

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    I like the slip belt clutch, back when I was a kid in the late 1950's we built a motor bicycle using the same principle. It was no speed demon, but living miles from nowhere on a ranch in west Texas it provided transportation. My uncle came up with the idea, he called an idler arm clutch.
     

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