1947 Schwinn motorized bicycle... (Fast & Loud)

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  1. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's a bike that's been one of my daily riders since I sold the black 53 BTR.

    This is a 1947 Schwinn DX that I built as a 'barn find' rat rod.

    It has lots of rusty crusty vintage parts,
    Custom aluminum gas tank,
    Heavy duty wheels with a front hydraulic 185mm disc brake,
    66cc reed valve motor with full race porting,
    Genuine Fred Head,
    Custom expansion chamber pipe,
    40-T MM sprocket & hub adapter,
    New Thickslick tires


    This bike cruises at 40mph all day long & is my current daily rider. (^)
     

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  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    here's a few more pics...
     

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  3. Robertzep

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    I have not seen a DX tank; very cool! Did you make it? Is it something available? I love early Pre and Post war Schwinns!
     
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    From the seat post to the tank and expansion chamber that's one bad "A" bike !!!!
     
  5. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Yes, this custom tank in aluminum is $300... PM me if you want one.



    Thanks! (^)
    I want to re-work the pipe a little bit so that it's a little higher & in line with the bottom of the tank... but I have to move the fuel shut off valve first.
     
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    The weather is clear, so we went for a nice long beach ride today!
     

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    that bike got some personality !
    brooks saddle and thickslick, perfect combo.
    got brooks on all my rides, peddle and motorized.
    thickslicks on the way for my swindler

    P.S. snowing outside with over a ft so far.....
     
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    I agree your 1947 Schwinn has personality to spare and was built during my birth year as well, two survivors, but my bet is on the Schwinn to be on the road much longer than the Old guy. Another great and very appealing build Norm. Rick C.
     
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    Great looking rig. Enjoy the weather, we had snow yesterday and it is just cold today.
     
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    Sorry Norm I accidentally posted to your thread...Rick C.
     

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  12. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    This one finally went to a new home... I always like the cash, but I also hate to see my favorite bikes leave home. :/
     
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    Build more, as only you can. Great bikes.
     

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