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  1. cherokeemotorbikes

    cherokeemotorbikes New Member

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    We now have the V-twin......
     

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  2. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Sounds very exciting(^) Welcome to the forum Cherokee!
     
  3. MarkSumpter

    MarkSumpter New Member

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    ***Ears Perk Up*** You said Grubee V twin? Link and pictures Please I definately want one...

    Oh and by the way Welcome...
     
  4. cherokeemotorbikes

    cherokeemotorbikes New Member

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    Hey Goat, just wait about 30 days... I think we are looking at a 1903-1904 Harley look....
     
  5. cherokeemotorbikes

    cherokeemotorbikes New Member

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    Did you see the picture? I go the motor designed and mounted... I am in the middle of mock-up.... I will up date as I go...
     
  6. MarkSumpter

    MarkSumpter New Member

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    Ahhhhhh A picture.... Sweeeet but better TIG that frame instead of braze (if that is what you did) with that monster on it...
     
  7. cherokeemotorbikes

    cherokeemotorbikes New Member

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    I am good with the frame.... Double bar has the strength for 5.5 hp...
     
  8. MarkSumpter

    MarkSumpter New Member

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    K just saying personal opinion.... Brazed frames went out many years ago in favor of the stronger welds that can be had with a MIG or TIG. I just am too old to recuperate easily from the injuries a broken frame could cause.
     
  9. cherokeemotorbikes

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    I'm in the process of drooling on your Grubee V-twin.
     
  11. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    Very cool project !! Wanting to see this one come together. Just My 2 pesos but that bike is screaming for a round in frame tank, lay back post and flipped bars.
     
  12. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Active Member

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    Have you seen camlifter's 2 stroke V twin motor?

    They have a video of a prototype running and have made castings.
     
  13. cherokeemotorbikes

    cherokeemotorbikes New Member

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    Okay, so here is the deal... I am in the process of building a production line of the Cherokee Motorbike... What you are seeing is the prototype coming together. I have built the crank cases smoothly blending 2 cranks with 1 clutch flywheel. Over the next few weeks I will be posting pictures as I go. This week I will be continuing the process of the the mock-up build... I should have the bike totally mocked-up in about 2 weeks. If you want to see my target look just pull up the 1903-4 Harley. My goal is to have the first bike in 30 days and be on line with cherokeemotorbikes.com which will be active then. If you want to know more of what I do in the way of metal. I am the Artist/Designer for Cherokee Ironworks. Thanks.... @ panther.... You are right! @ wheelbender... thanks for the drool..... @ chinagirl... Thanks!
     
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    I think I will just save my pennies for this instead of having any more wet dreams of china girl v twins that seem to never make it to life... Wonder if I can find a big nuff shoe horn to cram it into a stretch??? There used to be a 125 cc V on ebay but I cant find it any more...

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    LIFAN 250CC V-TWIN HONDA ENGINE MOTOR MINI CHOPPER BIKE
     
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  17. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Cherokee,
    Welcome to the forum and best of luck in your venture.
    SB
     
  18. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I think it'll be okay. Of course this, too, is just a personal opinion, I admit. But I took a long look at the picture. If the tubes are as thick as he says, well, it is a partially lugged frame - bottom bracket all points, head tube both points, seat post at top tube and at bottom bracket. My only area of concern would be the seat stays and, if there's a cross-member behind the seat post like it looks like in the pic, he should be alright. That's some heavy lugging even if it is just brazed.
     
  19. MarkSumpter

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    Allen wrench you may well be right but I would not chance it especially if I were planning to market this thing as he says he is. 1 injury suit because of a broken frame no matter if it was the riders fault for jumping curbs or what not on a brazed frame could be verrrrra expensive to defend when the industry standard surpassed brazed frames 40+ years ago. I really dont think it would be defendable most lawyers would tell you to pony out the checkbook and pay before it went to trial.
     
  20. cherokeemotorbikes

    cherokeemotorbikes New Member

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    Mark,

    I thought real hard before making my decision... I am staying with the pedal bike setup.... I like the looks of the motor though.... Just not what I am doing... Still thinking 1903-4 Harley look......
     

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