1. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    Hi Guys,
    I don't normally name builds but this time I have a bike that everybody seemed to agree "Cherry Bomb" fit. My wife named it after finding out the color is cherry red. This bike started life as a Bonneville Flyer race frame, then took the path towards cruiser. If you look close it has the boardie seat tabs and steering stabilizer. It could easily be converted to full SCTA race specification. Harley style forks, Friction shock, Indian style tank, Pirelli "H" rated motorcycle tires, and a pretty pumped GX200 with electric starter and charging system. Fenders are basically a Triumph style with center rib and duck tail. Cruiser builds are so much fun. Comfy laid back riding style, lots of power, and those tires handle beautifully.

    [​IMG]Bonneville Cruiser by Pat Dolan, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Bonneville Cruiser by Pat Dolan, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Bonneville Cruiser by Pat Dolan, on Flickr
     
  2. RickS

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    Beautiful build as always Pat!

    Do you feel that the cooling fan and shroud is necessary to keep the motor cool? I am working on a stretched Simplex with a GS190 motor, and to look more Simplex like, removed the shroud and made an aluminum flywheel cover. I would like to build a flathead kit to cover the valve cover, but haven't had time yet. I don't have many miles on it yet, but overheating doesn't seem to be a problem. I certainly would not sit idling for long periods of time though.
     

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  3. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    Hi Rick,
    I have never had a cooling problem with these engines. This bike has a cast iron flywheel with ring gear and charging magnet and coil. Guard is there to act as a guard. Just trying to keep my toes attached to my feet.
     
  4. oldtimer54

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    Very nice build Pat. (as always) Gives me inspiration to get to work on a couple of my builds. Thanks for the pic's.
     
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    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    What size wheels do you have? Can you be more specific one the tires? Thanks ........Curt
     
  6. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    Hi Curt,
    They are 21" Pirelli tires on 21" motorcycle rims.
     
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    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
    I know some of your bikes are 24" wheels..............Curt
     
  8. QuietRiot522

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    Beautiful bike, someday I hope I can build a bike with that level of quality and detail.

    Edit: is that a stabilizer on the right side of the bike? Just under the tank.
     
  9. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    Yep, that is a stabilizer. Not needed on the bike but this is one of my SCTA race frames and they require it. SCTA is the Southern California Timing Association.
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Very much what I plan to build but with a sidecar. Absolutely beautiful and inspirational as always.

    Steve.
     
  11. indian22

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    Another beautiful build...nice easy rider option to your growing product line. Well done! Rick C.
     

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