Copper tank INSIDE faux tank

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by atombikes, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. atombikes

    atombikes New Member

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    nice bike ---decent price!!!!

    lots of great tank ideas ---pvc inside a custom exterior!!!!etc

    many ways to skin a cat
     
  3. AslansMonkey

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    Nice tank idea.

    Is it just me, or is there really no way to stop that thing? I don't see any signs of any form of brakes.
     
  4. atombikes

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    haha, good point. But ya know, boardtrack racers didn't have brakes, so...
     
  5. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Looks like copper water pipe and end caps. I don't remember the diameter, but it is incredibly expensive unless you could find it at a scrap dealer. Pvc would be the economical approach, but it is a good idea hiding the tank inside a stock fake one. I wonder how much or little gas it would hold. Not much I think, but one might not need much. Yes, no brakes. Simplifies the build and no cables to route. I can't imagine selling a motor bike without brakes.
    SB
     
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  6. AslansMonkey

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    I can't imagine selling a motorbike with just a coaster brake, let alone NO brakes. I understand its a board tracker and those don't necessarily have brakes, relying on engine braking to slow down, but I'd have at least thrown a warning up.

    I'm surprised how many motor bikes I see listed on Craig's list with just the original coaster brake. Always makes me shudder for the prospective buyers.

    I really like the tank idea, though. I'd use PVC if I copied that idea, but it really opens up the potential for different tank designs.
     

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