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Discussion in 'Board Trackers and Vintage Motorized Bicycles' started by PeteMcP, Jun 27, 2017.
Sex on wheels! Video please!
Been playing around with a couple of exhaust alternatives for Build No. 3. Pics show the pair of pipes I'm torn between. The larger s/s muffler was something I purchased a while back with a view to using it on DECOLINER - but the diameter of the muffler simply overpowered the bike so I stashed it for possible future use on another build. I did include it in a very early mock-up of Build No. 3 earlier in this thread and so I actually intended going with this muffler from the git go. But then earlier today I mocked-up a smaller, alternative tail pipe which I also like a lot. Sooooo, I'm going to have to indulge in a session or two of 'creative staring' in the hope of coming down on the side of a favourite. Check out the pics.
Actually, because I've used a custom-made flexible stainless polylock header pipe, it wouldn't be a problem to make both tail pipes interchangeable given a common mounting bracket. Then I could go with whatever takes my fancy.
Pete I note the hesitation, but think you've asked & answered...both! Given one I'd select the shorter of the two. Either way...winners.
Hope the move is progressing well. Rick C.
I agree with Rick the fish tail would be better with fenders though..........Curt
'Creative staring'............ Now that's a term I'll probably use in the future!!
As far as the exhaust, I'm with Rick on this one --- short one is perfect!
Yes...definitively number two...the first is a bit overkill !
Shorter the pipe, the harder it kicks in on higher rpm. If you want good low range torque, use the longer pipe. 4 strokes work best with 0 restriction. Don't use tips that have a smaller diameter than the inlet.
Hey Dan and others, appreciate your input. Just to clarify though, that '46 Gnome Rhone 125cc motor powering Build No. 3 is a good 'ol 2 smoker.
The fish tail for nostalgia's sake.
Keep both, but I'm feel'n fishy!!
How the heck did I miss build #3?!?!?!?! I was following this thread for the first two builds (but obviously I should've checked back in for this new one)!!!
Phew! Just about finished-up packing everything in preparation for the move to Spain in a few week's time. Half the house furniture and fittings are presently listed on eBay - so I hope we get to make the move soon, otherwise Jen and I will be sitting on the floor in an almost bare house!
Which means I may yet have a few weeks to squeeze-in some more work on Build No. 3. This will probably be my last bike build for a while - 'cause I just committed to another car building project which I plan on undertaking once settled in Spain. I'm in the process of placing an order for a new car kit from a company located in the Netherlands. (If interested, log-on to deflyer.nl then click on the 'news' link for hundreds of pics showing how they've committed to developing this project). The 'DeFlyer' kit is Citroen 2CV flat twin powered. I just sourced a suitable donor engine which will be rebuilt and uprated before being installed in this project. See attached pics. Not bike related - but hey, I know (or at least hope) some of you guys will be interested...
KOOL! Car,going to be a nice fun project
That car would be awesome with a 2-litre VW engine in it!!
What a great car. Citroen power and I would assume the factory front suspension as well. A handsome project indeed.
Where about in Spain are you going?
Up in the hills, inland from Alicante, Costa Blanca.
Kit's new grp body bolts onto an entire Citroen Deux Chevaux (2CV) chassis. In my case, a brand new galvanised chassis. I'll have a UK company who specialize in preparing 2CV's for racing (yes, there is actually popular racing class for these things) modify the suspension arms to lower the ride.
I have been there, but the first time was over 50 years ago. I am originally from west Texas, I can remember my mother saying the area reminded her of home. I loved our time living in Spain more than any other, but Texas is home.