Hi from the UK - INDIAN Board Tracker tribute, my first build

Discussion in 'Board Trackers and Vintage Motorized Bicycles' started by PeteMcP, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Velodrome

    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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    Sex on wheels! Video please!
     
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  2. PeteMcP

    PeteMcP Active Member

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    EXHAUSTING TOPIC...
    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.

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  3. indian22

    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    I agree with Rick the fish tail would be better with fenders though..........Curt
     
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    '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!
     
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  6. themountain

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    Yes...definitively number two...the first is a bit overkill !
     
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  7. CrazyDan

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    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.
     
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  8. PeteMcP

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    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.
     
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    The fish tail for nostalgia's sake.
     
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  10. Velodrome

    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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    Keep both, but I'm feel'n fishy!!
     
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  11. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

    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)!!! (^)

    Great work!!
     
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  12. PeteMcP

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    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...

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    KOOL! Car,going to be a nice fun project
     
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  14. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That car would be awesome with a 2-litre VW engine in it!! (^)
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    What a great car. Citroen power and I would assume the factory front suspension as well. A handsome project indeed.

    Steve.
     
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  16. dogcatcher

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    Where about in Spain are you going?
     
  17. PeteMcP

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    Up in the hills, inland from Alicante, Costa Blanca.
     
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    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.
     
  19. dogcatcher

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    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.
     
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