My Street-B build thread

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by switch, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. switch

    switch New Member

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    UPDATE PAGE 2...SPRINGER FRONT END


    Hey guys new to the whole motor-biking thing but my buddy Chris got me into it and I just ordered my 66/80cc kit last week. I'm doing a pretty custom build on my bike. I've always been a fan of the old-school/bobber style bikes so I'm building mine to resemble one. I'll just let the pics do the talking.

    Here is how it started life...40 years ago
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    Took it up to the shop and flipped the upper tube to make room for the motor, yours truly acting stupid.
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    This is just a short intro. I'll have more pics as the time goes. Right now its torn down and ready for paint. Pics to follow shortly.
     
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  2. Dave31

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    Very nice switch, I like the way that top tube looks and flows with the rest of the bike.
    .weld
     
  3. switch

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    Stripped the bike down for paint today.
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    Wheels
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    Assembly
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    Flipped the bars back to normal, I dont like the Cafe` style
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  4. clinkster

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    simple fix, and really looks great. now i won't look at girls bikes quite the same anymore, thanks. can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  5. markeatmark

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    keep us posted. great job. can't wait to see it finished.
     
  6. eomonkeyboi24

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    WOW I never would have thought to flip that bar around! haha great job! I can't wait for more.
     
  7. MB-Monkey

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    the frame has an interesting style for sure. I always cringe when re-welding bike tubes but they can withstand a lot of use if done well.
     
  8. wheelbender6

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    Great idea. Vintage ladies cruisers are always priced lower and the flipped tube makes a very unique frame.
    You should apply for a job in the design department at General Motors.
     
  9. switch

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    I'm a Mechanical Engineering major, if you have a hook up ;)
     
  10. Mower Man Chris

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    I picked you up some tubes. Hopefully you can roll with black death tomorow if your motor comes in.
     
  11. dillon_b12

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    Mower Man Chris got me in to this as well. Gus' (switch) bike was originally a heap that I found stashed away in the shed of a house I rented a while back. Chris gave me an old cruiser of his that his motor was on at first and then I gave this one to Switch.

    Chris, Gus and I are all part of an SAE Baja team that builds off-road vehicles using 4130 tubing ranging in wall thickness from .065 to .035. In other words, we have some experience welding thin wall tubing.

    Gus welded it with a Lincoln TIG and ER70-S6 filler wire. It should be just as strong if not stronger than the original brazing.

    The bike in it's original condition:
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  12. switch

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    Got the motor on today. Rides great, best money I've ever spent.
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  13. eomonkeyboi24

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    where did u purchase your motor? Great job on the bike! I like it a lot. Hope its as much fun riding as the build was.
     
  14. switch

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    eBay. It was the STINGER kit or something like that. $160 shipped and I'm very happy with the ride. Easy as **** to put in too.
     
  15. azbill

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    search 'devrou' on flea-bay
    grubee's with a sticker
     
  16. johnmartinwright

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    dammit man wish i had that much equipment at hand to custom weld my own and beat em into shape like that. ever think about adding a springer front end would set that bike up right anyway enjoy the build looks like the ride is not that far away
     
  17. switch

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    already working on a Jesse Rooke style springer.
     
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    New custom made Springer front end.

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  19. the willi

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    nice set of forks!! keep it up
     
  20. markeatmark

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    nice. how do they ride?
     

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