New Cow for the Slaughter

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  1. Choppercabra

    Choppercabra New Member

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    Name is Jeremy. From SoCal. Been making custom bike.(or for the cool kids "kustom") for about 15 years now. Have been wanting to build a motorized bike for sometime. I think it is time for me to build one. Here is some of my work.

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  2. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    welcome to the forum dude you do nice work you'll be alright .but if you're going to buy from 1 of the vendors here for you get a warranty stay away from eBay eBay beware my first blew up in 45 minutes.
     
  3. paul

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    hello and welcome to the world of motorized bicycles. those are some fine looking rides you are building. i cant wait to see them bicycles motorized. you are going to fall in love with the hobby for sure
     
  4. F_Rod81

    F_Rod81 Dealer

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    Welcome to the forum. You have some nice canvases there waiting to be turned. Nice bikes, where's the motors? Looking forward to seeing one of these bikes progress. ;)
     
  5. 2door

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    Welcome to the forum. I'd have to guess that you're a member of another forum, RatRod Bikes, judging from the quality of your builds. Keep us informed of your motorizing project. I have no doubt you'll tip the 'Wow' meter if your powered bikes look as good as your pedal ones do. Thanks for joining us.

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  6. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Welcome! Love your work so far, lets see some blue smoke!
     
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    welcome to the forum, really sharp looking bikes.
     
  8. Wickedest1

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    Very nice work you do there...welcome to your new obsession...there is a ton of invaluable information available here free for the taking...use it wisely and dont just jump because one person says so...take your time and reaearch everything...there's a few steps involved before you mount that engine...have patience and throw pride in the garbage until you get her figured out...good luck and welcome to the forum
     
  9. Choppercabra

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    Thanks guys. Will be starting my motor project soon. Will be posting updates.
     
  10. agcat111

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    I like the first one it is classy. I would like that frame with a derailer shifter set up and a 49cc engine that had been to a motor shop for larger valves, crank balance and other mod work. Would need front and rear brakes and lighting system with turn signals. With the engine remaining 49cc and having the right type of "hop up" it would be tempting to take it to the salt flats to establish a 49cc motorized bicycle category and set a record. With a hop up engine it should fly. Yes, looking at that bike sure makes me dream. iI would take sponsosrs and a lot to run the salt.
     
  11. Choppercabra

    Choppercabra New Member

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    Well I got my tank. Its a Yamaha RD 125 Tank. 14.95 on Ebay.
     

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    Those smaller Yamaha tanks do lend themselves to bikes. I've used 2 Yamaha MX-80 tanks. The look good and mount easily.

    If that petcock is unusuable you can tap the fitting for a 1/8" pipe thread. If yours is like the two I have the petcock is externally threaded and replacements are hard to find. But a 1/8 pipe tap will thread the inside of the tank fitting so you can thread a nipple or male petcock into it.

    Good luck.

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    Choppercabra New Member

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    I was looking at a couple mx 80 and 100 tanks. But I saw this RD tank for 14.95 and I couldnt pass it up. Plus I had a 76 RD 400 at one time and i really like the looks of the tanks.
     

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