New guy from Alabama

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Lon, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Lon

    Lon New Member

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    New to the forums and motorized bicycles. About 2 hours ago it hit me that I had a free bicycle, and an unused Briggs 3hp motor. An hour later I had a rough mock up.

    My name is Lon. I'm a motorhead. I have had a few custom trucks, I like drag racing and landspeed racing. I plan on using my creation at races and around the neighborhood.

    Here's a pic, I'm thinking this thing will be a rat bike. However I'm trying to keep looking as stock as possible.
     

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    2strokebke New Member

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    welcome to motorized bicycle, cant wait until its finish!!!!!!!!.
     
  3. Lon

    Lon New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome. I it tacked together and on the ground. Think I'm just as excited about this as I am about my truck being road worthy.
     
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    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, your build reminds me off my first attempt at building a motorized bicycle. That was over 40 years ago, I hope yours runs longer than mine did. The engine threw a rod two or three days after a friend and I spent two weeks building it every day after school. To make the frame stronger we made a bracket to bolt to the head and bolted it to the top bar.
     
  5. Lon

    Lon New Member

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    I have this engine and my dad has a knock off of a Honda 5HP. Hopefully there wont be any thrown rods. I thought about making the engine part of the frame. If I cant get around the gas tank and carb that may be the route I take.
     
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    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum I saw your post with pics of your Briggs bike and I look forward to following your build. I like the seat tube removal approach. Which drag strip to you go to? I used to watch the brackets at Atmore when I lived in FL.
     
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    Thanks. I'm working on a solution for the missing down tube.

    My local track is Huntsville Dragway. My favorites are Bowling Green and Knoxville Dragway. I only spectate for now, hoping to change that this or next summer. I've also had the privilege to volunteer for 3 ECTA landspeed events.
     

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