Panama Jack (old school rat rod) with custom stake bed trailer

Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by Slowrollers, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Slowrollers

    Slowrollers New Member

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    Heres the final pictures of the build....

    Feel free to ask questions.....

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  2. Slowrollers

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    Tell us about the fuel gauge cap and the studs on the front fork

    I'm looking at mounting a set of small bags on the front forks and that looks like it may be what I am wanting to do
     
  5. corgi1

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    The bottle opener?....................................
     
  6. joabthebugman

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    Is that what that is? lol
     
  7. TRAX

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    Looks nice, I like the trailer, did you make it from scratch. Where did you get that gas cap?
     
  8. Motorbike Wanabe

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    A lot of nice touches on this build. I'm also geekin out pretty hard on that gas gauge. Is that the decal from a Nirve bell?
     
  9. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I'm right there with the rest of them - I would love to know more about the gas-cap fuel-gauge. That's a really nice ride altogether, too.
     
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    My only advice is that the fuel filter is upside down. Absolutely awesome! I love the trailer.

    Edit: I may well be wrong about the fuel filter. Please ignore me.
     
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  12. Slowrollers

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    The gas cap works really nice...I got it from treats and it is always out of stock......luckily I got three of them when they first started selling them....what i would do to try and get one is email Benji he might know where to send you....
    tank cap with fuel gauge


    The trailer was built from a kiddie trailer frame and wheels ....its got a eighth inch aluminum thread plate bed......oak rails.....This thing is frickin strong...... and super light.... so far Ive used it for hauling my fishing gear down to the lake or bringing home a few bundles of wood....


    The Fuel filters flow is correct BTW...


    Thanks for the complements...
     
  13. charles kohler

    charles kohler New Member

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    what happens when you make a short rt turn , looks like the trailer tounge will
    climb up on the tire and cause a bad wreck ?.
     
  14. corgi1

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    guess thats why truck/trailer drivers make wide turns,w/precious cargo
    xct2 .crt.
     
  15. Slowrollers

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    No not at all..It articulates with the bike perfectly....When this thing was a kiddie trailer i had it attached to my mountain bike and me and my son would go off-road with it....I had some fun times with it ...then it sat in the attic for 4 years....Finally I got a reason to do it up nice....Now my son Tyler is seven....he wants to stand inside it like its his chariot ....I told him that we cant break the new trailer this soon...lol


    My next step will be lighting the tail light on the bike and two small cat eye turn signal lamps i got off and old Puch allstate motorcycle, that ill put on the rear of the trailer..The wiring harness will connect all the rear lights....
     
  16. Mr.Gadget

    Mr.Gadget New Member

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    Very Nice!!!
    So many different directions the same bike can go. It just depends on the builders tast and vision of the end ride.
     
  17. Infernobyrd

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    I love how clean it looks, great touch with the raccoon tail.
     
  18. Slowrollers

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    Thanks for the complements.....Its not exactly ratty.....

    We have had a weeks full of great weather here and Ive been riding the heck out of this bike ....Ive smoked two gas tanks full and this bike has not had a glitch....It rides very smoothly for a ridged bicycle frame....I can peg the clutch in and coast no handed for a while...Makes all that time greasing the hubs well worth it....also locktighted everything .....most bolts I figured wont ever be coming off were jb welded in.....vibration from the motor and road are minimal....Im glad I took the time to do these things......

    People hate buying Chinese stuff but I will say this motor was easier to performance tune than any German, Italian , Slovak moped motor ive built.....all I had to do is raise the port windows ever so slightly....I do think a 20mm VM mikuni carb would be better than the one I got ,really only because it would pep up the low end and make for easy jet changing.I know the stock intake sucks and the maniac intake will not work , so if i have to build one it will fit the mikuni for a side type intake with a huge air filter.I think will work and look cool....

    I gps top speed @ 32 mph and that feels fast on this huffy,kinda scarey thinking a pot hole could ruin your day/life.......

    later!
     
  19. derekian72

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    love the leather touches on the grips and seat, and that trailer is sweet. I was thinking of doing a mini teardrop for mine.....could you tell me any info on your front brake, I need the exact system to fit around my fender. very nice!
     
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