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

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

  1. Dan

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    Just awesome Slow! Not one thing about that build that ain't suweet. (triple negitive, so is positive, I think. snork)

    Gas gauge, wow. tank cap with fuel gauge If all of us email him an' let him know there is a market..... dunno. but man that thing is cool. I was working on a sight glass one. No where near as cool.

    Did you make your book rack?
     
  2. corgi1

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    well ,I put my e-mail in the box ,we'll see what happens,they have a lot of interesting toys listed on there as well as the gascap,they apear to be in a part of san,francisco that is breaking off and going out into the ocean according to the google map,there look to be some fairly large yellow polly ropes attatched to the drifting part,so they must be trying to save it
     
  3. Dan

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    LOL Corgi. I had to look it up. Am tired and don't see well. Took a second to make out the "yellow ropes" were roads.

    Google maps removed it but way back when you asked for directions from NY to London, it would give you the streets to follow untill you were on the shore and then tell you to swim 3 thousand miles....."

    Now it tells ya; "We could not calculate directions between nyc ny and London, United Kingdom." Bummer


    Sorry about the ramble.
     
  4. biknut

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    I'm really lovin your bike especially the trailer. I used it to email a know it all engineer friend of mine that thinks motor bicycles aren't parctical. I sent him a picture of your bike and this email.

    "Don't you hate this. Right in the middle of when an engineer is explaining to you
    why something isn't practical, some dumb ass that didn't get the memo comes
    along and mows him down."

    LOL

    :ride:.:crash:.girl.:confused:rotfl
     
  5. corgi1

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    lots of nay-sayers around when great ideas come along,just have to believe beyond the negitive sounds,,,,wonder if they jealous,have oil stock,or work for the govt.,,lol
     
  6. kipharley

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    I like every thing you did to that bike!Neat"O"!
    That front brake you added,why don't you get another assy and use it for your rear brake,with a dual pull lever.
    That way you wouldn't depend on that coaster brake for the rear.
    I built 4 Huffy Cranbrooks and had all four rear brakes fail.I wouldn't want to read that you had the same problem with your's.Kip.
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  7. kipharley

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    How can a motor on a bicycle"Not" be practical.It's nice to have the option."To pedal or not".Kip.
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  8. Dan

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    Was thinking the same thing
     
  9. Slowrollers

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    The coaster brake is holding up good so far (knock on wood) Im really not sure why others have said that they dont stop the bike well.....It stops the bike better than some moped brakes Iv had in the past.....Ive put a lot of stop and go miles on and only once did i have to lock the rear wheel up.....person pulled out in front of me....prolly didn't realize how fast a bicycle could go.....lol


    Rear brake is in the making though... I have spent over 700 bucks on this project and have a ton of other projects that need funding.....maybe next spring???


    Thanks for the replies!!!
     
  10. bobby

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    nice build. what motor is that?
     
  11. Slowrollers

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    Its a GT5....

    Im thinking of selling this bike for $500 w/o trailer... available for pick up only in chicagoland....
     
  12. fall_down_stand_up

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    Super nice build,but you need to get double hanger fenders on that thing before one comes loose and causes you to wipe out....
    John
     
  13. Dan

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    John!?!? Is that you?

    Great to see ya buddy!
     
  14. handyjim

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    im jim jim handy mite be intrested in buying it jest built my first bike schwimm drifter want one for son im in aurora naper area
     
  15. crazymike

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    I've been hunting around for one of these, I can't believe they go for 89.00++ on ebay:

    D2 A/M HONDA & YAMAHA GAS CAP WITH FUEL GAUGE 60'S 70'S | eBay
     
  16. F_Rod81

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    Very nice clean build. I like the trailer, but your fuel filter could be turned around.
     
  17. marluzkat

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    Does the rear light work and where can I get one for my Panama Jack build.
     

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