Tortuga Bikes Home Made Long Bike

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by suvete, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. suvete

    suvete New Member

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    Here is my newest project. Hand made forks/frame/intake/handlebars/exhuast. Gas tank being made to fit in the frame. Used kit tank to take for a 5 mile test ride on first start up. Ready for tear down for paint. Color? Any ideas.
     

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  2. buba

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    now you're talking

    that's something to admire and appreciate toooooo cooooool!!!!!!
     
  3. glennbo

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    looooooooooooong is cooooooooooool
     
  4. azbill

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    nice !!! (^)
     
  5. suvete

    suvete New Member

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    Thank you for your comments. Lot of metal cutting and mig welding. Just lots of fun!.flg.
     
  6. Powertool

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    Very cool looking ride, how long is it ? How dose it handle ?
     
  7. 2door

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    Betcha can't make a 'U' turn on a narrow street :)

    Nice build. Let us know what color and show us the finished product. Great work.

    Oh, and I vote for black. Paint or powder coat?

    Tom
     
  8. suvete

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    Well its about as long as my FAT BOY HARLEY and i can turn around on that. It is more stable than a stock beach bike but you cant stand up un the crank. I was thinking about having it powder coated black? THX!.
     
  9. Lowandslow

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    I'm liking the long bike theme. I'm kicking around ideas for a new build and the boartracker thing is so overdone that I really want to push the boundries for something long and low. Did you bend the tubing yourself? I need to get a tubing roller so I can fabricate my own frame. My idea involves a motorcycle engine in a handmade stretch frame build with a suicide shifter. As far as your frame paint color, I myself would go for something non-typical. Your frame is too nice of work to just put a black paint job on. I would consider clear powdercoat over the bare steel or maybe a rust color patina finish.
     
  10. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That thing looks killer!!! But is it as heavy as it looks?
     
  11. wheelbender6

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    Awesome. Low and aero!
     
  12. Maxvision

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    LOVE the look of your bike...looks like it's broken the warp barrier...and getting sucked into a black hole.
     

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