Wanting to build a motorized stingray in WI!

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  1. ody

    ody New Member

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    Hi everyone I'm new here and happy to have found this forum. I'm looking to build some old style muscle bikes into motor bikes. I have a few schwinnish frames in the bike pile waiting to become cooler than the mere bicycle. If anyone has pictures of bikes don up like that I'd love to see them.

    I have some experience with modifying bikes. My buddy and I have made a few big chopper bikes welding and bending the frames by hand and hes also build a board track style motor bicycle that i have been nagging him to finish.

    Thanks in advance for all the help.
     
  2. Dave31

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    Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us.
     
  3. Deadairshow

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    Welcome to the Forum! I built this bike (my first) off of a 1978 Schwinn Stingray frame this past summer. I now have just under 400 miles on the motor and she is still running very strong. I just repacked the rear wheel, cleaned the carb, re tightened the clutch, and put a new exhaust on the bike.

    My Specs as of Nov 6th:

    Frame: 1978 Schwinn Stingray Scrambler

    Wheels: 20'' 48 spoke coaster brake rear, 20'' 48 spoke front

    Fork: Bikedesigner.com 20'' straight springer fork

    Tires: Kenda 20 X 1.95 tires

    Pedal Drive: 34 T front 18 T rear

    Engine: Grubee Starfire Gen II-A 50cc (48 cc) Slant head, Rubber Mounted

    Engine Drive: 11 T Front 36 T rear with 415 chain and no tensioner

    Tank: Stock 1/2 Gallon

    Exhaust: Spooky Tooth Skyhawk Expansion Exhaust made by Grubee (with about an inch to spare from rubbing the front tire)

    Carb: Stock

    Air Cleaner: Stock

    Spark Plug: NGK B6HS (So much better than the stock plug)

    Spark Plug Wire: Napa Fiber Wire and boot

    Odometer Reading: 392.7 miles


    The pictures I have posted are from the completion of the bike.
    Tinker away! .wee.

    -Danny

    "He who knows best knows how little he knows"
     

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    rkorson4209 New Member

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    They are fun to build and drive, but kind of a pain to maintain.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. ody

    ody New Member

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    Deadairshow great bike, that's exactly what Im looking to do straight springer maybe even an extended one. I'm looking to do a bit of a 60s chopper bicycle with a custom molded in gas tank. Any issues with tires? eventually I'd like one with a whizzer motor and I know its going to need moped rims and tires. I think I might build one of theses instead of revamping my moped this winter.
     
  6. Deadairshow

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    No issues with tires. I was able to put on a 2.125 semi slick on the rear as opposed to the 1.95 and I still have a little space so the chain doesn't rub on it. Any updates on your end?
     

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