Cut-Weld-Drive Forums

Cut-Weld-Drive Forums (http://volksrods.com/forum/index.php)
-   The Cutting Board (http://volksrods.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5)
-   -   Motorcycle Thread (http://volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8918)

bugdust March 23rd, 2008 07:15 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
My first street bike was a 74 Honda CB360 in 1984. :love:

Dress for the crash, not for the ride.:thumbsup:

busguy71 March 23rd, 2008 07:29 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
lol my first bike was a '73 CB350F or 4 or whatever the four cylinder 350 was called. Never got it running right with the 4 carbs, but put a nice paint job on it and sold it. :(
Back in the day my uncle had the same bike as you and rode it from Georgia to CT!

matthewsuckerpunch March 23rd, 2008 08:33 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
i think its alot of peoples first bike, its a good starter

max16v March 23rd, 2008 08:35 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Hey p-nor, just got home a little bit ago and got the bike resting in the garage. Pretty stoked about it and got my buddy to really want a bike now. :thumbsup:

ThrasherBill March 26th, 2008 11:05 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by p-nor (Post 303923)
not much you can do about the carbs if it's been sitting for that long. you should have it running just in time for winter.


I pulled the carbs apart tonight and cleaned out the little bit of varnish that was there. They weren't nearly as bad as I expected. Reassembled and added some fresh gas and she fired right up! I'm going to change the plugs and oil tomorrow night and hopefully if the weather holds I'll be able to take a spin around the neighbourhood :dancing::dancing::dancing:

max16v March 27th, 2008 09:37 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I've already ordered a bunch of new parts for my bike and got a rebuild kit for the carbs (4), new throttle cables, all brake new brake lines.. the works. :dancing:

Hopefully I should get mine running in just a couple weeks. I've already taken it around the apartment complex a couple times to give me even more motivation that I already have, to get the bike on the road. :thumbsup:

road_dog March 27th, 2008 03:30 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 304621)
I pulled the carbs apart tonight and cleaned out the little bit of varnish that was there. They weren't nearly as bad as I expected. Reassembled and added some fresh gas and she fired right up! I'm going to change the plugs and oil tomorrow night and hopefully if the weather holds I'll be able to take a spin around the neighbourhood :dancing::dancing::dancing:

Outstanding!!!

Another one brought back from the Dead. Snatched from the Very Jaws of the Crusher.

Glad to hear you got it running and will soon have back in the Wind!

ThrasherBill March 27th, 2008 03:44 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Now if the weather would make up it's damn mind! :yelling::yelling::yelling:
In the last 4 hours it has pissed rain, snowed, hailed, got windy, now it's almost sunny.

V8Transporter March 27th, 2008 08:48 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
The eighteen seconds it rained yesterday were a real hardship, what with the sun popping out afterward and causing the roads to steam for gosh, maybe another six minutes. :hmm:
And it was really awful here today too, the temp plunged into the seventies and most of the folks around here wore socks with their sandles.:crybaby: I rode my Triumph to the VA and nearly got a chill from wearing my summer gloves and no jacket liner. Is it this bad everywhere?:wink::wink:

ThrasherBill March 27th, 2008 09:00 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Hey V8T... SUCK MY ASS! :yelling::yelling::yelling:


:grin:

The temp today topped out at 42 :finger:

hal March 28th, 2008 06:46 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 304826)
Hey V8T... SUCK MY ASS! :yelling::yelling::yelling:


:grin:

The temp today topped out at 42 :finger:




tea bag 'em Bill:hmm:











:funny:

Spyke March 30th, 2008 07:07 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spyke (Post 279760)
The hardtail (a VERY early mock up):
http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/MockUp_4186.JPG

Haven't done nearly as much work on this bike as I'd like lately but it's progressed some since my last post here. It's even further along than this now but no pics yet.

http://www.teamyikes.com/hardtail.jpg



Quote:

Originally Posted by gravguy (Post 287046)
i guess im alone in the love for old cafe bikes-- crotch rockets just don't cut it for me:Idunno:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i8...0/CIMG1753.jpg

Nah, you're not alone. I like cafe bikes but also have a soft spot for "crotch rockets"

http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/Progress_2462.JPG

That's a 160 Monza Jr. I'm working on. The project has stalled lately but it's further along than that. Bad pic but it's about all I have right now. Pearlescent silver with straight black.

http://www.teamyikes.com/TS1.jpg

I'm also starting on a 250 that's going to be a 350 but it's not far enough along yet to show pics.

Redman76 March 30th, 2008 07:12 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Here is my DNEPR that I picked up a while back. Its a mix of Russian parts but thats pretty standard.

It should be pretty nice once I have the time. But for now its getting cleaned and shipped home.

http://www.russianiron.com/forums/in...showtopic=9156

Cheers

Ryan

V8Transporter March 31st, 2008 08:25 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Man, you guys are touchy out there. If it makes you feel any better, there were (some) clouds today and the striping on my fairing took almost two hours to dry. :crybaby::crybaby:

Nice bikes! If everyone had at least two, it would be a far better world.:dancing::dancing:

bustedknuckles April 2nd, 2008 11:02 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KurseD (Post 303156)
not big on the color scheme, but the bike looks tits none the less, love it man...

Quote:

Originally Posted by mkparker (Post 303163)
Very nice bro!!


Thanks for the compliments you guys. I wasn't sure about the color at first either. It started growing on me but I guess that doesn't matter because I am going to start ripping it apart to do some other stuff to it and it will get some different colors. I am going to rebuild the engine, new carbs. change the rear drum brake for a hydraullic one. Put a different rear fender and sissy bar on it and a few other odds and ends. I am thinking of a matte brown and a matte white paint scheme. What do you guys think?

Scott H April 7th, 2008 06:24 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
A few of the bikes seen at the ECTA land speed runs at Maxton, NC this weekend:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1.../100_6977b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/100_7010.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/100_7017.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/100_7044.jpg


Short, shitty video of a bike run, click to view:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...h_100_7124.jpg

road_dog April 7th, 2008 04:39 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
WOW, a Beezer and a Trumpet.

I would have loved to see them run.

V8Transporter April 7th, 2008 08:10 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
How fast did the BSA run? Flatheads and Brit bikes, you gotta love `em.:dancing::dancing:

Scott H April 7th, 2008 08:14 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I didn't get to see it run.
In a week or two they'll post the run sheet on the website: http://ecta-lsr.com/

bustedknuckles April 10th, 2008 12:29 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I keep looking at that BSA. I really like it. The triumph isn't bad either but that BSA is definatly sweet.

Redman76 April 15th, 2008 08:43 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Has anyone ever run cherry bombs on their motorcycle. If so what do you think?

I was packing up my 1959 Dnepr and started day dreaming about a flat black bike with two red cherry bombs on each side...

Yes...no...?

max16v April 15th, 2008 10:36 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Any pics of the bike as it is now? I have a huge fascination with '60 and older bikes (not sure if you posted a pic yet but I'm too lazy to search through all the previous pages of this thread :funny:).

The black and red contrast is ALWAYS cool in my book. Try photoshopping it? Do you have a stock exhaust on your bike right now? I know for most bikes if the exhaust is changed, the motor will have to be tuned accordingly.

gt brain April 15th, 2008 11:38 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Redman76 (Post 308355)
Has anyone ever run cherry bombs on their motorcycle. If so what do you think?

I was packing up my 1959 Dnepr and started day dreaming about a flat black bike with two red cherry bombs on each side...

Yes...no...?


Did that exact thing to my 550 honda. It has a nice throaty tone. Didn't have to screw with the tuning too much and it allows me to blast by the local PD without any trouble for being too loud.

Redman76 April 15th, 2008 12:14 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I posted a link. Its all in pieces which is the way I got it. I plan on putting it together but I would like it be powder coated first

Here it is the day I went to pick it up in Austria:love:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...PB110504-1.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...PB110508-1.jpg

I cant believe I stuffed the whole thing in my Nissan!:dancing:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...PB110514-1.jpg

And a few pics once I got it home...
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...PC260133-1.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...PC260136-1.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...PC260131-1.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...er76/500-1.jpg
I would really like to see how far I could get this to look like a bobber but a side car really negates the whole concept.

oh well Ill just keep dreaming of that cherry bomb
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...addy-caddy.jpg

max16v April 15th, 2008 12:24 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Oh shit! I remember that bike... and that sidecar. Kick ass bike! :love:

Mitch Bergeron (sp?), that dude that builds custom bikes, has his shop setup a couple doors down from my work. I took a stroll there on my cigarette break to see what new bikes he's got sitting out front. Turns out he built a chopper with a sidecar/seat (yes, a chopper!). Redman76, the whole bobber theme with a side car would be a fresh (and freakin' sweet) sight to my eyes. I say do it since I have never seen one done like that. :thumbsup:

One of these days I'll snap a couple pics of Mitch's bikes.

ThrasherBill April 15th, 2008 12:37 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
:hmm:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...e/bikerain.jpg

ThrasherBill April 15th, 2008 12:39 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
That reminds, got my Clubman bars on :thumbsup::grin::thumbsup:


http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ike/kzback.jpg

Tanglefoot April 15th, 2008 01:04 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I just finished a book that all you guys should read, if you haven't already - it's called Leanings by Peter Egan, a columnist for Cycle World. It's a compilation of stories he's written over the years. Amazing writer, great stories, and some wonderful bikes. After finishing it, all I wanted to do was get a classic bike and hightail it off on a road trip adventure.


[/threadjack]

Ryan April 15th, 2008 07:07 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
i picked up a new battery for my bike today.

word to the wise for those that plug their bikes into a trickle charger.... get one that shuts off automaticly.... i fried a battery that litterally drove the bike about a mile total. i just left it hooked up... and it cooked

mkparker April 15th, 2008 07:08 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Has anyone ever run cherry bombs on their motorcycle. If so what do you think?
Not mine just an internet pic.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...4t/58b0_12.jpg

Redman76 April 15th, 2008 07:09 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Im thinking about building it in AZ so I can go fenderless. Its a 750 engine so Im hoping that it can turn some seriously larger tires with a nice thick white wall.

If I ever get photo shop I might whip something up.

Cheers

Ryan

Scott H April 16th, 2008 06:16 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tanglefoot (Post 308408)
I just finished a book that all you guys should read, if you haven't already - it's called Leanings by Peter Egan, a columnist for Cycle World. It's a compilation of stories he's written over the years. Amazing writer, great stories, and some wonderful bikes. After finishing it, all I wanted to do was get a classic bike and hightail it off on a road trip adventure.


[/threadjack]

I've had that book for a couple of years now but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I've always enjoyed reading his columns.

JiI April 16th, 2008 08:01 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Now I want one... thanks guys....:grin:
I do have a 1981 400 Hondamatic in the garage a friend gave me. Never did anything with it yet.
Jeff

bustedknuckles April 19th, 2008 12:37 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crack monkey (Post 308481)
i picked up a new battery for my bike today.

word to the wise for those that plug their bikes into a trickle charger.... get one that shuts off automaticly.... i fried a battery that litterally drove the bike about a mile total. i just left it hooked up... and it cooked



Same thing happened to me. I had to buy a sealed battery for a suzuki DRZ 400 and they wanted 175 and 150 in town at two different places. I bought one on ebay for 55 shipped:dancing:

matthewsuckerpunch April 20th, 2008 08:50 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
that bike with the cherry bombs is on the jockey journal, its called the dirt rocket and they guy messed around with it and it looks fuckin sick as balls now..

mkparker April 21st, 2008 05:40 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

that bike with the cherry bombs is on the jockey journal,
Yeah, I shoulda posted and "after" pic too, so here it is!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...t/cb550014.jpg

V8Transporter April 21st, 2008 06:09 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Hey, nice bobber. I like the new and improved rake on the front end:dancing:..looks like it's doing about ninety-six miles per hour sitting there. I was wondering what happened to the seat from my brother's Sting Ray that went missing back in the sixties. Bike looks slick. I like to see out-of-the-Harley-box thinking.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Scott H April 22nd, 2008 06:21 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mkparker (Post 309430)
Yeah, I shoulda posted and "after" pic too, so here it is!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...t/cb550014.jpg


:love::love::love:

ThrasherBill April 23rd, 2008 01:41 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Passed my parking lot/skills test this morning! :dancing::dancing::dancing:
I still have to take the road test so for now I basically still have a learner's permit but the supervision and speed restrictions are lifted. So now I can ride by myself just no passenger and no riding at night. At least I'm legal for riding to work now. I can't get the time off work for the road test until May 21 (they only book roadtests on Wednesdays :Idunno:)

hal April 23rd, 2008 01:51 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 309960)
Passed my parking lot/skills test this morning! :dancing::dancing::dancing:
I still have to take the road test so for now I basically still have a learner's permit but the supervision and speed restrictions are lifted. So now I can ride by myself just no passenger and no riding at night. At least I'm legal for riding to work now. I can't get the time off work for the road test until May 21 (they only book roadtests on Wednesdays :Idunno:)



congrats dud:thumbsup:



















Canadian road pizza, coming wright up :licklips:

ThrasherBill April 23rd, 2008 02:07 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hal (Post 309963)
Canadian road pizza, coming wright up :licklips:

Thanks for the vote of confidence :thumbsup:
Don't worry Hal, I've got my good luck balls on my keychain! :funny:

ThrasherBill May 5th, 2008 08:31 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
8 minutes of 2 wheeled fun!

bustedknuckles May 5th, 2008 11:24 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Thanks for the vid. They looked like they were having a lot of fun.

Mikelrome May 6th, 2008 06:49 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
1 Attachment(s)
Man, Two weeks ago was a sad day in my world. I sold my Choprocket. It started life as a Yamaha Maxim 650. This bike rode so smooth lots of power and just wild looking. I wish I had known you guys have MoJo cause I have a balance disorder that caused me not to ride any more. at least not the Choprocket. No front brake, long rake. Any hoo Here she is.

Mikelrome May 6th, 2008 09:19 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
1 Attachment(s)
Some of my three year olds friends Bike

Tanglefoot May 6th, 2008 12:22 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 312251)


Hahah, that looks crazy. Thanks for sharing!

Check out this video too - who says scooters can't be fun?

mkparker May 6th, 2008 12:49 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Nice scoot Mike! Lack of balance is just one of our many disorders around here!! Sorry you had to let the bike go. It looks like a handful with that fork.

trikertroy May 6th, 2008 01:53 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Just so you know, Mike, 3 wheels are more fun then only two wheels.. Thats a nice looking bike..:bow: Trikes like a lot of rake too...:grin:

p-nor May 6th, 2008 06:56 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
some parts of that video kind of freaked me out bill. it's kind of like a man-on-man-on-man-on-bike gangbang. and not in a good way. :blink:



:funny:



the rest of it is cool.:thumbsup:






paul

Mikelrome May 6th, 2008 07:08 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Any one builing one of thoes mid engine trikes / I bought a build manuel and it looked like a good plan

trikertroy May 6th, 2008 07:11 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Yeah,, thats Badass!! :funny:

Mikelrome May 6th, 2008 07:15 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
That's what the guy call it "Badass trike" He sells his stuff on e bay. The trany setup is cool. It takes two trannies one is just a spacer the other has the gears.

mkparker May 7th, 2008 05:53 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
It's kind of the "Swedish Trike" thing...check 'em out.
Swedish Trikes

trikertroy May 7th, 2008 06:13 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Yeah, I know,, the builder is a friend of mine.. He offers a good quility frame and all the stuff you need to make the conversion,, and his prices are reasonable.. :bow:

max16v May 13th, 2008 06:25 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Noticed a film crew and a wicked rat rod hanging out at Mitch Bergeron's custom chopper shop, which is only a couple doors down from my work. I had to be nosey and see what the commotion was about. Turns out he was selected to be on CMT's "Chopper Challenge" who came from Nevada (assuming since the license plates on the film crew's car was from Nevada) to film.

I took a picture of the rat rod (actually a whole bunch but since this a motorcycle thread theres a link at the bottom of this post for the rest of the pics of the rat rod) and a pic of the bikes that were in front of his shop.

Here's the rat:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...c/IMG_0128.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...c/IMG_0129.jpg

I didn't get any good pics of Mitch's shop since I didn't want to interrupt the filming but I took a quick pic of the bikes, and a camera man in the background:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...c/IMG_0150.jpg


Here's more pics of the pick-up

mkparker May 13th, 2008 06:31 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Thanks max!!

max16v May 25th, 2008 04:40 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Today I finally took the bike on the street and burned off any carbon on the plugs. :dancing: I'm definitely impressed how well it runs and how quick it is for 30+ year old bike. I'm going to do s'more riding around tonight to kill some time.

Here looks today with a bobbed fender, Lucas taillight and some blinkers:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...ike/cafe66.jpg

I think it needs a larger diameter (18") rear wheel (16" on there now) to give it more of a euro cafe look.
Whaddaya think?

p-nor May 25th, 2008 05:01 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
very cool sheridan!:thumbsup: i think a 18" rear wheel would look better on it for sure. that's why i gathered up the stock (but disc) wheel for a future swap. you could probably unload that 16'er on the jockey journal to some chopper dood. heck, if you're up for some big time shit, get a pair of acronts and lace up the stock hubs with some s.s. spokes. it's not hard to do. it's nice to hear that it's terrorizing the streets again.





paul

bugdust May 25th, 2008 05:23 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I welded up a set of custom pipes for a friend's Triumph Friday night. I didn't get pics but I will take some next time I'm over there. It's actually the second set for this bike. The first ones stuck out too far.

Feuer_kampfer May 25th, 2008 06:22 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
3 Attachment(s)
I just sold a 360 honda.....wanted to make a bobber out of it, but.....my contribution....

bugdust May 25th, 2008 06:29 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
My first street bike was a '74 Honda 360 in 1984:love:

Steve White May 25th, 2008 06:46 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
yamaha xs650 ...rumour is that its pretty quick :huh:

http://www.bratstyle.com/custom/57/P51800182.jpg
actually I don't know if its just a fancy engine stand or a display item or what but there is no sign of an attempt to make it functional. Sure makes ya do a double take at first though.

max16v May 25th, 2008 06:55 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by p-nor (Post 316951)
very cool sheridan!:thumbsup: i think a 18" rear wheel would look better on it for sure. that's why i gathered up the stock (but disc) wheel for a future swap. you could probably unload that 16'er on the jockey journal to some chopper dood. heck, if you're up for some big time shit, get a pair of acronts and lace up the stock hubs with some s.s. spokes. it's not hard to do. it's nice to hear that it's terrorizing the streets again.





paul


Thanks Paul. Feels good to be riding again. I was hoping to just get a rim and spokes and lace it up with the stock hub. Should work, right?

Clue me in on what the deuce these are: acronts :Idunno:

No luck on google.

p-nor May 25th, 2008 10:06 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
i spelled it wrong, they're akronts. it's a brand name of aluminum rims. pretty much the standard for cafe wheels. you can also get did or borani rims but akront is the larger name.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AKRON...spagenameZWDVW





you can get stainless steel spoke kits and rims from buchanan.

http://www.buchananspokes.com/








paul

max16v May 27th, 2008 02:17 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Paul, the web site helped a bunch although I don't know much about ordering the rims. I really really want to throw a 19" rim on the rear to match the front and also with similar matching tires. 19" might be a tad extreme but I dig the look and me being 6' 2" could probably still reach the ground.

Does anyone have any good info/ advice on ordering spokes and a rim that will match the hub? I'm seriously damned clueless when I stare at all the numbers on the site. :wacko:

ThrasherBill May 27th, 2008 02:53 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I want this bike and it's in my neighbourhood!

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/mcy/693699865.html

It's possessed by Satan!!! :panic::panic::panic:

:funny::funny::funny:

mkparker May 27th, 2008 02:57 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Here's a "how to" that was mentioned on the Jockey Journal.

Spoke wheels

KurseD May 27th, 2008 03:44 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
dude that was the funniest thing ive read in a while, thanks for sharing. nice bike too. my dream bike is a 73 or 74 z1 900 original paint (candy brown & orange, or candy green & yellow)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 317476)
I want this bike and it's in my neighbourhood!

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/mcy/693699865.html

It's possessed by Satan!!! :panic::panic::panic:

:funny::funny::funny:


Driveway Jewelry May 27th, 2008 04:29 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
well guys, my VW has been on hold because i have ben working on this bike so much, so here is it:
I finally got to ride her for he first time this weekend. i need to finish some things up but it was awesome!! I brought this bike home in boxes!

In all her glory.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/DSCF3357.jpg

Here is a good view of the stripes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/DSCF3358.jpg

Cockpit view
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/DSCF3359.jpg

You might be able to see the green a little bit better here.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/DSCF3360.jpg

I saw these grips at the store, total cheese, but I love 'em
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/DSCF3361.jpg

I originally did the gauge housing in black, but I really like that bronze from the wheels, so i had to take them apart and redo it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/DSCF3362.jpg

Starts on the first or second kick usually! Still needs some tuning though.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/DSCF3386.jpg

Here I go around the block!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/DSCF3396.jpg

Sorry that was a lot of pics.

ThrasherBill May 27th, 2008 04:34 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Beautiful bike, but where's your brain bucket and jacket? ATG,ATT.

p-nor May 27th, 2008 04:35 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 317466)
Does anyone have any good info/ advice on ordering spokes and a rim that will match the hub? I'm seriously damned clueless when I stare at all the numbers on the site. :wacko:


they should be able to help you on what to order. you'll want a rim that is drilled for whatever hub you're using. from there you'll need the correct length spokes. they should be able to tell you what you need.

building the wheel is the easy part. you can put it together so it runs out decent and take it to a shop to true and tension. or you can do it all at home. i used to just use the forks on my bike to true the wheels i built for my mountain bike. it's not perfect but it's close.





paul

Driveway Jewelry May 27th, 2008 04:58 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 317512)
Beautiful bike, but where's your brain bucket and jacket? ATG,ATT.

I was only going about 10mph. I wear my helmet when I ride, and if i get it going this weekend I will have it on for sure.

ThrasherBill June 4th, 2008 07:17 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Just heading out the door to go for my final road test. If there is any surplus in the VR Mojo Bank I could probably use some (not a lot, just a little :unsure:) I'll report back in a few hours.

ThrasherBill June 4th, 2008 10:08 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I PASSED!!!!!!!!


:dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::danc ing:

jkien65 June 4th, 2008 10:14 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Nice Job Bill.

Mikelrome June 4th, 2008 10:19 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tanglefoot (Post 312365)
Hahah, that looks crazy. Thanks for sharing!

Check out this video too - who says scooters can't be fun?

I just saw this.
My wifes friend in Clai. wanted me to install cabinets. Her husband wanted me to get His "scooter" running. I got the thing going he jumps on it and drives the shit out of it like The guy in the vid. I could not believe that thing ran so hard. one of his friends did some things to the engine. crazy

ThrasherBill June 4th, 2008 10:19 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Thanks! I got 2 demerits, 1 for not shoulder checking a right turn and 1 during a U-turn. I signaled right off the road and forgot to signal left as I did the U-turn. Other than that the tester said it was one of the best test rides she'd seen in a while.

Scott H June 4th, 2008 10:22 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 319325)
I PASSED!!!!!!!!


:dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::danc ing:

Congrats, Bill. :thumbsup:

KurseD June 4th, 2008 11:52 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
congrats bro... i go for mine in a couple weeks... soon as i get the xs painted and back together for inspection...

crazyman_stanley June 18th, 2008 02:38 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeff___H (Post 149401)
If anybody is still looking for a project, here's one I'll sell for cheap. It's a Kaw KX650sr...

Hey jeff, what year is that kawa?

bustedknuckles June 19th, 2008 12:13 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Congrats Bill

crazyman_stanley June 24th, 2008 12:01 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
heres my new project...musta decided that the other two werent enough:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...y/P1070370.jpg

HeidelbergJohn4.0 June 24th, 2008 04:14 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikelrome (Post 319328)
I just saw this.
My wifes friend in Clai. wanted me to install cabinets. Her husband wanted me to get His "scooter" running. I got the thing going he jumps on it and drives the shit out of it like The guy in the vid. I could not believe that thing ran so hard. one of his friends did some things to the engine. crazy

Hell yeah, I ride my 50cc Aprilia like I stole it 90% of the time. Runs out of stem at about 75 mph but it hauls the fuckin mail around town, screaming like a banshee the whole time and it still gets over 100 mpg.

max16v June 27th, 2008 05:41 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 308399)
One of these days I'll snap a couple pics of Mitch's bikes.

I finally got some good pics of Mitch Bergeron's bikes today when I had a couple free minutes. If anyone is a fan of Easy Rider stay tuned... Oh, and a quick warning to our fellow 56k members.

Here's the chopper he built, and won with, for the Chopper Build off on the Discovery Channel:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../bergeron2.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../bergeron3.jpg

This thing is fucking sweet.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../bergeron5.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../bergeron1.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../bergeron4.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../bergeron7.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../bergeron6.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../bergeron8.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../bergeron9.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...bergeron10.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...bergeron11.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...bergeron13.jpg

max16v June 27th, 2008 06:32 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Got more work done on the Cafe bike yesterday. Tore apart the front end and got my new fork boots and HL ears on.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../assembly2.jpg

Also got my set of vintage Tommaselli clip ons today so I can ditch those stupid clubmans.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...lliclipons.jpg
I'll strip 'em down tonight and get those suckers powder-coated.

Spyke June 29th, 2008 08:42 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 325464)
Also got my set of vintage Tommaselli clip ons today so I can ditch those stupid clubmans.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...lliclipons.jpg
I'll strip 'em down tonight and get those suckers powder-coated.

Isn't powdercoating going to be too thick? Gotta make sure the throttle tube is still going to move freely on the bar after the refinishing is done.

p-nor June 29th, 2008 10:01 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
yah, either have them tape the inside of the clamping area or plan on grinding all that off before they'll fit.

what did you end up doing with the mirrors that were on the bike?







paul

max16v June 29th, 2008 10:49 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by p-nor (Post 326006)

what did you end up doing with the mirrors that were on the bike?







paul


I got some new vintage styled grips and had to cut those fuckers off with an angle grinder. I tried loosening the set screw but with no luck, out came the cutter.


I was planning on powdercoating the clip ons since chroming was pretty much unanimously voted as a too expensive route and powdercoating was the cheaper - yet durable method to go with. I really would hate to just paint them black; too bland.

max16v June 29th, 2008 10:53 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crazyman_stanley (Post 324526)
heres my new project...musta decided that the other two werent enough:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...y/P1070370.jpg

I just noticed this post.

What's the plan for the bike? How does it run, or does it? Good luck with the new project. :thumbsup:

crazyman_stanley June 30th, 2008 06:25 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
thanks man. Im plannin on bobbing it. Gunna hafta be creative cuz I've never seen any of these bikes that werent stockers or cafe mods. No real chops or bobbers, at least not that looked good IMO. I've got it stripped down to the frame and drive train right now, rebuilding part of the frame so that the seat will be lower. Im going to rebuild the tank, build a new seat and rear fender, rebuild the exhaust, convert the front end to single disk, new headlight and bars. Oh and Im hoping its gunna work...gunna make it part VW. Building a custom intake and gunna run my 30/31 pict carb. haha
eventually new wheels and paint.
I know, alotta plans...but i've had some time to think it out

KurseD July 3rd, 2008 11:12 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
this shit keeps following me home, s far mostly xs650 stuff 3 frames, 5 motors, 7 rims, tons of other misc assorted stuff...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Chop/pile1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Chop/pile2.jpg

cool vintage yamaha tank

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Chop/pile3.jpg

later this weekend going back for two more truckloads, honda 350s and other misc piles of stuff this time...

Mikelrome July 3rd, 2008 11:34 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
2 Attachment(s)
I like them old toaster looking tanks. I have a 60s tank I'm using on my 250 cafe project.

crazyman_stanley July 6th, 2008 06:55 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
a quick update on my customizing:
Ok so imagine this with a tank, seat, headlight, and rear fender and you'll be imagining what the bike will look like
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...y/P1070382.jpg



And heres some shots of some nerdy guy tryin out a couple different bar positions

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...y/P1070386.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...y/P1070388.jpg

max16v July 6th, 2008 07:38 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crazyman_stanley (Post 327938)
words and pictures

IMO I'd go with the ape hangers if you want a cool bobber style but the factory wheels and stock seat kinda throws off the "look". My vote for a set of drag bars would look good.

edit: It's probably best to choose the handlebars based on your comfort level. If you want to go riding for a couple hours, make sure your arms and posture how you want it. If it's just a bar hopper, than it really doesn't matter riding position or comfort really.

ThrasherBill July 6th, 2008 08:58 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
http://www.vimeo.com/1293085

crazyman_stanley July 7th, 2008 06:21 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Yea I agree about the wheels and ride comfort. I like the ape look but I dunno if ill go that route since Ill be using it to commute. Ill prolly have a few different sets of bars that I can change out for different rides. Oh, and I hate the wheels but i have em and they dont cost nothin. Id like some wire spokes but not in the budget for now. Im thinkin about sandin off the finish and polishing them up to a high sheen so they aren't quite as lame

crazyman_stanley July 7th, 2008 06:25 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 327949)

haha
what the fuck is that all about? just posting it to get the word out on 'ride to work day'?

ThrasherBill July 7th, 2008 07:56 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crazyman_stanley (Post 327976)
haha
what the fuck is that all about? just posting it to get the word out on 'ride to work day'?


Yup.

EVOlyn July 8th, 2008 05:18 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
My new substitute toy while Evolyn is on hold...

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...0/shadow-1.jpg

crazyman_stanley July 8th, 2008 07:05 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
whatsup with evolyn?


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ALL text, images, graphics and content herein are Copyright 2002 - 2020 Three Pugs Design - Cut Weld Drive Forums