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Old 02-17-2013, 08:51 AM   #31
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is there a thread on the atc framed cafe?!

I still own an 86 250R quad....such a fun motor. Your atc/cafe bike project has me intrigued.

Also, I'm in GR too.
COuldn't find one that Ted had started, so went ahead and started one on Ted's Frankenbike. Also started one on a Suzuki GT250 "Hustler" we are doing a cafe build on.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #32
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Watching intently...could be the cure to my woes.

Just kidding, Checkered Past Cycles does some damn fine work. Looking forward to this build for sure!

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:34 PM   #33
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Not so sure about that. You know there was a million dollar gov't funded study as to why kids on tricycles fell over. Their conclusion......they tipped over because they only had three wheels.

Have already selected the paint scheme for this one when done. Since the most common use of the servi-cars were by Police Departments, in honor of all who served & road them, it's going to be a Black&White unit.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:49 PM   #34
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I'm putting Checkered Past Cycles on my to do list for day trips around Michigan. :)
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #35
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I'm putting Checkered Past Cycles on my to do list for day trips around Michigan. :)
If you can't make it in a day trip, we also have two rustic no-cost motorcycle friendly campgrounds available.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:38 AM   #36
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If you can't make it in a day trip, we also have two rustic no-cost motorcycle friendly campgrounds available.
I've stayed there!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #37
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With three projects going on, plus customer bikes in for repair, progress has been slow on the 360 Servi-car. But did get a light bar made and found just the right set of nice, wide old school pull-back bars. Sitting on it with the floorboards and those bars makes it very comfortable, could ride it all day. Of course, it may take it all day to get anywhere very far away. WIll have to check the state laws about tinting those driving lights either red or blue. I think we will be ok as long as they don't flash.






Did get a call from our machinist friend last night. He was making the adapters for the rear hubs, so hopefully we will have them today or tomorrow.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:54 PM   #38
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Awesome! I could probably use that tag you have on your handlebars for all of my bikes at the moment
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:06 PM   #39
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Been making slow progress on all our projects between working on customer bikes. Finally got the adapters for converting it from the ATV wheels to a set of spoked wheels.




SO since we had the wheels we will be running in place, giving us the rear axle height and width, we have started up fabing the rear assembly. This will actually be the base sub-assembly. The actual servi-car style box will be built separately and be removable from the sub-frame. And yeah, the sub-frame will not be as long as the pieces are in the picture

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:31 PM   #40
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Leave the subframe long. Give potential tailgaters something to ponder.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:33 PM   #42
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Is a 110 watt alternator going to be enough?
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:56 AM   #43
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Is a 110 watt alternator going to be enough?
FOr those lights in their original configuration......no way. However, the two smaller lights, which are 55/60w headlights, they will actually be, um, marker lights, I suppose you could call them. Plan is to reduce them down to more like something in the 25w range and tint the lense either a red or blue, depending upon what the laws in Michigan would allow on a replica vintage police bike.
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Yea, if you're just going to be running the lights for effect, you could always toss in a second battery. Cool project. Always nice to see something different!

Are you going to carry a cooler of ice cream in case you end up with a bunch of kids following you around?
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #45
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Yea, if you're just going to be running the lights for effect, you could always toss in a second battery. Cool project. Always nice to see something different!

Are you going to carry a cooler of ice cream in case you end up with a bunch of kids following you around?

Ice Cream??? Nope, My target goal/demographics is for a cooler of beer and then cruising sorority lane at the local college.


Hmmm....maybe a pony keg with room for some bottles. Then flip the top up and be able to offer a draft or well drinks????
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