CB360 Servi-car

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by CharlieT, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Duh!

    I can't understand why folks just can't look at someone's project and think to themselves, "Hmm, that sounds strange/absurd/interesting/genius/awesome/stupid/idiotic/something I would never do in a million years. I think I'll watch to see how it turns out," before blasting somebody's idea or coming up with reasons not to do it.

    Onward, I say.....ONWARD with this Madness!! Thanks for doing it.



    :lurk


    (ps, one could just put power to one wheel and the lack of a differential would not matter)

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  2. schnutzy

    schnutzy Been here awhile

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    i second this motion. looks like a fun project, i look forward to seeing it evolve :clap
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  3. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Just got the headlight and driving lights in today. Still waiting on the rear hub adapters. Not real concerned about the reardrive. WHile the original version of the ATC or its cousin, the TRX250R quad may have had difficulty turning, got to rember the size of the rear tires. THe ATC/quad tires are massive width while the rear tires we will be running will be 4.00x19. THe difference in contact patch is substanial. WIth the tiny contact patch afford by the 4.00x19 tires, I think inside wheel grip versus slippage won't be too much of an issue in turning.
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  4. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I read a book about WW1 flying ace and early race car driver Eddie Rickenbacker once. In a pre WW1 Indy 500 race to lessen tire scrub and wear on his outer tires he ran some tubing out to the tires. Through this tubing the riding mechanic would pump oil when the car entered a turn.
    It certainly sounds nutty these days but, back then tires wore quickly and the less time spent changing them, the more time on the track.
    The officials later found this mod and outlawed it imeadiately. Future scrutenerring included checking for oil to tire delivery systems and this put a stop to the whole bit.

    For the trike , well here's your chance to bring back an obscure early 20th century trick. Rig up a resavouir and pump and lines and you can be sure of lessened traction on the tire of your choseing.:muutt
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  5. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Thats an understatement. Since he retired last year Charlie has gone off the deep end.:rofl
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  6. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    SO, old goat, you saying I wasn't off the deep end before I retired??? :clap
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  7. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    You know, thinking about this, virtually all the servi-cars were the old Harley 45's. THey probably had an automatic oiler if you know what I mean.
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  8. MichiganMachete

    MichiganMachete Adventurer

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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.
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  9. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    You know, I think there might be. I think my son might have started one last spring when we first started on it. We got so busy with customer repairs, restos over the summer that all our projects ground to a halt. Will dig around and see if I can find it.

    Probably should start one on the '72 GT250 cafe build, too.

    We got two bikes in the shop now from GR, an '82 CB900c and an '82 GS1100G. Stop by the shop any time for a tour, always got a pot of coffee on and a fridge full of drinks.
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  10. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Well, still waiting on the rear axle adapters. So decided to do some work on the front end. Made some mounts and added some lights. Oh, and a big chrome horn, too.
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    Also dug up some nice wide old school style bars. SItting on it with the floorboards and those bars felt very comfortable.

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  11. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    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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  12. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Watching intently...could be the cure to my :muutt woes.

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

    :lurk
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  13. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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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.:devildog
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  14. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    I'm putting Checkered Past Cycles on my to do list for day trips around Michigan. :)
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  15. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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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.:D
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  16. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    I've stayed there! :D
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  17. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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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.

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    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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  18. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Awesome! I could probably use that tag you have on your handlebars for all of my bikes at the moment :1drink
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  19. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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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.

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    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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  20. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Leave the subframe long. Give potential tailgaters something to ponder. :evil
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