Ted'sFrankenbike

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by CharlieT, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    I was kind of digging the original 'glass seat section.

    I'd suggest looking through the Air Tech catalog and seing if there is anything similar but smaller.

    Personally, I like the RS tail section a little better -- it's not as angular.
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  2. Rich667

    Rich667 Been here awhile

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    thats gonna be an awesome bike for sure! subscribed.
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  3. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager

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    Love it! Subscribed!:clap


    edit: my 2 cents: if it going to be setup in motard fashion, should probably have a long seat and dirt bike stile rear fender...
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  4. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Will be getting a seat from this place:http://houseonfireindustries.com/

    It 's style is kind of hard to describe....a bit of cafe racer, a bit of supermotard, a bit of bits & pieces. :hmmmmm
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  5. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

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    Very cool, but I'm sure the noise and smoke could/did get annoying.:huh
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  6. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Ok, our new seat is on the way, should be here the first/middle of next week. This is what Ted decided on. Can't wait to get it and see how it looks on the bike.

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  7. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Oh also got a headlight mounted. One advantage to using the ATV motor....it comes with lighting coils and it has a minimalist wiring harness!

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  8. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Got the new seat in. Looks pretty good. Tank is just siting on the bike and the seat is held in place with a couple of ty-wraps,but wanted to get a rough idea of how they will look.

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  9. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia tamer

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    That looks fantastic. :clap
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  10. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Well, have finally disassembled the Frankenbike for prep, painting and re-assembly. Decided to go with a traditional mid-80's Honda paint scheme, inspired by the RS750. Before the clear coating:

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  11. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello Charlie,
    this seat looks really nice. :clap
    The colours so beautifully ressamble to Peter Williams' John Player Special Norton (ok, this was just lined in red and blue on a white background, the part of your blue is more prominent on the tank). Peter is an ingenious guy who made that ole Norton compatative for a few years more against a so much more modern opposition! Still sorry for that accident that left him so handicapped! He will always remain one of the heroes of my youth and my over-all motorcycle-life!
    Kind regards, Bambi
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  12. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Well with the summer onslaught of customers and our made rush to get this one done, I didn't get time to post any more on the assembly, etc. But we did get her done, well mostly. Still needs a couple of things.....a horn, the hydraulic fitting for rear brake switch, and a speedo. We have a Trail Tech, but need to come up with a mount for it. once those are done it will be ready for its official police inspection of a constructed vehicle.

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    Planning on getting a some better pics taken of it when we get a chance.
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  13. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    BTW, we did hit our target goal......she came in at 246lbs with engine fluids, but no fuel. We were aiming to get it in at around 250lbs.
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  14. MichiganMachete

    MichiganMachete Adventurer

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    Charlie this totally rules! I still own a 250r quad and love that motor. Even though i didnt know this was possible it was already my dream bike! I'll have to swing by and check it out sometime.
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  15. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    TRX250r, eh?

    :scratch hmmmmm.

    Let see now......ditch the body work and the whole rear axle assembly along with the front tires. Make adapters for the front to run conventional motorcycle rims. Adapt a modern sport bike rear swingarm assembly. Tank seat of your choice. Few other mods here and there. Eat your heart out Can-AM!!!

    Yeah, we could do that. :evil:evil:evil:evil
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  16. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Charlie, it's simply awesome!!! :clap:clap:clap
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  17. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    Anymore pix? It looks good from the ones posted so far, always thought that would be an awesome ride. My boss on the farm had a built 250r trike when I was in school, MANY years ago, it SCREAMED!
    Please post a few more shots, when you get time, thanks.:D
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  18. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Haven't had a chance to get a real "photo shoot" done yet. This is a pic lifted from the Ton-up Ypsi FB page. Won the best of show in the Cafe Racer group.

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    When things slow down in the shop and we get caught up, will work on getting it plated and some nice pics taken.
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  19. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    I've seen enough pics. How about some video!?!? I'd love to hear that 2-smoker run up through the gears!

    Great build!
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  20. CharlieT

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