Le 'Rapidement'. Bored tracker.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Wildebeest90210, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Still not doing any actual work yet but still collecting parts ready for winter. Got a really nice stop lamp and a scalloped, grilled cast ally headlamp for not a lot.
    God bless those little chinesey people!


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    AllBlak Been here awhile

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  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Been here awhile

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    Great thread. I built a motorized bicycle with a kit motor, springer front and drum brake. It was fun making faux oil tanks and such. I did no cutting or welding. Just bolt-ons. I look forward to following your build.
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  4. Wildebeest90210

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    I've just picked it up again and f#cked up the rear engine mount. Back on it tomorrow with some pics.
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  5. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Rear engine mount done to get up to the 35mm tube on the frame replaces stock on the right.

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    Easiest engine transplant I ever did...Front mount to do yet but it's in.

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  6. JagLite

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    It's 2017 already, what's new with the tracker?
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  7. Wildebeest90210

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    Getting the Metisse ready for big shiny bike show but I will be making up the flat tank for this in the next two weeks, honest!
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  8. Wildebeest90210

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    It's back, had lost interest a bit. The first pic is one I did for the Ebay listing I was planning but then I thought, most of the bit's have been bought and it's just work left really so why not put the effort in and finish it off.

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    So I've started off with the tank. In ally as it's easier to work, it'll have fuel in the front and a battery and stuff in the rear. Frame and tank will be bright yellow I think.

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  9. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    Where did you get the spokeless wheels? I really like them. BTW, How do they work?
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  10. waylongway

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    Haven't you ever seen full floating suspension.......? :smile6
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  11. JagLite

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    It's called air ride when used on a bored track racer :D
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  12. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    When I was a young dope smoking Advrider (60 years less than a century ago), I did a lot of full floating suspension and time traveling.
    It's such a cool little bike.
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  13. Wildebeest90210

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    I'll only be able to ride it on sunny days when barometric pressure is over 1025mb, coincidentally when I'm able to squeeze in to my vintage leathers due to air pressure assistance :hmmmmm
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  14. YamRZ350

    YamRZ350 Been here awhile

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    Well, this thing is really cool. Glad you didn't get rid of it, happy to see you put it together.
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    more koolaid Been here awhile

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  16. JagLite

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    I want to build a frame soon and I think a moped vintage bike will be an excellent candidate.
    I bought a tubing bender that I need to learn how to use.
    I really like the V-Twin Honda lawnmower engine with the fan ducting removed.

    So many ideas, so little time. :D
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  17. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Might be worth considering electric power for a build like that... Really opens up the riding possibilities... Nothing like quiet for keeping a low profile...
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  18. Wildebeest90210

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    The company I got the frame and forks from do these two.
    http://www.forgecustomcycles.com/index.php

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  19. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    Good news . Here in Houston, we are waiting on Tropical Storm Cindy. Get this...it won't be Sunny but we are at 999 MB. Only 26mb to go. Better make it a wet suit instead of leathers.

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    By Analog , 49cc Ducati powered.
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