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Old 09-08-2008, 10:30 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any dimensions of an original board track racer? Kinda wanted to work on something in my spare time thought it might be fun to build one close to the originals.

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Old 09-08-2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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Go to a site called motoredbikes. A lot of guys are building replicas of Old Cyclones- Racycles etc. Put what ever engine you want on it.
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been surfing through that site a little. Not a bad place... I just wanted some blue prints, maybe, of the main lines and angles. If someone had atleast a backbone length I would figure out the rest of it through trig
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Contact Dale Walksler of "Wheels Through Time" museum fame. He's got some in original, raced condition and is awesome to talk to. I think he might be willing to entertain your questions.

Good luck.

Also, search the JJ forum for "handmade motorcycle" - neat video.
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:18 PM   #5
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Sweet! Good idea! I've actually got that site book marked.

Thanks! I'da never thought of that!
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You will dig this guy
http://flashbackfab.com/pages/excel01.html
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:52 AM   #7
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Hell yeah, I read every page of that last night!

Great work!

I also like where this one is going

http://www.autocycles.co.uk/index.htm

but there hasn't been any updates recently, and the B&S he's using just looks gawdy.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:09 AM   #8
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this is what I want to build!

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That Merkel is awesome ! Where did you find it ? Looks to be 2 - 3 feet tall ? I'm guessing - love it too!
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Sounds like your hell bent on making your own frame. More power to ya there. Been having trouble making room to just modify my own stuff.

Another option would be Paughco. They started making two board track frames early this year. They look good and for the famous great Paughco price would be a good starting point..o2

Oh, and no I dont work for them.....

P.S. Just looked at them again. The second one is nice but the first one needs a new rear end.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:34 AM   #11
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I'll check out there frames. Thanks for the advice.

Here's another I'm loving right now
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that is sweet other than being clunked up by the 69 number tags
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That "Iron Dinosaur" may have run at the Davenport Iowa Vintage races a week or so, (unless it's a smaller version) I'll check.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:14 PM   #14
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I think the affordable boardtrack frame made by Paughco is gone. The only one I can find is the one they're making for U.S. choppers selling for about 2,500 bucks.

Getting exact dimensions for a frame can be a pain in the neck. Unless you get a complete cad file with dimensions you'll still end up making your own drawings.

I'd start with the wheels and draw the rest in from there. You can get it exactly how you want it.

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you have a pretty dead on profile of the flying merkel there that you say you want to build like.

obviously the frame will need to be changed to suit whatever motor you throw in there so you need to design from scratch anyhows...

get a blank piece of paper, motor and wheels to scale on it, wheelbase what you want and start sketching in the gaps, or do you want someone else to do that for you aswell?
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This was posted on here along time ago,...don't know if any more progress was made.
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:45 PM   #17
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Thats pretty cool! Wish I could read some of what it says on there. Do you know what thread that was?
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This bike did run at Davenport and hauled ass.They did not baby it and yes that is why the number plates are on it.It either finished first or second but the beer was flowing so I cant remember for sure....


There were quite a few homebuilt replicas running around at Davenport check some pic posts from there for ideas.More board trackers than I have seen any where else in the world....


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I'll check out there frames. Thanks for the advice.

Here's another I'm loving right now
That is Dave Kafton's bike. A homebrew machine.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:55 PM   #20
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That bike is pretty nice.

I'm having a hard time to find what engine I want to use. I haven't got the dough to build some old OHV twin. Wish I could find an old JAP 500 single, but thats pretty hard too. Modern twins cost too damn much and are way to big. Briggs motors are a joke, may work but look like shite while doing it. I did find some tillers that ran a skinny single, but I'm havin a hard time finding them. Any advice on that?
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