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Old 09-16-2008, 09:32 AM   #41
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This may give you some ideas:
http://www.derringercycles.com/
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:44 PM   #42
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so if they go 50ish, whats really the point? wouldnt you rather be going 80+ down a freeway on a real motorcycle? or am i missing something? is it just for a change of pace, something else to do, etc? is this the same thing as all the pics of the old time boardtrack racers, or were they more beefed up (in terms of power) bikes? note: these are honest questions, not trying to be a smart ass, just trying to get up to speed on this stuff.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:12 PM   #43
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so if they go 50ish, whats really the point? wouldnt you rather be going 80+ down a freeway on a real motorcycle? or am i missing something? is it just for a change of pace, something else to do, etc? is this the same thing as all the pics of the old time boardtrack racers, or were they more beefed up (in terms of power) bikes? note: these are honest questions, not trying to be a smart ass, just trying to get up to speed on this stuff.

speed and power are relative and numbers dont mean shit compared to fun factor,im sure 45mph on 26" bicycle tires is plenty to get the heart racing
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Well, for me its something fun to make and still looks cool.

Also, here in Oklahoma (if I am correct) mopeds (which this would be classified as because it would have functional pedals) are not required to have insurance. I may be mistaken though.

So for me, its something different. Something cheap. And has the possibility IF done right to look absolutely bad ass. Key word: IF
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Don't bother with anything in the 20's. 36 inchers are the new hot set up.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:32 AM   #46
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This may give you some ideas:
http://www.derringercycles.com/

the funny thing about these is that they start at $2000

even more humorous is that that you can build one like that for around 200.


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so if they go 50ish, whats really the point? wouldnt you rather be going 80+ down a freeway on a real motorcycle? or am i missing something?
its just fun to build something so simple, no insurance, no proper licensing.. i got pulled over once on it for no plate one day while cruising around the neighborhood. the cop came over and realized that it was a bicycle with a motor on it and let me go.


its always been my plan to build one that can be ridden on the street like normal, but thats way on down the line.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:43 AM   #47
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That dude is unbelievable. I have never seen anything like that site
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:54 PM   #48
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That dude is unbelievable. I have never seen anything like that site
I saw that machine at Davenport, It is awesome, the man is incredible! It isn't all he's done! Makes me feel so inept, and I have a small machine shop!!
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:25 PM   #49
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Some of the hill climbers used to run with one cylinder removed from
a V-twin. Kinda like the one Roger Goldammer did recently, only not as smooth.


Depends on how authentic, and functional, you want it to be.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:24 AM   #50
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Check out this baby. It's got one of those Chinese 150cc Lifan engines on it. Just exactly what I have in mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kazodL21vtM

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What progress have you guys made?
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:41 AM   #52
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You might want to check this out if you are building a board track racer replica:
http://www.flashbackfab.com/pages/excel00.html
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:10 PM   #53
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Tan: Where in Michigan are you?
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:36 PM   #54
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Does anyone have dimensions for a board track?
I would like to build one so that we can actually see these new/replicas tear some shit up.
Who's got some acreage?
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It would seem like a shame to go to all that effort and put a china or Jap motor in there. Like said above, Brit motors are pretty compact, and relatively in-expensive.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:27 PM   #56
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does anyone make a 26 or 27 inch wheel for motorcycles?

ive been messing with this thing for awhile. its fun, but knowing that im doing 40-50mph on cruiser bike wheels and tires is a little scary.



a full board frame with a less ridiculous motor would be ideal...
This thing is too cool!
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:43 PM   #57
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Ok so I found a pic of a bike I liked. Printed it out and traced over it. I measured the wheels I want to use for the project. They are 26 inch bike wheels. Then I measured the wheels on my tracing. They are 3 inches. So take 26 and divide that by 3. You should get 8.6 repeating or Im an idiot. Now any measurment you need for your project you go back to your tracing. Run the rule across the rail (point A to point B) take your measurment in inches and multiply your answer by 8.6 repeating. Should work right? not perfect but its better then nothing.
If you can get a sketch like this, a lillte clearer, with one good measurement, I can draw up a blueprint for ya in CAD with all the other dimensions. But I ain't gonna draw up a chink or jap motormount!
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:46 AM   #58
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Richard, mate, JAP engines powered Brough Superiors, BT racers and many other motorcycles. They built engines not bikes. English not Japanese dude.
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I didn't mean J.A.P., not hatin' on J.A. Prestwich, those are badass. I ment Japanese, no love for the junk. A custom built bike, all the effort involved, deserves not to be half assed with cheap ass shit for a powerplant. I read something wrong above, been drinkin'.
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