First blood...

Discussion in 'GAS POWERED BIKES' started by QuickWall, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. QuickWall

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    Ok here goes, though I might make a small thread about my project. First the disclaimers... Yes it's a cheap China engine, yep I read the sticky post.... Safety first and all that.
    This one is a low budget first build. My primary goal is to have fun, finish it, perhaps ride a bit but most of all, finish up with something that looks nice and learn something on the path...

    Still trying to learn how to weld =)

    This is what I bought to start of with...





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    Looks good, I really like that frame!

    BTW, you can upload your pictures directly to your thread without using dropbox. Just clic 'Upload a File' next to the 'Post Reply' button.
     
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  4. QuickWall

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    Thanks! I'm struggling a bit with Tapatalk. Building bikes seems easier than this...
    So when I upload through Tapatalk, they are my third party host?
    Anyway, it worked when I edited my first post. Thanks again!

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    +1 on the frame...very cool.

    Neat project!

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  6. QuickWall

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    The frame looks like it was designed to be motorized, I couldn't help myself =)
    Here's a few more pictures...
    Right now I'm waiting for the headlight from ebay.
    Next up is to (patinate?) (English is not my mother tongue) the front fork and get started on the tank design.

    I'm trying to figure out at way to transfer my logo (same as avatar) to the tank. I'd like to do something else than just spray paint it. Has anyone tried to etch a logo with 12V, salt water and vinegar? I've seen a lot of that on YouTube, mostly on knifes =)


    (Watching these pictures I realize I need to tidy up my garage)

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    Headlight sent from China half way round the world wrapped in plastic, and the glass is broken? Really?

    Now I don't feel so bad making it rust in salt water and scrap metal... [​IMG][​IMG]

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    I've done a head badge with acid chemical etch using laserjet toner printed onto a transparency and ironed onto the metal as the resist. That was copper, though.
     
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    Tried my etching theory tonight, that was fun! 12v battery, salt water and tobacco. (tobacco for me, not the etching part) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Slowest build ever! But I got hold of a really nice headlamp that I mounted today...
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