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Moto-Muscle. Done!

Discussion in 'MUSCLE BIKE BUILD OFF 2013' started by Joosh, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Joosh

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    Well, the build off is starting soon, and I cant wait any longer to post the idea! I have had this Target Moto-Bike for about 6 months, I was primarily using it as my "party bike". I put an ihome in it, some light up valve caps, and some bmx bars. Now, i feel the need to change it up a bit. This build off was the perfect excuse!

    This is how it was:
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    It should be fairly simple to lower it, put on a longer fork, and find some ape hangers. here is how it looks without the shock:

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    Not to bad! I'm planning on putting something like a piece of wood or a tube in place of a shock, to keep it low.

    So I am limited by my teenage bank account, and my inability to weld, but otherwise, Give me some suggestions!

    Thanks,
    Josh
     
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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    This is going to be one of the craziest muscle bikes out there! Which 2 of the three criteria will you be doing? Or all three?

    Luke.
     
  3. Joosh

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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    I'm looking to do all 3, as long as the the existing seat counts as a banana seat!
     
  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    Sounds good! Really looking forward to seeing ape hangers on that thing!

    Luke.
     
  5. Joosh

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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    AAAAHHHH I cant wait much longer! I got some apes, a sissy bar, and a longer, rigid fork today. So exited!
     
  6. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    Not long Josh! :D

    Luke.
     
  7. Joosh

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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    It has BEGUN! Instead of using a plank of wood as the shock replacement, I decided to modify a bit of an old seatpost. It'll be much stronger, and look a lot better.
    Here it is:

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    Pilot holes drilled:

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    Now to crush it a bit to fit in between the mounts.

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    Whats really funny about this frame is the complete lack of limiters or safety measures. the wheel will easily move this far:

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    Now its mounted:

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    This is how it sits:

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    The tire clears, but once you sit on it, the plastic frame bends, and rubs really bad.

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    I dont want to raise it at all, so I'm going to have to modify the frame a bit.

    More updates soon!
     
  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    Slammed! :mrgreen:

    Luke.
     
  9. Joosh

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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    Yep! Im buying a longer fork with much more trail today as well. it should give me a bit more pedal clearance, even though I will get shorter cranks anyway, so I can, you know, pedal. :D
     
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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    GIT TO BUILDIN!
     
  11. Joosh

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    Ok, so I took off the Plastic cowl bit, And it looks WEIRD! But it brings up a possibility. How do you guys think it will look with just a banana seat attatched at the top Mount hole to a sissy bar in the back?

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  12. Joosh

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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    So I got the fork today. It looks good with the bike! I will obviously cut off the brake mounts and repaint it, but thats all after I mock it up.

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    I think I'm going to use just the padded seat portion of the fairing, and have it span across the mounting hole on the blue part, to the sissy bar I have for the back.

    This is my awesome photoshop skills at work:

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    The sissy bar:

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  13. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: [Muscle Bike Build-off] Moto-Muscle!

    That could work, whatever you do, it will be one-of-a-kind! 8)

    Luke.
     
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    Got the fork on; I also got a fit FAF tire from a friend to use on the rear. It is a 2.35 white wall, and it looks great!

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    Just clears the chainstays.

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    Put a skinny 1.85 on the front and got the apes installed. looks pretty good!

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    Now I just have to work out how to mount the seat.
     
  15. GuitarlCarl

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    Maybe swap that solid tube you put where the shock was...
    with a longer curved tube pinched in the right spots to mount the same way...
    with the curve extending up to the seat mount... ( just thinkin' out loud :) )
     
  16. LukeTheJoker

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    It is coming together!

    Luke.
     
  17. Joosh

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    I might try that later, but for now, I think I will use the silver mounting thingy from the fairing to mount the seat. It looks pretty right and the seat is at a good angle.

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    The really hard thing is going to be mounting the sissy bar with the disc brake in the way. The caliper is directly above the axle!
     
  18. LukeTheJoker

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    Do you need to fit a sissy bar? I assume that mount is designed to hold your whole weight from the factory anyway, might be easier just to leave it off...

    Luke.
     
  19. Joosh

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    Yeah, but its all in the look! :mrgreen:
     
  20. LukeTheJoker

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    Have to agree there!

    Luke.
     

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