Everybody needs to modify one to ride it. The bikes look awesome, but the raked fork steering geometry is similar in safety to being a Kamikaze pilot in a Mitsubishi Zero during WW2.Sounds like an awesome plan! I've always wanted one of those OCC bikes since I was a kid, but I would need to modify one so I could ride it now.
I have one so far back on the burner that after you turn the knob, the gas would take a month to reach the burner.
It is a motorized project, but not the normal variations. I have an early 1960s opposed twin Lawson Power Products 2 stroke with a crank fired points/battery/Harley coil ignition. I may mount a vintage bicycle generator on the engine for lighting and charging purposes.
To make it safer to ride I am using the hydraulic fork off a Peace Captain America chopper. Looks great with the 24" front wheel and goes downhill like a dream.
It uses a chrome centrifugal clutch (for now at least) and a Rupp mini bike sprocket. No crank sprocket, it uses a vintage Shimano Disc Brake where the sprocket was. I am going to use a 24" MTB rear wheel to do the same up front. The disc's will screw onto the threads where the sprocket goes.
No pedals, they are now highway pegs.
A super size Persons spring seat (for the solo rider only) and the Peace chopper Z Bars are the other 2 points of rider contact.
It is going to be transferred to a Sunset Orange Metallic Schwinn tribal frame with all the decals removed.
I built Mini Fatbob tanks for it with a 160 mph VDO speedometer so I do not break a speedometer drive by going too fast.
It is only a mock up right now so I will be redoing almost everything I have done so far.
It is in storage right now and no photos. I may get it out soon though and if I do I will put up a build thread on it even though it may not get built right away. I have 2 or three musclebikes ahead of it.
Thanks for listening to my inane babbling.