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      Mini Bike built mostly from spare parts!

      I posted and deleted this thread earlier today as it kept dropping photos. Trying it one more time.

      I am waiting on parts for a couple of projects and decided to clean up my shop. Then something shiny caught my eye. I have been squirreling away *cough..hoarding..cough* lots of parts for years. Turns out I had nearly everything I needed to build a mini bike and after all, these parts would take up a lot less shelf space as an assembled bike than if they were on the shelf, so really, what choice did I have??

      I started by bending up some tubing

      Last edited by Ben Modified; 06-23-2020 at 03:55 AM.

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      I can see the picture now.

      In to see how this goes.

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      Then I laid out some of the parts that I have. The forks are from a Yamaha BW200. The factory frame is from a Honda NH80 scooter. Wheels/tires/engine came from Northern Tool over the years.



      After a lot of measuring and tack welding on a make shift jig I have the beginnings of the bike. The seat is from a Kymco scooter and most of the other smaller pieces were on hand. I still need to bend up some tubing for a seat support and there will be some more bracing to the down tube before it is ready for a ride.

      Last edited by Ben Modified; 06-23-2020 at 03:58 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      I can see the picture now.

      In to see how this goes.
      Thanks for letting me know!

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      The rear brake is from a Yamaha R1 parts bike. I just need to make a bracket to hold the caliper.



      Last edited by Ben Modified; 06-23-2020 at 04:00 AM.

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      So far, this is what I have got. I will mount the seat next and go from there.

      Last edited by Ben Modified; 06-23-2020 at 04:02 AM.

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      That would get me in trouble way too quickly
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      I want to follow the insanity that I'm sure these photos represent. Stoked for them to get fixed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ben Modified View Post
      Looks like the photos dropped out again. Anyone have any idea why this keeps happening?
      Google Drive is a ****ty image host?

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      Quote Originally Posted by x(why)z View Post
      I want to follow the insanity that I'm sure these photos represent. Stoked for them to get fixed.
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomgli View Post
      Google Drive is a ****ty image host?
      Truth... All I see is a circle with a minus sign... Sighhhh...

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      I am going to weld these two bare steel nuts equipped with 4" bolts to adjust the engine position for chain tension


      Last edited by Ben Modified; 06-23-2020 at 04:27 AM.

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      I see photos! I'm sooooo happy

      Looks like yet another epic build... Do carry on, please

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      Quote Originally Posted by boogetyboogety View Post
      Truth... All I see is a circle with a minus sign... Sighhhh...
      Edited: photos available now. This looks nutty in the best possible way! Another awesome project OP! No small turbo lying around by any chance?
      Last edited by chopWet; 06-23-2020 at 09:37 AM.

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      if the bike is 0.00001% awesome of the little van, it is going to be worth it.
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      I sent a note to Admin for help with the photo issue.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ben Modified View Post
      I sent a note to Admin for help with the photo issue.
      LOL nobody works here. Host your photos elsewhere. Google is not a valid photo host for this forum.

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      Quote Originally Posted by freedomgli View Post
      Google Drive is a ****ty image host?
      Picasa was good. Then Google had to interfere. And now we only see street signs.
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      Started working on a way to mount the seat. I bent up a piece of tubing to fit the underside of the seat. This will become part of the frame with a hinge to the seat.










      Just need a support in the front now





      All of the metal to the rear of the rear wheel bearings will be removed once the frame is done.




      Last edited by Ben Modified; 06-23-2020 at 04:29 AM.

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      The pictures are showing up now for me.

      That's going to be awesome! Just make sure to mount a kill switch up at the handlebars, in an emergency you don't want to be reaching down to find that key.

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      Awesome!
      I like your use of a clutch/torque converter rather than just a centrifugal clutch—works much better. I had one on my old Motoskeeter as a kid and it was great.
      I’d recommend you don’t cut off the piece of frame behind the rear wheel bearings—use it as a platform to stand on for wheelies!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jettaboy1884 View Post
      The pictures are showing up now for me.

      That's going to be awesome! Just make sure to mount a kill switch up at the handlebars, in an emergency you don't want to be reaching down to find that key.
      Thanks! And yes, the kill switch sounds like a great idea!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dirtmvr View Post
      Awesome!
      I like your use of a clutch/torque converter rather than just a centrifugal clutch—works much better. I had one on my old Motoskeeter as a kid and it was great.
      I’d recommend you don’t cut off the piece of frame behind the rear wheel bearings—use it as a platform to stand on for wheelies!
      HaHaHa, I had just cut it off 30 minutes before I saw this comment! Oh well, it was just something that I quickly attached...crooked etc. I can always weld something on.

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      Front support for the seat framework is in place as well as some additional down tube support. These will be fill in with sheet metal for a scooter look. The brake lever/cylinder is from the R1 and will be floor mounted.






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      It's a chopper scooter! You should bend up some small "Ape Hanger" style bars for it to complete the look.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pnuu View Post
      It's a chopper scooter! You should bend up some small "Ape Hanger" style bars for it to complete the look.
      That's the plan! I hope to bend up a set in the next couple of days!

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