Sunday, June 6, 2010
While moving I found some good old stuff in boxes.
Check it, this is like 2002 or something
These are some little chopper motorcycles we built for people using Honda Elite motors. They were so much fun cause I wasn't old enough to drive but I could ride a scooter, by using the Honda Elite it had a title for a scooter.
The one my brother is riding was a customers bike, the one I am on was personal ride with the money tank and little hayes disc on the front. It was more BMX bike then anything.
Well, This is where it started
Suzuki 1979 GS550
My brother and I first built a single sided swing arm and put the 15 x 11.5 inch Mickey Thompson Drag slick on the back, then we had to build some pipes and an intake.
This was a sketch of a concept of the pipes which we never did, it ended up being myself with a 30 pack of Hamms beer on a Friday night at the shop. I never figured out why the pipes were so odd looking once they were done, some how they bolted back up if you took them off. The pipes ended up being 4 in to 2 with flame shooters.
We cut the tank for the down draft carbs to sit in the pocket, its kind of a cool picture with the drawings my brother did.
This bike almost killed me so many times, even while we were filming the Discovery Channel Show Biker Build Off, the tire only had like 10 psi so it would roll over when your turned, if you put any more pressure in it, it became to square to lean the bike around a turn.
So with so little pressure in the tire, when she would start hopping it was like riding a out of control beach ball at 75+ mph!