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owtcast
03-12-2010, 10:52 PM
I was enjoying the first day of sunshine in a coon's age yesterday and my goofball brother pulls up with his new custom. He's always fiddling with stuff (I call it junk) in his spare time and this is his newest creation. It's actually a kit frame he purchased along with various unfinished parts. He said they were REALLY raw.:doh: But anyway, when I saw it I couldn't help but be tickled by it's presence. It's a 3/4 size bike which makes it look crazy small to his 6'4" frame.:lol2: But when he's on it, it doesn't look cramped at all. He did some "fitting" to make it work better for him. Raising the tank, moving the seat back, stuff like that. There is a plethora of engines you can cram into the chassis and he chose a 200cc Lifan single with overhead cam. Looks to be a knockoff of one of the Japanese singles. He said he was going to maybe experiment with an English wheel and make a tailored fuel tank that fit better and followed the lines of the other parts.:shrug: But it works as it is. He got it all registered and street legal too. It'll just 'eek out 70mph if you hold you mouth right.:rofl: But he said he didn't wish to go any faster anyway with a mountainbike shock under the seat as his only suspension in the rear. :lol2:
Bottom line, I thought it was cool as a cuccumber for puttin' around town on.

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr33/TXowtcast/Toys/0051.jpg

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr33/TXowtcast/Toys/Travis.jpg

DaveC
03-12-2010, 11:21 PM
Thats a funny lookin' tank badge.

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr33/TXowtcast/Toys/0051.jpg


:duck:

:lol2:

owtcast
03-12-2010, 11:35 PM
Yeah. I thought so too. I think he was taking that pic with a beverage in his hand... and was worried he might get beer on his camera or something. :rofl:

hardybaker
03-13-2010, 04:46 AM
Too cool! I love the "one of a kind" thing. (and that's the first of that kind I've seen) He's talented too. Very unique. He should be proud.

OldTLSDoug
03-13-2010, 08:10 AM
Nice toy, high in style points. Well done.

JKDGabe
06-16-2010, 04:31 PM
Very cool. Where'd he get the kit? How much trouble was it to get it legally certified?

M38A1
06-16-2010, 04:35 PM
What's his best guess on total cost and manhours for a project like that?

Nice looking little scoot......

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