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Old 08-22-2009
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Well, heres what I have been working on in my spare time.

Yamaha frame, hardtailed, and a 656cc briggs twin 20hp..

Heres a pic of it a few weeks ago, I have gotten farther on it, just havent got to taking pictures of it.

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sick i like it whats gonnna be the transmission? just a little 90degree jackshaft????
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Old 08-22-2009
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I have a Comet Torque converter on it, Running into a 90 gearbox, and then to shaftdrive...

Its probably a bit cumbersome, but i can always switch to chain drive if I want.




Chain, belt and shaft drive lol. I was going to just run the torque converter to the gear box directly, But I did it this way so I could change my gearing if I wanted. If it doesnt work out, I will change it out to chain drive.


Before someone asks, I'm not using those headers, I had built those for something else before I decided to build a bike with it.

I started the bike the other day, bumped the throttle a bit, the bike tried taking off, We had two people hanging on to it, and bent the crap out of the bottom shaft out of the box. So I've put in a bearing on the other side of that shaft, I thought it might need it before, but for some reason didnt do it.

Its a fairly torque-ey engine, And by the way it was trying to take off the other day, I think it will run just fine.
I have found one or two bikes built with similiar briggs engines, reported to run top speed of 100. Which I would be Tickled for it to run that fast.

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thats pretty sick man. keep us updated
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I will, I hoping to have the tank mounted tommorow.
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haha sweet! now that different for sure,
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I want one of those front disks. I have the solid disk would love a "vented" one.
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i'd love a rear disc..
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100mph! that could kill someone!..i like it!
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100mph! that could kill someone!..i like it!
Haha, Thats what I said.
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That is rat bike. I will follow the progress. I want to see the finished product.
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Great start. That thing is awesome!
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Found a solo seat for it,
Heres it with the tank sitting on it with the seat.



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haha sick man!
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lol sweet i wish i had more spare time to build fun stuff like that again
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Some updates,
Switched out the tank for a the correct tank that will fit much better.
Started fabbing a fender from scratch, its a simple flat shaped fender.





Today, I started on the Exhaust
Made the flanges,

Started cutting and fitting the pipes together from the mandrel bend kit I ordered.


Also, on the way,
I'm ditching the yamaha headlight for one of these.

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kick *** man! its coming along
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Thanks!
Its coming along, a bit slow. But its coming.

I'm taking my time, doing my best to do everything right.
No half-assed shenanigans for me.
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hell yeah! same way with my trailer.. trying to get the right materials and tools to finish it
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Very unique! Cool!
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More exhaust work today, Got it all tacked together,
From where it stops, I'm going to run down the bike about to the jackshafts, and then put turn outs on them.




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So is this considered a motorcycle or minbike?
Is that a vanguard?

Post it up on diygokarts.com
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So is this considered a motorcycle or minbike?
Is that a vanguard?

Post it up on diygokarts.com
I'm considering it a motorcycle.

And it is already on that site!

Its not vanguard, Just an IC Opposed 18.5 twin.
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thats a nice one. a project like this is very interesting in leisure. but that should come toa perfect powerful ride at the end. then i can start with the second
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I'm considering it a motorcycle.

And it is already on that site!

Its not vanguard, Just an IC Opposed 18.5 twin.

My god...it never clicked. You use the same name there.
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