Another bike build! In this case it's actually a rebuild of a 3/4 scale Indian Bobber that a friend of mine built about 15yrs ago. Based on a custom frame, it's powered by a 10ish HP Tecumseh single-cylinder, which sends power through a belt-driven Torque Converter. Lots of homemade parts and custom fabbed pieces on the bike make it pretty cool as is, but it is in need of some love and attention.
The plans include:
Redoing the tank covers
Different paint on fenders and tank
Rework some wiring layout
Retrofy the engine to look even more vintage
Custom inner gas tank (you'll see in the pics below)
Increase the top speed to somewhere around 50-60mph
Here's after a little dis-assembly:
You can see there the outside tank is really just a two piece cover that hides the inner plastic tank and wiring HQ. The plan is to replace this with a custom fabricated steel tank, and rebuild the tank cover(s) to be more structurally sound and prep them for the new paint color (still undecided on colors...)
The various Tank Cover bits laid out. The old green paint look way better in the photos than in person. There's splotches, drips, cracks, etc... that all need to addressed.
At this point, I can start doing some work on the drive system to try and wring some more speed out of it. I have no plans on changing the motor, so I need to work on gearing it up for better performance.
It's quite the sight driving up and down the road like this:
Should be a fun project, not a whole lot of fabrication; mostly the little stuff like getting a working horn, charging system, brakes, clutch, and cosmetics.
Inspiration when it was built was WW2 era bikes, so I'm going to stick with that for the re-do. Looking at Indian paint schemes right now.