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Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... #719538
12/20/17 10:28 pm
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Smackinthemiddle, NJ
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What to build....what to build. I know... How about 1/2 a Piaggio MP3 and 1/2 a Suzuki GN400. Hmmmm: Puki 400? got a pretty nice ring to it! Lets do it!

Step 1: get a Piaggio. Cut off the front end.
Step 2: get a Suzuki GN 400 (preferably 2 of them)... strip and cut off the front end and chuck it.
Step 3: scratch head, figuring how to get them together.

Picts coming!

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Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #719540
12/20/17 10:39 pm
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cut Piaggio, cut Suzuki, first mate "look", close-up, and on its feet!

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Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #719597
12/21/17 1:09 pm
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Oh Wow! You are one for a challenge aren't you! The on-its-feet pic looks good - I like it. If I can ever finish Project 39-1/2 maybe I'll haul it down there and we can go for a ride.
Al


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Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #719626
12/21/17 5:25 pm
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When I saw the title and the author, I was fearful of what I may find when I opened the thread........

At least my worst fears were not realized........It was not some mad scientist project to hack Porn Hub....

Instead it was just another Frankenbike.........


laughing


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Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: Rich B] #719650
12/21/17 8:23 pm
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Puki? Suzuggio? But don't pay any attention to me - I'm not good at naming bikes - hence "Project 39-1/2".


Al Eckstadt
Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #719667
12/21/17 11:03 pm
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I've got a Honda Express destined for True Grits 50cc Rally glory.
Trying to work out in my head how I can make it into a recumbent...


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Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #719734
12/22/17 6:28 pm
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I go to the Davenport, Iowa motorcycle rally every year, usually around Labor Day weekend (end of August for you non-Yanks.)
There is usually a group of guys who bring mechanical "contraptions" there, all are runners.

Motorized bar stools, bicycles with a motorized trailer mounting a small engine to push the bike, steam-powered bikes,
rough-looking old truck bodies mounted on new chassis and running gear, stuff like that.

Always a fun weekend. It is amazing what ingenuity can create !

Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #720156
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I finally got the frame sections fully welded. The bottom right side loops into the downtube, to clear the single exhaust pipe. The original Piaggio had four tubes going back to the chassis. I have 1 at the headsteady, #2, just under that, #3 and #4 on the side gussets, 10" long each, and #5 #6 are the lowers. Should be solid enough. Also shown, the little Dynamo pit bike got a HD bung and cap, so on with the skull logo. THIS way, I can say that I honestly use a DYNA (Dynamo) as a pit bike. lol

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Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #720504
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Frame now done. now to get it built up! Main body is a 1980 GN400 Suzuki. Anyone have a right side frame sidecover? ebag has tons of left side.... but no rights. go figure! thanks

Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #721298
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Chassis fully welded now. Wheel painted and new rubber installed. Going with a full black / silver motif! got that last coil mount welded in. PROGRESS!

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Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #721319
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Originally Posted by rocketscientist
Frame now done. now to get it built up! Main body is a 1980 GN400 Suzuki. Anyone have a right side frame sidecover? ebag has tons of left side.... but no rights. go figure! thanks


the reason you don't have a right side cover is because that's where the battery was, and when the final owner took the cover off to unsuccessfully charge the battery he never put it back and the cover was lost.

i have a little honda CL100 missing the left cover. the battery is on the left, and there are bags of right sidecovers on eBay from the breakers, but no left covers, because the final owners lost them all.



i have no idea what i'm doing.
Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #721400
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Left side covers for T150s are hard to find used, I suspect for the same reason.


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Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: rocketscientist] #721880
01/13/18 12:53 am
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showing off the tilting front end. seems to be pretty well balanced. Removed the "stand up" lock stuff, too complicated. holds on side stand well, and centerstand of course.
Going to install the engine Tuesday - thats the plan anyway......

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Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: Rich B] #721943
01/13/18 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Rich B
When I saw the title and the author, I was fearful of what I may find when I opened the thread........

At least my worst fears were not realized.....



Yeah, no classic bikes were hurt in the making of this thread ! laughing


Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

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Re: Its time for a"winter" project - Gawd help me..... [Re: RF Whatley] #722559
01/19/18 2:17 am
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Originally Posted by RF Whatley
Originally Posted by Rich B
When I saw the title and the author, I was fearful of what I may find when I opened the thread........

At least my worst fears were not realized.....



Yeah, no classic bikes were hurt in the making of this thread ! laughing


Sir: with all due respect.....a 1981 Suzuki GN400 is a classic.....to someone.....somewhere I mean.......... LOL

Engine IN to the Piazuki!

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