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Old 11-26-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Loboy fat tire

This is a custom 48v 1000w build I currently have going on. Single sided rear axle. I don't usually build a theme bike but this one I am building as a "south of the border" bike. A southern texas-southern Arizona motif. After the build, before the final teardown I put a motor on it to do a speed test to check balance/tracking. I just about have all the components to primer. Then its ready for paint.

Speed test for stability.


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Needs more v-twin.

On a slow day at the shop, my auto mechanic friends slapped together an old motorcycle with no motor, a car battery, and a heavy duty starter motor. It would cover 100 feet in less time than it took you to poop yourself doing it.. Your work is a little tidier.



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Old 11-29-2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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Is the front end eventually going to do to a springer/girder front?

Looks sharp!

That pitchfork should help with tailgaters, eh?

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Is the front end eventually going to do to a springer/girder front?
Looks sharp! That pitchfork should help with tailgaters, eh?
Thanks kneedrachen,
My last 2 bikes were full suspension. This one will be full rigid mainly used for a pit bike at the race track, or parade bike, and a evening neighborhood cruised.


This full bike is ready for paint. I'll will be working on
ventilation to airbrush indoors since the weather is quickly turning cold and snowy.
All of the puzzle pieces are present and ready to move forward. The front wheel 48v1000w is also all set
to enclose in the front wheel covers.
I have a few color schemes rolling around my head. At least i'm at one of my favorite stages.











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Loving the looks as it comes together.

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Dude that is going to be SICK when completed.

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Thanks guys...

Painted and clear coated.
I made the mistake about 15 years ago by making a yearly trip down to
Southern Arizona and falling in love with the terrain and the mix of
American Indian-Mexican motif and artwork.

I have never built a theme bike. Ever. I have never named a bike either.
Being of true Atomic Zombie blood I always build my frames and main components
of my bicycles from old bikes, spare parts and whatever I have laying around that
is weldable. One day cleaning and sorting I came across A few old rusty
horse head drawer knobs, horseshoes, pitchfork, cast metal stars. The Mix of everything
sitting there mixed together gave me a visual thought. It gave me a flashback of all of my
trips down to Southern Arizona and many trips of crossing the border into Mexico.

Since its conception I had many personal bike projects going. This bike had been put on the
back burner many times. Slowly but surely the American Indian-Mexican motif is turning into
the "SOUTH OF THE BORDER LOWRIDER"

3 coats of paint. 6 coats of clear.

For my color pallet I took blue, red, yellow and black and mixed them to make brown.
15% blue
60% red
75% yellow
5% black
and then a teaspoon of brilliant silver.

It's my own color. I call it "Steel Brown". Then I mixed another accent color which is Coco Brown.
I have never painted any bike i've built with brown, so it was a treat to try a unfamiliar color pallet.
All of the pieces are coming together. Mentoring for the High School Robotics Team has just fired up
so I will start reassembly at my leisure. Besides its 10 degrees with 20 inches of snow here. No wonder
i'm dreaming of southern Arizona.


















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Thanks guys...

Painted and clear coated.
I made the mistake about 15 years ago by making a yearly trip down to
Southern Arizona and falling in love with the terrain and the mix of
American Indian-Mexican motif and artwork.

I have never built a theme bike. Ever. I have never named a bike either.
Being of true Atomic Zombie blood I always build my frames and main components
of my bicycles from old bikes, spare parts and whatever I have laying around that
is weldable. One day cleaning and sorting I came across A few old rusty
horse head drawer knobs, horseshoes, pitchfork, cast metal stars. The Mix of everything
sitting there mixed together gave me a visual thought. It gave me a flashback of all of my
trips down to Southern Arizona and many trips of crossing the border into Mexico.

Since its conception I had many personal bike projects going. This bike had been put on the
back burner many times. Slowly but surely the American Indian-Mexican motif is turning into
the "SOUTH OF THE BORDER LOWRIDER"

3 coats of paint. 6 coats of clear.

For my color pallet I took blue, red, yellow and black and mixed them to make brown.
15% blue
60% red
75% yellow
5% black
and then a teaspoon of brilliant silver.

It's my own color. I call it "Steel Brown". Then I mixed another accent color which is Coco Brown.
I have never painted any bike i've built with brown, so it was a treat to try a unfamiliar color pallet.
All of the pieces are coming together. Mentoring for the High School Robotics Team has just fired up
so I will start reassembly at my leisure. Besides its 10 degrees with 20 inches of snow here. No wonder
i'm dreaming of southern Arizona.
Can we get a close up of the wheelset art? It looks pretty dayum cool!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:16 AM   #9
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Loboy fat tire

I picked up some lexan clear for the battery cover side panels.
I cut both sides to fit the shape of the frame. I adhered the
graphics to the inside of the lexan which gives it a high gloss
sheen when looking through the clear. It is so shinny that it's
hard to take a good photo with everything reflecting into it. Even
my ugly mug made its way into a shot.

I set a few pieces of the body together to take a look. It got me
excited for the reassembly process.














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That;s some awesome work!



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