the custom cub....

Discussion in 'Scooter Projects' started by scubabiker, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    well its been a while folks...
    very busy these days...
    my business is registered, been busy ish with the custom cub..
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    hows that?
    ive done more since, im not good at getting pics though....
     
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  2. twodogs

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    will they allow you on the highway with them tyres
     
  3. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    yeah, road legal tyres.
    so to recap, ive chopped the back end off,
    removed the 17 inch rim,
    fitted an 18 inch rim to cub hub,
    trued above mentioned rim (can you beleive i got it to only 3mm runout by eye before i trued it?!)
    then scratched my head as to the next step...
    i need to redevelop the swingarm somewhat as the wheel needs to be all the way back because of the huge tyre....
    also im wondering about the front light, im going for an old school 50s style scrambler look....
     
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  4. scubabiker

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    in addition to this ive been very busy with work.
    ive been doing the final touches to a 79 kawa Z1300 6 cylinder...
    and a whole heap of other stuff
    have a speedfight LC motor to build that came in yesterday..
     
  5. Stevep

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    'bout time you showed your face again, was wondering where you'd gone:)
     
  6. scubabiker

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    busy busy these days mate, any time i have on the pc is usually cut short because of little buttman...
    ooh i have a new bicycle, well tricycle, its a HPvelotechnik scorpion FS26... super machine, costs a bit but i got it funded and its been well used already....
     
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  7. Tamiyacowboy

    Tamiyacowboy Pippa's Owner

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    maybe one of those kepspeed +4 swing arms that should give you a little freeplay on chain tensioners.

    50's style scrambler : 6inch round metal lamp retro fitted with led units to keep amp draw to a very low , grab some metal/plastic grate and place that over front to give that rugged 50's styling of offroad use ;) . if not something like a square rd125lc front lamp thats a kinda old school look but plays with the squared front from the two down forks and triple clamp use
     
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  8. scubabiker

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    im not really into buying parts for a custom bike, takes the fun out of it....
    i had a play with square lights and they just looked wrong, i think a round metal one is the way to go, like old brit bikes have...
     
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  9. Tamiyacowboy

    Tamiyacowboy Pippa's Owner

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    yeah buddy but instead of buying one, i had a thought ......... your also a car man to, those ford escort rally front lamps, they what a 6-8 inch build and you could just gut the rear out and slip a led blub in ;) . mounting wise , fork clammps in that A style and build/weld a bottom plate so you can bolt direct to. that way you can angle left-right and tilt up down to set the light pattern for mot passes ;) . plus some come with that plastic grate effect, so a quick spray in some silver wouldnt look far wrong .
     
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  10. BunnyMum

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    I like how this is progressing - love the knobbly tyre on the cub frame :cool:
     
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  11. Petey

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    Scuba you are a legend mate the front end on and nobbleys haha I want to take it track hit some 30 footers haha.. Honda club 50s/90s are the best mopeds ever made hands down with the crunch box.. take a beating like no other, don't really know these bikes but look splitting imagine of the Honda club
     
  12. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    Yeah its just a copy of a honda cub, most parts fit over.
    Not done anything lately as been so busy with other peoples bikes....
     
  13. twodogs

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    are you going to stick with the 110 engine
     
  14. scubabiker

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    No, its got a 140cc engine in it already...
     
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  15. scubabiker

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    Which will get tuned
     
  16. scubabiker

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    Look, I actually took a picture!
    You can follow this build better on www.facebook.com/hcmotors
    Lots to do still but its taking shape!
     
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  17. BunnyMum

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    that's looking sweeeeet!
     
  18. Tamiyacowboy

    Tamiyacowboy Pippa's Owner

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    See if you can find an old CG 125 rear swing arm buddy im sure the old c90 rims fit it and it would give you a little extra clearing on that rear rubber boot fitted . trawl the free adds and mainland breakers yards for a cheapy, i will have a word with my guys over hear see if they have anything laying around that could be shipped over to you on the cheap
     
  19. Spaz12

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    Looks friggin cool asf. Love the Showa forks!
     
  20. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    Where is the fun in buying parts?!
    Thanks! See if you can get yourself an old passport/cub/ct you can still get them cheap over stateside. A cheap ct is well worth buying!
     
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