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Old 01-18-2013, 04:30 PM
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Original classic bike build, Sorta, Kinda, Ideas?

Well I sold the Harley Road King last month and I'm missing riding. So it kind of got me rethinking a project that I had originally acquired a Crosley engine for. I'm thinking Id like to build a turn of the century looking bike from scratch but with a few twists. I really like the simple bicycle style lines, Long squarish fuel tanks, and the ole school leaf spring springer forks.

As mentioned I have a good running Crosley 4 cylinder and tranny that I think would make a great power plant. with a change of direction gear box Im thinking I can get the drive shaft to chain drive worked out ok. These bikes tend to be very long anyway so Im thinking I should be able to pull it off and still keep an original looking era correct look. What do ya think. Dooable? Thoughts? Input?

Something like this...

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Old 01-18-2013, 06:22 PM
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Exciting to say the least!

My thoughts - would be to get a newer motor / driveline.
Although they are way cool, from my experience older machines take more time with a spanner in the right hand rather than the throttle tube.

Either way it looks like a great project - I have always wanted to build a 'new' Indian. A current motor with the ye old look.

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Old 01-18-2013, 08:29 PM
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Sure like the idea!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:02 PM
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I love the idea. I saw something very similar at a car/bike show years back with, if I remember correct, a morris minor engine and trans.

I have to disagree with bru21 though. A bike like this needs an old mill that ticks away like a sewing machine. And just because it's old doesn't mean that you spend more time wrenching then riding. A few minor upgrades, like electronic ignition and maybe a slightly more modern carburetor and you can run the miles down without trouble.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:40 AM
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Ed Roth built a trike using a Crosley 4.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:43 AM
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I remember that bike because he narrowed a springer front end.http://www.aeclassic.com/rothtrikes/mailbox.html
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