Hacked and Wacked Rat

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I purchased a seat, handle bars, hardtail, tail light, pipes and pods, other wise I re used original parts, or hacked stuff laying around the shop. I mounted the Battery, switches and electronics in an old 7.62mm ammo can. I cut out all the wiring except for the ignition/charging system, and headlight/taillight.

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Mounted an old sportser peanut tank. Got a fender off a buddy’s trailer, and made struts out of my old coondog’s tie out chain. I cut off the passenger pegs and used them in place of the originals. I kept the stock headlight, speedo, and handle bar controls, minus the turns signal and horn control.

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It is dirty, leaks oil, is missing 4th gear, and some of the welds look like bird shit, but I wanted something different and I think I am going to ride it just the way it is.

Ryan

Comments

  1. Guy says:

    As long as your dog can still reach it’s water bowl…take it for a ride son!!!

  2. Piute says:

    All Bad A$$ Dogs mark there spot ,You Go DOG

  3. tadd442 says:

    Better hope the po-po take it easy on the no-horn thing!

    Looking good, I’m jealous!

  4. fanoboss says:

    I dig it. You did an awesome job. 1 critique, the bars look a little out of proportion, you could trim off 2″ inches off of both sides and make it a stellar ride. ride on !!

  5. Fabbastard says:

    Rough is good, and if the boat floats, sail it.

  6. johnlaw says:

    fanoboss, that might be the highlight of my night, wish I thought of that myself. The handle bars feel great but look odd, I think I will get to cutting!

    tadd442 thats enough out of you………..

  7. johnlaw says:

    and thanks for the pipes and fender….couldn’t have done it with out ya!

  8. fanoboss says:

    @ johnlaw, thank-you sir. It’ll be a more sporty feel also.

  9. johnlaw says:

    took 2 inshes off each side and got my mushroom grips installed. Looks tits!

  10. Kalill says:

    Hi Ted, I am using the same spring seat that you have, mine dosent move much, their are very hard when I drive, yours are soft when drive? Can you show me how you install them? Thanks… Great bike…

  11. sean from boston says:

    i like that you built it yourself it looks good, but the bars are a bit big and the welds looking like poop thing would scare be but as long as there strong ride on with the rubber down bro

  12. Johnlaw says:

    I cut up the frame and tacked the hardtail in place, then I had a buddy who welds for a living do all the important ones on the frame. Did everything else myself with the old Hobart 140, it does a decent job but I wouldn’t trust it for the frame welds.

  13. sean from boston says:

    good I’m glad to hear there good and strong then hell enjoy the freedom of it!