Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Last Project "The Mini Rig"

Flat drags!
 My last project was a mini bike that I built for my friends mini bike poker run that he calls "Biggin Bash".  We ride our minis in a little poker run on the main road.   Then we all ride to a camp ground and have field events like a circle track race and flat drags.  It's loads of fun and mini bikes are a blast to build.  The one I built was a old Ruttman frame I was told, that I bought as a complete bike on Craigslist.  I only used the frame and wheels, everything else I made or is new.  I made a cool little gas tank, an all stainless front end, seat pan,  T bars, pegs, and changed the frame around a bit.  I also wanted to build a sick fast motor, cause there are some guys there that are really competitive.  I bought a Harbor Freight OHV 6.5 hp motor and kept only the head, block, and crank.  It has a flat top piston, billet rod, big cam, heavier valve springs, 22mm Mikuni carb with billet intake, stepped pipe, aluminum fly wheel and the governor has been removed.  It also has a Comet belt drive set up which makes all the difference when putting the power down.  The local race cart guy said it should make between 15-18 hp now, I want to dyno it to see what it really does.  It rips and I had a blast riding and racing it this summer.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bike Of The Week

Super clean and classy Trumpet.  Love the chrome hard tail and painted frame combo.  Pic was taken by Josh Kurpius.  I met him in Sturgis a few years back, super cool dude, check his stuff out at or at