Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SLIM BOB - McQuiston's Chopper Design's

McQuiston's Chopper Design's

Is it possible to build a classy looking bike @ a cheaper price without compromising its quality nor integrity ? yes we can says Ryan McQuiston

Believe it or not the whole project was Under $600 including the price of the donor motorcycle , what was he thinking !!! ,

This optimistic builder choose Kawasaki 1971 F7 175cc as his donor ,

Trivia Of F7

The F7 175cc Dual Sport was built by Kawasaki from 1971 to 1976, and while the motorcycle could be mistaken for the 125, you couldn’t mistake the power the 175 had over its smaller brother.

Like all Kawasaki small bores of the time, the F7 utilized a rotary valve induction system, the only induction system on a two cycle motor not governed by atmospheric pressure, a true “timed” system. The rotary valve design gave the 175 quite a bit of power, and put the 175 into the ranks of 250cc dual sport bikes of the time, 21 horsepower at 7500 revs per minute.

Build / Modifications - Ryan


lets hear it in his own words
"after i got bike mostly back together with a few extra goodies etc. i realized i hated the oil tank that it had and being i was on a super cheap budget i decided to build a oil-tank the cheapest way possible being that the bike was a 2 stroke it didn't have a oil return to oil-tank so i was free to use any material i wanted as long as it held without leaking so i chose to use PVC PIPE and 2 end caps couple fittings from pep-boys and a cool under $2 oil cap glued it all together and and decided to use existing chain guard to hold oil-tank about 10 mins of beating steel into shape i had a really cool one of kind oil-tank

                                      SLIM BOB IN THE MAKING
                                                 custom Paint 





Then My attention Turned to the Frame , i got bike rear end chopped off i used the rear axle plates of the existing swing arm for my hard-tail soon as i got rear end bent and axle plates welded i went to work on mocking frame up for welding

soon as i got hard-tail welded up it was time to yank the motor for cleaning and install a new used clutch basket after cleaning and doing some paint work motor was looking pretty good

I had got the motor fixed , worked on it and tuned it to perfection

after getting motor finished i did a quik tear down and went to work on cleaning and painting parts!!

after getting tank finished i wired up bike connected fuel lines and oil lines put some gas and oil in it and started it up

After getting it started i decided to take it for a quik spin around the block runs like a champ and the bike was under $600 bucks to build including purchase of bike "

well if you have got less than $1000 and you would wanna own a classy looking retro bike the ryan is your man He will build you perfect bike without hurting your pocket ....



Hope You Enjoyed the Pictures and Video of the build 


Ryan McQuiston

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