sachs balboa ratty top tank build!

Patrick Bean Master /

here it is all buttoned up (for now). I paid too much for this and drove too far to get it. Dude was honest about the parts on it and super super nice but some of the workmanship was shoddy (cross bar was zip tied instead of welded for example). Also the lights didn't work when I showed up which turned out to be a broken wire on the cdi coil which I was thankfully able to solder and coat (we'll see how long that lasts). pardon the missing air filter i'm waiting for that from treats

I shortened the frame a bit so the seat was flush with the tank, it had like 6" between prior. I also ground off all the excess metal tabs n shit that were on there. I'll probably paint one day even if just to avoid rust but I do wanna keep this thing ugly. i don't have a welder so i ended up bolting the cross tube for structure & jb welding it for appearance. looks pretty good and it's definitely strong enough.

tops out ~50mph. wheels aren't trued so it gets sketch above 40 but still fun as hell to ride

after finding all the gremlins on this bike i was planning to use it for my electric project but now that it's running well I'm gonna keep it for now and find a roller for the EV.

i have extra sucks stickers if anyone wants i'll just charge postage (I had to buy 20 to meet minimum)

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I’m loving those tires. The whole thing looks pretty cool.

How does that rear wheel not eat those tail lights if you hit a bump?

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Those tires are dope! And I really like the tail light housing you found.

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sucks balboa niiiiiice

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Yeah your shinkos are gonna eat those taillights for breakfast! Love those tires, that’s what I got on my General, too

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I had the same dumb decal idea 😇

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Patrick Bean Master /

yours is cleaner i think!! hahah

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Patrick Bean Master /

yeah the tail light tire combo is gonna be an issue. i'm debating on a diff setup but haven't landed anywhere.

all the lights came with the bike so props to the homie i bought it from

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Noice! I'm running those on my fauxbra build as well.

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> Titty Bats Wrote:

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> I had the same dumb decal idea 😇

Scary stuff, hope you walked away from that one

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Yup Love The Shinkos on my rat

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Shit now all I want are some shinkos... if I get that treats 5star setup I might grab some shinkos for them. But damn I have a fresh set of gazelles that I bought years ago that are on the bike now for the beefy look.

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> Jay Rivett Wrote:

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> Shit now all I want are some shinkos... if I get that treats 5star

> setup I might grab some shinkos for them. But damn I have a fresh set

> of gazelles that I bought years ago that are on the bike now for the

> beefy look.

Seems like the shinkos gonna be the new gazelle since they dont make the good ones anymore. I got one on the front of my cb.

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Is this just a Shinko / Sachs appreciation thread now?

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Emil Kniemel /

> Satan 666 Wrote:

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> > Jay Rivett Wrote:

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> > Shit now all I want are some shinkos... if I get that treats 5star

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> > setup I might grab some shinkos for them. But damn I have a fresh set

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> > of gazelles that I bought years ago that are on the bike now for the

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> > beefy look.

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> Seems like the shinkos gonna be the new gazelle since they dont make the

> good ones anymore. I got one on the front of my cb.

whoa! i was thinking "hmm.. shinko is the new gazelle" and BAM there you said it lol.

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Hmm, I went the tittybats way with the thinboy VRM 325's on my ratty sachs balboa toptank. It got stolen outta my driveway last week. Most sad to lose that fork set :(

I love those tanks, and like the tires. I almost bought that same taillight for a nighthawk I put together earlier this year.

any way to drop the front of that seat? Or maybe raise the tank to meet it?

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> Chris Squid Wrote:

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> Is this just a Shinko / Sachs appreciation thread now?

it's a tomos cylinder'd sachs appreciation thread now.

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@ will

Thanks to you, I'm definitely throwing a Caboodles box on my rack now

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> Born to be WillD Wrote:

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> > Chris Squid Wrote:

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> > Is this just a Shinko / Sachs appreciation thread now?

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> it's a tomos cylinder'd sachs appreciation thread now.

It’s Actually an e50ed Sachs!

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Patrick Bean Master /

> Born to be WillD Wrote:

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> Hmm, I went the tittybats way with the thinboy VRM 325's on my ratty

> sachs balboa toptank. It got stolen outta my driveway last week. Most

> sad to lose that fork set :(

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> I love those tanks, and like the tires. I almost bought that same

> taillight for a nighthawk I put together earlier this year.

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> any way to drop the front of that seat? Or maybe raise the tank to meet

> it?

Sorry for your loss yo.

Yeah I wanna raise the tank. It’s currently on some foam strips to reduce rattle. And bolted. I could raise the material under it

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Here’s how the tank sat before

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Here’s my dog

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Looks good with fenders. I need to get mine on.

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Tail light saved with the rear fender on there!

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Patrick Bean Master /

I might throw the fenders back on! They were rubbing hard on those phat tires so needs some adjustment ;)

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Make sure the nose of the tank is slightly tilted up. Otherwise you cant max the tank capacity/fuel wont completely drain.

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Some taller rear shocks would actually solve all of your problems.

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Patrick Bean Master /

> Jay Rivett Wrote:

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> Some taller rear shocks would actually solve all of your problems.

hadn't even thought of that - i'm rockin 300mm so plenty of room to increase. maybe i'll swap these over to my other bike and buy some new ones

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and a dales, nice. yea those fenders are nice, it's a sweet looking bike. I love sachs. I also hate them

it's real simple and basic but works well

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