yeah, the exhaust is going, that's easily the ugliest part of these motors.
bryan, i've tossed around the idea of going black and white with it.
the forks are stock, i'm going to mock up a fake leaf spring suspension like the old 1912 excelsior board trackers using those tubes that are just sitting on there now. those tubes are part of the frame that i cut off to put on the horizontal top bar. also, i don't know about the lights... i'm thinking about using a rechargeable cordless drill battery to power my lights. i'm sure that the motor could power some 6v bulbs, but i'm not interested in relying on the piece of shit motor for anything.
this thing was an old schwinn beach cruiser. i don't know anything about bicycles, but i was told by someone that it was probably 60's.
i wanted to use a moped engine, but i couldn't find anything that looked aesthetically pleasing. if i could get hold of a rizatto califfo engine, i'd probably make a bsa bantam knock-off. i can't think of any other vertical or semi vertical cyclinder moped engines that would adequately fill the space.