Puch Scrap

by ben ...


6/12/17 This Puch Magnum ( I think ) was rescued from a pile of scrap. missing all the bodywork, pedals and the frame had the top cut off, it took me a while to find the inspiration to do something with this stuff, the motor is good and so are the wheels, so I decided to build a new custom frame top and a one piece body seat-tank. like the old flat track racer bodies. you can see I tried a couple of mock ups at first, but ill be making the tank/seat like the last image I think. it will just have pegs and be bump start only, ill fab a hydroformed expansion chamber and make it a minimalist bike, no keys or switches . ill post as I go, thoughts 6/25/17 well I changed my mind on the expansion chamber. I used the rolled cones method of making it instead, and there is a catch, its actually not a tuned chamber. I wanted it to be quiet enough for street riding so I decided to hide a baffle / muffler inside the belly and make it just look like a tuned pipe. I know I could make it loud and boost the power a little but the stealth muffler seemed cooler. I still need to get the sheet metal to start forming the body / tank but I will update as I go. 7/4/17 got around to some more work on it. finished the pipe welds and bracket, all mounted up. wired up the coil and cleaned the carb. got it running to see the sound of the pipe and make sure its worth the time to put into the body. used a small rope wrapped around the stator to "pull " start it. also finished the main frame parts tacked in place . just need the shock mounts to be added. oh it sounds great like an open tuned pipe but with the edge taken off by the hidden baffle. just what I was after. im going to get tires and a chain and rig a temp gas source and ride as is once I finish the frame welds, just for fun and to get a feel for the bike. 7/10/17 im getting closer.. finished the welding of the frame and panted it. rebuilt and painted the forks and triple clamp. wire brushed the front wheel and painted it gold kind of like the original color it was. looks ok. set all the engine parts aside, ill get to cleaning that nice and painting the cylinder black and keep the cases silver. have new tired and tubes on the way. ill strap a bottle of gas to it and ride it as a bare frame as soon as I can put the engine back in. not bas so far for basically scrap metal. the tires will be the most I have into it $$ wise.


1980 Puch Magnum II




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