05-15-2009, 10:36 PM
I'm building a scratch build V8 bike using a Buick 215 cubic inch V8 motor. Can anyone give me information (make and model) of a right angle gear box? I think Boston Gear or Browing gears make a box. Does anyone know what right angle gear box is used on the American King V? Appreciate the help.
05-15-2009, 10:58 PM
Hub City makes the box King V used, but I would go with the stronger Curtis gear box Boss Hoss used.
05-15-2009, 11:00 PM
Curtis Pyatt at TEXAS BOSS HOSS in Grand Prairie, Texas has a Transmission for sale for: $4,500.00. Anyone interested call him at: 972 660-8717...
05-15-2009, 11:11 PM
Thanks for the info. Nice bike!
05-16-2009, 04:17 AM
Your welcome, and thank you.
05-26-2009, 06:21 PM
I really like the looks and stance of your bike! Can you give me some detail about it? Is it a scratch build?
05-26-2009, 07:56 PM
It's a 2000, American King V, Wild One, built near Baton Rouge, La. They were going for the Fatboy on steroids look.
02-07-2010, 09:40 AM
please e-mail me at email@example.com as I'm building a 215 olds bike and will be happy to send you some pictures ..if you e-mail me PLEASE tell me your from v8 bike so I'll open your mail ..thanks Keith
02-07-2010, 03:21 PM
check w/ Sabertooth Bikes, I believe that they use a 2 speed, propertary trannie w/ a clutch and chain drive.
02-09-2010, 06:28 AM
I have seen the curtis gearbox show up on ebay from time to time. No telling if now is the time though. Have to check it out.
02-13-2010, 03:43 PM
Ed...only curious about why you chose the Buick 215 ci motor rather than a 350 SB. They are so available. It would seem that parts availability would be so much easier for the 350 and much more power to boot..not to mention the enormous aftermarket for upgrades on the 350.
If the reason is that you already have that motor, my bet is that you will spend more on that install than by picking up a used 350.
02-13-2010, 04:00 PM
And a lot of us with 350's or 502's, bore/stroke, and or add nitrous. After I got use to mine, I went from an iron head 350, to an all aluminum 436. And I still want to go bigger :)
05-12-2010, 08:05 PM
I happen to be restoring my bike which has been sitting in storage and unfortunately was in a flood. So I have been digging up my paperwork from when I built mine in 98. Hear is the specs and nymbers you are looking for on that gearbox.
Curtis Mfg. Inc.
Dodge City Kansas
(316)227-7164 (this phone number is from 1998 so if it is still good?
here is the gearbox information
515 1.5:1 gear ratio
Sprocket & locker
Martin SDS 1-3/8"
Clutch fork GM 15687296
I a using belt drive but I have all that info too. Hubs etc etc.
I am now attemoting to ditch my vacum clutch setup and converting to a hydraulic release bearing setup with a hydraulic master on the left handle bar just like on modern bikes.