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TOAD October 4th, 2008 12:15 PM

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thanks for the reminder on the radial a/c, I forgot where I saw it! :rollingeyes:

I found this today, had wifey remove the girl, yeah this girl is purty and all, but I'm :love:ing this bike! Love the color, love the sleekness, the retro look, art deco look, whatever is but I wanna see more of it.
if any of you have just bike pics or the site to find it, let me know. I want this one in print on my wall!

(might just have to redo some thinking on this old honda :funny:)

Unkl Ian October 4th, 2008 12:39 PM

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Looks like an Arlen Ness design.

V8Transporter October 4th, 2008 03:47 PM

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Yup, a Ness bike for sure. I think he even built a custom helmet to go with it. I've been to his shop, at least the old one. Ran into him and Cory in Santa Cruz one time. Nicest guys you'll ever meet. Arlen was riding one of his creations, had an antique board track look. He's one of those guys who has his own style. If you see the Ferrari Bike, as radical as it looks, he rode it up to The Redwood Run one year.

purplemyth October 4th, 2008 04:01 PM

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thanks guys!
I found 1 pic,
here~
http://www.madmyk.com/gallery/Art-of-the-Chopper
but it's a small pic, too small to print for him ~ oh well.

he can't recall what site he found that one on, said he searched bike parts + something and of course lots of girls and bike sites :rollingeyes: somewhere back on page 15 or so of his search ~ but if he can get back to that site, its a bigger pic. Sucky puter rules at work now, can't save and no email anymore~ :hmm:

if you run across it, let me know :)

(edit~ bugatti 1930's atlantic inspired bike. Still trying to find a decent big pic. but in case anyone reads back, thats what I found~)

max16v October 5th, 2008 09:44 AM

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I finally pieced together all the parts I need to replace the rear rim on my bike.
Here's the old, ugly, and rusty 16"
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...ke/oldrim1.jpg

This is scary
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...ke/oldrim4.jpg

The only place that I found that laces and trues rims around here, only does motocross bikes and couldn't figure out how to true my rim. I went a couple doors down to Mitch Bergeron's shop to get a little help and he gave me a quick tutorial on truening rims and said I could do it myself. So I did.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/lacedrim.jpg

This seems to work way better than I thought. After about 6-7 hours, it seems to be pretty fucking close.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/truening.jpg

Looks damn good with the 19" rim.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../lacedrim2.jpg

Tomorrow I'll be getting the tire mounted and balanced. :dancing:
What do you guys think?

Unkl Ian October 5th, 2008 09:58 AM

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Mitch Bergeron sounds like a cool guy.

max16v October 5th, 2008 11:01 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Unkl Ian (Post 349221)
Mitch Bergeron sounds like a cool guy.

He's super cool. After the guys at the motorcycle shop across the street seemed too incompetent, I went a couple doors down to his shop, and he immediately offered advice and any service he could do. It seems as he wants my bike back on the road just as much as I do.

He also machined some parts for my v-rod (always asks about it) for free, even after repeated offers to pay for his services.

When I first met Mitch, I was completely unaware of his nationally renowned reputation with bike building, until I recognized the chopper he built for the Bike Build-off show. :funny:

p-nor October 5th, 2008 02:13 PM

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lookin' good sheridan. make sure that the rim is dished right. it's no good if it runs true but is 1/2" offset to one side or the other. i'm guessing mitch told you about that but figured i'd mention it.


you passed your test, right?






paul

V8Transporter October 5th, 2008 03:47 PM

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Good job!:clapping:Can't wait to see it with a tire on the back. Nice to know there are still guys out there willing to lend a hand and advice and Mitch is one of those good guys.:grin: Have you though about drilling the rear brake plate for a real period look (in between the internal-cast gussets, maybe 3/16" holes)? Mitch could probably give good advice about where to and not to drill.:sawzall:(we really need a smilie with a hand drill or drill press)

1slo3 October 5th, 2008 09:00 PM

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woot!!! my clubman bars are supposedly arriving tomorrow! woot

max16v October 6th, 2008 06:59 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by p-nor (Post 349257)
you passed your test, right?






paul

I went to take my driving test but wasn't allowed due to problems with my registration. I had a lapse in insurance which caused my registration to be suspended. After getting new insurance, the DMV wasn't notified of that and my registration still was suspended.

So, now I have a new driving appointment next week, and also a new insurance policy (old one expired the day after the last driving test). What a headache this has turned out to be. :hmm:

Mikelrome October 6th, 2008 08:44 AM

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This guy is crazy bastard of a life time.

YouTube - Moto com motor de galaxie V8

Turbo Punk October 6th, 2008 01:32 PM

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I want to see this one driven.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idYFFsNcJkE&NR=1

Turbo Punk October 6th, 2008 01:54 PM

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Never mind, I found it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5ruR...eature=related

max16v October 6th, 2008 05:10 PM

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Finally got that mf'n tire mounted. The bike still is sitting on the jack stand so the rear will be a bit lower once it's sitting on both tires.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...orcycle001.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...orcycle002.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...cycle003-1.jpg

I swear to god, the rear rim/spokes/tire situation has been more than a headache. After I started putting the tire on, I then realized that after the tire was mounted, it was never balanced. :wacko:
So tomorrow, I'll pull the wheel back off an take it back down to the bike shop in Coachella to get it balanced. THEN I can finally ride it.


I only pray that this shit doesn't happen all over again once I replace the spokes and tire on the front wheel. :rollingeyes:

So, it looks good, huh...?

Steve White October 6th, 2008 05:12 PM

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well its going though shit like this that really makes something your own. Bike looks friggin sweet by the way.

max16v October 6th, 2008 05:22 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve White (Post 349496)
well its going though shit like this that really makes something your own. Bike looks friggin sweet by the way.

Thanks!

Very true, very true.

After I get the new front wheel finished, I'll get a new seat made and then I'll ride it around before I tear it down to paint and polish the crap out of it.

V8Transporter October 6th, 2008 06:57 PM

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Man that looks sweeeet!:dancing: Very sixties. What kinda tail pipe are you going to run? Final color is black, right?:bow:

max16v October 7th, 2008 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 349522)
Man that looks sweeeet!:dancing: Very sixties. What kinda tail pipe are you going to run? Final color is black, right?:bow:

Thanks! :thumbsup:

With the color, it'll either be black or silver. I'd like to have a hand-formed and polished aluminum tank but if not, I'll just extend the tank and paint it silver.

The exhaust, I plan on splitting up the 4-1 and making two 2-1 pipes on each side to the bike, then adding something similar to these:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...rsstraight.jpg

I'm going as old skool 50's/60's as possible with this bike. :chillin:

1slo3 October 7th, 2008 08:56 AM

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i've added my clubman bars and got to put 11 miles on the bike. wow, what a difference in 'air blast'... should be much less on longer trips! i'll get pictures tomorrow... it is pouring today.

adams77 October 7th, 2008 11:28 AM

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Here is another 750 that I am finishing up for my Dad.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/...34af73b9fd.jpg

max16v October 7th, 2008 04:29 PM

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I hate this game.
I got my wheel balanced and installed on my bike. Everything was peachy until I tried to stop. Now my damn rear brake is inop, which means I get to pull the freakin' wheel back off and fix it.






It's Okay, I still love you, bike. :love:

1slo3 October 7th, 2008 06:35 PM

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here is the radian with the clubman bars! the tank is probably too modern for the cafe style, but it allows for me to tuck in my knees.

1slo3 October 7th, 2008 10:38 PM

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side view...

Bobsmyuncle October 8th, 2008 05:30 PM

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My new toy! Numbers matching, '60 Zundapp Bella 204.

alykat October 9th, 2008 09:13 AM

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Oh yeah! That there is a keeper..............................Just be careful on steep hills.

crazyman_stanley October 9th, 2008 11:21 AM

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wow that things gangster

Mikelrome October 9th, 2008 12:41 PM

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Damn Wish I had had my camera. Me and Goose were on the way to the park, The harley dealership is on the way. They must of had about 10 of the new old school looking black bikes. "Cross bones" they were uncrating
http://www.motorcycle.com/images/con...s_bones_04.jpg

Steve White October 11th, 2008 07:18 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobsmyuncle (Post 349935)
My new toy! Numbers matching, '60 Zundapp Bella 204.

that kicks ass, good score

Steve White October 11th, 2008 07:19 PM

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I passed this guy on the highway yesterday and turned around just to get this pic of him.
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/phot...87882_6278.jpg

Bobsmyuncle October 11th, 2008 07:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 350059)
Oh yeah! That there is a keeper..............................Just be careful on steep hills.

Thanks! What concern do you have for the hills, brakes or oil starvation?

Bobsmyuncle October 11th, 2008 07:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve White (Post 350632)
that kicks ass, good score

Thanks, I'm pretty stoked! And I LOVE that pic :funny:

doorpz October 11th, 2008 11:17 PM

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Hey guys, don't really work on bikes much but I've been helping my brother work on his 95 535 yamaha virago for a little while now and thought I'd post some pics of what we came up with. We didn't really do anything drastic just a little painting. I did a military style mountain bike awhile back and my brother liked how it looked and wanted to do it to his motorcyle too.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...z/IMG_2520.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...z/IMG_2521.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...z/IMG_2510.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...z/IMG_2518.jpg

There's still a few more things we need to do but that's pretty much it. We're thinking about recovering the rest of the seat with more DCU material. It needs a new rear tire too and I'd like to throw some mirrors on it too. We might have to come up with some better mounts for the ammo cans too cause they move around quite a bit while riding. I really hate the stock taillight too but I really haven't found a good replacement yet.

ThrasherBill October 12th, 2008 12:01 AM

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Nice work on the Virago! Finish off the seat and swap to some wider backswept bars and I'd say you nailed the look. :thumbsup:

http://www.bikemenu.com/photos/military/062.jpg

purplemyth October 12th, 2008 09:39 AM

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http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...00035Small.jpg
as of this morning~
just a bit more he's been doing lately :)

I can't wait to paint this!!!!

alykat October 12th, 2008 10:47 AM

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Reply to Bobs myuncle. Brakes and oil no problem. Long story, so check the bump for your Sept 3 shit wanted post, answer # 6...( need an oh crap smilie here)

Bobsmyuncle October 12th, 2008 10:53 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 350689)
Reply to Bobs myuncle. Brakes and oil no problem. Long story, so check the bump for your Sept 3 shit wanted post, answer # 6...( need an oh crap smilie here)

Ahhh yes I DO remember the post now! LOL! (or not)

mkparker October 12th, 2008 11:29 AM

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[IMG]My new toy! Numbers matching, '60 Zundapp Bella 204.[/IMG]

That is too sweet!!


Did you ever get your trailer?? You guys booted me out of the loop and I never heard what happened.

Bobsmyuncle October 12th, 2008 03:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mkparker (Post 350699)
[IMG]My new toy! Numbers matching, '60 Zundapp Bella 204.[/IMG]

That is too sweet!!


Did you ever get your trailer?? You guys booted me out of the loop and I never heard what happened.

LOL! Not booted at all. In fact I was considering asking for your opinion on it. But I'll PM.

Trailer is paid for but I was hoping to combine my trip down to PA to pick up the scoot with picking up the trailer but that didn't work out. Now that I've gone through the whole bringing a vehicle over the border I think I'll have the trailer shipped in a box.

Thanks for the :thumbsup: she's purty ain't she?

JiI October 12th, 2008 08:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve White (Post 350633)
I passed this guy on the highway yesterday and turned around just to get this pic of him.
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/phot...87882_6278.jpg


Okay, I'm seriously laughing!!!!!:grin: That "bike" has more stress on the frame/ engine/ tranny than a split window towing a 2 ton trailer!!!!!
Jeff

1slo3 October 13th, 2008 07:14 AM

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so does that waist band!

max16v October 13th, 2008 03:52 PM

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Got some new pics of the cafe bike today, standing on it's own two fee- uh wheels.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...orcycle008.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...orcycle006.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...orcycle007.jpg


:chillin:

Turbo Punk October 13th, 2008 04:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 350680)
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...00035Small.jpg
as of this morning~
just a bit more he's been doing lately :)

I can't wait to paint this!!!!

Nice use of VW fenders!!

Would be sweet with a VW engine in it as well.:smile:

1slo3 October 24th, 2008 10:30 AM

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Bill, did ya trade the mopar? I've put 4k miles on the yx this fall... as the winter comes, i'll be building the new seat base for it to finish the cafe look.

Tymon October 24th, 2008 04:36 PM

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my vision dniepr 650 soviet boxer 40km trans "4" axle '9"
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/2...iepraa9.th.jpghttp://img116.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif

V8Transporter October 24th, 2008 07:49 PM

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Nice looking bike.:dancing: Looks light and fast and like it's doing about eighty just sitting there!:sawzall::clapping:

radiotrib October 24th, 2008 11:34 PM

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Dunno if anyone's done this one before but ...

http://www.allpar.com/cars/concepts/tomahawk.html

http://www.allpar.com/cars/concepts/photos/tomahawk.jpg

Bobsmyuncle October 25th, 2008 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Tymon (Post 353560)

Perfect!

Unkl Ian October 26th, 2008 09:09 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 350680)

Got enough room to do the same fender on front ? :thumbsup::panic::thumbsup:

purplemyth October 26th, 2008 10:40 AM

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unkl, he's studying it, and thinking bout it~
ever since we found more pics on the arlen 'smoothness' he rethunk what he was doing :)

Unkl Ian October 26th, 2008 11:41 AM

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http://sturgis.jeffit.com/gallery2/m...8bc61f6e159240

Pete Chapouris Group, now Socal Speedshop, built a pair of bikes for ZZ Top.

Spyke October 26th, 2008 06:19 PM

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After more more than a year of putting off painting my tank, I finally "finished" it today... late this week I'll be taking it over to have a red pinstripe put between the two colors but the spraying/sanding/buffing is finally done.

http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/Tank_0643.jpg


Then I couldn't help but slip it onto the frame and roll an engine over in front of it. Of course the engine on the cart is a 350, and the engine that goes in this bike is a 160... but hey, this site's all about hot rodding stuff, right?! :funny:

http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/MockUp_0658.jpg

mkparker October 27th, 2008 06:30 AM

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Very Nice!!

1slo3 October 27th, 2008 07:35 AM

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beautiful!

Unkl Ian October 27th, 2008 08:46 AM

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Bigger is better.

V8Transporter October 27th, 2008 08:35 PM

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OOOh! Nice bike, and Hot Rodding is good for the soul.:grin::grin::grin:

shindig October 28th, 2008 05:36 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobsmyuncle (Post 349935)
My new toy! Numbers matching, '60 Zundapp Bella 204.

There's a VW connection with Zundapp. Ferdinand Porsche designed a car with them. Porsche wanted the flat four design but Zundapp used a 5 cyl. Water Cooled Radial engine instead, which if I remember right, suffered from overheating and was shitcanned after only a few models being built. All the prototypes were destroyed but somehow one still exists, maybe it's a really good replica. Kinda looks like a rear engined Citroen.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Nuremberg.jpg

Spyke October 30th, 2008 08:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Spyke (Post 353893)
After more more than a year of putting off painting my tank, I finally "finished" it today... late this week I'll be taking it over to have a red pinstripe put between the two colors but the spraying/sanding/buffing is finally done.

Met a pinstriper today... Ray Smith in Tecumseh, Michigan. http://www.pinheadlounge.com/portfol...rtistid=elvago


http://www.teamyikes.com/ads/Tank_0675.jpg

http://www.teamyikes.com/ads/MockUp_0685.jpg

Now on to the seat...

Mikelrome October 30th, 2008 10:40 PM

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Some people just amaze me.

http://208.116.9.205/10/content/14349/1.jpg
http://208.116.9.205/10/content/14349/2.jpg
http://208.116.9.205/10/content/14349/3.jpg
http://208.116.9.205/10/content/14349/4.jpg
http://208.116.9.205/10/content/14349/5.jpg

Mikelrome October 30th, 2008 10:50 PM

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Others give me the creeps.

http://208.116.9.205/10/content/14047/2.jpg

HeidelbergJohn4.0 October 31st, 2008 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by radiotrib (Post 353634)

Dunno, but the guy up the road from me has 4 or 5 of the little chinese knockoffs of the tomahawk. somehow a 50 cc version of a v10 powered motorcycle just doesn't seem right.

Bobsmyuncle October 31st, 2008 08:30 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by shindig (Post 354133)
There's a VW connection with Zundapp. Ferdinand Porsche designed a car with them. Porsche wanted the flat four design but Zundapp used a 5 cyl. Water Cooled Radial engine instead, which if I remember right, suffered from overheating and was shitcanned after only a few models being built. All the prototypes were destroyed but somehow one still exists, maybe it's a really good replica. Kinda looks like a rear engined Citroen.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Nuremberg.jpg

Very cool, I didn't know about that one. The Janus is an interesting beast though!

ThrasherBill October 31st, 2008 09:31 AM

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Spyke, you should feel honored. Your bike has been striped by one of the best! :thumbsup: Ray is a member here too!

Tymon October 31st, 2008 12:41 PM

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http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/8251/cafebok9un8.jpg
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4...przd191zo7.jpg
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/c...jpg/1/w800.png
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/4619/cafety92xk5.jpg
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/c...pg/1/w1024.png

new mufler's :grin:

and http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=r4nb19k5370



http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/c...jpg/1/w800.png

Spyke October 31st, 2008 06:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 354690)
Spyke, you should feel honored. Your bike has been striped by one of the best! :thumbsup: Ray is a member here too!

I didn't know he was a member here. I found him over on the HAMB, after seeing his Safari at a show or two a few years ago.

I'm bummed though. I totally forgot I have a vintage style helmet that's black and silver to go with this. I should have had it striped too! I might have to head down there again sometime.

Hmm... I'd like to have him do something a little more artistic, give him some leeway. maybe the helmet? I'll have to give it some thought, I'm liking this idea...

Bobsmyuncle October 31st, 2008 09:18 PM

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I LOVE your bike. I've showed it to everyone I know!

Mikelrome November 3rd, 2008 03:04 PM

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http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/phot...87882_6278.jpg
http://208.116.9.205/10/content/14047/2.jpg
Same dude?

V8Transporter November 3rd, 2008 03:59 PM

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So Mike, what's up with you and chubby guys on bikes 'n scoots?:hmm:

Mikelrome November 3rd, 2008 07:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 355301)
So Mike, what's up with you and chubby guys on bikes 'n scoots?:hmm:

Trying to scare myself. I'm gona end up looking like them if I don't start eating right. I gained 8 pounds this year. Real bad case of Dickydo.:crybaby:

purplemyth November 4th, 2008 04:23 AM

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Quote:

So Mike, what's up with you and chubby guys on bikes 'n scoots?:hmm:
Trying to scare myself. I'm gona end up looking like them if I don't start eating right. I gained 8 pounds this year.
I have so many suggestions to fix this~ but I'll let someone else do that.


But it would be nice if the overloaded sh*t were in the sh*t thread :hmm: It sucks to open a bike pic only to close it quick so my kid can't get an eyeful. And he thinks bikes are cool!
Rant over :hmm:
wanna see more cafes, bobbers, choppers,abominations, less ass cheek fenders :hello:

Mikelrome November 4th, 2008 05:30 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 355404)
I have so many suggestions to fix this~ but I'll let someone else do that.
But it would be nice if the overloaded sh*t were in the sh*t thread :hmm: It sucks to open a bike pic only to close it quick so my kid can't get an eyeful. And he thinks bikes are cool!
Rant over :hmm:
wanna see more cafes, bobbers, choppers,abominations, less ass cheek fenders :hello:

No objection if you want to move them.

nos1123 November 4th, 2008 06:10 AM

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here is my little 450 rat bike just finished a few weeks ago good riding weather is here in Florida so i am loving it
Gotta love wet streets and no fenders to

purplemyth November 6th, 2008 09:48 AM

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couple of nice ones~
http://www.pinheadlounge.com/portfolios/lg_CWPins01.jpg



I'm not a bike person, so can anyone explain this one? two chains? :Idunno:
http://www.pinheadlounge.com/portfolios/lg_yale.jpg

hotrodheb November 6th, 2008 09:58 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by purplebiker (Post 355771)
I'm not a bike person, so can anyone explain this one? two chains? :Idunno:
http://www.pinheadlounge.com/portfolios/lg_yale.jpg

Based on a bicycle... one chain for motor, one chain for pedals!

hotrodhenry November 15th, 2008 05:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mkparker (Post 330260)
It's cool, but a lot of work. Maybe that 90cc in one of these would be better?

http://www.kikker5150.com/speed5.jpg

is this street legal, if so where can you get one and how much are they.

HeidelbergJohn4.0 November 15th, 2008 06:33 PM

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http://hardknockcycles.com/

They are also all over Ebay once an a while.

richie November 15th, 2008 07:46 PM

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I got mine roght from kikker.Got an MSO,was riding it the day after I got it.Came in three boxes from UPS.1600 shipped.....but that was long ago,seems to be high cost to demand now.Mine was a 110cc,I see now theyre going bigger.Gotta add.....real good stuff.The springer was height adjustable,billet trees,lotsa billet stuff.The oil tank is fake,housed electronics.Real leather straps holding the batt box closed.Hand and foot shift too.Turn sigs,drag pipe....just cool.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...e2/kids200.jpg

ThrasherBill November 15th, 2008 07:46 PM

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Pistol Pete has one and says it's a blast to bomb around on, not sure if his is registered though.
I'm test riding a GSXR750 tomorrow, I'll let you y'all know how it goes. :grin:

hotrodhenry November 16th, 2008 08:44 AM

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cool, i rode bikes when i was yonger and for some reason stopped. yesterday a buddy of mine brought over hia honda rebel he just got,i made some adjustments and took it up and down the street. now i think i want a bike again. the cool thing is i will not be riding with the old crew so it does not have to be a harley, just fun to ride.

HeidelbergJohn4.0 November 16th, 2008 09:03 AM

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I see they now make them with 200cc's now. This is a pretty bad ass little bike, but I'd like to see an adult sitting on it. The frame is pretty small as it is and most of them I've seen have apes that make them rideable.

http://www.kikker5150.com/200.17.jpg

Mikelrome November 16th, 2008 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by HeidelbergJohn4.0 (Post 357781)
I see they now make them with 200cc's now. This is a pretty bad ass little bike, but I'd like to see an adult sitting on it. The frame is pretty small as it is and most of them I've seen have apes that make them rideable.

Yea that's what I would do. You can find a old honda rebel for about $100.00 and use the engine. They are 250cc

hotrodhenry November 16th, 2008 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by richie (Post 357707)
I got mine roght from kikker.Got an MSO,was riding it the day after I got it.Came in three boxes from UPS.1600 shipped.....but that was long ago,seems to be high cost to demand now.Mine was a 110cc,I see now theyre going bigger.Gotta add.....real good stuff.The springer was height adjustable,billet trees,lotsa billet stuff.The oil tank is fake,housed electronics.Real leather straps holding the batt box closed.Hand and foot shift too.Turn sigs,drag pipe....just cool.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...e2/kids200.jpg

is yours street legal?

richie November 16th, 2008 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by hotrodhenry (Post 357793)
is yours street legal?

Yup,just take the MSO to th motor vehic lic and get the plates.No inspection with MSO(here in MN anyway)......If it doesnt work where you are,send me the mSO.Ill get it plated,when the clear title comes Ill send it off to ya.Real easy here.

richie November 16th, 2008 09:25 AM

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And for frame size,youd be surprised......decent size for a toy.Wheelbase is a bit smaller than a sportster,very close to a rebel.

hotrodhenry November 16th, 2008 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by HeidelbergJohn4.0 (Post 357781)
I see they now make them with 200cc's now. This is a pretty bad ass little bike, but I'd like to see an adult sitting on it. The frame is pretty small as it is and most of them I've seen have apes that make them rideable.

http://www.kikker5150.com/200.17.jpg

i was just looking at this one it si cool. the 200cc model goes 73 mph. that would be fun for local stuff.

hotrodhenry November 16th, 2008 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by richie (Post 357797)
Yup,just take the MSO to th motor vehic lic and get the plates.No inspection with MSO(here in MN anyway)......If it doesnt work where you are,send me the mSO.Ill get it plated,when the clear title comes Ill send it off to ya.Real easy here.

cool i will keep that in mind.

ThrasherBill November 16th, 2008 10:15 PM

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Sorry about the crappy phone pics but I test rode this 89 GSXR750 today

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...08_1525_01.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...08_1524_00.jpg

Holy crapballs that thing is a fucking rocket ship! As you can see in the pics, the dumb ass tire jockey (it's at an automotive tire shop) that wheeled the bike out of it's spot was kind enough to roll it right through a big puddle of oil so after some very careful scrubbing in of the tires I took it for a good little work out. Did manage to break the back end loose a couple of times but kept it under control pretty easily. Hot damn did it ever feel good to be up on 2 again even it was just a short ride. So anyway, it rode really nice. No weird shakes or noises, and it seems to really enjoy being flicked around. Felt much more nimble than I expected it to. Not sure why but I expected it to feel heavier. Apparently it's got some aftermarket cam in it and was owned by a tiny asian girl that rode it to Baja and back and then sold it to this guy because she bought some litre bike. It's got 64000 km (39000 miles) most of which I'm told are highway. The guy is going to come out to look at the Chrysler during the week but he said from looking at the pictures I sent him it's pretty much a done deal. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Turbo Punk November 17th, 2008 03:53 AM

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That's awesome Bill. It's even a blank canvas for you to show off your tallents.:wink::thumbsup:

hotrodhenry November 17th, 2008 07:18 AM

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hope it goes your way. i know what tou mean about the being on two wheels. i took that short ride on my buddys bike and i think i'm hocked again.:dancing::clapping::smilespin:

Mikelrome November 17th, 2008 07:31 AM

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Yesterday, I was rolling down the street . Heard what I thought was a new siren. Looking around for the lights I see this bike doing about 150 mph in the other direction. Man He was on a death wish. That thing sounded amazing you could hear it scream from a distance. the sound was bouncing off the buildings. nothing like the sound of high rpms to get you all pumped.

don-vee November 18th, 2008 06:02 PM

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Here's mine. Funny thing, this is the best 'sickle thread right now on any board I'm on, especially since the Jockey Journal kicks off Jap bike content now.

mkparker November 19th, 2008 05:07 AM

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Nice bike!! I haven't been back to the JJ since the big announcement.

The Chopper Underground isn't too bad.

V8Transporter November 19th, 2008 06:35 AM

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Ooh, Yamaha XS-650. Classic looks, bullet proof engine and fun to ride. You have a nice looking version:clapping:
I saw one on the road a few weeks back built in the Cafe format with the lettering on the tank changed to read 'YOMAMAHA.'

hotrodhenry November 19th, 2008 06:58 AM

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i dont understand why people choose to be closed minded. i grew up on harleys and lately am starting to look at hondas. if everything was all one type life would be boring.
i love the look of your bike, it loks like you take a lot of pride in it.:clapping:

ragtopsonline November 19th, 2008 07:25 AM

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If I could figure out how to post pics ( I am an internet idiot) I will show you my TOP SECRET ironhead sportster project. I love old Ironheads because so many hate them. Mine is a 64, we are building the frame right now, all chromoly Only thing we wont be building it the motor/trans and the wheels and tires, everything else will be built right here in our little shop. I am kinda going board track style w skinnys front and rear both 21"ers tank below back bone, suicide shift, foot clutch left hand throttle right hand twist clutch... etc

hotrodhenry November 19th, 2008 07:41 AM

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it sounds cool, made some one can explain how to post pics. i am not good at it myself.

scott s November 19th, 2008 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by don-vee (Post 358283)
Here's mine. Funny thing, this is the best 'sickle thread right now on any board I'm on, especially since the Jockey Journal kicks off Jap bike content now.

Don, what bars and mirror are you using? I just picked up another XS650 from Craigslist and plan on doing a Brat Style bike with it. Most of the Brat bikes don't run mirrors but I need to figure out a way to run something that looks cool.

max16v November 19th, 2008 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by scott s (Post 358346)
Don, what bars and mirror are you using? I just picked up another XS650 from Craigslist and plan on doing a Brat Style bike with it. Most of the Brat bikes don't run mirrors but I need to figure out a way to run something that looks cool.

These always look pretty trick...

http://www.classicpartsltd.com/images/830mirrorl.jpg

They fit at the ends of the handlebars and gives a pretty clean look with function.

KurseD November 19th, 2008 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by max16v (Post 358360)
These always look pretty trick...

http://www.classicpartsltd.com/images/830mirrorl.jpg

They fit at the ends of the handlebars and gives a pretty clean look with function.



ok but where do you find them?

HeidelbergJohn4.0 November 19th, 2008 10:24 AM

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http://www.bevelheaven.com/stuff-for-sale-mirror.htm

http://www.classicpartsltd.com


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