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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:15 AM   #1826
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I don't mean to steal anyone's thunder or interrupt a discussion already underway, but....

I was told I needed to put a little bit of my bike's story up on here by one of the other members. So I'm cutting and pasting a few pics from a build thread in another forum. and I'll link the thread here so that if anyone wants to see the actual build they can, without cluttering this forum up too much.

build thread:http://www.richmonddubs.com/forum/vi...d=15941&page=1

Bike: 1982 Yamaha Virago 750.

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then was stripped down and turned into:








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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:41 AM   #1827
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Interrupting? Stealing someone's thunder? Fuck them if they take it that way! You've got a kick ass little scoot there. Don't ever feel that you can't post here.

Of course, I'd swap out the PBR for a Molson XXX but that's just me.


On a sadder note, the wifes truck is back in the shop. Guess who has to pay for it? Again!! Say goodbye to my motorcycle fund.

FUCK!!!
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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:52 AM   #1828
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Anybody know how to find a name and address from a phone number? I'd love to send the guy a box of road kill or dog shit.

Search for Reverse Lookup.
You'll find pages like this:
http://www.whitepages.com/reverse_phone
http://www.anywho.com/reversephonelookup
http://www.reversephonedirectory.com/
You can also just enter a phone number into Google.

Might not work with Cell numbers.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 07:03 AM   #1829
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Well, I've calmed down a bit and I no longer have a need to look up the address associated with (203)-434-5663. Sending something disgusting to him through the mail could be illegal. I think karma has a way of dealing with people like this.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 07:06 AM   #1830
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It's a Cell number.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 07:33 AM   #1831
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Almost missed this Fungus. That is some serious Mad Max shit right there bro
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Old December 13th, 2010, 08:57 AM   #1832
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That is one really slick fender! At speed, it relieves pressure and lift at the front end. That way when you're bopping along at a buck forty and change you won't have to lean over the bars to keep the front end down.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #1833
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http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...cker-original/

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/c...e-offs/page/4/

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We featured a few home-built bikes by 69-year old Bob Decker a few years ago that were built to look like a Simplex and an Indian Chief yet used a conventional V-twin lawn mower engine with a centrifugal clutch. Now 72-year old Bob Decker offers his latest creation from scratch, another throwback nostalgia bike built around a 35hp vanguard V-twin sans front fender and other amenities. Bob does most of the fab work in his own garage and as you can see is never fully satisfied with his new creation, leading him onto his next bigger and better one. Bob sent me chassis dyno results for this little putt-putt and he had it up to 106 mph on the dyno printout. Keep them coming Bob. We are definitely going to get to his fab shop to do a feature story for an upcoming issue.



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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #1834
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Chainsaw, that 750 is the badger's nadgers! Gorgeous piece of machinery! I love center mount shocks
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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #1835
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Whozawhat, I long for the return of those days.

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That is one really slick fender! At speed, it relieves pressure and lift at the front end. That way when you're bopping along at a buck forty and change you won't have to lean over the bars to keep the front end down.
What're you talking about? I can barely feel a breeze at 1.4 mph



Hell no I won't be going anywhere near the top speed (~120mph) 80's probably the fastest she'll ever hit while she's mine.

BTW, thanks for the props folks! I can't say it was my original idea, got the inspiration from this pic:
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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:59 PM   #1836
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Chainsaw, that 750 is the badger's nadgers! Gorgeous piece of machinery! I love center mount shocks
The stock center mount shock is an pneumatic piece of garbage, rides super soft, and then when you up the pressure it rides ok till the air heats up and then it rides like shit again. So I replaced it with the one thats on there now, which is a nitrogen charged, fully adjustable rear shock off of a 1999 Triumph Daytona 999 (or some number like that, with lots of 9s in it), which is actually within 5lbs of the Virago's stock weight. Sooooo much better now.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #1837
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Old December 15th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #1838
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I was at the Essen Motor Show in Germany and found this bike , with V12 engine!!!!


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Old December 16th, 2010, 07:08 AM   #1839
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Yokohama slide show.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #1840
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Looking at those Yoko' pics got me thinking about the Speedway bikes. I think a heavier frame and springer fork mixed in with some vintage and new speedway parts could make for very nice retro custom without getting too crazy expensive. the dirt covers also open alot of possibilities for leather fans. With the very obvious bicycle heritage, it would probably adopt some steampunk looks pretty well too.

Here are some classifieds that got me thinking.
http://www.speedwaybikes.com/forsale/index.htm
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Old December 17th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #1841
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I unfortunately had to stop watching it due to the music
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Old December 17th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #1842
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Here's a link to a video walk around and ride of an all original 1913 Harley. Supposedly only 1 of 3 known to exist today.

http://www.fark.com/cgi/vidplayer.pl?IDLink=5734912
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Old December 17th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #1843
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Turn the speakers off.


Even i know how to do that.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #1844
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Couple of cool videos for inspiration.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wwtCy08bSA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOlXKbRnyI
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Old December 17th, 2010, 07:53 PM   #1845
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Nice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6kPdGmEFkg&NR=1

Hornet 250 Cafe

Although it looks like it would skrunch you up a little.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 10:24 AM   #1846
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I love it! But at 6'2" and with a 33" inseam, I'd be about scruntched to death.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #1847
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Sorry, no pics, but I thought you guys could relate to this.

Rode the motorcycle for the first time on a road today. 80+ miles in 40* weather, through gravel and cross-winds. Rode back home in the dark. But I had the time of my life.

Still need to tune the carbs, hopefully I'll get to that this week.
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Yeeeessss!
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Old December 20th, 2010, 09:03 AM   #1849
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Old December 20th, 2010, 09:06 AM   #1850
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