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Old 08-28-2012, 06:22 AM   #826
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Nice and minimalist ... I would have been tempted to have picked up the silver on the edges of the snowflake mags as well (although prefer wire wheels myself).
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #827
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Maybe this has been posted already but I think it deserves another look. Seen at AMA Vintage 2012 in the Cafe Racer tent.
Nice flowing lines, love the silver highlights on the jugs. has a slightly different look about it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #828
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Looking at it again - aesthetically for me the tank looks a bit small especially in relation to the large seat (lovely shape though) ... does not drop down quite lower enough so the transitional lines from tank to seat are a bit severe. A very critical eye mind you.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:48 AM   #829
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Here is a quick snap of my /5 racer. Just getting new exhaust. The Dellortos will be installed and tuned today. Going racing on Labor Day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:56 AM   #830
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Lean and mean - where is the top engine cover from?
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #831
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Yeah.... who makes the starter cover? I see it on both bikes. Is that Max's shop?

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:10 PM   #832
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Stephen, a guy in France was making those in both aluminum and fiberglass.

The ones available here in the states are knockoffs of his design.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:08 AM   #833
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Stephen, a guy in France was making those in both aluminum and fiberglass.

The ones available here in the states are knockoffs of his design.

Yeah was also a German guy making them. Who knocks them of Stateside? Link?
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:17 AM   #834
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its not done, but its the latest iteration until the weather turns. Not nearly as nice of some of the others, but i like her

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #835
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #836
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Yeah.... who makes the starter cover? I see it on both bikes. Is that Max's shop?

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I didn't know any one was producing them I thought they were one off items. I didn't see an aluminum one.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #837
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:09 AM   #838
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I`ll be happy when the exhaust pipe wrapping craze dies a natural death, it looks cheap and nasty to my eyes.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:12 AM   #839
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I`ll be happy when the exhaust pipe wrapping craze dies a natural death, it looks cheap and nasty to my eyes.
Could not agree more! Looks like one of those muffler bandages...
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:24 AM   #840
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Could not agree more! Looks like one of those muffler bandages...
I agree with you about the exhaust wrap, but hey if you are trying to turn a profit by producing a trendy espresso bike for the trendies to buy at top dollar, then you can't afford to replace those dinged exhaust pipes, the silencers are fine, you just fit a couple of ultra cheapo shorty silencers etc etc etc. I don't know who buys these bikes, but I doubt if any money is spent on any of the mechanical stuff that can go wrong, but I doubt if they get used much so maybe it does not matter.

It's the same reasoning for the fashion for black wheels, it just so much cheaper to use a rattle can of black paint on an old and crappy looking snowflake or spoked wheel, rather than refinishing them properly.

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