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Old 06-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #5926
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That Velo front hub was a Rickman part, as are the front forks and frame. The magnesium Lockheed caliper is 70s though. Similar to a Commando one.
At the beginning of disc brake tech there were a lot of solutions that look strange now. I think the reasoning was that very short spokes laced up to a big drum brake were strong, so they wanted that same design on a disc braked wheel, instead of the "spool" type disc hub we use today.
In the 1920s Douglas had the "RA" disc brake, that worked on the perimeter of the disc instead of the sides.
A lot of ideas have been tried.
The exhaust hanger on the Velo is simple, strong and vibration proof with its rubber bushed ends, in my opinion it's great, how could it be simpler?

Lots of inspiring bikes in this thread.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #5927
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interesting frontend, do have a pic what shows how the suspension works?
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:00 PM   #5928
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Me, too. Does the front end actually move?
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #5929
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That was unreadable.
I can't even look at it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:36 PM   #5930
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I can't even look at it.

Yeah, kinda made me dizzy.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:39 AM   #5931
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This is one of the better things I've seen recently. I noticed you made some changes to the headlight mount compared to the first photos. Along with the blue finish, it gives the bike a very 'GS1150' look and that's a good thing. I pine for a proper 1150 naked. The cut-up RE5 tank/tailpiece is brilliant.

Damn!

I posted it on my website's FB page and it's getting a lot of attention. Would love to have more pics and a detailed build sheet for a quality article.

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Old 06-09-2013, 03:05 PM   #5932
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Not in the truest form, but I'd classify this as caféd.



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Old 06-09-2013, 04:11 PM   #5933
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^ That looks like he put original Gold Wing wheels on it, with a 4-into-1 system and some sort of rearsets.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #5934
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interesting frontend, do have a pic what shows how the suspension works?
Pics on the builder's site: Yuri Shif
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #5935
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^ That looks like he put original Gold Wing wheels on it, with a 4-into-1 system and some sort of rearsets.
Indeed GoldWing wheels. Don't know the header, supertrapp muffler, cbr suspension and brakes. Don't know the make of the rearsets.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #5936
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:49 AM   #5937
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This is one of the better things I've seen recently. I noticed you made some changes to the headlight mount compared to the first photos. Along with the blue finish, it gives the bike a very 'GS1150' look and that's a good thing. I pine for a proper 1150 naked. The cut-up RE5 tank/tailpiece is brilliant.

Damn!

I posted it on my website's FB page and it's getting a lot of attention. Would love to have more pics and a detailed build sheet for a quality article.
Hey that's cool NW! Just let me know where to send the info and build story. I was out yesterday riding Bad Buffalo and took some fresh pics with my SLR Nikon.

Yes, I have been putting the finishing touches this spring on the GT and have changed some things since the earlier pics of last year when the bike was initially finished.

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Old 06-13-2013, 03:45 PM   #5938
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #5939
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:43 PM   #5940
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