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Old 06-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #21601
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Even if you aren't a good fabricator, you owe it to yourself to pick up a trashed bike off Craigslist and turn it into something roadworthy at least once in your life. It'll give you a whole different perspective on what it takes to build a chop. It is one thing to ride a motorcycle, but it is a whole different feeling to ride a motorcycle you built yourself. You'll never know that feeling until you do it.
I rebuilt my '00 kx250. No fabrication but it was a ground up rebuild. I do find extra pleasure in that. Also, it hasn't fallen apart yet. ;)
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:33 PM   #21602
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Any idea what is hanging from the left forward control mount? A charm, fishing sinker, ???

Cool bike (sorry, I know that goes against the theme of the thread), but couldn't imagine riding a hard tail too far.
You wouldn't want to ride THAT hard tail too far because whoever built it doesn't know shit about them. For many years, H-D had a telescopic sprung seatpost that absorbed most of the bumps. It was good enough that they used it with their telescopic forks, and those were actually fairly nice to ride.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #21603
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If I went to the trouble of rebuilding a trashed bike, I would put a shock absorber on it. But I guess that might make me a rebel.




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It is entirely possible that you are retarded, but you're mom loved you too much to tell you. That is far from J&P bolt-on parts.

Something about that bike looked familiar. I finally realized that I recognized the frame as being from Redneck Engineering in SC. Then I went back and looked, and that sure as hell looks like Jack, one of the frame builders down there. If it is him, then it would be a sure bet that he built that from the ground up, as he has many Redneck Engineering motorcycles. Hell, he's probably built more motorcycles that most of you have ever ridden.

Even if you aren't a good fabricator, you owe it to yourself to pick up a trashed bike off Craigslist and turn it into something roadworthy at least once in your life. It'll give you a whole different perspective on what it takes to build a chop. It is one thing to ride a motorcycle, but it is a whole different feeling to ride a motorcycle you built yourself. You'll never know that feeling until you do it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:56 PM   #21604
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Gonna lose a toe... or break an ankle... I've gotten better at getting up on the balls of my feet.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:02 PM   #21605
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Dang, that storm must be getting bad between the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard.

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #21606
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because whoever built it doesn't know shit about them.

What a bunch of pompous asses in this thread.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #21607
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It is entirely possible that you are retarded, but you're mom loved you too much to tell you.
I was thinking that some of these guys moms didn't tell them they were dropped on their heads as babies.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:26 PM   #21608
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The orange / black chopped buell.

A lot of time and thought went into it. Engineering it to be the best bike possible wasn't the goal I do not believe. It has a unique look about it that does set it apart from many others. The builder must have considered many things when putting the design together. As it catches the eye, it works for me. As it is to ride, well it isn't my bike and I am not sure that was the intended goal of success of the design.

Now that said, the others recently posted had someone working for a certain outcome. Whether we agree with that vision or not really doesn't matter to them. They were doing something from their vision, not yours or mine. (as well as wallet) Did it succeed? Who knows unless you ask them. At least they did something and ride it with some degree of success.

Now did they fail on the dragon? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:44 PM   #21609
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Is it me or does something look wonky with the lack of rake? Wonder how it handles?
I believe the front forks are totally collapsed as in no travel to match the rear. Must ride real nice.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #21610
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:21 PM   #21611
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What a bunch of pompous asses in this thread.


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Old 06-15-2013, 10:01 PM   #21612
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What a bunch of pompous asses in this thread.
They revel in it.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:55 AM   #21613
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"Man enjoys riding bike that others don't like, and doesn't give a fuck. No film at 11."
Exactly!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:19 AM   #21614
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Indeed. From another thread:



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I wonder if there is enough preload adjustment on those bikes?
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #21615
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One more time please.
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