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Old 09-08-2010, 08:41 AM   #16
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W, does this remind anyone else of that Top Gear Episode where Richard Hammond bought a Minsk and the three blokes rode thru Viet Nam?
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:46 AM   #17
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This build makes a helluvalot more sense than many. Just awesome.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:47 AM   #18
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You spent HOW much money to bring those POS's home? Hell, the fact that they were crap shoulda been obvious to ya over there!!! No matter how much welding you do to fix the original engineering, just how comfy are ya gonna feel riding them things on the public streets?

If it feels good to ya, head on...just lemme know when you ride thru my town so's I can run for the hills!!!!
The fact that they were crap was evident before we even bought them. Then we rode them something like 1,500 miles, breaking down every few feet. But we love them because they took us to some amazing places, and I think they made the trip more interesting than it would have been on reliable bikes. We definitely wouldn't have met the mechanic in Thailand, who drove me all over hell and back looking for a machine shop after my spark plug came rocketing out of the cylinder head, with threads still attached

So, extreme terribleness aside, these bikes are great! I just think it will be fun to show up to bike meets in a giant cloud of 2 stroke smoke and be absolutely certain that I have the most unique (worst) bike there.

And yes, you should definitely run for the hills if you see these things coming, the brakes are... Not so good.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:51 AM   #19
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You may need some kind of proof of the year of manufacture.
Talk to the DMV and Highway Patrol. I put a total custom together in SF years ago; the Highway Patrol came and put a plate on the frame.

RE the whole thing; I'm pretty much flummoxed.
Good luck, I guess...
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:57 AM   #20
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You spent HOW much money to bring those POS's home? Hell, the fact that they were crap shoulda been obvious to ya over there!!! No matter how much welding you do to fix the original engineering, just how comfy are ya gonna feel riding them things on the public streets?

If it feels good to ya, head on...just lemme know when you ride thru my town so's I can run for the hills!!!!
You are either being facicious, or you missed the point...
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:59 AM   #21
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Well, more power to ya!!! Hey, I've taken on some projects that others had THEIR doubts about...the prime point in my mind was that it was MY project...not theirs!

So, hey, all is well! Good luck!
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:47 AM   #22
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Great intro to old school there newb.

You're gonna fit in juuuuuuuuuust fine. Love it so far.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:33 PM   #23
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You are either being facicious, or you missed the point...
Facetious!!! Only a little for real...LOL
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:44 PM   #24
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I am definitely going to try to get them street legal. Does anybody have any good resources for info on registering highly questionable machinery? Tips? Tricks?
You're in California. My gut says noggahappen.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:35 PM   #25
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This thread cracks me up. Breaking down every few feet lol. Weren't there any other bikes over there y'all could have bought haha.

Out of curiosity what was the initial purchase price for those things?
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:40 PM   #26
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Fuckin' love it.

Can I say that on here?

















... seriously, though. Hell yeah.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:43 PM   #27
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[quote=jehicks87]Fuckin' love it.

Can I say that on here? I think you just did!
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:06 PM   #28
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wooow, while I can totally understand the fun behind getting them together....





Who does their welding??????

Two blind dudes and a chimp with a car battery?
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:09 PM   #29
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not one for this kinda thing

I'm not normally one for this sort of thread, in fact, I can barely read good, but this looks like a winner. Love it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:41 PM   #30
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This will be fun.
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