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Sep 18th 2017, 11:16 PM   #466
 
  Jan 2016
  92 miles from Windy Ridge, Mt. St. Helens

  2017 FZ-07; Z1000 Kawi; '84+'85 RZ350; '76 RD400; '74 & '75 RD350; '66 Suzuki X6 250..a few others
Let's see if this works. Tried to upload some pics of my BOC "Me262" Cafe build (right now it's apart again, to make a couple of changes).

I have no problem with anyone who feels free to ridicule, upchuck, like, or express any other opinions about it. It's my "baby" and it came out just like the vision I had in my head the summer of '77 while riding a stock RD350 in a Valley down a twisty section of Weinstraße in Germany.
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Sep 19th 2017, 05:48 AM   #467
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by Quicklimegirl
Let's see if this works. Tried to upload some pics of my BOC "Me262" Cafe build (right now it's apart again, to make a couple of changes).

I have no problem with anyone who feels free to ridicule, upchuck, like, or express any other opinions about it. It's my "baby" and it came out just like the vision I had in my head the summer of '77 while riding a stock RD350 in a Valley down a twisty section of Weinstraße in Germany.
That's some serious retro-cool right there. Takes me back to watching all the bikes from the original Mad Max.

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Sep 19th 2017, 07:36 AM   #468
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Interesting, DroogMoto makes a bike that is somewhat "controversial" and then gets upset when people say how much they don't like it. And then, when someone mentions "The One" show, proceeds to do exactly the same thing to those builders that is what offended him. So they have no problem calling other builders' work crap, but can't take it when someone calls their's crap.

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Sep 19th 2017, 08:15 AM   #469
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  Jan 2016
  The spunk-soaked wanksock formerly known as Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
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Let's see if this works. Tried to upload some pics of my BOC "Me262" Cafe build (right now it's apart again, to make a couple of changes).
Now just hang on there, I've read enough Craigslist ads to know that in order to call it a build it has to be possible to throw a regulation baseball through it where the side covers used to be. I don't see any angle grinder marks and the exhaust is too long to cook the rider's ankle! Just what are you trying to pull here?

Seriously, great work. Just looking at it helps take the pain away of the video I watched the other day of a guy creating a fully generic skeletal "brat" out of a complete and immaculate example, right down to the color, of the bike I remember daydreaming about as a teenager. He wanted $4K for it. I'd sooner pay that for the bike he started with; you'd have to pay me to even sit on what he turned it into.
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Sep 22nd 2017, 02:47 PM   #470
 
  Jan 2016
  92 miles from Windy Ridge, Mt. St. Helens

  2017 FZ-07; Z1000 Kawi; '84+'85 RZ350; '76 RD400; '74 & '75 RD350; '66 Suzuki X6 250..a few others
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
Now just hang on there, I've read enough Craigslist ads to know that in order to call it a build it has to be possible to throw a regulation baseball through it where the side covers used to be. I don't see any angle grinder marks and the exhaust is too long to cook the rider's ankle! Just what are you trying to pull here?

Seriously, great work. Just looking at it helps take the pain away of the video I watched the other day of a guy creating a fully generic skeletal "brat" out of a complete and immaculate example, right down to the color, of the bike I remember daydreaming about as a teenager. He wanted $4K for it. I'd sooner pay that for the bike he started with; you'd have to pay me to even sit on what he turned it into.
LOL @ your description regarding no side covers etc. I also think it's bordering on sacrilege to take a near perfect vintage bike and deconstruct it in the manner you describe. There are so many complete, salvagable bikes that aren't necessarily nice enough to restore to original that would seem to be better candidates for someone's project. Thanks for the kind words.
Sep 24th 2017, 01:35 PM   #471
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  Jan 2016
  The spunk-soaked wanksock formerly known as Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
I haven't seen too many "brat" builds that I liked, but this one is pretty cool. A coherent, updated look, lots of good details without being so fussy and "design mag" that it looks like it belongs in the living room in some trustfundie poser's loft.

I wouldn't buy it but I'd sure ride the shit out of it. It's not encouraging that the seller doesn't know what a boxer engine is, though.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/m...315373980.html

Sep 24th 2017, 03:10 PM   #472
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

  H-D
Disclaimer: I like motorcycles. Don't appreciate the styling on all of them but if it makes you happy, go for it.

Just like the big front tires you see on some customs these days, the absence of rear bodywork and minimal or no fenders is a design feature that is beyond me. The back of this BMW is a perfect example. I can only imagine the painful outcome of hard acceleration followed by your crotch sliding ever so slowly backwards on that seat.
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Sep 24th 2017, 03:24 PM   #473
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  The spunk-soaked wanksock formerly known as Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
Unlike most, this one at least has a somewhat dished seat and quilted padding. A lot of these have slick seats shaped like diving boards.

For me the issue here is I wouldn't ever own a "dry days only" motorcycle, which that certainly is. Get caught in a downpour and it's gonna scorpion-kick an ocean of dirty street water at your back, helmet and the gap inbetween.

Edited by WarpShatner7 on Sep 24th 2017 at 03:26 PM
Sep 24th 2017, 06:19 PM   #474
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Dragon
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Originally Posted by Quicklimegirl
... RD350...
...what word comes after rrrriiiinnnnggggggg........?

listen to that RZ....oh man

....back in the day, huh?

for some reason the server changes the URL with the start time mark. use the link.

https://youtu.be/FyOlxBNix7s?t=6m11s

Edited by Sentinel on Sep 24th 2017 at 06:32 PM
Sep 25th 2017, 05:07 PM   #475
 
  Jan 2016
  92 miles from Windy Ridge, Mt. St. Helens

  2017 FZ-07; Z1000 Kawi; '84+'85 RZ350; '76 RD400; '74 & '75 RD350; '66 Suzuki X6 250..a few others
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Just like the big front tires you see on some customs these days, the absence of rear bodywork and minimal or no fenders is a design feature that is beyond me.
I agree, Jeff. I guess I just "get" not having a fender or any type of bodywork in the rear. It's like, where t hell is the rest of the bike?

I remember riding a bicycle in the rain with no fender, and that was bad enough, having a large stripe of muddy, oily water on the middle of you. I can't imagine how bad it would be on a motorcycle, doing 50-60 mph. No thanks!
Sep 25th 2017, 11:09 PM   #476
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

When I was a kid a buddy had a dirtbike with a bobbed rear fender and any time we got into mud he would have a stripe up his back and on his helmet. A couple of times it got pretty thick...
Sep 27th 2017, 04:05 PM   #477
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
I haven't seen too many "brat" builds that I liked, but this one is pretty cool. A coherent, updated look, lots of good details without being so fussy and "design mag" that it looks like it belongs in the living room in some trustfundie poser's loft.

I wouldn't buy it but I'd sure ride the shit out of it. It's not encouraging that the seller doesn't know what a boxer engine is, though.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/m...315373980.html



Wait, what? One single shock on the right side only? WTF. How is this even safe to ride on?


Personally I think that is one very sketchy build. It may look pretty but it appears to be missing some rather important bits for a motorcycle.

Imagine hitting a pot hole with the rear wheel and it caused the (what looks like a half a swing arm) wheel to twist to one side because DUH! There is only one rear shock and it is not installed in the center.

Edited by 76Twin on Sep 27th 2017 at 04:09 PM
Sep 27th 2017, 04:08 PM   #478
 Flyboymedic's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
Why wouldn't it be with a single sided swingarm.
Sep 27th 2017, 04:12 PM   #479
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
Those cheap a$$ LED lights from ebay he is using for turn signals don't work for $#!t also. I know this because I tried the same exact lights and they are not bright at all to be noticeable.

Sep 27th 2017, 04:17 PM   #480
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  Sep 2017
  Kingston, WA

  1976 Honda CB500T - highly customized.
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Why wouldn't it be with a single sided swingarm.


I stand corrected. Had to look at the pics closer and compared them to the stock bike.
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