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Turn your Brain Off and Shoot the Shit => Loungin at da club => Topic started by: Drewski on Nov 02, 2012, 16:34:26

Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 02, 2012, 16:34:26

It's Friday.  :P  I'm a little "off" these days. I need a little boost... a little cheering up...

Care to share your current/favourite screen saver?? Maybe a little note on why it's your fav at the moment.

Here's my current fav.

I like bike pics. Duuuhhh.  ;)

However, I really like bike pics with the rider included.



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/527385_417823331616706_2085864443_n.jpg)




I like this one for all the obvious reasons.  ;D

So...

... care to share yours?

I know I'd appreciate it!  8)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 02, 2012, 16:42:12


Here's the other one I'm flipping back and forth with:


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/56316_420859877979718_1324801283_o.jpg)



Mitchell is obviously an artist with the camera. The subject matter in both is superb however!!  8)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 02, 2012, 16:43:19
What's your screen saver these days?!?  8) 8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: blackbuddha1 on Nov 02, 2012, 17:26:43
IMO willow is one one of the best bikes ever home built!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JohnGoFast on Nov 02, 2012, 17:45:16
At the moment, its this Abnormal Cycles build out of Italy:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x60/abitnols/harley-davidson-sidecar.jpg)

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x60/abitnols/dscn1435.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Nov 02, 2012, 17:58:58
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/YamahaRDInverted_7781.jpg)

Reverse cylinder RD lump in an FZR chassis with race tins. Nothing else needs to be said. Haha...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JohnGoFast on Nov 02, 2012, 18:02:57
Fuckin' A  :-X
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: phxtoad on Nov 02, 2012, 18:50:09
Current background image.  Not exactly moto related, but everyone loves Mustangs.  This is my daughter at the Arizona Wing CAF Museum from a few weeks ago.  The late Bob Odegaard's P-51D 'Stang' in memorial behind her.

(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg304/phxtoad/Misc/IMG_6218a.jpg)

Todd
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Nov 02, 2012, 19:03:45
My current background.  But I'm biased.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img210/7135/img2652m.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 02, 2012, 19:23:39
Here's my current inspiration:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UeSfbmivcpo/T43uSkGKawI/AAAAAAAAAVk/YWzw5avseMc/s1600/GrettaBarbers.png)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 02, 2012, 19:25:10
Those are ALL pretty sweet!  :D

Interesting how much variety there is.  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on Nov 02, 2012, 19:35:39
I've seen so many bikes online that I've become extremely selective about what I like. Not many bikes turn my crank these days but this sure puts the lead in my pencil. Everything is just right on.

(http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/norton-commando.jpg)

http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-norton-commando
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teddpage on Nov 02, 2012, 20:18:00
I personally enjoy this one...i rotate my desktop backgrounds weekly...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brentscafe on Nov 02, 2012, 20:42:46
I personally enjoy this one...i rotate my desktop backgrounds weekly...

I think I may have to borrow that one for a while! Awesome!!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Nov 03, 2012, 03:15:53
One of my inspirations for my DOHC project
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 03, 2012, 14:24:47
I've seen so many bikes online that I've become extremely selective about what I like. Not many bikes turn my crank these days but this sure puts the lead in my pencil. Everything is just right on.

(http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/norton-commando.jpg)

http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-norton-commando

You know, I'm not really a "Brit Bike" guy. They really don't "get met going" for the most part.  :o

THAT Norton, however DOES have something special, doesn't it?!?! I think I could get pretty cranked up about something like that one.  :D  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 03, 2012, 14:26:52
I personally enjoy this one...i rotate my desktop backgrounds weekly...

That's a beaut!!   8)

I experienced my first track day this summer. They're really fun, no doubt about it!  :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 03, 2012, 14:27:41
One of my inspirations for my DOHC project

Love it!!   8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 03, 2012, 14:28:48
I'm gonna "borrow" most of these for the days and weeks ahead!!  Thanks!!  8)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: S Majure on Nov 03, 2012, 14:33:15
Inspiration you say????
Mine is currently tiled with this.......
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 03, 2012, 14:40:33
Here are a couple more of mine, bearing in mind that I love pics with people on their bikes:


V-twins are special. Love the style!  :)  I'd love one some day. The rider is such a "part" of the bike in this pic.


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/ewing_20110305__h3i0488.jpg)


Here's an old hero of mine, Yvon DuHamel, father of Mario and Miguel. A crazy French Canadian road racer that road the wickedest Kawasaki's of the 70's and early 80's, including the h1r, h2r and the Z1 Superbike pictured here. He was at the top of the racing world racing in the USA, Europe and Asia as well as his native Canada:


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/img_985524_30248711_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on Nov 03, 2012, 14:56:05
THAT Norton, however DOES have something special, doesn't it?!?! I think I could get pretty cranked up about something like that one.  :D  8)

It's just a no-nonsense manly man bike. No froo-froo, no gimmicks, no fake patina. Proportions and stance are spot on. Great details like the low profile tank and low rise handlebar. Builder didn't succumb to popular trend and use clubmans or clip ons. Subtle yet sublime.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 03, 2012, 15:17:23
It's just a no-nonsense manly man bike. No froo-froo, no gimmicks, no fake patina. Proportions and stance are spot on. Great details like the low profile tank and low rise handlebar. Builder didn't succumb to popular trend and use clubmans or clip ons. Subtle yet sublime.

... and yet it doesn't have to be a Brit Twin to have those same qualities. It could even be a CB350!!  :o :o :o :o ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: pablohoney on Nov 03, 2012, 15:18:54
(http://www.xs650.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=953&pictureid=5859)
Cause it's hilarious!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: New2meCB on Nov 03, 2012, 15:29:54
I had a higher rez one of this up for a while.

Good conversation starter.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Nov 04, 2012, 02:50:57
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/YamahaRDInverted_7781.jpg)

Reverse cylinder RD lump in an FZR chassis with race tins. Nothing else needs to be said. Haha...
  every post after this is pointless
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 04, 2012, 09:17:45
I have a "motivation" folder in each one of my specific Bike folders... Here are a couple of my favorites, suitable for wallpapers, that are generic...
 
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 04, 2012, 09:37:45
...and a couple more 8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Kanticoy on Nov 04, 2012, 09:42:08
Water cooled Suzuki T500. Oddities get my heart pumping.

(http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/TR5006s.jpg)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teddpage on Nov 04, 2012, 09:43:12
Oddities you say?
 
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Nov 04, 2012, 10:02:09
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/Stuff/britten_wheelie_original.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: J-Rod10 on Nov 04, 2012, 10:30:00
I don't do much with a laptop these days, so it's my phone.

It's a pic I took in Times Square with the phone a year or so ago.
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i467/ViperBaseball14/SC20121104-081638.png)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: t71ford on Nov 04, 2012, 13:15:43
This says "in the good ol' summertime" to me:

(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww180/t71ford/E096B79D-FE70-4576-AA7F-5740B87785F5-980-00000089C7244879.jpg)

A couple of my favorite bikes ever:

(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww180/t71ford/73bf7b7c.jpg)


Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Nov 04, 2012, 14:00:04
I have a "motivation" folder in each one of my specific Bike folders...

Interesting, I do exactly the same thing :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Nov 04, 2012, 14:03:48
A little Kwaker love for Drewski here...

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/crtnogaro2008_524.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 04, 2012, 16:52:05
A current temptation:

Title: Re: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Kanticoy on Nov 04, 2012, 17:55:16
A current temptation:

That ninja 250 kit just looks right on there.



Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 04, 2012, 19:06:47
Man... you guys are full of surprises.  :)

Thanks for the Kawi Love Von!  ;) :D

Great bikes... great inspiration.  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tim on Nov 04, 2012, 19:16:49
I'm staring at these bikes getting inspired for my XS650 rigid project, trying to sort colors out so I can get the rims and hubs done.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/dotheton/XS650%20Rigid/abnormal1.jpg)
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/dotheton/XS650%20Rigid/a2012-noid-_MG_6581-600x323.jpg)
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/dotheton/XS650%20Rigid/a2012218-3-600x332.jpg)
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/dotheton/XS650%20Rigid/0906_crup_03_ztimeless_motor_companyboardtrack_racer.jpg)
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/dotheton/XS650%20Rigid/2197280_2373684cf4b3d7172bb36ef6ab4bd6d9_xl.jpg)
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/dotheton/XS650%20Rigid/triumph-bonneville-custom-a.jpg)
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/dotheton/XS650%20Rigid/snowandbikes032.jpg)
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/dotheton/XS650%20Rigid/Nimbusbobbervside.jpg)
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/dotheton/XS650%20Rigid/gc3468478424_d39d26b55f_o.jpg)
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/dotheton/XS650%20Rigid/Cadbike-33-The-BMW-Bobber-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 04, 2012, 22:10:43
Wow!! Quite the list there Tim!!  8)



Here are a couple of Canadian Superbike heroes. I love the feeling I get from this. There's kind of a casual tension:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/403918_117904031664285_100003340673546_93118_983807212_n.jpg)



What Superbike fan doesn't know this guy! My reason for liking this pic should be obvious. Lawson tossed this bike around like no other. Just LOOK at the lean angle! Ridiculous!

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Lawson-Pocono-80-sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 04, 2012, 22:39:36
One more for tonight.  :D

He's one of ours too!!  ;D


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Photoshoptesting2.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Nov 04, 2012, 22:44:17

A couple of my favorite bikes ever:

(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww180/t71ford/73bf7b7c.jpg)

T71, I lost the picture in question......but there was another one that you posted on my old computer. It was your bike and Ringo's, but nothing but grass and sky behind them. Still have it?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: t71ford on Nov 04, 2012, 22:57:49
This one?

(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww180/t71ford/0507111253.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Nov 04, 2012, 23:20:01
That's it - thanks man!

It was my wallpaper for a long time......
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: trek97 on Nov 05, 2012, 07:57:30
(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/trek97/500heiwa-matchless.jpg)

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/trek97/500boardtrack_jpg1000x769.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teddpage on Nov 05, 2012, 08:25:38

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/trek97/500boardtrack_jpg1000x769.jpg)

I have almost this exact picture tattooed on my right arm.  Love them old boardtrackers

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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Wahoo650 on Nov 05, 2012, 09:08:30
I personally enjoy this one...i rotate my desktop backgrounds weekly...

I have that hanging on the wall in my office...  I haven't golfed in years(not since returning to riding!) and will someday get on the track!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: lingo on Nov 05, 2012, 12:05:50
Just found this in researching my own project. Anyone know anything about it?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qX_C6pKTUwY/TOiBFNSvRgI/AAAAAAAAC18/Zyuh4CylMq4/s1600/bmw-sidecar_dirtbag-challenge.jpg)
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Post by: MILKY on Nov 05, 2012, 12:49:23
I have almost this exact picture tattooed on my right arm.  Love them old boardtrackers

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did you see this board tracker? chappell i think? its a old xs650!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Nov 05, 2012, 17:51:47
I've been really struck by the bikes coming out of Mule Motorcycles. Than I read an interview with the sole builder/owner and learned that the "shop" these machines are built in is the converted two car garage next to his house, complete with washer and dryer. Now I straight up LOVE these bikes. Haha... This guy is the real deal. Look him up. Amazing stuff. Part time builder turned pro opon retirement. Anyhow, the inspiring shots...

XS650

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/tumblr_m8822fAyDJ1qdjz2ho1_500.jpg)

1200 Sporty

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Stealth-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: lingo on Nov 05, 2012, 18:08:11
Fuck yeah, those are sweet
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 06, 2012, 16:22:05
I've been really struck by the bikes coming out of Mule Motorcycles. Than I read an interview with the sole builder/owner and learned that the "shop" these machines are built in is the converted two car garage next to his house, complete with washer and dryer. Now I straight up LOVE these bikes. Haha... This guy is the real deal. Look him up. Amazing stuff. Part time builder turned pro upon retirement. Anyhow, the inspiring shots...



Funny, I was dreaming about this very thing just the other night!! I don't have the skillz that guys like this have, but a guy can still dream!!  ;D

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 06, 2012, 17:32:27

Funny, I was dreaming about this very thing just the other night!! I don't have the skillz that guys like this have, but a guy can still dream!!  ;D
I think that's a common trait of DTTers
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 06, 2012, 18:54:06
I think that's a common trait of DTTers

No doubt... no doubt.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 07, 2012, 12:31:26
Man, I can't even remember where I found this or what I was doing when I found it... but this one is my "current"!!  8)

You know I'm a sucker for "new/oldskool" combinations. The fact that it's a Kawasaki seals it.  ;) ;D



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/jeffwrightszx10rjpg2.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Nov 07, 2012, 13:42:32
That's badass!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teddpage on Nov 08, 2012, 21:20:24
Again, with the Motivational Posters...
 
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Nov 08, 2012, 22:10:16
Since I just finished my MB5, this is my inspiration.

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/WebImages/282168_10151081330238995_1551610384_n.jpg)

(http://vehiclefixer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ARI_24HR_3527-623x421.jpeg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: scott s on Nov 09, 2012, 08:45:50
 SS100 V-Twin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTyUMgTWNv0&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Nov 09, 2012, 08:49:05
Feom Barbers....

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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: young'n on Nov 09, 2012, 09:57:18
Allan Millyard 4sale
1972 Kawasaki H2 1000-4 and 1970 Kawasaki H1 850-5 by Allen Millyard of England
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1972-Kawasaki-H2-1000-4-and-1970-Kawasaki-H1-850-5-by-Allen-Millyard-of-England-/251146916365?forcev4exp=true
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 09, 2012, 12:01:08
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/602277_366963953395053_1794156292_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teddpage on Nov 09, 2012, 13:21:11
I've seen that before!!!  Love it!

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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 09, 2012, 16:57:32
That's awesome!! Just saved that!  ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Nov 09, 2012, 22:54:59
This
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 09, 2012, 23:38:57
Now that looks like fun!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Nov 10, 2012, 00:28:48
This
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 10, 2012, 00:59:26
Mmmm........... that gives me an idea....

Crazy

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Nov 10, 2012, 02:46:54
Yep me too
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 10, 2012, 06:02:28
This was my inspiration this morning...

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6067/6113487998_1f21684289_b.jpg)
 
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Post by: MJPriceisright on Nov 10, 2012, 11:42:18
damn these bikes are awesome.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: MJPriceisright on Nov 10, 2012, 11:45:08
this bike normally makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.. lol
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Nov 10, 2012, 14:14:22
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/YamahaRDInverted_7781.jpg)

What do we know about that bike?  Looks like a Euro spec 400 with an RD motor - but why?  FXR400 made 60 ish HP and 70 plus with mods.  Adding a Cheetah 500 Banshee making 130HP makes sense though.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: 1969Honda on Nov 10, 2012, 14:23:05
That's an epic movie Hoosier, gives me the chills every time I watch it.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 14, 2012, 16:35:47
That's an epic movie Hoosier, gives me the chills every time I watch it.


Yep, that movie is worth watchin' at least once every winter.  :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 14, 2012, 16:45:20
Saw this zrx1244 "Special" at Barber last month:


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/304372_3921117941473_1475872652_n1pp_w770_h577.jpg)


I LOVE the zrx!! My brother (Seaglider) and a couple of other buddies (including Pipe Welder) have 'em. Don and I yacked with the builder for about 20 minutes. He's really passionate about building all-out, mega-buck, performance machines, and then selling the parts to customers to build their own machines. This zrx it their first project with this in mind. Some of the bits on this one are available and the rest, I'm told, will be soon.

We got to hear it run too!! Oh my!! It sounds as good as it looks!!  8)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Nov 14, 2012, 18:44:22
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/YamahaRDInverted_7781.jpg)

What do we know about that bike?  Looks like a Euro spec 400 with an RD motor - but why?  FXR400 made 60 ish HP and 70 plus with mods.  Adding a Cheetah 500 Banshee making 130HP makes sense though.



Its also got reversed cylinders.

Who knows why? Maybe he had a spare RD lump and grenaded the FZR. Maybe he got the chassis for pennies. Maybe he wanted to build an insanely great handling smoker and used what was available. All I know is that it kicks ass. :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Rat_ranger on Nov 14, 2012, 18:47:24
That looks like a 1000 frame The 400 frames never had the indent in them.  Either way it should be light and pretty fun.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Nov 14, 2012, 21:15:14
Nope not a 1000.  Early ones had the groove and later ones had that style of rear subframe mount.

I think it's an 89 TZ@250 3MA model which was never imported officially into the us.  Aircooled 350 motor is a bit of a retrograde step,  but maybe he got teh frame for cheap without the TZR motor and that was all he had available. Time to yank that old clunker out and slip an RZ motor in along with Cheetah top end and 10mm crank.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 15, 2012, 11:42:47
Nope not a 1000.  Early ones had the groove and later ones had that style of rear subframe mount.

I think it's an 89 TZ@250 3MA model which was never imported officially into the us.  Aircooled 350 motor is a bit of a retrograde step,  but maybe he got teh frame for cheap without the TZR motor and that was all he had available. Time to yank that old clunker out and slip an RZ motor in along with Cheetah top end and 10mm crank.


Ya, I here you all and what your saying here, but it all depends on what the builder was looking for.

Maybe he's a die-hard air cooled 350 fan and wanted to build the gnarliest, most unique 350 he could! If that's the case, I think he just might have succeeded.  :D  Your suggestion, as good as it is, might be blasphemous to him!!  ;D

It's like me and my passion for h2's. If I simply wanted the wickedest 2 stroke, I'd go for a RG500, RZ500 or, if I really wanted to kill myself, a street-ed TZ750 for a project. That's not the point for me though. I want a unique h2, so that's what I'm working towards.  :)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Nov 15, 2012, 11:52:27
Drewski, you are probably right.  He probably started with an RD and that was the core of his bike.  What he has now is the meanest RD around.

A bit like my GT750 Hypersport ModRod.  By the time I'm finished I'll be asking WTF I was doing with that old clunker motor in there.  Why not fit a Polaris/PSI 1800, 250HP triple motor and Baker 6 speed and be done with it. Or a more modern twin 800cc 200HP motor. Hmm?  That gives me an idea.  FZR 1000 frame, GXSR suspension and brakes, Polaris motor ;-) Just when the voices in my head had stopped and now you got them going again.   It's not my fault doctor.....................
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 15, 2012, 12:06:11
It's childish and silly, but I picked this thing up earlier in the week and I just keep looking at it, thinking of what I'm gonna do...

So, yeah... it's my inspiration at the moment.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/644107_10151320988050159_1158033838_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 15, 2012, 14:31:49
Drewski, you are probably right.  He probably started with an RD and that was the core of his bike.  What he has now is the meanest RD around.

A bit like my GT750 Hypersport ModRod.  By the time I'm finished I'll be asking WTF I was doing with that old clunker motor in there.  Why not fit a Polaris/PSI 1800, 250HP triple motor and Baker 6 speed and be done with it. Or a more modern twin 800cc 200HP motor. Hmm?  That gives me an idea.  FZR 1000 frame, GXSR suspension and brakes, Polaris motor ;-) Just when the voices in my head had stopped and now you got them going again.   It's not my fault doctor.....................

Haha, Teazer!! You got it bad bud!!  ;D

I've got a friend here that's mulling over the same kinda build project... a 3 cylinder 2 stroke snowmobile engine, mated to a 6 speed transmission, in a sportbike frame...  crazyness!!  ;D ;D  In the neighbourhood of 200hp in that combo as well!  :o   (listen to the voices Teazer... listen to the voices...)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 15, 2012, 14:34:11
It's childish and silly, but I picked this thing up earlier in the week and I just keep looking at it, thinking of what I'm gonna do...

So, yeah... it's my inspiration at the moment.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/644107_10151320988050159_1158033838_n.jpg)

Oh baby... I see all kinds of silliness in your future resulting from that little purchase!!  ;D

Can't wait to hear what you decide to do with it!!  8)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 15, 2012, 14:56:42
It's childish and silly, but I picked this thing up earlier in the week and I just keep looking at it, thinking of what I'm gonna do...

So, yeah... it's my inspiration at the moment.



I was thinking about this comment, and it continues to resonate within me.  :)


It's a hoot when you see the faces of "the like-minded" light up when they see what you've done. Or to see what someone else is doing and think, "Man.. I wanna do that!!" To inspire and be inspired.

I can't even count the number of times I've seen a pic here... read an account... that has made me bust out in a grin or laugh out loud, because I can relate to you all.   8)

Stay childish...


... and silly.  8)


I love this place.  :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 15, 2012, 15:05:54
It kinda reminds me of a comic I saw a while ago...

A boy says to his Mom, "When I grow up I wanna be a biker!"

His Mom replies, "You can only choose one of those things."

Perfect.  ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Nov 15, 2012, 15:11:51
It kinda reminds me of a comic I saw a while ago...

A boy says to his Mom, "When I grow up I wanna be a biker!"

His Mom replies, "You can only choose one of those things."

Perfect.  ;D

Love it :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Sonreir on Nov 15, 2012, 17:07:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQrpSrvexAI
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 15, 2012, 17:44:04
Yup, that's cool. ^^^^^^^
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 16, 2012, 12:50:49
Someone has already breathed on one of the new CB1100's ;)
 
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/motomoon900/CB1100F_chop-ducktail.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Nov 16, 2012, 13:37:09
That is sexy.  Wonder if they stretched the performance to match. However it really looks like a couple of th CB900F's that have been done one here and other boards so I would be inclined to start with one of those if I was cutting it up.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on Nov 16, 2012, 14:32:36
Someone has already breathed on one of the new CB1100's ;)
 
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/motomoon900/CB1100F_chop-ducktail.jpg)

Not quite, that's a sketch based on the pre-production mock-up, there were several concepts.

Here's another more closely based on the production bike:

(http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Honda%20CB1100%20Customize%20Concept.jpg)

This is the production bike.

(http://www.mcnews.com.au/Testing/Honda/2010_CB1100/Honda_CB1100_Black.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Nov 17, 2012, 00:56:55
Haha, Teazer!! You got it bad bud!!  ;D

.....................   (listen to the voices Teazer... listen to the voices...)

That made me laugh out loud.  Thanks I needed that.   The problem is that there is not enough time or cash to do all the crazy things that pop into my head. I have a 6 speed CB77 to get going on and a 6 speed GSXR EFI reed valved GT750 to finish before I start the next project.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 18, 2012, 20:32:22
That made me laugh out loud.  Thanks I needed that.   The problem is that there is not enough time or cash to do all the crazy things that pop into my head. I have a 6 speed CB77 to get going on and a 6 speed GSXR EFI reed valved GT750 to finish before I start the next project.


What are u doin' wasting time here??!!  :o  Sounds like you've got work to do!! Get at it Brotha!!  ;D 8) 8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Nov 19, 2012, 00:52:23
I have enough existing projects and crazy ideas to keep me going for another couple of decades and no time or cash for any of them. Some will get done and some will not.  I think that's how Darwin said it worked...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 19, 2012, 22:27:58

Got a short video clip of the SBK Factory zrx 1224RR from Barber.

I was shocked when the owner fired it up!! He caught me by surprise and I fumbled, bumbled and struggled to get my iPhone going to catch it. I just got a little tease for yaz.  :D



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zYMoCyA9_c&feature=plcp



I missed the couple of moments when he "whacked" it!! I was awesome!!  ;D ;D

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:04:03
Time to resurrect this thread......

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/gsx1400caferacer_zps8d66ba51.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:04:55
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/YoshimuraGSX-R750198601_zps4086e9c6.jpg) (http://s598.photobucket.com/user/rmyers104/media/YoshimuraGSX-R750198601_zps4086e9c6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:06:08
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/suzuki_500_track_day_special_by_obiboi-d2ys4fp_zps90759dfe.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:08:15
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/78gt7501_zpsb1685339.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:09:16
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/wheelie-7-82135d8a-sz320x706_zpsf796fcb2.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:10:04
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/GSXR750_2-600x450_zpsbe739f76.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:10:54
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/TriumphThruxtoncaferacer021_zps1ee2775d.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:11:51
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/tumblr_mqj5py2R0Q1rs3bi6o2_500_zpsabe8e2b8.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:12:45
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/SUZUKIGOOSE250-6_zps6160ad79.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:13:46
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/facebook95-72342305_zps52e1ac80.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:14:33
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/tumblr_mnf07aWkRW1rvebxto1_500_zps7389db49.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 17, 2013, 22:15:41
And dammit if this isn't awesome in its own way.

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/tumblr_mo6ugvgJcb1rgpwp0o1_500_zps115fb7ea.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Aug 17, 2013, 22:51:11
Nice way to revive it Rich! Some nice bikes there and that little fella is awesome.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 17, 2013, 23:21:59
Check out his face!!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Aug 17, 2013, 23:44:27
Check out his face!!
Check out his face!!

That's a "game face" if I've EVER seen it!!  :D

Thanks for the "revival" Rich!!  ;)  Great bikes all!!  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 17, 2013, 23:53:37
Some resurrection!

Particularly keen on the Yoshimura Suzuki endurance bike, and the kid looks like he's channeling KR!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Aug 18, 2013, 00:07:39

An old photo-shop that inspires me.  :)



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/KawZX10Cafe.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/KawZX10Cafe.jpg.html)



I don't know if I'll ever have the where-with-all to do something like this, but I'd like to.  :D


Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Aug 18, 2013, 00:14:55

I'd dearly love a big-inch Kawi Triple like this:



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Kawasaki20kr75020racer.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Kawasaki20kr75020racer.jpg.html)



I know where I can get a frame/tank combo to do this, but I don't have the dough.  :P :P

Maybe some day.  :D

Also, I know a DTT'er doing this project with a stock h2 frame as the basis... stay tuned.  8) 8)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 18, 2013, 00:18:19
I'm in.  Just found this thread.  Drewski, that ZRX you posted is amazing....
I'm not sure what this bike is but it's definitely something I'd love to sling a leg over.





Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Aug 18, 2013, 00:18:45

Another "friend of DTT" built this. Still a favourite.  :D




(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/6365848373_44fa153ce1_z.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/6365848373_44fa153ce1_z.jpg.html)




I know... it's not a Kawi. So... shoot me.  ;D

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Aug 18, 2013, 00:28:45
I'm in.  Just found this thread.  Drewski, that ZRX you posted is amazing....
I'm not sure what this bike is but it's definitely something I'd love to sling a leg over.


Wow what a machine CC!   :o  I don't know what it is either... nice doesn't begin to describe it though!   :D


Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 18, 2013, 00:34:09
The perfect (to me) tracker.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 18, 2013, 00:36:22
desktop at work
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Anthiron on Aug 18, 2013, 00:38:24
The perfect (to me) tracker.



Now that is a thing of beauty!

Any more pictures?

Nicko
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 18, 2013, 00:47:57
Don't have any others of that tracker, I wish.


Last one for tonight.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 18, 2013, 00:58:16
Stroker, here's the other pic I have of that Suzuki:

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/YoshimuraGSX-R750198602_zps96d4db54.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 18, 2013, 00:59:45
Like this one too:

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/my_favorite_tapiture_photos_of_the_week_50_photos1_zpsec554b4a.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Aug 18, 2013, 01:16:43

Love little-boy-bike pics too!  8)



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/babycafe.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/babycafe.jpg.html)



I think this one originated here on DTT.


Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 18, 2013, 01:52:13
Thanks Big Rich - I've always had a thing for endurance bikes.

An inspiration for a build I have pending:

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 18, 2013, 02:11:16
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/may2011-clip-on-bars-5_zps5fa423dd.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 18, 2013, 02:12:01
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/mm2_zps442ce15e.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 18, 2013, 02:12:50
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/ricard_zps8bc721fa.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 18, 2013, 02:13:52
Notice anything unusual?

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/5247752658_c9d9ab19b9_b_zpsbba46769.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 18, 2013, 02:14:35
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/tr_fou12_zps8b651900.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Davetabacco on Aug 18, 2013, 02:20:36
This was my inspiration this morning...

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6067/6113487998_1f21684289_b.jpg)
Just watched this movie again.Gotta love it.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 18, 2013, 02:49:56
Big Rich, that's the sexiest Suzy triple I've seen!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Aug 18, 2013, 06:33:03
Don't have any others of that tracker, I wish.


Last one for tonight.

Here's a different angle of the tracker

(http://harneyboybikes.com/harneyboybikes/81_SR250_files/024-filtered.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Anthiron on Aug 18, 2013, 06:36:32
Here's a different angle of the tracker

(http://harneyboybikes.com/harneyboybikes/81_SR250_files/024-filtered.jpg)

Thanks Herrdeacon!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Aug 18, 2013, 06:55:07
That is a nice bike. Is there a build thread somewhere?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 18, 2013, 06:56:56
Here is my current desktop wall paper on the work 'puter. Wonderful pic in full size HERE (http://cdn2.bikesevolution.com/photos/2a/11/custom-1952-vincent-black-lightning-photo-by-michael-lichter_f2409.jpg)
(http://cdn2.bikesevolution.com/photos/2a/11/custom-1952-vincent-black-lightning-photo-by-michael-lichter_f2409.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Davetabacco on Aug 18, 2013, 09:43:37
The real Burt with his Indian.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/p200x200/1187212_10151633556629001_692940689_n.jpg)


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q81/s320x320/1185047_10151633556679001_1346853028_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: trek97 on Aug 18, 2013, 10:46:00
The real Burt with his Indian.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/p200x200/1187212_10151633556629001_692940689_n.jpg)


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q81/s320x320/1185047_10151633556679001_1346853028_n.jpg)

thats no shit.  To read what that guy actually did is WAY more impressive than the movie.  Dont get me wrong...I own the Blu-ray.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: trek97 on Aug 18, 2013, 10:56:34
a couple others that inspire me...

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/trek97/29_12_2011_willow.jpg)

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/trek97/GrettaBarbers.png)

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/trek97/jag/doris-002jpg_thumb_zpsa711958e.png)

This is not so much a self serving plug...but it does get me fired up for Barber 2013,  thats Tims bike and Willow along w mine.

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/trek97/thegirls500.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Scruffy on Aug 18, 2013, 11:15:33
I tend to rotate through a few examples of finished versions of the crusty junk I own... a 49 Dodge truck, a CL100, a CL72/77 and an L6 sidevalve engine.

I like old stuff.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Joon-yah on Aug 18, 2013, 11:24:17
This one gets me going
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Davetabacco on Aug 18, 2013, 11:24:54
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s403x403/1002895_535221389883399_1782683098_n.jpg)
Inspiration?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Davetabacco on Aug 18, 2013, 11:26:01
This one gets me going
I wish.....
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: SteveG on Aug 18, 2013, 14:39:10
If I build enough bikes do I get one of those? ::)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 18, 2013, 14:44:15
While I do say everybody draws inspiration from their own sources .....there is a completely different thread for that Dave.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 18, 2013, 16:54:44
So this morning at coffee, where all the locals show up.  I run into a guy I'd only met on the phone.  Trent owns Atomic Customs and is a featured builder at Born Free.  This morning he brought the bike he built for BF5, owned by his buddy Matt.  Super nice guy, turns out he lives just up the street from me.  This bike is down to the bolts cool.  It's a real rider, no art queen.


[edit]  How is this inspiration?  To me...it means motivation to get my damn shovelhead back on the road.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 18, 2013, 17:45:59
Love that bike ^^^^^
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 18, 2013, 18:13:36
You should see the details on that bike.  That tank strip is damascus steel made from an old harley chain.  Heat, beat, fold, repeat.  It's one of the coolest things I've seen.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 18, 2013, 18:40:50
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/1301-hbkp-01-o1983-harley-davidson-ironhead-sportsterright-side.jpg)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/yamaha-rd400.jpg)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/yamaha-xs650-bobber-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 18, 2013, 18:42:59
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/zaeta-motorcycle.jpg)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/XP3N9564.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Aug 18, 2013, 19:17:53
Right now this one is keeping me smiling...
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/7-15-06_1.jpg)

That'd be my older son. He's about 13y/o in the pic. Posing next to the pocketbike he and I (mostly he) resurrected after becoming a Hurricane Katrina flood victim.
This was the first time he showed interest in motorcycles/tools/etc.
He's now 20y/o and currently deployed in Afghanistan. Before he left, he said when he gets back, he wants to build another bike. So, not only will there be another toy to play with, but I'll get to play with it with my son.
I can't wait ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 18, 2013, 19:45:41
Right now this one is keeping me smiling...
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/7-15-06_1.jpg)

That'd be my older son. He's about 13y/o in the pic. Posing next to the pocketbike he and I (mostly he) resurrected after becoming a Hurricane Katrina flood victim.
This was the first time he showed interest in motorcycles/tools/etc.
He's now 20y/o and currently deployed in Afghanistan. Before he left, he said when he gets back, he wants to build another bike. So, not only will there be another toy to play with, but I'll get to play with it with my son.
I can't wait ;)




That's awesome.  Motorcycles have always been a father/son thing for me and my dad.  Now I wanna find some of those old pics and scan them.. 
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: atx360 on Aug 18, 2013, 19:47:57
I've been on a Harley kick lately!

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: atx360 on Aug 18, 2013, 19:48:58
This one is mine. After I did the chain conversion and moto bars.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 18, 2013, 20:51:34
This is one of my favourites - a super clean build!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 18, 2013, 21:10:54
ATX - awesome bike! Did you see the VRod I posted on page 9?

Stroker - you sir, have great taste in bikes.

Redbird......really cool picture. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Aug 18, 2013, 21:26:10
This
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: atx360 on Aug 18, 2013, 21:30:05
Wow! That things sick brad!

Thanks big rich! That Vrod looks nasty.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 18, 2013, 21:56:05
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/SMALL_CITY_CYCLES_SINGLE_DOWN_TUBE_030.jpg)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Ducati-F3-Radical-Ducati-01.jpg)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/web.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Bobdot on Aug 18, 2013, 23:10:38
essential pics of the daily scroll through:

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm60/bobdotdesign/392994_469566796433356_2101344746_n_zpsff8b9c6b.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/bobdotdesign/media/392994_469566796433356_2101344746_n_zpsff8b9c6b.jpg.html)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm60/bobdotdesign/pem-morena-honda-827x570_zps9afdeef4.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/bobdotdesign/media/pem-morena-honda-827x570_zps9afdeef4.jpg.html)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm60/bobdotdesign/Spa08073_zps6fd42348.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/bobdotdesign/media/Spa08073_zps6fd42348.jpg.html)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm60/bobdotdesign/1045023_605687789461897_908283652_n_zps23d561e8.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/bobdotdesign/media/1045023_605687789461897_908283652_n_zps23d561e8.jpg.html)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm60/bobdotdesign/HondaCB600byKiezKustom_3_zps164f33e1.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/bobdotdesign/media/HondaCB600byKiezKustom_3_zps164f33e1.jpg.html)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm60/bobdotdesign/196944_465091546880881_1537020020_n_zps18fdb4c0.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/bobdotdesign/media/196944_465091546880881_1537020020_n_zps18fdb4c0.jpg.html)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm60/bobdotdesign/1010035_604333812930628_930974602_n_zps9976d462.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/bobdotdesign/media/1010035_604333812930628_930974602_n_zps9976d462.jpg.html)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm60/bobdotdesign/p102046028129_zps712dea1f.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/bobdotdesign/media/p102046028129_zps712dea1f.jpg.html)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm60/bobdotdesign/CB10006_zps349ea269.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/bobdotdesign/media/CB10006_zps349ea269.jpg.html)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm60/bobdotdesign/1013470_606161676081175_1067628727_n_zpse49fce22.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/bobdotdesign/media/1013470_606161676081175_1067628727_n_zpse49fce22.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: SONIC. on Aug 19, 2013, 00:16:42

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Ducati-F3-Radical-Ducati-01.jpg)


Okay HUGE fan of this one
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cyclefreak on Aug 19, 2013, 08:52:20
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/19/5age3y9a.jpg)
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Post by: Joon-yah on Aug 19, 2013, 10:04:23
Dig this one too!
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Post by: JohnGoFast on Aug 19, 2013, 10:35:19
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/web.jpg)
Oh hell yes!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Aug 19, 2013, 10:38:44
Wow!! Great pics fellas!! So many incredible bikes, people and action shots! I've been "inspired" over and over again... enough to swipe a few for my personal collection!!   ;D  Thank you!!  8)



Remember, the original idea here is to share some of the screen savers you have, that inspire you. The idea is to keep it focused on the "two wheeled" variety as opposed to the "two legged".  ;)

Four wheeled or flying machines are welcome as well!!  ;D  8)

Keep 'em comin'!!  :D
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Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 19, 2013, 11:49:23
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Motorbikes/shelby-daytona-coupe-le-mans-edition.jpg)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/shelby-daytona-le-mans-2.jpg)

Four wheeled you say? If the Shelby California GT Coupe LeMans doesn't get you're heart racing... You must be dead.
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Post by: biker_reject on Aug 19, 2013, 14:13:10
Stuff like this
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Post by: MJPriceisright on Aug 19, 2013, 14:14:04
I've been on a Harley kick lately!

those first two Harleys are absolutely bad ass
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Aug 19, 2013, 14:16:26
those first two Harleys are absolutely bad ass


Yep I keep going back to look at those, they are the coolest Harley's I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JohnGoFast on Aug 19, 2013, 15:08:13
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x60/abitnols/sidehacks/Airstreamer_1280_zpsb75f29d0.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/abitnols/media/sidehacks/Airstreamer_1280_zpsb75f29d0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: MJPriceisright on Aug 19, 2013, 16:17:08
Yep I keep going back to look at those, they are the coolest Harley's I have ever seen.

yes, they seriously are the coolest Harleys ever.  those pipes are just ridiculous.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 19, 2013, 16:20:53
yes, they seriously are the coolest Harleys ever.  those pipes are just ridiculous.

http://www.shawspeedandcustom.co.uk/bikes/martini-bikes
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: MJPriceisright on Aug 19, 2013, 16:27:20
holy faaaaaaaaaaaaaaack those are so legit.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: atx360 on Aug 19, 2013, 17:18:12
Another sporty and.......the LEGEND! :))



Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JohnGoFast on Aug 19, 2013, 18:05:14
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x60/abitnols/Matt_Moloney_Bike2_zpsc13ca716.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/abitnols/media/Matt_Moloney_Bike2_zpsc13ca716.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Mbstr51 on Aug 19, 2013, 18:19:00
My son is on my screen saver right now!
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Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 19, 2013, 18:23:52
Awesome ^^^^
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Post by: Mbstr51 on Aug 19, 2013, 18:27:37
Cant leave out my little girl! :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Aug 20, 2013, 00:55:54
Sunrise at Bonneville waiting to run is always inspirational to me.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img42/5758/yky7.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JohnGoFast on Aug 20, 2013, 12:26:51
Sunrise at Bonneville waiting to run is always inspirational to me.

I tried to find ya out there Hoof, no luck. Sunrise and sunset on the salt is a sacred thing for sure.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 20, 2013, 14:44:50
This guy:
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DesmoBro on Aug 20, 2013, 15:58:11
This guy lives down the road from me his builds aren't always pretty but they are somewhat inspirational
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: TricDick on Aug 20, 2013, 20:03:36
love this bike!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: atx360 on Aug 21, 2013, 00:23:41
An Indian Larry from the Alpinestars VIP party during MotoGP here in Austin. Also a SeeSee cycles crf450 cafe on the wall.

The cb550 took best in show at the Austin motofest. Which was its first event during GP weekend.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JohnGoFast on Aug 21, 2013, 17:42:47
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x60/abitnols/2197296_39dfe103d6041e9777cf6dfbadd0ac22_xl.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/abitnols/media/2197296_39dfe103d6041e9777cf6dfbadd0ac22_xl.jpg.html)

That just flashed by on my screen saver.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: MJPriceisright on Aug 21, 2013, 18:16:30
love this bike!


UMMMMM YUPP!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Aug 21, 2013, 18:56:03
Seen at the concours display, RedBull MotoGP this past weekend.  I like this.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: pr design on Aug 21, 2013, 19:03:28
Those white walls are sweet makes me wonder if I should go for those as the new tires
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 21, 2013, 19:17:19
Seen at the concours display, RedBull MotoGP this past weekend.  I like this.

That's Wingspan's (?) bike if I'm not mistaken. Did a build thread here and on ADVRider.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Aug 21, 2013, 19:38:31
Oh, I don't know who's bike this is, but it sure was purdy!  The tank was ridiculous.  Lots of nice vintage bikes there, but cafes were poorly represented throughout the city.  Shame.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Aug 21, 2013, 20:06:54
That's Wingspan's (?) bike if I'm not mistaken. Did a build thread here and on ADVRider.
I was thinkin the same thing.

And Yes, gorgeous bike!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bubonicplay on Aug 23, 2013, 06:41:52
very neat thread
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cyclefreak on Aug 25, 2013, 01:56:28
Here are a few bikes I saw at the WERA races in Talladega today.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/25/2ybujyja.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/25/ejujevet.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/25/jy7ypapu.jpg)Bradj try not to drool too much over those first two pics!
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: neevo on Aug 25, 2013, 05:40:03
Is that a duck tail on the first one (red/white)?

I'm really starting to like that seat tank combo.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cyclefreak on Aug 25, 2013, 06:10:19
Per the owner that is the original tail section with reupholstered seat. The tank is original but modified, the oil pan has been removed from the tank to accommodate the mono shock that it used to have.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 25, 2013, 06:17:02
That red / white tank.......is that the same as what's on Gretta?

Regardless, awesome bikes.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cyclefreak on Aug 25, 2013, 08:23:37
Gretta's tank is a ducati replica and her tail is hand made.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 25, 2013, 09:57:58
Found this while searching BSA builds... and with the original being 1500x1125 it's a nice size for a desktop wallpaper.  http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-veM6S-AI1Nk/UKSQMIY6aqI/AAAAAAAAB0g/bCLzRs2ILXY/s1600/IMG_0208.JPG (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-veM6S-AI1Nk/UKSQMIY6aqI/AAAAAAAAB0g/bCLzRs2ILXY/s1600/IMG_0208.JPG)

 
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-veM6S-AI1Nk/UKSQMIY6aqI/AAAAAAAAB0g/bCLzRs2ILXY/s1600/IMG_0208.JPG)
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Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 25, 2013, 10:05:19
That red / white tank.......is that the same as what's on Gretta?

Regardless, awesome bikes.

All the body work on the red/white Yamaha is factory race stuff. All available from Airtech and others.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: 4eyes on Aug 25, 2013, 19:54:25
Is that a duck tail on the first one (red/white)?

I'm really starting to like that seat tank combo.
You should check out this months Motorcycle Classics mag. ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 26, 2013, 01:08:09
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/tumblr_mrhdynaJMo1qingbgo1_500_zps2a74bad1.jpg)

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/tumblr_mrdlwxKzCZ1qzleu4o1_1280_zps6174f609.jpg)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 26, 2013, 01:09:10
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/tumblr_mo4p33dThh1s497blo1_500_zps945d519d.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 26, 2013, 01:36:39
And another shot of the triple!

Crazy
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Post by: atx360 on Aug 26, 2013, 01:43:13
Amazing paint

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Post by: atx360 on Aug 26, 2013, 01:50:48
<3

Sent from my MB886 using Tapatalk 2

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Post by: Mbstr51 on Aug 26, 2013, 01:53:49
And another shot of the triple!

Crazy
That's Baaadass!!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 26, 2013, 03:21:49
One more for triple fans!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 26, 2013, 03:27:24
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Whoa.......

I mean.....seriously? That bike is rad on so many levels.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Green199 on Aug 26, 2013, 07:08:42
The perfect 2 trackers for me!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 26, 2013, 08:33:01

Whoa.......

I mean.....seriously? That bike is rad on so many levels.

It's a bit more ambitious than your average build!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: kopcicle on Aug 26, 2013, 12:50:58
http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.com/triumph-motorcycles/cool-triumph-bobber-motozania-photo-motorcycle-pictures/ (http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.com/triumph-motorcycles/cool-triumph-bobber-motozania-photo-motorcycle-pictures/)

(http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/55842-cool-triumph-bobber-motozania-photo-motorcycle-pictures_665x415.jpg)

and a few more where that came from ...

~kop
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 26, 2013, 13:08:16
http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.com (http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.com)

and a few more where that came from ...

~kop

You got that right!!!
 
(http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/36480-best-ajs-motorcycles_665x415.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 26, 2013, 13:33:21
http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.com/triumph-motorcycles/cool-triumph-bobber-motozania-photo-motorcycle-pictures/ (http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.com/triumph-motorcycles/cool-triumph-bobber-motozania-photo-motorcycle-pictures/)

(http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/55842-cool-triumph-bobber-motozania-photo-motorcycle-pictures_665x415.jpg)

and a few more where that came from ...

~kop


Oil tank from a Coleman stove? 
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Aug 26, 2013, 14:25:12
All the body work on the red/white Yamaha is factory race stuff. All available from Airtech and others.

Tank looks original.  And for a twin shock TZ it is remarkably stock.  Many of them were mono shocked and had disk brakes and other upgrades.  Last one like that I restored too forever to replicate the exhaust mounts.  Fortunately those big drums are available again from Europe and tanks seats fairing are available in the US.  Front fender comes from Mead Speed in the UK. 

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 27, 2013, 05:28:26
Different!

A Porsche 911 cylinder grafted onto an SR500.

From dWRENCHED via Bubble Visor.

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Aug 27, 2013, 06:20:30
what a bad choice for me for a bike to build.....christ even if i bob a tt500 and roost horse shit all over a super model on her birthday, its been done. better..more horse shit, hotter model

seen it
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Post by: Joon-yah on Aug 27, 2013, 10:35:01
what a bad choice for me for a bike to build.....christ even if i bob a tt500 and roost horse shit all over a super model on her birthday, its been done. better..more horse shit, hotter model

seen it
              Fuck that!!!you can do it better!!! Kill em with the fab!!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Sep 01, 2013, 17:38:27
A tastfully modded Classic Gixxer.  8)



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/GSXRLE_1-600x399.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/GSXRLE_1-600x399.jpg.html)




Ya, I know. It's worth more in original trim, but I like it!!  ;D  It stirs something in me.  :D
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Post by: teddpage on Sep 01, 2013, 18:08:05

You got that right!!!
 
(http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/images/36480-best-ajs-motorcycles_665x415.jpg)

OMG AN AJS 7R!!!  One of the most gorgeous bikes ever in my opinion...
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: phxtoad on Sep 01, 2013, 19:02:50
A tastfully modded Classic Gixxer.  8)



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/GSXRLE_1-600x399.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/GSXRLE_1-600x399.jpg.html)




Ya, I know. It's worth more in original trim, but I like it!!  ;D  It stirs something in me.  :D


GIMME THAT!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 01, 2013, 20:09:24
A tastfully modded Classic Gixxer.  8)

SNIP.....

Ya, I know. It's worth more in original trim, but I like it!!  ;D  It stirs something in me.  :D

Agreed. Drewski, I like that bike more than you might realize! ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: mikeinnh on Sep 01, 2013, 20:38:36
A tastfully modded Classic Gixxer.  8)



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/GSXRLE_1-600x399.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/GSXRLE_1-600x399.jpg.html)




Ya, I know. It's worth more in original trim, but I like it!!  ;D  It stirs something in me.  :D

Very cool!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: mikeinnh on Sep 01, 2013, 20:46:10
Triton.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/mikenfl/Triton-cafe-racer-4_zpsf0c04107.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mikenfl/media/Triton-cafe-racer-4_zpsf0c04107.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 02, 2013, 04:19:02
TZ750 in an SR500 frame.....

](http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/dscf0574_zps03783a00.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 02, 2013, 04:20:09
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/img_8025_zpsbc536d60.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 02, 2013, 04:21:01
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/elf1_zps06d444a6.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 02, 2013, 05:45:30
OMG AN AJS 7R!!!  One of the most gorgeous bikes ever in my opinion...
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Cheers Ted! If you like that I'll share one of my all time favorites with the forum...
AJS E95 "Porcupine"
(http://www.extravaganzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/1954-AJS-E95-Porcupine-3.jpg)
 
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn317/buntline88/BIGporcupine.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Sep 02, 2013, 22:00:18
Agreed. Drewski, I like that bike more than you might realize! ;)


Is that YOURS Big Rich??  :o ;D


I swiped that pic off eBay a while back. Were you the seller? Buyer?  ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 02, 2013, 22:08:05
Haha! I wish.

I believe it's Beatnics! If it isn't, it will be someday .....
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Sep 03, 2013, 01:10:24
Is that Ianucci's porcupine?
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: 77SuzukiTS250 on Sep 03, 2013, 01:18:53
Here's my inspiration:D (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/03/ujananut.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/03/qage7udy.jpg)I LOVE THE WAY THIS BIKE LOOKS.


Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Sep 03, 2013, 14:39:07
Is that Ianucci's porcupine?

There were only 3 made IIRC so it has to be Rob's, or George Barber's or?  Does Virgil Ellings own the other?  I remember an article "somewhere" where Rob I was talking about lending parts to someone to replicate them to complete a bike but I remember none of the details.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Sep 03, 2013, 16:24:16
I thought Sammy Miller had one.  I vaguely remember a bit of a blow up over one.  Details are too vague but one of the porcs was supposed to be "funny".  Wrong bits, no internals etc.  Sure wish CRS hadn't set in.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Sep 03, 2013, 18:15:02
A tastfully modded Classic Gixxer.  8)



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/GSXRLE_1-600x399.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/GSXRLE_1-600x399.jpg.html)




Ya, I know. It's worth more in original trim, but I like it!!  ;D  It stirs something in me.  :D


Thank you for that... seriously ;)
I have an '87 750 in the wings, and I've toying with the idea of a suspension upgrade. Along with a 450cc bump in displacement :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 03, 2013, 19:11:33
There were only 3 made IIRC so it has to be Rob's, or George Barber's or?  Does Virgil Ellings own the other?  I remember an article "somewhere" where Rob I was talking about lending parts to someone to replicate them to complete a bike but I remember none of the details.

I believe that Pseudo one was the supposed forth. I believe the one in the pic was at Carlisle... but I thought there was two on display at Barber Museum.
 
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x8xy6FtS0uM/Ufr9H9dgrOI/AAAAAAABJ1A/ryH5JpJVAWs/s500/IMAG1842.jpg)
 
And maybe not a Brough Superior but how about a 1924 Montgomery-Anzani in 1600 x 879 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lVCC9aDALT4/SMbVB0q6OsI/AAAAAAAADf0/mZCb_4lTgq4/s1600/montgomery.bonhams.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lVCC9aDALT4/SMbVB0q6OsI/AAAAAAAADf0/mZCb_4lTgq4/s1600/montgomery.bonhams.jpg)
 
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lVCC9aDALT4/SMbVB0q6OsI/AAAAAAAADf0/mZCb_4lTgq4/s1600/montgomery.bonhams.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: atthemattin on Sep 03, 2013, 20:45:42
That is a cool bike
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Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 04, 2013, 06:19:37
This:

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Post by: ronnie on Sep 04, 2013, 07:43:24
This:


Oh my.. That is sexy!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 04, 2013, 12:17:40
Great article here: 
http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2012/04/luigi-colani-obsolete-future-is-now.html (http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2012/04/luigi-colani-obsolete-future-is-now.html)



Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 13, 2013, 01:34:16
](http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/GS450_RichG3_zps51fc393a.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 13, 2013, 01:36:19
Same bike as above......

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/GS450_RichG1_zps2cfeb994.jpg)

Thanks Hardline!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 13, 2013, 01:38:16
Not typical of this thread, but I do want to add this:

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/BlezRidesPhasarWeb_5999preview_zps4dd41df7.jpg)

I appreciate the hard work and engineering that went into this.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Sep 13, 2013, 02:15:35
Is that... Was that a GS? looks like it was. Wow.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 13, 2013, 02:38:42
Yep. Either a GS1000 or GS1100 G (shaft drive).

Good eye Brodie!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Sep 13, 2013, 03:46:45
Thanks Rich. I am getting there with my GS knowledge. Here is the inspiration for my bike, if I ever get there.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5529/9340226919_8bf5b7ee9b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 13, 2013, 20:39:33
One for Hoosier Daddy - not totally original but still very desirable:



Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Sep 13, 2013, 23:15:03
(http://images.customclassictrucks.com/featuredvehicles/0709cct_01_z+1974_chevy_c10+.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 14, 2013, 08:30:47
One for Hoosier Daddy - not totally original but still very desirable:

Ahhhh yes....
Thanks!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Sep 14, 2013, 17:47:36
(http://images.customclassictrucks.com/featuredvehicles/0709cct_01_z+1974_chevy_c10+.jpg)

Sweet!!  8) 8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Sep 16, 2013, 12:56:42
This
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 27, 2013, 05:46:06
Minimalism!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Sep 28, 2013, 00:27:03
Sweet!!  8) 8)

That pic gives me wood I tell ya ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: jrswanson1 on Sep 28, 2013, 09:06:34
Not typical of this thread, but I do want to add this:

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/BlezRidesPhasarWeb_5999preview_zps4dd41df7.jpg)

I appreciate the hard work and engineering that went into this.

That looks pretty comfy. 
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Oct 05, 2013, 02:15:14
Another Victor Special B44 - this one actually has a useful front brake!

Crazy
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Oct 05, 2013, 04:08:20
Honda rs1k and a particularly tasty Vf. Just because pj loves v4's so much.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/05/7y9y7a5y.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/05/myryte7a.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/05/neza8yty.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cb450cf on Oct 05, 2013, 04:18:03
all u need
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Oct 05, 2013, 08:39:10
This is one of my inspirations
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Oct 05, 2013, 09:09:46
Not to mention this beauty:
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: lonelywolf8588 on Oct 05, 2013, 11:05:13
Not to mention this beauty:

I'm in love.
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e181/lonelywolf8588/shut-up-and-take-my-money_zps48d2524f.jpg) (http://s39.photobucket.com/user/lonelywolf8588/media/shut-up-and-take-my-money_zps48d2524f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Oct 05, 2013, 15:32:34
Honda rs1k and a particularly tasty Vf. Just because pj loves v4's so much.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/05/neza8yty.jpg)


Sweet VF!!  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Oct 05, 2013, 16:10:28
+1!
That is a badass VF1000R conversion/custom.
Makes me miss mine all the more :( :P
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Oct 05, 2013, 17:30:11
It's from a guy in France. About the only time in my life I've ever cared I knew a word or two of our second "national language".
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Oct 05, 2013, 18:22:04
Thats a nice vf 1000
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 06, 2013, 11:12:21
This game we play ain't nothin new...
BEFORE:
(http://occhiolungo.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/1911-triumph.jpg)
 
AFTER:
 
(http://www.spacountry.com.au/plugins/content/smoothgallery/cache/images/phocagallery/history/635x516-1905-triumph-bike-1911.JPG)
 
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JMar on Oct 27, 2013, 21:49:52
My supermto/scrambler 72 Honda sl350 Repsol.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Oct 28, 2013, 17:48:30
found these the other day.
love at first sight!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Oct 28, 2013, 18:08:28
My supermto/scrambler 72 Honda sl350 Repsol.
Lovely little thing J Mar
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: SONIC. on Oct 28, 2013, 20:18:46
My supermto/scrambler 72 Honda sl350 Repsol.

What makes it repsol?
Missing a few colors isnt it?

Cool bike though
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DesmoBro on Oct 28, 2013, 21:14:42
OOoops Wrong Inspiration Thread ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Texasstar on Oct 29, 2013, 07:38:27
found these the other day.
love at first sight!
the red and white is Brian Fullers build.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Oct 29, 2013, 10:07:35
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/1301-hbkp-01-o1983-harley-davidson-ironhead-sportsterright-side.jpg)

Yes
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Oct 29, 2013, 10:09:47
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/1301-hbkp-01-o1983-harley-davidson-ironhead-sportsterright-side.jpg)

Yes

+1 that is cool, probably not very comfortable long rides though.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Oct 29, 2013, 10:11:38
Comfort is overrated. ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Oct 29, 2013, 10:14:47
Yep, I have one comfy bike, but I want one with soul too like that.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Oct 29, 2013, 17:52:11
flying:
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Oct 29, 2013, 18:20:03
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/1301-hbkp-01-o1983-harley-davidson-ironhead-sportsterright-side.jpg)

Yes



Yowzers Yinzer!!  :o

 ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: coyote13 on Oct 29, 2013, 18:48:54
That's one of many awesome builds from DP Customs, look 'me up.  They've done a very tasty cafe Sporty as well.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 29, 2013, 19:00:36
"Utilitarian"?
 
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KrqnNi0Bz8A/UUHlz2isIrI/AAAAAAAAkMo/q6eeQsc_Gq4/s640/P1010009.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Oct 29, 2013, 19:06:54
"Utilitarian"?
 
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KrqnNi0Bz8A/UUHlz2isIrI/AAAAAAAAkMo/q6eeQsc_Gq4/s640/P1010009.jpg)

I love that bike. Wanna know a neat little fact about it? It's not real. That sirs and ladies, is a plastic scale model of a Triumph deag machine.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 29, 2013, 19:09:42
LOL... BUSTED!
Thanks Von.... I was gonna title it "Is it live, or is it Memorex" but figured it would get lost in the younger crowd. ;)
 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/RatRod/HD%20and%20Trumpy%20drag%20bikes/P1010010-1.jpg)
 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/RatRod/HD%20and%20Trumpy%20drag%20bikes/P1010012.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Oct 29, 2013, 19:31:39
I've seen some pretty incredible scale motorcycle models lately. When the picture is taken correctly you can't even tell its fake.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Oct 29, 2013, 19:41:57
I've seen some pretty incredible scale motorcycle models lately. When the picture is taken correctly you can't even tell its fake.

1/2" thick spokes are a dead giveaway.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 29, 2013, 19:44:29
Nit-picker ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Oct 30, 2013, 03:28:12
Pipe color is the wrong shade of blue.....

OK so I built a few Protar models and you just get to know a scale replica.  Saw a Rossi M1 MotoGP and it took me a while to work out it wasn't real.  They are getting really good and shot the right way they can be very convincing.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JMar on Oct 30, 2013, 21:27:05
What makes it repsol?
Missing a few colors isnt it?

Cool bike though
Its got 600rr repsol graphics on it.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Nov 05, 2013, 16:32:06
 :-X
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Spalding on Nov 05, 2013, 21:31:40
YES!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 05, 2013, 22:04:02
Yup!!  :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: NortonGuy on Nov 06, 2013, 23:24:11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQrpSrvexAI

  Evan Wilcox blows. I had him work on my Norton's oil tank and he could not even get the side he made to match the side that was original, or just did not give a shit. It did not stop him from charging me top buck though.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Nov 07, 2013, 03:13:02
^ mismatched sides or not it was the only thing on that hunk of shit that would hold oil. In fact i think i can hear the oil drip from here, wait that could melted insulation dripping off hot wires.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Nov 07, 2013, 12:11:49
Just saw this on fb yesterday.  I've always been interested in side cars and this has to be the one that fits my vision of a sidecar build.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Nov 07, 2013, 12:37:19
Yep. That right there.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Nov 07, 2013, 12:52:58
Awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Nov 07, 2013, 13:00:30
That is awesome! Good rig to take the race bike to the track.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 07, 2013, 15:37:46
Awesome on so many levels.  :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Nov 10, 2013, 15:27:57
Just saw this bike on Pipeburn and had to post it. Absolutely love it, what a transformation from a stock PA. See more here: http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2013/11/9/77-honda-pa50iii.html

(http://www.pipeburn.com/storage/09_11_2013_honda_ped_01.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1383989163968)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 10, 2013, 19:12:13
Just saw this bike on Pipeburn and had to post it. Absolutely love it, what a transformation from a stock PA. See more here: http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2013/11/9/77-honda-pa50iii.html

(http://www.pipeburn.com/storage/09_11_2013_honda_ped_01.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1383989163968)


That's one crazy cool little rocket!!  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Withers on Nov 11, 2013, 10:52:35
I love everything about this except the tire choice
(http://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Harley-Davidson-Indian-2-740x1110.jpg)

(http://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Harley-Davidson-Indian-740x1110.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: coyote13 on Nov 11, 2013, 15:06:14
Pretty cool, but with so much fab work already and a backbone like that, why wouldn't you ditch the oil bag and make it OIF?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: WIESEL on Nov 11, 2013, 21:39:28
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/ja6yge8a.jpg)
Talk about inspirational! !!
WOW..
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: troybilt on Nov 11, 2013, 22:37:54
Holy smokes do I love that^^^^
More info:

http://radducati.blogspot.com/2013/06/f3-by-radical-ducati-2013.html
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Nov 11, 2013, 22:50:59
Yup...




(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/1013909_591357704227930_1426895014_n.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/1013909_591357704227930_1426895014_n.jpg.html)




Sweet little rocket!  :D

 
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Withers on Nov 12, 2013, 10:05:47
Pretty cool, but with so much fab work already and a backbone like that, why wouldn't you ditch the oil bag and make it OIF?

Definitely a strange choice.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: New2meCB on Nov 12, 2013, 10:26:16
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/ja6yge8a.jpg)
Talk about inspirational! !!
WOW..

I love how they worked the paint too. Really damn cool.
Title: Re: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: WIESEL on Nov 12, 2013, 16:10:06
I love how they worked the paint too. Really damn cool.
It gave me an idea for my titled cb125 frame, maybe newer 230f motor... ???
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 16, 2013, 08:08:32
For those who appreciate detail.
 
(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/tridentracing/bluexr69075.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: lonelywolf8588 on Nov 16, 2013, 09:18:51
For those who appreciate detail.
 
(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/tridentracing/bluexr69075.jpg)

The definition of weld porn. I wish I could weld half that good.

Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Nov 16, 2013, 09:28:33
The definition of weld porn. I wish I could weld half that good.

Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk

THAT is absolutely gorgeous :) ....however it is  brazing with silicon bronze filler using TIG
there is no melting of the base materials so it is technically not welding ,i have done it it is not terribly difficult to do as a process but whoever did this here is a          master 8)
you should try it with your TIG sometime
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Nov 16, 2013, 09:28:56
Yup, you don't need to grind down welds that look like that :)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: lonelywolf8588 on Nov 16, 2013, 09:29:52
THAT is absolutely gorgeous :) ....however it is  brazing with silicon bronze filler using TIG
there is no melting of the base materials so it is technically not welding ,i have done it it is not terribly difficult to do as a process but whoever did this here is a master

See I'm so bad I didn't even know that.

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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: New2meCB on Nov 16, 2013, 12:16:06
Speaking of inspiration..................................oh.....................and welding.
Title: Re: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: lonelywolf8588 on Nov 16, 2013, 12:19:02
Speaking of inspiration..................................oh.....................and welding.

I'd break things just to take them to her to reweld.

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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: skyler on Nov 17, 2013, 22:27:45
Not moto related, but here's my most recent.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 18, 2013, 05:50:30
Just about the nicest triple ever!

(via Bubble Visor)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: young'n on Nov 18, 2013, 09:18:52
Hey Stroker,  Where did that pic. of the Suzuki come from?  Beautiful bike.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Nov 18, 2013, 11:22:45
Sweet TR750 replica
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 18, 2013, 15:34:07
Where did that pic. of the Suzuki come from? 

Bubble Visor got it from Speed Junkies (http://speedjunkies.gr/ (http://speedjunkies.gr/))

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: lifeisgoodknight on Nov 18, 2013, 22:59:20
I really like that exhaust. Nice bike
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Nov 19, 2013, 00:14:13
(http://images.trickfist.com/feed_stash/do_while/strange-cars09.jpg)(http://images.trickfist.com/feed_stash/do_while/strange-cars08.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: NortonGuy on Nov 19, 2013, 00:28:16
 Wallpapers:
 
  These are all works racing bikes put together by their respective factories for serious competition.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/885224_415208991903320_1573895067_o.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/793847_400820870008799_982800330_o.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/882911_609904232390179_1021972016_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Nov 19, 2013, 00:55:00
The first picture is what comes to mind when i think about the words british works racer

the second picture is the norton pit crew cleaning up after a works bike stopped for fuel

the third picture is five mins later after a racer turned on the left blinker....sorry winker
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 19, 2013, 01:16:22
You can be cruel, Brad!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Nov 19, 2013, 01:21:59
Cruel and wrong are still different crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Nov 19, 2013, 01:41:31
A couple of real race bike. i know, i know the second one needs a fork brace
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 19, 2013, 02:00:43
Just about my favourite picture of a race bike:
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Luugo86 on Nov 19, 2013, 04:21:47
The first picture is what comes to mind when i think about the words british works racer

the second picture is the norton pit crew cleaning up after a works bike stopped for fuel

the third picture is five mins later after a racer turned on the left blinker....sorry winker

 LOL ..  I think the only thing you left out was a guy in an electric chair waiting for the death penalty....  otherwise known as sitting on your triumph about to hit the electric start button   ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Nov 19, 2013, 09:04:34
Just about my favourite picture of a race bike:


That makes my jeans tight.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Nov 19, 2013, 13:53:09
That makes my jeans tight.
+1
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Nov 19, 2013, 18:43:01
this hangs on a wall in my shop
a Robert carter original, oil on sign board
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teddpage on Nov 19, 2013, 21:51:46
That is awesome xb33bsa!!!  My buddy would love to have that...he has 2 KTT's and is always looking for Velo stuff.
I doubt you're getting rid of that piece though, and you shouldn't.  Its a gorgeous piece of art!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Nov 26, 2013, 17:52:27
does anyone know who built this and/or any details about it? I'm in awe...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Nov 26, 2013, 17:57:35
Mark Drews - http://www.throttlefmc.com/index.php/inspiration-mark-drews/5108
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Nov 26, 2013, 18:05:26
Here is a beauty
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Nov 26, 2013, 22:53:34
love the looks of this one!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Nov 26, 2013, 23:17:14
i like it too but it needs a seat, whats up with no seat ?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Nov 26, 2013, 23:30:35
i like it too but it needs a seat, whats up with no seat ?
its made to throttle thru the forest shortcut to work.... lol (standing up)
Legs and peg wehicle,,
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Dec 07, 2013, 14:07:10
Found this sweet rd 350 at http://www.way2speed.com/2012/10/yamaha-cafe-racer-yamaha-rd350.html#axzz2moPVLHed
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: skyler on Dec 07, 2013, 14:15:34
Here is some eye candy
(http://bikeglam.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Walt-Siegl-Ducati-Leggero-2012-Fuel-Tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: skyler on Dec 07, 2013, 14:16:35
And the v7 racer tank!  I am planning on doing a similar strap on my CX500.

(http://corsameccanica.com/content/images/thumbs/0005517_moto-guzzi-v7-racer.jpeg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Dec 07, 2013, 14:23:06
The first pic is that of a Walt Siegl Duke?
Looks great!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Dec 07, 2013, 15:27:18

Nice "finds" folks...

... truly "inspirational"!   8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Midwestgl500 on Dec 07, 2013, 18:55:09
found these the other day.
love at first sight!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43261.0;attach=101737

Seriously that 750 is the cats mother f'n meow right there!!!...  God I want a 750 so much more now..  :-*
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Dec 07, 2013, 19:32:45
i felt this was sliding right in at this thread!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: mikeinnh on Dec 08, 2013, 20:32:43
And the v7 racer tank!  I am planning on doing a similar strap on my CX500.

(http://corsameccanica.com/content/images/thumbs/0005517_moto-guzzi-v7-racer.jpeg)
That is very cool!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Dec 09, 2013, 16:51:08
Man, that yellow zook is perfect!

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Dec 10, 2013, 14:58:30
A very sensible allocation of space...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Dec 10, 2013, 15:04:10
That's my kind of space allocation!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Mr_Dunev on Dec 10, 2013, 15:18:14
A very sensible allocation of space...

Dream come true
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Dec 10, 2013, 19:19:10
A very sensible allocation of space...

Looks like the floor plans for my shed... Once I build it.
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Post by: Drewski on Dec 10, 2013, 19:28:43
A very sensible allocation of space...

Yup. I could live there.  :)
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Post by: teazer on Dec 11, 2013, 14:26:30
Bathroom is too large, bed in the corner is fine (privacy is overrated) and what is that other room for?  The parts washer (dishwasher) and paint drying booth (oven) don't need a separate room.

Other than that it makes perfect sense.
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Post by: fresh_c on Dec 11, 2013, 15:02:15
I like the plan.  I've always wanted to have a shop/house where the first floor is all garage space and the living quarters are a mezzanine.
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Post by: Drewski on Dec 11, 2013, 17:11:15
Bathroom is too large, bed in the corner is fine (privacy is overrated) and what is that other room for?  The parts washer (dishwasher) and paint drying booth (oven) don't need a separate room.

Other than that it makes perfect sense.


Ordering "take-out" might get old after a while.  ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Dec 11, 2013, 17:13:51
I like the plan.  I've always wanted to have a shop/house where the first floor is all garage space and the living quarters are a mezzanine.



Now THAT, I like!!  8)


I'd prolly end up with the "living quarters" stuffed full of parts though...  ::)

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Post by: sasquach on Dec 11, 2013, 18:26:06
I like the plan.  I've always wanted to have a shop/house where the first floor is all garage space and the living quarters are a mezzanine.

I used to go to www.thegaragejournal.com all the time . There was a guy who did have that . Was like a garage community / weekend home
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Post by: fresh_c on Dec 11, 2013, 19:30:12
I used to go to www.thegaragejournal.com all the time . There was a guy who did have that . Was like a garage community / weekend home

That site used to be great, now, not so much.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: pidjones on Dec 11, 2013, 20:41:15
Argument to SO: But babe, you get THREE rooms, and I only get ONE!

A cool community near me (actually, where I bought my '78 GL1000) has a runway for the main street, and hangers instead of garages! The one that I bought the GL from had two planes, five bikes, three ATVs, a dual engine cigar boat, a full shop, and extra space. Outside were a duce-and-a-half with trailer and a backhoe. When I pulled in, the guy said "You see my problem..." I replied "toys". He said, "Yeah, too many". First time I've ever heard you can have too many.
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Post by: 78kz on Dec 11, 2013, 23:14:37
Love that bachelor home design.

My uncle racing in the TT:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/rstnick/8fb88ecc-55ad-4d9e-80e3-f226d4aea2ac_zps3c095bad.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/rstnick/media/8fb88ecc-55ad-4d9e-80e3-f226d4aea2ac_zps3c095bad.jpg.html)
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Post by: rays650cafe on Dec 11, 2013, 23:32:11
I like the plan.  I've always wanted to have a shop/house where the first floor is all garage space and the living quarters are a mezzanine.

Actually helped rough-in/finish the plumbing on a place just like what you describe. It had a large mezzanine on one end bedrooms and bath, catwalks on either side, and a slightly smaller mezzanine over the large slider for kitchen and dining. And, get this in the middle of the catwalk on the east side of the building. An urinal with a picture window above it. No walls, just sitting there in the middle of the catwalk. So the owner could watch the sun rise as he pissed. No shit. People and money. ::)
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Post by: Floegstad on Dec 27, 2013, 10:52:32
My waiting for financecrisis after x-mas paid of and i`m getting an 74 h1 in a week or two.
So i did a search on the interweb and found thisone on a vintage kawasaki france site.
This was sold on an auction for 60.000£(Factory competition bike-74)
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Post by: pacomotorstuff on Dec 27, 2013, 13:28:39
Great to see Yvon Duhamel's 750 Kaw again!  A great Canadian rider and a great bike.
Saw Yvon race at Daytona a couple of times on the big triples and even the Bighorn(!) 350.
Thanks for the memories.
Pat Cowan,
Pacomotorstuff
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Post by: Floegstad on Dec 27, 2013, 14:24:10
Just had 2 post it, that sure is a beautiful bike!!
Its allways nice when good memories comes like thunderbolts from the blue sky.
Cheers Jorgen :)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 27, 2013, 17:37:22
With all the BSA bashing going on here as of late I am going to stand up for a great brand.
 
(http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/BSA.jpg)
 
And a 1962 Isle of Man Sidecar TT-winning,1958 Vincent-BSA ...
 
(http://images1.bonhams.com/image?src=Images/live/2012-02/15/8508813-1-4.jpg&width=640&height=480&halign=l0&valign=t0&autosizefit=0)
 
Yep... that's right, another  Beeza at the AOM TT
 
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qg60jSwG9xI/TZXZ6OmSbUI/AAAAAAAAKY0/1wpCy9QYdxc/s1600/ballaugh_bsa.jpg)
 
Shall I go on? Only just shy of 70 years of VERY motivational bikes to choose from.
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Post by: xb33bsa on Dec 27, 2013, 17:44:00

It's not a motorcycle, baby. It's a chopper


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t5b3MpJHUI8/TXlDopIrbgI/AAAAAAAABDw/lcbBUFFHJ7k/s1600/flattrackchopper-500x329.jpg)
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Post by: Floegstad on Dec 27, 2013, 17:59:33
With all the BSA bashing going on here as of late I am going to stand up for a great brand.
 
(http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/BSA.jpg)
 
And a 1962 Isle of Man Sidecar TT-winning,1958 Vincent-BSA ...
 
(http://images1.bonhams.com/image?src=Images/live/2012-02/15/8508813-1-4.jpg&width=640&height=480&halign=l0&valign=t0&autosizefit=0)
 
Yep... that's right, another  Beeza at the AOM TT
 
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qg60jSwG9xI/TZXZ6OmSbUI/AAAAAAAAKY0/1wpCy9QYdxc/s1600/ballaugh_bsa.jpg)
 
Shall I go on? Only just shy of 70 years of VERY motivational bikes to choose from.
Keep them coming Hoosier!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Dec 28, 2013, 00:10:49
My waiting for financecrisis after x-mas paid of and i`m getting an 74 h1 in a week or two.
So i did a search on the interweb and found thisone on a vintage kawasaki france site.
This was sold on an auction for 60.000£(Factory competition bike-74)

That's cool Floegstad!! Is yours a h1 streetbike or an h1r like in the pic??  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 28, 2013, 07:11:50
Keep them coming Hoosier!
;)
 
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1ZJq8v4geUI/UBYUVxVr_aI/AAAAAAAAUyM/zfONW2gUvTk/s1600/rocket3.jpg)
 
(http://www.midamericaauctions.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/221J_1-1960-BSA-Bantam-Road-Racer.jpg)
 
(http://www.midamericaauctions.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/BSASidecar.jpg)
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Post by: Floegstad on Dec 28, 2013, 07:17:46
That's cool Floegstad!! Is yours a h1 streetbike or an h1r like in the pic??  8)
Its a Streetbike with a bad mid cylinder,its stock exept its ALL kawagreen with track exhaust,and the price was niiiiiice to be in Norway, about 1800usd with clean title and plates on  8)

And Hoosier that Rocket on top with nr 2 on the fairing was awesome.
I`ll see if i can post up my previous b33 if i can find a pic of it.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 28, 2013, 07:41:28

I`ll see if i can post up my previous b33 if i can find a pic of it.

Please do! and as for the Rocket3, here is the full size pic. (forum downsizes large ones automatically)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1ZJq8v4geUI/UBYUVxVr_aI/AAAAAAAAUyM/zfONW2gUvTk/s1600/rocket3.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1ZJq8v4geUI/UBYUVxVr_aI/AAAAAAAAUyM/zfONW2gUvTk/s1600/rocket3.jpg)
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Post by: teazer on Dec 28, 2013, 09:03:23
That R3 is beautiful.  Is it original or a Miles/North replica?
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Post by: Texasstar on Dec 28, 2013, 09:32:18
That R3 is beautiful.  Is it original or a Miles/North replica?
^^^^^!!!!!
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Post by: xb33bsa on Dec 28, 2013, 09:48:05
it was nice seeing this and more in person at the legend
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Post by: xb33bsa on Dec 28, 2013, 09:54:00
more from the legend
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Post by: xb33bsa on Dec 28, 2013, 09:57:30
junk all junk
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Post by: xb33bsa on Dec 28, 2013, 09:59:05
scrap metal as well
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Post by: teddpage on Dec 28, 2013, 12:01:41
OoOoOoOoO!!!  A flat tank Norton! 

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using Tapatalk 2

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Post by: teazer on Dec 28, 2013, 12:22:00
[attempt at humor]Is that POS Honda still around? ;-)  [/attempt at humor]

That's Virgil Elling's with Reynolds frame?  Does he own the Dick Mann R3 as well?

So many Norton Production Racers in one spot.  Did they make that many of them?
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Post by: xb33bsa on Dec 28, 2013, 12:23:01
semi sectet collection
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Post by: xb33bsa on Dec 28, 2013, 12:26:57
Is that POS Honda still around? ;-)  That's Virgil Elling's with Reynolds frame?  Does he own teh Dick Mann R3 as well?

So many Norton Production Racers in one spot.  Did they make that many of them?
that was at the legend of the motorcycle half moon bay concours show,it was epic, that's really all i know....
besides ron's cafe racer rickman triumph (i used to ride dirtbikes with ron)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 28, 2013, 16:09:53
That R3 is beautiful.  Is it original or a Miles/North replica?
According to  Bonhams Page  (http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20322/lot/331/?page_anchor=MR1_page_lots%3D4%26MR1_results_per_page%3D100%26MR1_module_instance_reference%3D1)...

A genuine ex-works 'Rob North' framed factory BSA racer, one of 11 built, confirmed by Mr North himself
 
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Post by: Floegstad on Dec 28, 2013, 17:33:11
Found one pic,and its not the best one.
Well here is.
I am waiting to get bodywork back from paint for my 58 t-100 within the next 6 months too.
Heres the easteryellow Beeeeezza!
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Post by: Nukin_Futz on Dec 28, 2013, 22:40:14
Just watched this movie again.Gotta love it.

Please share what movie this is- Thanks
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Dec 29, 2013, 01:31:58
According to  Bonhams Page  (http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20322/lot/331/?page_anchor=MR1_page_lots%3D4%26MR1_results_per_page%3D100%26MR1_module_instance_reference%3D1)...

A genuine ex-works 'Rob North' framed factory BSA racer, one of 11 built, confirmed by Mr North himself
 

The way I read that page is that it was originally a Hi Boy frame that was later modified and does not have the original race motor and as such has little provenance.  Nice bike but it's hardly the bike that anyone raced in the era.  How a modified original frame and not much else original makes it worth 160-200k is beyond me.  Even it were a complete bike form teh era, that price would be high.  For a nice bitza, it's ludicrous. IMHO
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Jan 03, 2014, 06:08:15
It's not all kangaroos and drop-bears in the Great South Land!

http://www.motogallur.com/ (http://www.motogallur.com/)

Not easy to navigate, but a site worth some perseverance.

A sample:
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Post by: vibration on Jan 03, 2014, 17:03:50
Looks like this would be a fun ride...
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Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 03, 2014, 22:25:40
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/Benesesso/Dump/Motorcycles/Vette750Towing-u.jpg~original)
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Post by: Drewski on Jan 03, 2014, 22:46:33
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/Benesesso/Dump/Motorcycles/Vette750Towing-u.jpg~original)

Haha!! Nice!  ;)
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Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 03, 2014, 22:52:04
a few pics from the ace cafe party/gathering in slo a few years back
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Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 03, 2014, 22:57:35
more from slo
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Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 04, 2014, 05:57:07
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/facebook_115751307.jpg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/facebook_115751307.jpg.html)
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Post by: Floegstad on Jan 04, 2014, 07:04:42
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/facebook_115751307.jpg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/facebook_115751307.jpg.html)
Cool as hell this thing IS  8)
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Post by: vibration on Jan 07, 2014, 14:10:53
Blast from the past...
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Jan 07, 2014, 16:14:28

Blast from the past...

Epitome of all engine. Love it
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Post by: Seaglider on Jan 08, 2014, 09:51:04
My inspiration when the snow is deep!  ;D
http://www.flyingtigermoto.com/products/two-stroke-smoke-candle (http://www.flyingtigermoto.com/products/two-stroke-smoke-candle)
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Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 08, 2014, 14:37:09
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c323/Ghostdog4/algore.gif) made me laff owt lowd !!
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Post by: Withers on Jan 09, 2014, 11:38:36
Blast from the past...

There's a whole lot to love about that.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Jan 09, 2014, 18:17:13
Here's another J.A.P beauty...inspirational...
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Post by: joeyputt on Jan 11, 2014, 20:13:21
I would like to build a 1970-73 Camaro soon so this is my current screen saver for inspiration!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Inspiration/DSC06934_zpsbbb0b0db.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/Inspiration/DSC06934_zpsbbb0b0db.jpg.html)

I also love vintage Italian motorcycles and I recently found this photo of a Beautiful 1947 Moto Guzzi 500cc Grand Prix Racer!

 (http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Inspiration/1947_Moto_Guzzi_zpscb6cbcd6.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/Inspiration/1947_Moto_Guzzi_zpscb6cbcd6.jpg.html)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 12, 2014, 14:22:58
BSA dealership showroom circa 1966
Full size image is impressive  HERE (http://oseose.webs.com/clubman_dk.jpg)
 
(http://oseose.webs.com/clubman_dk.jpg)
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Post by: vibration on Jan 14, 2014, 15:22:24
From Boston Motorcycle Show last weekend...
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Post by: D4N63R on Jan 14, 2014, 15:52:13
I've been looking for what to build next and I've always wanted a stretched big 4 muscle bike type deal. unfortunately there never seems to be anything around for sale.

(http://px6.streetfire.net/0001/55/16/1395561_600.jpg)
(http://www.redlinecycle.com/MVC-007R.JPG)
(http://static.skynetblogs.be/media/42582/8064460955_b1d3c1c43e_c.jpg)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/mastershuffler/First%20place%20cycle/GS1150e.jpg)
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Post by: CharlieT on Jan 14, 2014, 19:07:41
My inspiration when the snow is deep!  ;D
http://www.flyingtigermoto.com/products/two-stroke-smoke-candle (http://www.flyingtigermoto.com/products/two-stroke-smoke-candle)

I need to get some of that for both home and the shop. Nothing like waking up to the smell of castor!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 14, 2014, 21:52:27
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/facebook_-1785816905.jpg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/facebook_-1785816905.jpg.html)

I can truly enjoy a good cafe, but traditional chops are my real love. This may be the best I've ever seen. In my opinion only of course. :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: CharlieT on Jan 14, 2014, 22:26:34
Yeah, I've always been partial to the old Harley WR/KR bikes

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5564272218_5bca0af36e.jpg)
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Post by: mikeinnh on Jan 14, 2014, 22:27:14
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c323/Ghostdog4/algore.gif) made me laff owt lowd !!
Now that's some funny shit!!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Jan 15, 2014, 12:24:44
From North Weald...
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Post by: Mr_Dunev on Jan 15, 2014, 12:43:43
This is my current inspiration, as well as my wallpaper on my phone/computer.
(http://straightspeed.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/tumblr_mhf19uii7k1r96gqoo2_12801.jpg)
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Post by: Drewski on Jan 16, 2014, 18:09:14

Well done Lads! Excellent material!  8)


Except for "xb33bsa" of course... that's disturbing in SO many ways!   :P


 :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Jan 16, 2014, 19:32:45
This is my current inspiration, as well as my wallpaper on my phone/computer.
(http://straightspeed.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/tumblr_mhf19uii7k1r96gqoo2_12801.jpg)

The seat really, really bothers me.  It looks cobbled together, like an afterthought.  Takes away from the awesome tank and fairing.
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Post by: Withers on Jan 16, 2014, 20:24:24
That tank has amazing lines on it. But yeah, the seat looks totally out of place.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Mr_Dunev on Jan 16, 2014, 21:02:00
I HATE the seat on the bike. But I love the Fairing, Fender and Tank.

I emailed the company in Japan to see if they sell the tank. It is my favorite one I think I have ever laid eyes on
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Post by: Withers on Jan 16, 2014, 22:10:51
I'd love to get it, but I'm sure it's fiberglass, and being from Japan it probably costs as much as a custom aluminum tank here.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Jan 17, 2014, 17:45:10
Nice Bonnie...
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Post by: Tim on Jan 17, 2014, 23:10:14
Well it's well done I'd say, but those bars just don't work with the cafe stylings of the seat and tank IMHO.  But I do like the colors and like I say, it certainly looks well done.

Something about it reminds me of that abomination of a BMW cruiser they put in that awful James Bond movie.
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Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 17, 2014, 23:33:10
huh  bultaco handlebars they do look silly
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Post by: Floegstad on Jan 18, 2014, 08:36:05
huh  bultaco handlebars they do look silly
+1
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Jan 20, 2014, 18:09:45
A little out of the norm but I think this is bloody cool.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/21/uhynavup.jpg)
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Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 20, 2014, 20:23:42
AB... Those little 50cc Kriedlers are stupid fast. I think it was Teaser who used to race them at the Isle.
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Jan 20, 2014, 21:18:58
Ya I've heard like 180 km/hr from some haha. Think I read somewhere 17-18 hp but I'm not sure if that was a kriedler.
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Post by: stroker crazy on Jan 20, 2014, 23:27:24
Don't know about the Kriedler, but the the twin-cylinder Suzuki two-stroke 50cc put out 18hp @ 17300rpm with a 14-speed gearbox!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Green199 on Jan 21, 2014, 05:32:55
AB... Those little 50cc Kriedlers are stupid fast. I think it was Teaser who used to race them at the Isle.

Yeah, think he mentioned racing them with the Dunlop's themselves...what fantastic company to be around.
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Post by: CharlieT on Jan 21, 2014, 10:25:25
Speaking of little engines & high rpms, this is a pic of the piston from a Honda RC166, well more accurately, a pic of one of the six pistons in a 250cc RC166.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s1tJOBaESFI/TWJLeJs_rjI/AAAAAAAAGn8/Pyqjlqngg74/s640/200508291516220_Honda%2BRC166%2B250cc%2B6-Cyl_%2BPiston%2Band%2BRod.jpg)
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Post by: Withers on Jan 21, 2014, 10:59:38
That Bonneville... there's something about raw metal against leather, it's the perfect combination.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Jan 21, 2014, 12:04:13
I rode at Phillip Island not that Island and I doubt I could squeeze onto /into a kreidler 50 but no need to let facts get in the way of a good story eh.

Somewhere here I have a picture of me in that same pose holding a Honda 50 "racer" up at Calder when we invited journos to test a bunch of bikes as part of the PR for the Island Classic - way back when.  That thing was slow and the brakes were basically for show - they never did work. 
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Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 21, 2014, 12:43:00
Hmmmm... Who was it that ran the Kreidlers? Hoof maybe?
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Post by: vibration on Jan 21, 2014, 16:21:35
Do you like your Terrot raw or cooked?
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Post by: Mr_Dunev on Jan 21, 2014, 16:51:46
(http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/laverda-sf2.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Jan 21, 2014, 23:38:23
Hmmmm... Who was it that ran the Kreidlers? Hoof maybe?

Yep.  It was the hoof Meister, the speedy one.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Withers on Jan 22, 2014, 09:23:31
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TnxkNfT45aY/Ua-cxtP9oeI/AAAAAAAAH3I/nk4DSvwtnug/s1600/IMG_1400_B.JPG)
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Post by: D4N63R on Jan 22, 2014, 15:09:31
If side covers looked like that from the factory a lot more people would be keeping them on their bikes
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 22, 2014, 16:48:35
shir looks better than a big open hole you can see thru
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Withers on Jan 22, 2014, 16:55:29
It's just a shame you can't use them on both sides. The oil tank gets in the way right?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jan 22, 2014, 16:55:44
(http://www.vintagecycleprints.com/images/e78da08.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 22, 2014, 19:46:17
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/SuzukiSegale-Ottoneroblogspot_5.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/SuzukiSegale-Ottoneroblogspot_5.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 22, 2014, 19:46:41
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC01889.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC01889.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 22, 2014, 19:47:07
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/nicehonda.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/nicehonda.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 22, 2014, 19:47:28
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/hatedoftheworld42740009.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/hatedoftheworld42740009.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 22, 2014, 19:47:49
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/ElCorraMotorsIronLungDetail1.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/ElCorraMotorsIronLungDetail1.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 22, 2014, 19:48:12
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/speedjunkies8704367246_fb84c9b314_b.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/speedjunkies8704367246_fb84c9b314_b.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 22, 2014, 19:49:08
That'll keep ya busy. ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Jan 22, 2014, 20:27:31
That last Zook... is fucking awesome.

Not sure about the seat warmer muffler though.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Jan 22, 2014, 21:22:56
Replica 1975 XR11 frame - very nice.  Those pipes are sweet
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Mr_Dunev on Jan 22, 2014, 21:52:30
(http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/radical-ducati-f3.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Jan 22, 2014, 22:39:21
Piece of art, that is. ^
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Jan 22, 2014, 23:28:33
What a shame Radical shut down because pretty much everything they put out was as impeccable as that.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Jan 22, 2014, 23:59:21
No kidding.  I was shocked when I read the news.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Finnigan on Jan 23, 2014, 03:59:42
What front rotor is that??
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Jan 23, 2014, 11:45:24
320mm disc made by New Generation of Spain
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Withers on Jan 24, 2014, 09:16:10
Not bike related, but damn
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KOQLwYuiK-Q/UqiGSqI-zgI/AAAAAAAAKk8/NA03tjIAh8o/s1600/tumblr_mmlfo7T61n1rg8niio1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Withers on Jan 24, 2014, 09:17:31
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yZ0bpg1ffCI/UoOshPQP6TI/AAAAAAAAKXU/uio-wVCxqfU/s1600/1392805_584742994906494_1582884025_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Jan 24, 2014, 09:30:56
Hard tail chop that still is a motor sickle. I like this one a lot, makes me want a friggin sporster that I can't afford now! Look Real Brakes too!

Should post link to article and these guys look like great builders:
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/294/17841/Motorcycle-Article/DP-Customs-del-Rey-Sportster.aspx
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Jan 24, 2014, 09:43:23
another Pic
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DesertKZ on Jan 24, 2014, 11:44:16
That's cool, and functional.  I'd ride that. ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Withers on Jan 24, 2014, 11:53:24
Yeah DP Customs is killing it. These are my 2 favorites of theirs
(http://www.dpcustomcycles.com/top_fuel_II_files/img_8790-filtered.jpg)

(http://www.dpcustomcycles.com/gulf_files/_M9A2633-filtered.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: D4N63R on Jan 24, 2014, 12:34:44
makes me want a friggin sporster that I can't afford now!

story of my life hahaha
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 24, 2014, 18:04:57
Yeah DP Customs is killing it. These are my 2 favorites of theirs
(http://www.dpcustomcycles.com/top_fuel_II_files/img_8790-filtered.jpg)

(http://www.dpcustomcycles.com/gulf_files/_M9A2633-filtered.jpg)
problem is they are only made for riding thu town you can't actually properly control a motorcycle and RIDE it with the oh so popular, fetishized, queer as a 3 peckerd billygoat,  rider squattin' like a lil girl pissin', seating position
makes you wonder ;D
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Jan 24, 2014, 18:17:42
problem is they are only made for riding thu town you can't actually properly control a motorcycle and RIDE it with the oh so popular, fetishized, queer as a 3 peckerd billygoat,  rider squattin' like a lil girl pissin', seating position
makes you wonder ;D


Think it's time for some different analogies.  Not that humorous after using them on numerous different threads.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Finnigan on Jan 24, 2014, 18:42:39
Not everyone's cup-of-tea but my next project is copying that front end  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 24, 2014, 19:51:57
problem is they are only made for riding thu town you can't actually properly control a motorcycle and RIDE it with the oh so popular, fetishized, queer as a 3 peckerd billygoat,  rider squattin' like a lil girl pissin', seating position
makes you wonder ;D

That is such utter bullshit, I can smell it from here. Haha... Have you ever ridden a properly built hardtail? On my last XS (with the seating postion you so eloquently described ;) ) I had no issue keeping up with my buddies on the windy PA back roads on their various bikes, including cafes, bobbers, stock vintage rides,  and modern machines. Now, am I going to go head to head with a similarly powered full on performance oriented sprt bike or race rep? Fuck no. That's what my RD will be for. But, if it's set up correctly and you have any real riding ability, a chopper can be a blast in the twisties.

Admittedly, the riding postion and lack of suspension does take some getting used to. It takes awhile to learn how to control a machine that inherently so different than the norm. But, it's certainly possible. Once I get the new XS set up correctly, youre more than welcome to come hit the hills here near Pittsburgh on it. May change your mind. :) :) :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Jan 24, 2014, 20:09:00
For the life of me i cant understand why anybody would do anything with a duck tail harley fender other than smash with a sledge.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 24, 2014, 20:11:11
having you're arms locked straight,with you're knees way up,ass too low and feet in front of you is a position that compromises control of a motorcycle,GREATLY, this is a fact
of course a few tweaks with a much higher seat and pegs moved more under the rider then raise the bike to get some cornering clearance and those hardtails seen above would be a hoot on smooth road and go MUCH quicker
beside the rider be  look like a stupid fuking moran the way they are now

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 24, 2014, 20:14:39
You mean the riding position of nearly every motorcycle ever until the onset of the sportbike? Haha.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Jay Ace on Jan 24, 2014, 20:37:44
Johnny is a king of awkward riding positions


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWjqPaRQn5E
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Jan 24, 2014, 20:54:29
Johnny said he bound by only six strings to this world and he said he keeps the always one turn outta tune
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Mr_Dunev on Jan 24, 2014, 20:59:03
What did I just watch  :o
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jan 24, 2014, 21:12:31
For the life of me i cant understand why anybody would do anything with a duck tail harley fender other than smash with a sledge.

That's the proper approach.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Withers on Jan 24, 2014, 22:00:39
For the life of me i cant understand why anybody would do anything with a duck tail harley fender other than smash with a sledge.

That's literally the only application where I like it. It seems to fit with the general theme of the bike. But usually? Retarded.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: CharlieT on Jan 24, 2014, 22:48:51
For the life of me i cant understand why anybody would do anything with a duck tail harley fender other than smash with a sledge.

Guess you must not have much imagination then, eh? On some styles of bikes, ducktails look good. I guess its just to each their own.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y73/PenontISDT/shadowing/P6140190.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/PenontISDT/media/shadowing/P6140190.jpg.html)

Harley springer ducktail fenders.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: farmerbraun on Jan 25, 2014, 02:59:47
(http://cdn.hiconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Moto-Guzzi-Daytona-by-Santiago-Chopper-5.jpg)
Makes me want to ride...NOW
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Jan 26, 2014, 16:33:44
Charlie im still waiting for a picture. that one ant doing it
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 26, 2014, 21:11:10
went up the mountain yesterday and to-day   :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: CharlieT on Jan 26, 2014, 23:18:46
Charlie im still waiting for a picture. that one ant doing it


Well, this is probably a waste of time, but here's a shot of the bike showing the ducktail a little better

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y73/PenontISDT/shadowing/P6140189.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/PenontISDT/media/shadowing/P6140189.jpg.html)

Truthfully, I doubt if any pic would make any difference, or any pic of a bike with a ducktail, given your strong feelings about them...and not only that fact, but they are on a 4/ and a Goldwing even at that.

Betcha you'd love or servi-cycle build.....the entier rear of the box is one giant ducktail.  ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: CharlieT on Jan 26, 2014, 23:51:25
How about one of these factory built ducktails?

(http://www.milestonemotorcyclerestoration.com/files/1923319/uploaded/IMG_0037.JPG)


or maybe one with a bit of a ducktail and....fender skirts, too boot??

(http://www.worthpoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/indian-motorcycle.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Finnigan on Jan 27, 2014, 00:06:46
Now them's fenders!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 27, 2014, 09:46:06
(http://www.bigdcycle.com/ebay/stiffy/1.JPG)http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-Tiger-1955-triumph-racer-multiple-championship-winner-/261380320353?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3cdb7b2c61&item=261380320353&pt=US_motorcycles
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Jan 31, 2014, 18:07:11
Someone I'd like to know...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 31, 2014, 19:30:21
NICE PIC!
Sign says "Chevrolet" but the tail lights say Ranchero Baby!
 
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: firsty on Feb 01, 2014, 09:00:38
wish I could find a build thread for this little gem

(http://mcgoffs.net/550/mcnewsLCflattracker1.jpg)

(http://mcgoffs.net/550/mcnewsLCflattracker5.jpg)

(http://mcgoffs.net/550/mcnewsLCflattracker3.jpg)

-
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Feb 01, 2014, 17:50:33
Nice build...but liquid-cooled bikes just don't do it for me. It's like a briefcase is strapped to the frame.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Feb 01, 2014, 18:43:41
liquid-cooled bikes just don't do it for me.

RD250     30hp                       RD350     39hp
RD250LC     35.5hp                RD350LC     47hp
RD250YPVS     45hp               RD350YPVS     59hp

They do it for me!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Feb 01, 2014, 20:53:35
You and me both, crazy.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Feb 01, 2014, 22:40:10
I've never been an H-D, bobber or rat bike guy, but I really dig this.  This started out as a pristine '98 Sporty until this shop got a hold of it.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: redwillissuperman on Feb 02, 2014, 01:52:38
At Barber during the Vintage Festival. Made the fiberglass belly pan in the hotel bathroom the night before, drilled the exhaust nuts and installed the header in the room at 2am, and only had one off road excursion at Turn 3. Perfect day.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Withers on Feb 05, 2014, 16:21:46
(http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/triumph-speedmaster-5.jpg)

http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-speedmaster-icon-1000
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Feb 07, 2014, 20:50:59
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/se8uqepu.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 14, 2014, 12:13:46
(http://dryohe.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/motorcycle_snow_plow_1__thumb.jpg?w=1028&h=750)
 
 
(http://www.rallytwin.com/harleys/Kenny_at_cabin.jpg)
 
(http://www.ameshistory.org/exhibits/tribune/11/03_1914_motorcycle_snowmobile.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Feb 14, 2014, 17:43:27
That hd sled probably moved a total of three foot befor it would get stuck, walking looks easier and faster. Kool picture of black and white dumb asses wasting a motorcycle though ill bet the guy with the camera was laughing
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Feb 14, 2014, 18:43:56
(http://www.motohistory.net/images/Neander_1_DSCA17463a_000.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Neander_Fahrmaschine_Dreirad_1934-1939_schräg_2.JPG/640px-Neander_Fahrmaschine_Dreirad_1934-1939_schräg_2.JPG)

Neander Fahrmaschines by Ernst Neumann-Neander.  Neumann-Neander was a brilliant designer and futurist who invented the aluminum spar frame, which is similar technology to that used in racing bikes today.  His riding machines always incorporated three or four wheels with motorcycle engines.  He never allowed them to be called cars and they were never sold to the average automobile buyer.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Feb 14, 2014, 19:14:18
And #20 has lots of speed holes in the wheels, so it would be very fast!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: mikeinnh on Feb 15, 2014, 23:08:09
(http://dryohe.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/motorcycle_snow_plow_1__thumb.jpg?w=1028&h=750)
That I could certainly put to good use!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Feb 16, 2014, 15:21:12
.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 16, 2014, 19:40:27
I would LOVE to find myself an old Morgan!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Feb 16, 2014, 19:48:10
I would LOVE to find myself an old Morgan!
i use to service a old three wheel morgan for a collecton there very odd to drive. he used his all the time
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: downtown809 on Feb 16, 2014, 21:33:17
(http://cdn.hiconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Moto-Guzzi-Daytona-by-Santiago-Chopper-5.jpg)
Makes me want to ride...NOW
So glad you posted this as without instructions I was at a loss as to how these were mounted..(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/downtown809/IMAG0291_BURST002_zpsc7b27035.jpg) (http://s1149.photobucket.com/user/downtown809/media/IMAG0291_BURST002_zpsc7b27035.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: m511y on Feb 16, 2014, 22:36:27
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/se8uqepu.jpg)

Me=LOVE
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Feb 18, 2014, 19:10:23
J.A.P replica engine...can't wait to see this completed.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Feb 18, 2014, 23:39:43
This
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Feb 18, 2014, 23:41:42
J.A.P replica engine...can't wait to see this completed.
i guess its kool but i dont see the point
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Feb 18, 2014, 23:48:33
i guess its kool but i dont see the point
My thought was that is the point.  It's like old men and steam engines.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Sonreir on Feb 19, 2014, 00:01:39
This one is doing it for me right now...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Feb 19, 2014, 01:00:48
M Unit?  Tasty. 

Does that work with simple on-off type switches or does it need some sort of CanBus type devices to send it digital inputs?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Feb 19, 2014, 18:13:31
i guess its kool but i dont see the point

Funny...you don't see the point and I see so many points I'm almost in overload. Different strokes I guess...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Feb 19, 2014, 18:35:14
link=topic=43261.msg653105#msg653105 date=1392848011]
Funny...you don't see the point and I see so many points
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 and they are what? Its a copy of a old motor made with modern machines and meterals.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Feb 20, 2014, 17:39:41
link=topic=43261.msg653105#msg653105 date=1392848011]
Funny...you don't see the point and I see so many points

 and they are what? Its a copy of a old motor made with modern machines and meterals.

Yeah...I guess you're right...anyone could do that. Whereas cleaning up a 70's classic and bolting on some cool aftermarket shit...that takes vision and craftsmanship and is, therefore, more deserving of admiration and praise.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Duchat on Feb 20, 2014, 17:54:04
I wouldn't worry if you both don't like it. That's why they make more than one motorcycle.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tijmen on Feb 20, 2014, 18:32:37
Hnnng


(http://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/1981-Suzuki-GN400-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 20, 2014, 18:59:18
I need a better sewing machine.  :-\
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Duchat on Feb 20, 2014, 19:00:48
Don't blame your sewing machine.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 20, 2014, 19:09:29
Don't blame your sewing machine.

Ha ha... fuck you.  ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Feb 20, 2014, 19:45:11
I wouldn't worry if you both don't like it. That's why they make more than one motorcycle.
It's like my Grandpappy used to say... If everyone liked the same thing, we'd all be bangin Grandma ;)


Brad, I want those chambers!!!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Feb 20, 2014, 20:34:30
You already have them
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Feb 20, 2014, 20:47:16
Well now, that's interesting.......

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/21/e2ypynat.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Feb 21, 2014, 02:56:47
You already have them
Oh yea :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tijmen on Feb 21, 2014, 19:38:56
(http://i.imgur.com/92eZwIt.jpg)


The tank to seat cowl line is absolutely stunning, but I'm mainly trying to figure out how they managed to get the entire seat cowl out of one piece of metal. I understand it must be some sort of rainbow-shaped plate, so I tried Solidwork's sheet metal tool to figure it out, but as soon as I have the right shape (http://i.imgur.com/7shf0LR.png) it refuses to flatten it. So I guess I'll just buy some cardstock and go at it the old fashioned way.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: coyote13 on Feb 23, 2014, 19:56:26
The only thing that would make that bike better would be if they had dimpled a line around the edge of the pan to mimic the pinch at the bottom of the tank
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: WeberKid on Feb 23, 2014, 21:36:01
(http://i1.wp.com/megadeluxe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/CHKC-Nickel-Peeper-1.jpg?resize=680%2C356)
(http://static.squarespace.com/static/5057df0cc4aa5fcea75553cc/t/520ce964e4b033742447ee43/1376577894375/choppahead_preunit2.jpg?format=1500w)
BRAAAAAP!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Feb 23, 2014, 21:54:25
(http://i.imgur.com/92eZwIt.jpg)


The tank to seat cowl line is absolutely stunning, but I'm mainly trying to figure out how they managed to get the entire seat cowl out of one piece of metal. I understand it must be some sort of rainbow-shaped plate, so I tried Solidwork's sheet metal tool to figure it out, but as soon as I have the right shape (http://i.imgur.com/7shf0LR.png) it refuses to flatten it. So I guess I'll just buy some cardstock and go at it the old fashioned way.

What makes you think the seat is made from a single sheet of metal? Not trying to be a dick, but put down the computer program and pick up the sheetmetal. You'll learn a lot more about fabrication.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Feb 23, 2014, 22:28:21
Well now, that's interesting.......

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/21/e2ypynat.jpg)





Whoa...


Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: o1marc on Feb 23, 2014, 22:37:26
What makes you think the seat is made from a single sheet of metal? Not trying to be a dick, but put down the computer program and pick up the sheetmetal. You'll learn a lot more about fabrication.
I was going to ask the same question. The only way this could be done in a single sheet would be with a very expensive stamping die and I doubt that was done. I think I have seen this seat before and it is actually 3 pieces, a base pan, the cowl piece and a cap in the front of the bum stop all welded and blended.
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Feb 23, 2014, 23:35:11

I was going to ask the same question. The only way this could be done in a single sheet would be with a very expensive stamping die and I doubt that was done. I think I have seen this seat before and it is actually 3 pieces, a base pan, the cowl piece and a cap in the front of the bum stop all welded and blended.
Actually, that can be made out of a single sheet.m I'm not saying it is, and I doubt it, but anyone that knows how to stretch and shrink metal and use formers knows how to do it. There's not a lot of height to that cowl. It's pretty basic really.


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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: o1marc on Feb 23, 2014, 23:43:49
Actually, that can be made out of a single sheet.m I'm not saying it is, and I doubt it, but anyone that knows how to stretch and shrink metal and use formers knows how to do it. There's not a lot of height to that cowl. It's pretty basic really.


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Well I'm an idiot , explain how thats done?
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Feb 23, 2014, 23:59:44
http://allshops.org/cgi-bin/community/communityalbums.cgi?action=openalbum&albumid=9980108256297 (http://allshops.org/cgi-bin/community/communityalbums.cgi?action=openalbum&albumid=9980108256297). Here's a demo on using a plywood former to make a body panel. You could employ a similar method.  I don't have equipment, so I learned to do it all by hand.  I make plywood formers or I carve molds out of oak stumps and form sheet metal in those molds.  You can also make a pattern and cut sheet, form it and weld the seams. It involves welding, but it's still one sheet.


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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tijmen on Feb 24, 2014, 09:58:26
Worded it wrong, meant I was trying to figure out how they got the coiwl and the skirts out of one sheet and using a skateboard-shaped pan in the middle. I wanted to make it in Solidworks so I could throw a height and width at it and instantly get a stencil for the sheet metal. Like this:


(http://i.imgur.com/Afhz6Rt.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/jQMrHfK.png)


Next is some small scale prototyping with cardboard, after that it's a full size mock-up again out of cardboard and then I'll make the real deal. I make it out of paper first because I know how that works and reacts, when I'm sure the design is right I'll start with the aluminum. That way I have one challenge at a time and I have no doubt about what's causing the problem. I'm not sure on how I'll bend it, I think I'll put a piece of threaded rod through the holes for the blinkers and tighten the bolts until the shape is right, then I'll weld on the middle part which should keep it in shape. I'll probably over-tighten the bolts half an inch to reduce the resilience of the sheet and thereby the tension on the welds.


Thoughts?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Feb 24, 2014, 11:18:22
Yea thats all wrong. find someone with a slip roll and a brake
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Feb 25, 2014, 15:19:00
I wonder if I an SR500 in copper would look good...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Feb 25, 2014, 18:07:28
I can't stop staring at this:



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/HarrisF1-1.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/HarrisF1-1.jpg.html)



Oh man...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Feb 25, 2014, 18:56:03
Damn Drewski, that is a bloody nice looking GS. Giving me some ideas.
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Feb 25, 2014, 19:18:28
That looks like a model to me. Real life bike for sure?  Link?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Feb 25, 2014, 19:44:44
That looks like a model to me. Real life bike for sure?  Link?

http://lsrbikes.blogspot.com/2011/12/yoshimura-gs1000r-endurance-model.html?m=1

Yup, though it was a real bike...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradwsm on Feb 25, 2014, 20:44:32
A while back I studied that pic for days amazing detail for a scale model!!!!!
The inspiration for the next project.



Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Feb 25, 2014, 22:02:46
Ya I thought I had seen that photo before when looking at endurance racers.  Pretty incredible detail.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Withers on Feb 26, 2014, 10:00:36
Model or not, that's the stuff that sex dreams are made of
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tim on Feb 26, 2014, 11:01:31
Guy could probably have built the real bike with less effort than making all those fiddly bits.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Feb 26, 2014, 14:19:31
True da
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Feb 26, 2014, 17:00:21
I was thinking the same as I looked at it. It just has the "look" of a model.

I got it off the Harris Performance UK web site!!  :o




http://www.harris-performance.com/acatalog/Past_Harris_Machines.html




I've always loved the Magnum Series!!  8)





(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Magnum2.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Magnum2.jpg.html)



Low rez image... sorry!  :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Feb 26, 2014, 17:09:41

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/HarrisF1-1.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/HarrisF1-1.jpg.html)



I've dreamed about taking a Suzuki Bandit and building an Endurance Racer Replica... it would be awesome!  ;D




(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/suzuki-bandit-600-06.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/suzuki-bandit-600-06.jpg.html)




Somebody really otta do it!!  :D :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 26, 2014, 17:38:09
I been searching for a GSF1200 Bandit as a project bike for a while now... prices are resonable! Just none in my area yet.  :P
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Feb 26, 2014, 17:43:56
I been searching for a GSF1200 Bandit as a project bike for a while now... prices are resonable! Just none in my area yet.  :P

What?!?! Planning for the next one after the dragbike?!!?   ::)

It's still here with your name on it.  ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 26, 2014, 18:22:49
It's a donor FOR the drag bike!!! ;)
 
That's right... screw the overpriced GS1100 4 valver clasic drag engine, I am looking for a carbed 1200 for it  ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradwsm on Feb 26, 2014, 18:41:01
Drewski I did one a one or two years ago more of a xr69. It was in practical sports bike mag and air tech has it on their site in the bandit section.


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7687114316_f91812cc40.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30434857@N05/7687114316/)
DSC03698 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30434857@N05/7687114316/) by bradwsm (http://www.flickr.com/people/30434857@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/7687371660_07698fd420.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30434857@N05/7687371660/)
DSC03751 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30434857@N05/7687371660/) by bradwsm (http://www.flickr.com/people/30434857@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Feb 26, 2014, 20:02:30
Funny, I was just about to point him in your direction brad
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Feb 27, 2014, 12:52:42
Funny, I was just about to point him in your direction brad

Well look at that!! I remember Brads' Suzook now that I see it!!   :o  ;D



I've always loved the Hammer Racing Suzuki!! It looks "sooooo right" too!  :D



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/ZX7-H2%20Project/hammer_bw.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/ZX7-H2%20Project/hammer_bw.jpg.html)




I wish I had a better pic of it, but I've never been able to find one on the interweb.  :P  :)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Feb 27, 2014, 13:09:38
Drewski I did one a one or two years ago more of a xr69. It was in practical sports bike mag and air tech has it on their site in the bandit section.


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7687114316_f91812cc40.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30434857@N05/7687114316/)



I remember you Brad!! I also remember this:



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/8278330328_8da0945cd1.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/8278330328_8da0945cd1.jpg.html)



Yours as well, right?  ;) :D  I saved that pic!!  8)

Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Feb 27, 2014, 13:20:32
Ya there is very very little on the team hammer front for images.  Using that bike for inspiration on my vf1000.  Call me a kiss-ass but Brads bikes are pretty spectacular.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Feb 27, 2014, 16:31:14
More inspiration from the past...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 27, 2014, 17:54:10
Got the new little Icon catalog in the mail today and found this hidden within...
 1000 “Iron Lung” Sportster http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/icon-1000-iron-lung-sportster-custom/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/icon-1000-iron-lung-sportster-custom/)
 
(http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-07.jpg)
 
(http://i1.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-06.jpg)
 
(http://i0.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-05.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradwsm on Feb 27, 2014, 21:53:50
Drewski wasn't trying to hijack! abcanuk your a kiss ass! Lol. It is strange how hard it is to find pics of the early team hammer bikes. Hoosier it's interesting how full fairing bikes are becoming the new trend.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Feb 28, 2014, 18:21:56
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Mar 01, 2014, 00:00:04
Got the new little Icon catalog in the mail today and found this hidden within...
 1000 “Iron Lung” Sportster http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/icon-1000-iron-lung-sportster-custom/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/icon-1000-iron-lung-sportster-custom/)
 
(http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-07.jpg)
 
(http://i1.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-06.jpg)
 
(http://i0.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-05.jpg)
rd400 tank with a removable rear oil tank dam it ........well I tried. That's a kool bike less the wheels and the lump
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: pidjones on Mar 01, 2014, 08:49:29
All of WTT is inspiring, but the inline fours really get me hot. Why is this layout no longer used? Putting the gearbox under and alongside would permit some shortening, and water cooling remove the rear cylinder overheat problems. Some of the details were cool, too - like having a small exhaust take-off to run under the carb for pre-heat, and the way they used levers and rods for throttle and such. I try to spend about four hours at Dale's every-other year.

"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 01, 2014, 09:42:22
AGREED Old technology is very interesting and I often wonder why some was abandoned... but what is WTT?
All of WTT is inspiring,
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: trek97 on Mar 01, 2014, 17:06:04
A very sensible allocation of space...

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/trek97/bachelorhomedesign1_zpsf8500418.jpg)

I just hate the idea of wasting all that usable space.
I would have saved more space using a stand up shower, but I need a place to soak rifle barrels.

Also w the addition of a couple floor drains,  Finish the kitchen and toilet in tile and stainless and you have a great reason to pick up a Hot water, high pressure washer.

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/trek97/bachelorhomedesign_zps83b0ffbf.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: pidjones on Mar 01, 2014, 20:17:59
AGREED Old technology is very interesting and I often wonder why some was abandoned... but what is WTT?
Wheels Through Time motorcycle museum in Maggie Valley, NC.
http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/
"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: rays650cafe on Mar 01, 2014, 20:20:24
Front tire backwards.
 
(http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-07.jpg)
 
(http://i1.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-06.jpg)
 
(http://i0.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-05.jpg)
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Mar 01, 2014, 23:49:16
Front tire backwards.
 
(http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-07.jpg)
 
(http://i1.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-06.jpg)
 
(http://i0.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/icon-1000-iron-lung-05.jpg)

bah ! if you have ever picked up one of those wheels and felt how incredibly HEAVY they are then you know it aint gonna matter that bike will handle like complete shit anyway :-[ just another bike built strictly for looks, ZERO  function considered whatsoever
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: pidjones on Mar 02, 2014, 08:51:35
I agree that the tire is comic book big. However, I've run 'stones on the GL1800 that are designed for the front to run in that direction. A guy called me out over a video I did on how to easy swap the front wheel, so I triple checked that the tire rotation arrow was rolling forward.

"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: pidjones on Mar 02, 2014, 08:57:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCGPXWerslU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCGPXWerslU)
Note the pattern direction. The rotation arrow shows this to be correct. (But I run a car tire on the rear, so I'll probably crash and burn anyway.)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 02, 2014, 09:00:21
Yep, don't let the car tire directional tread mindset thow you off. On motorcycle front tires the tread can often "look" backwards. I am not 100% positive on the Avons but the reasoning for the tread that would seem to funnel the water inboad has been covered here many times.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Mbstr51 on Mar 02, 2014, 20:55:08
This pic makes me smile!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Mar 02, 2014, 21:11:52
This pic makes me smile!
Too cool!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Mar 03, 2014, 01:00:49
All of WTT is inspiring, but the inline fours really get me hot. Why is this layout no longer used? Putting the gearbox under and alongside would permit some shortening, and water cooling remove the rear cylinder overheat problems. Some of the details were cool, too - like having a small exhaust take-off to run under the carb for pre-heat, and the way they used levers and rods for throttle and such. I try to spend about four hours at Dale's every-other year.

"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"



I watched a documentary on Michael Czysz's dream of building an in house MotoGP (longitudinal in-line four) bike on
Discovery.  It was a brilliant and inspired design.  Check it out


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isBe-z6KRk4&list=PL7E3ECED3BC6ED790

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/firstrides/122_0507_radical_c1_990/
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: krafty on Mar 07, 2014, 10:13:01
While I was in California about a week ago I happened across this bike tucked away in the back of a shop. I'm in the process of trying to find out more about it, but it was just beautiful.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Mar 07, 2014, 11:33:38
It's a Velocette - probably a Venom.  Not a Thruxton or works racer KSS or KTT.  People that like them tend to love them and claim they were so much better than any other British bike of the era.  Those of us that owned Triumphs and BSA's tend not to agree..:-)

Interesting bike though. Could be a 350 but probably a 500.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Mar 07, 2014, 12:59:59
CB360 Yoshimura  :)

(http://home.brisnet.org.au/~jmiller/honda/cb360/i-1_B_L.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Finnigan on Mar 07, 2014, 13:04:10
While I was in California about a week ago I happened across this bike tucked away in the back of a shop. I'm in the process of trying to find out more about it, but it was just beautiful.

I want to find a gem like this, i'm in CA and I never happen across anything cool
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: CharlieT on Mar 07, 2014, 13:46:29
Inspiration? You betcha!

(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1/1904015_10152320125117953_665679442_n.jpg)


Rich Ard rode into to work today. It was single digits this morning.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Mar 07, 2014, 13:52:26
Man I almost rode back at lunch, but the damn wheeler in pieces was blocking in the CX, I will remedy that this weekend in case the roads stay clean for Monday.  Finally the roads are dry and pretty much sand free and the cold is keeping the 4' of snow from covering them. I can dress for the cold LOL, but ice and sand, those are bad news.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Mar 16, 2014, 21:52:11
Man, I'm starting to really fall for these early GL's.  I always thought Gold Wings were just bags and ass.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3lnDhtAg36I/T5xzO5IZ_5I/AAAAAAAAJp8/q4eSupOTNCs/s1200/supercharged_honda_gl1000.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlMSZuBHKEw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlMSZuBHKEw)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DesmoBro on Mar 19, 2014, 14:36:46
1938 tank bike
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Mar 19, 2014, 14:38:32
Goldwing anyone?

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd70/BNWombat/7d9c3519fb7267bff8f52f7b1d52745a.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Mar 19, 2014, 14:43:28
OOOH I like that wing!  If I had the $$ I would build one just like that.  As it is I want at least the brakes and suspension for mine.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Mar 19, 2014, 15:29:36
Yep, don't let the car tire directional tread mindset thow you off. On motorcycle front tires the tread can often "look" backwards. I am not 100% positive on the Avons but the reasoning for the tread that would seem to funnel the water inboad has been covered here many times.

 Yes, Avons' directional arrows go both ways depending on if one is using the tire on the front or the back of the bike.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Mar 19, 2014, 15:33:58
Yes, Avons' directional arrows go both ways depending on if one is using the tire on the front or the back of the bike.

Not exactly. on the "universal" models there are 2 arrows depending on mounting position, one marked F one Marked R. On Front or rear specific models there is only 1 arrow in 1 direction. It just so happens though that the sizes for a lot of our old bikes fall under the "Universal" tires in their lineup.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: downtown809 on Mar 19, 2014, 20:26:04
Goldwing anyone?

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd70/BNWombat/7d9c3519fb7267bff8f52f7b1d52745a.jpg)

Well that is a new twist on things, very interesting.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Seaglider on Mar 20, 2014, 12:20:38
Yeah wish I had more room, money, ambition...etc.  I would've kept my '78 GL....it had like 15K original miles and the paint still shined (a bit anyway).  The guy I sold it to probably put the floorboards and all the other crap back on....sigh!!  ;D :o
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s667/seaglider/IMG00101-20111126-1557.jpg (http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s667/seaglider/IMG00101-20111126-1557.jpg)
Drewski said it sounded like a Subaru WRX with those Dunstall replica pipes on it.....HA!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 20, 2014, 18:58:57
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/Ducati-749-Flat-Track-Kurt-Mamor-1.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Ducati-749-Flat-Track-Kurt-Mamor-1.jpeg.html)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/honda-roc-white-sand-tracker-2.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/honda-roc-white-sand-tracker-2.jpeg.html)






Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 20, 2014, 19:01:50
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/tumblr_mzzahjem7Z1rupj4oo1_1280.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/tumblr_mzzahjem7Z1rupj4oo1_1280.jpeg.html)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_197116343594.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_197116343594.jpeg.html)


If you can't tell... It seems my sensibilities seem to lean towards tracker/dual sport/all around kick ass go anywhere bikes anymore. ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Mar 20, 2014, 19:15:00
If you can't tell... It seems my sensibilities seem to lean towards tracker/dual sport/all around kick ass go anywhere bikes anymore. ;)
I believe you and me...  we on the same wavelength.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 20, 2014, 19:34:30
I believe you and me...  we on the same wavelength.

Cool. Just no kissing on the mouth, and you pay the bar tab. ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Mar 20, 2014, 19:43:12
me 3  :)


http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=HM0414-184746&utm_source=emv&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HM0414-U166

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Mar 20, 2014, 20:33:14
Xb ^ is that honda pre or post restrictor plate
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Mar 20, 2014, 22:34:56
Xb ^ is that honda pre or post restrictor plate
shoot i cant remember  :'(
 i do rememder shaking bubba sho's hand after a sactamatoe mile win though  :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Mar 20, 2014, 23:20:27
I just opened the link its pre
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Mar 20, 2014, 23:28:32
i had a chance to meet chris carter (chris is motion pro) a few years back
he showed me and a buddy his collection....one of those in his office.... as well as 2 of the cx based ones upstairs along with an astounding varied collection of supercool sikles
chris carter  8) : he is inspirational as a cool successful dude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V6i4E3oask
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 21, 2014, 09:12:23
Now, usually, I am a Yamaha over Honda guy....

But this is just about perfection.

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43261.0;attach=113760;image)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Mar 21, 2014, 09:36:07
here is the one that used to be in carter's office bubba's number one bike  :P
and a cut and paste of a writeup onnit

1983 Honda RS750
Bubba Shobert's flat-tracker
 

Harley-Davidson has dominated the AMA’s Grand National Championship since the inception of the series in 1954. But there was a time in the mid-1980s when Honda took over as the series king—winning four championships in a row.

This is the bike that made it happen: the RS750.

This actually was Honda’s second attempt at building a flat-track bike. The first was the NS750, based on a bored-out version of Honda’s street-going CX500 motor. The company campaigned that bike in 1981 and ’82, and it managed to win one race.

Then Big Red used all it had learned to create the purpose-built RS750 for the next season. The new dirt-tracker made several shakedown runs in the 1983 Grand National Championship, even winning the Du Quoin Mile with rider Hank Scott at the controls.

By 1984, Honda was ready to go championship-hunting in earnest. The company hired ’82 champ Ricky Graham and Bubba Shobert to make a full assault on the title aboard RS750s.

Honda’s air-cooled, V-twin, 749.5cc powerplant clearly benefited from close study of the Harley XR750, introduced in 1972. It is, for instance, no coincidence that the RS750 ended up with identical bore and stroke dimensions to the Harley—79.5mm x 75.5mm.

But there were significant differences in the bikes as well. The Honda, developed a decade later, came with an overhead camshaft and four-valve heads. The Harley used (and continues to use) pushrods and two valves.

That newer technology appeared to give Honda an edge, especially in horsepower. But in dirt-track racing, getting that horsepower to the ground has always been the important part.

Honda clearly got that part of the equation right, too. In ’84, the first year of the full factory effort, Graham edged out Shobert by a single point to win the title and give Honda a 1-2 series finish. Then Shobert, riding this bike, owned by Chris Carter of Menlo Park, California, as well as other machines, reeled off three consecutive championships from 1985 though ‘87.

These days, Shobert’s RS750 is on display in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum on the grounds of the AMA headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio. It is shown just as it was when Shobert won his final Grand National race—the 1988 Du Quoin Mile.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Mar 21, 2014, 20:36:19

O'k, o'k... enough wih the Honda-love.  :P





 ;) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Mar 21, 2014, 20:48:47
O'k, o'k... enough wih the Honda-love.  :P

There's something for everyone at Mecum this April 13 in Houston.  ;D
Even some more Honda love.
(http://www.mecum.com/auctions/HM0414/HM0414-184746/images/HM0414-184746_1.jpg)
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/group_consignment_list.cfm?AUCTION_ID=HM0414&GROUP_ID=10152 (http://www.mecum.com/auctions/group_consignment_list.cfm?AUCTION_ID=HM0414&GROUP_ID=10152)
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Mar 21, 2014, 20:55:53
My goodness that is quite the collection.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Mar 21, 2014, 21:33:28
There's something for everyone at Mecum this April 13 in Houston.  ;D
Even some more Honda love.


Great... we could use some.  ::) 



:D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Mar 27, 2014, 21:17:55
(http://b296d35169b22ec514a7-3f0e5c3ce41f2ca4459ddb89d451f8d9.r21.cf2.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Cadbike-33-The-BMW-Bobber-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on Mar 27, 2014, 22:31:33
One of my all time favourites.

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/7f/b7/02/7fb702951f5fb1ed69871a63d1f12327.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Mar 27, 2014, 23:30:41
One of my all time favourites.

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/7f/b7/02/7fb702951f5fb1ed69871a63d1f12327.jpg)

It must be one of your favs DrJ. I think it's the 2nd time you've shared it!  :D

It IS cool though.  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on Mar 27, 2014, 23:44:34
It was due for a repost, it's that good of a bike.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Mar 28, 2014, 18:05:35
It was due for a repost, it's that good of a bike.

Haha! No argument!  ;)
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Mar 29, 2014, 11:58:09
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/29/3ytu6e8y.jpg)

And the real thing.........

http://www.redline.co.za/Big%20Bertha.htm
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: downtown809 on Mar 29, 2014, 18:03:21
That's a nice bike, how about this build, looks like trouble to me...
http://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/4391975800.html
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Mar 29, 2014, 18:52:34
This
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Mar 29, 2014, 18:53:29
And this
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Mar 29, 2014, 18:54:46
Maybe alittle of this
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Mar 29, 2014, 19:16:16
This

And this

Maybe a little of this

I think I can see where this is leading …

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 29, 2014, 19:47:48
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/RSD-KTM-690-Tracker-15_Original.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/RSD-KTM-690-Tracker-15_Original.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: 1969Honda on Mar 29, 2014, 19:52:49
I'm diggin' this

(http://domain.com.s180574.gridserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/16_01_2013_galaxy_customs_r1200R_01.jpg)

and this

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LfdMEvO4UPs/Ue4NpllmTvI/AAAAAAAA11Q/Q2XmaVjNeaU/s640/BMW-R1200R-by-Lazareth-00.jpg)

Not a huge beemer fan, but I really like the look of those wire spoke single sided swinger wheels!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: guernz on Mar 29, 2014, 21:11:10
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/hotdock_zpsc378ea08.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/hotdock_zpsc378ea08.jpg.html)

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/0909_hbkp_04_zcustom_bike_buildinghot_dock_zps940888e1.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/0909_hbkp_04_zcustom_bike_buildinghot_dock_zps940888e1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Mar 29, 2014, 21:32:53
While we're at it... how 'bout Kenny at #1.
(http://vroum52.com/pilotesdelegendes.img/Pilote-de-moto-de-course-kenny-roberts-750-yamaha-flat-track-Etats-Unis.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Mar 29, 2014, 21:37:13
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qqb0ddZmibg/TlgB9loWkAI/AAAAAAAAAKY/loyLUiAUWoU/s1600/ron_wood_flat_tracker1.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: guernz on Mar 29, 2014, 23:25:20
my favorite ron wood bike

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/6351884574_d217b57bda_o_zps2c7d6a9d.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/6351884574_d217b57bda_o_zps2c7d6a9d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Keiff Hardcore on Mar 30, 2014, 00:01:48
where i am going to draw a lot of my inspiration from. not going to be a carbon copy, but has several details i like, including the rear fender.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4Eq0d4PCXVc/Tm6f7-DFZpI/AAAAAAAAFgk/Z77b1vpSkFo/s1600/two-stroke-single_kawasaki_f7-175_left-rear_busch-bros.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cobraace2 on Mar 30, 2014, 12:54:03
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/hotdock_zpsc378ea08.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/hotdock_zpsc378ea08.jpg.html)

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/0909_hbkp_04_zcustom_bike_buildinghot_dock_zps940888e1.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/0909_hbkp_04_zcustom_bike_buildinghot_dock_zps940888e1.jpg.html)


I see you have a XLCR how about some pictures
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Mar 30, 2014, 13:03:23
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/hotdock_zpsc378ea08.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/hotdock_zpsc378ea08.jpg.html)

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/0909_hbkp_04_zcustom_bike_buildinghot_dock_zps940888e1.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/0909_hbkp_04_zcustom_bike_buildinghot_dock_zps940888e1.jpg.html)

unridable showbikes do not inspire me,but that is just me...more about me latr  :D :D :D ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 30, 2014, 14:16:31
where i am going to draw a lot of my inspiration from. not going to be a carbon copy, but has several details i like, including the rear fender.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4Eq0d4PCXVc/Tm6f7-DFZpI/AAAAAAAAFgk/Z77b1vpSkFo/s1600/two-stroke-single_kawasaki_f7-175_left-rear_busch-bros.jpg)

Any more pics of this bike?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: downtown809 on Mar 30, 2014, 17:17:46
Any more pics of this bike?
http://www.bikermetric.com/kawasaki-f7-175-street-tracker-by-busch-busch/
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 30, 2014, 17:19:19
Thanks
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Mar 30, 2014, 17:19:37
Cool cheap little runabout.  I hate those bars though on that bike.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 30, 2014, 17:29:19
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_3240-Copy.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_3240-Copy.jpeg.html)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/triumph-bobber-custom.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/triumph-bobber-custom.jpeg.html)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/ownc-nz-streetwear-clothing-030.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/ownc-nz-streetwear-clothing-030.jpeg.html)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/mule-street-tracker.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/mule-street-tracker.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Keiff Hardcore on Mar 30, 2014, 18:24:33
Any more pics of this bike?
yup. heres a link to them.
http://www.bikermetric.com/kawasaki-f7-175-street-tracker-by-busch-busch/
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KOog5Htd1Ns/Tm6f5B6JL3I/AAAAAAAAFgg/mO-pfcsQW-Y/s1200/two-stroke_f7-175_right-front_busch-bros.jpg)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cobraace2 on Mar 30, 2014, 19:23:53
This


(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00448_zpse9454724.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/cobraace2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00448_zpse9454724.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Mar 30, 2014, 19:59:07
ultimate rotary right here
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Mar 30, 2014, 20:28:15
Does that thing even hold a gallon of fuel?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 30, 2014, 20:42:27
Does that thing even hold a gallon of fuel?

It holds enough to win the 1/2 mile.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Mar 30, 2014, 20:52:09
dunno shortrack races are short tho
for severals years I raced a 250 can am same motor as that, they are sooo bitchen for a non power valve motor they have an amazing spread of power, would be a great motor for a street tracker
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: D4N63R on Mar 31, 2014, 12:33:36
I cant find a 1000/1100 around here to save my life... always seem to be a beat 750 kicking around though.

(https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/1904124_10152303816296410_1679902381_n.png)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 31, 2014, 13:23:36
(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g479/lesholt/justwashed5.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Mar 31, 2014, 13:56:31
Trackmaster yamaha for sale over on VFT  :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: D4N63R on Mar 31, 2014, 14:36:27
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1UCVbE_Xi7g/Tbg87CDn2DI/AAAAAAAAEJI/DSq14rgtw5U/s1600/osp6.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 31, 2014, 18:17:17
(http://www.cycledrag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/harris-twin.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: phxtoad on Apr 01, 2014, 15:53:11
That's awesome.

But I don't think he should park there...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Apr 02, 2014, 01:50:39
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1eu6NVKTGhs/TVf2zeLgDrI/AAAAAAAAFlg/IDMOf6w_VRQ/s1600/oldskoolperformancepip_higham.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Apr 02, 2014, 01:54:00
Baja 1000 and 500 winners are fucking bullet proof.

(http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/photogallerys/Hamel-Danny-2013.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: D4N63R on Apr 02, 2014, 17:56:14
(http://www.1stchoicemonroe.com/images/bikes/2008-manta-drag-bike/18542437_6.jpg)

no but really

(http://images.carklub.com/a/13/i300826402313.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on Apr 03, 2014, 21:59:10
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/943207_10151633372417674_1313042113_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: scott s on Apr 04, 2014, 15:01:20
 Lyle Lovett and a Ducati?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: CharlieT on Apr 04, 2014, 15:20:43
Lyle Lovett and a Ducati?

Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts.??????????
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Apr 04, 2014, 17:29:21
http://pentonmovie.com/lyle-lovett/

upcoming the penton movie narrarted by lyle

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/toddhuffman/the-john-penton-story-narrated-by-lyle-lovett-rela
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on Apr 05, 2014, 01:32:50
Best custom Ducati Monster ever. A lot of work and money to make a bike look so minimal.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Apr 05, 2014, 07:08:52
If this dont getcha a 1/4 chubbed call it a day and bath with a toaster
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: CharlieT on Apr 05, 2014, 09:21:44
Wow...............I haven't seen decals like that since the '70's.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: BTF on Apr 05, 2014, 16:47:32
Here's the cousin to the 450 on page 16..
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Wahoo650 on Apr 05, 2014, 17:47:38
If this dont getcha a 1/4 chubbed call it a day and bath with a toaster

I need those decals for the tank on my '76!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 06, 2014, 08:29:03
Saw this over on "Britbike" and thought I'd share...
Quote
1971 BSA factory team - Hailwood, Aldana,  Mann

(http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b602/mundey1/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps88b87f8c.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Apr 07, 2014, 16:44:10
clean...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tijmen on Apr 07, 2014, 17:11:33
Do you have a link to the build?


Forgot about reverse image search: http://silodrome.com/honda-cx500/



Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Keiff Hardcore on Apr 07, 2014, 19:24:48
(http://blog.derestricted.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/rd400.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Apr 07, 2014, 19:53:35
That would make for an interesting street bike.  TZ6=750 top end on a RD street bottom end with TZ water pump and Swarbrick pipes by the look of things.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Apr 07, 2014, 20:50:29
(http://www.vf750fd.com/Joep_Kortekaas/honda_endurance_history/RCB-14.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: downtown809 on Apr 07, 2014, 20:54:50
http://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/4412181401.html
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Apr 08, 2014, 14:29:54
Nice looking Yamaha.....star of some kind!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Apr 08, 2014, 14:33:09
And another one
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Apr 08, 2014, 14:33:49
More info here: http://silodrome.com/yamaha-bolt-custom/
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Apr 08, 2014, 14:46:12
Good ole Greg Hageman
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Apr 08, 2014, 14:49:09
That is the bolt Yamaha shoudl have built.  And Rumor has it there will be an optional kit for those.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: rays650cafe on Apr 08, 2014, 22:50:02
And another one


Yep, would ride the shit outta something like that. Probably make it tough to actually get to work though. ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Apr 17, 2014, 22:58:45
not a sickle but a beautiful machine
(http://www.quadcamford.com/images/3-PHOTO7.jpg)
the guy here in grants pass that is selling that superbike harley is also selling a former indy car from 67 or so that is powerd by one of these incredible engines that ford poured millions of dollers into developing, the story here

http://www.quadcamford.com/development.html

the car for sale here in grants pass as seen on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/271452275709?_trksid=p4840.m570.l4455&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI271452275709.N7.S1.M1454.R1.TR9
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/z/nWAAAOxyUrZS2bJ6/$_16.JPG)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Apr 17, 2014, 23:18:55
not a sickle but a beautiful machine
(http://www.quadcamford.com/images/3-PHOTO7.jpg)
the guy here in grants pass that is selling that superbike harley is also selling a former indy car from 67 or so that is powerd by one of these incredible engines that ford poured millions of dollers into developing, the story here

http://www.quadcamford.com/development.html

the car for sale here in grants pass as seen on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/271452275709?_trksid=p4840.m570.l4455&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI271452275709.N7.S1.M1454.R1.TR9
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/z/nWAAAOxyUrZS2bJ6/$_16.JPG)
Yeah, dude.  That replaced the 4.2L Fairlane engine they ran in the GT40's.  Had Enzo Ferrari not cut off talks with Ford to allow Ford to buy Ferrari, I wonder if that engine would have existed. 
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Apr 17, 2014, 23:32:21
Had Enzo Ferrari not cut off talks with Ford to allow Ford to buy Ferrari, I wonder if that engine would have existed. 
I doubt it. Ford had such a Hard On to beat Ferrari after that, I think they would've modified the kitchen sink in the break room if they thought it would've helped ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Apr 19, 2014, 00:57:57
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QXflYLA1f4c/TRK_3a8ZFFI/AAAAAAAABmA/b2yLIySg-2g/s1600/Honda_NSR500_engine_front_Honda_Collection_Hall.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Apr 19, 2014, 01:09:19
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QXflYLA1f4c/TRK_3a8ZFFI/AAAAAAAABmA/b2yLIySg-2g/s1600/Honda_NSR500_engine_front_Honda_Collection_Hall.jpg)

Spectacular!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Floegstad on Apr 19, 2014, 07:49:15
 ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Apr 19, 2014, 11:57:40
Yep, pretty wicked.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Apr 19, 2014, 15:28:17
I'd love to have this
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Apr 19, 2014, 15:31:08
That is the bolt Yamaha shoudl have built.  And Rumor has it there will be an optional kit for those.

Greg is offering his kit on eBay from time to time...builds them up in small batches and lets interested people know when he's about to post another lot.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Apr 19, 2014, 15:41:04
that 950 bolt looks pretty cool 8) but the seat is useless, totally put on there for some retarded fashion statement :o
what i am saying is it needs to be at least 3" taller 4" would be better
the way it is now the transition from sitting to  standing is just out of the range of practicality, plus the seat to footpeg relation is just too tight for good comfort or control
luckily a proper seat is not that difficult to do up but this fashion statement bullshit is well, bullshit
and besides the bratarded seats just look fucking stupid, it is a fad for non riders
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Apr 19, 2014, 16:44:24
I disagree.  Totally depends on the riders stature.  My thruxton's seat was relatively low, with clipons, and rear set location wasn't very aggressive.  Yet I drove it from Seattle home in one day (1300 kms) without it being an issue.  And I'm 6'5" so not exactly a jockey.  Another inch of padding would be nice for sure though.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Apr 25, 2014, 18:56:32
From the bike exif feature.  Outstanding work!!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/26/ra2uha8e.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: warpedworm on Apr 26, 2014, 09:32:53
Yeah, dude.  That replaced the 4.2L Fairlane engine they ran in the GT40's.  Had Enzo Ferrari not cut off talks with Ford to allow Ford to buy Ferrari, I wonder if that engine would have existed. 

I don't believe that the 4 cam Indy engine ever ran in any of the GT40's or any of the Ford
sports cars. They ran pushrod engines all the time, 289's and then 427's. The engine above was run in Indy cars, and someone tried one in a sprint or champ dirtcar, and Bruce McLaren
tried to destroke one to run in his F1 car without much success.  IIRC I think Ford did possibly run a version of the 1963 Indy pushrod engine in the Ford GT's in '64 (might of been smaller then 289), which was also the year they brought the above engine to Indy, I think that is where some of the confusion comes from.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: warpedworm on Apr 26, 2014, 09:37:20
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QXflYLA1f4c/TRK_3a8ZFFI/AAAAAAAABmA/b2yLIySg-2g/s1600/Honda_NSR500_engine_front_Honda_Collection_Hall.jpg)

Is that the Cagiva 500GP engine?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Apr 26, 2014, 09:52:23

Is that the Cagiva 500GP engine?
That's the NSR500


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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: warpedworm on Apr 26, 2014, 13:03:44
 :-[ O.K., now I see the HRC bike in the corner of the picture, DUH!!!

Love the 500 2 stroke GP bikes, the baddest race  bikes on the planet 8)
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: farmerbraun on Apr 26, 2014, 16:47:39
NSR 500
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/27/eqa7a3yt.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/27/equzyves.jpg)

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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on May 01, 2014, 00:52:02
Hi Malcolm.
(http://image.motorcyclistonline.com/f/newsandupdates/motorcycle_news/122_1002_ama_hall_of_famer_malcolm_smith_to_serve_as_2010_ama_vintage_motorcycle_days_grand_marshal/32323434+pheader_460x1000/122_1002_01_z+ama_hall_of_famer_malcolm_smith_to_serve_as_2010_ama_vintage_motorcycle_days_grand_marshal+malcolm_smith.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on May 01, 2014, 01:08:04
it made a sound you will never forget
i had the pleasure of hearing and seeing freddie spencer on the OVAL pistoned NR500,at laguna
(http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Classic%20Racers/Honda%20NR%20500%20%201.jpg)
(http://world.honda.com/V4-story/02/popup/images/01.jpg)
(http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/Honda_Oval_Piston.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on May 01, 2014, 01:28:03
I don't believe that the 4 cam Indy engine ever ran in any of the GT40's or any of the Ford
sports cars. They ran pushrod engines all the time, 289's and then 427's. The engine above was run in Indy cars, and someone tried one in a sprint or champ dirtcar, and Bruce McLaren
tried to destroke one to run in his F1 car without much success.  IIRC I think Ford did possibly run a version of the 1963 Indy pushrod engine in the Ford GT's in '64 (might of been smaller then 289), which was also the year they brought the above engine to Indy, I think that is where some of the confusion comes from.
The 289 was the 4.2L Fairlane: http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-shows/2012-monterey-weekend/1967-ford-gt40-mark-1-2012-monterey-auctions-36830 (http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-shows/2012-monterey-weekend/1967-ford-gt40-mark-1-2012-monterey-auctions-36830)  They ran in the GT40 Mark 1. The Mark 2 GT40's ran the 427.  The 427 was developed as a NASCAR engine.  Galaxies running 427's dominated NASCAR at that time.  The Cammer hemi was also a 427 (SOHC).  That's the same time GM came out with the 427 six pack. And Plymouth came out with the 426 hemi. I'm not sure where you see any confusion.   
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: warpedworm on May 01, 2014, 04:50:31
Yeah, dude.  That replaced the 4.2L Fairlane engine they ran in the GT40's.  Had Enzo Ferrari not cut off talks with Ford to allow Ford to buy Ferrari, I wonder if that engine would have existed. 

From this quote, it sounded to me that you meant the 4 cam Indy engine replaced the pushrod engine in the GT40. When you probably meant that the 4 cam Indy actually replaced
the pushrod they used at Indy in '63 , but would have possibly used a Ferrari at Indy instead,
if the purchase by Ford of Ferrari had happened. Now that would have been a fantastic sounding Indycar with a  V-12 Italian sitting right behind your head!!!! :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tijmen on May 03, 2014, 04:24:21
(http://www.pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/02_04_2014_guzzi_01.jpg)



Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cobraace2 on May 03, 2014, 23:59:12
  Moto Patton   8)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/th_tmp_CAM00545782674546_zps4101b2f4.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/cobraace2/media/tmp_CAM00545782674546_zps4101b2f4.jpg.html)


(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/th_tmp_CAM00546-1841726607_zpsf3d78681.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/cobraace2/media/tmp_CAM00546-1841726607_zpsf3d78681.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cobraace2 on May 04, 2014, 00:22:49
xsesive


(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/th_tmp_CAM00537-968012378_zps183dddd4.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/cobraace2/media/tmp_CAM00537-968012378_zps183dddd4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on May 04, 2014, 12:11:29
That looks like Brian Filo's XS in a Framecrafter's frame.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cobraace2 on May 06, 2014, 00:43:47
Winner ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on May 07, 2014, 01:22:18
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/10.MotoMartinOnRoadYannForLaZoneNoire06_zpswjioccr1.jpg) (http://s598.photobucket.com/user/rmyers104/media/10.MotoMartinOnRoadYannForLaZoneNoire06_zpswjioccr1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on May 07, 2014, 06:07:29
I love clean lines and minimalist anything and this bike ticks those boxes. Even though its probably just art, the design is so clean and creative, love it, very inspiring. Its built by Chicara Nagata.

(http://i0.wp.com/megadeluxe.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/chicara-hero.jpg?resize=740%2C1570)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: warpedworm on May 07, 2014, 08:56:43
 8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: fresh_c on May 07, 2014, 10:53:22
I love clean lines and minimalist anything and this bike ticks those boxes. Even though its probably just art, the design is so clean and creative, love it, very inspiring. Its built by Chicara Nagata.

(http://i0.wp.com/megadeluxe.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/chicara-hero.jpg?resize=740%2C1570)

But you can't scrape knees in the rain on those tires.  ::)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cobraace2 on May 09, 2014, 11:49:52

This ;)


(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/th_harley-xr1200_zps9c819b15.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/cobraace2/media/harley-xr1200_zps9c819b15.jpg.html)


(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/th_harley-xr1200-6_zpsf812dfe9.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/cobraace2/media/harley-xr1200-6_zpsf812dfe9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 10, 2014, 09:17:29
God I hate thumbnails... usually to lazy to click on them to see in regular size but glad I made the effort on that one cobraace2
 
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/harley-xr1200_zps9c819b15.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Scooter trash on May 11, 2014, 03:30:44
Pod filters really do amazing improvement to performance![/img]
 Wonder if it'll do the same for the Honda 50?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on May 15, 2014, 18:04:05
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on May 15, 2014, 21:02:30
Since I am now the owner of one of these... I really find this to be a well executed and pretty kick ass bike. Mine will not be this nice. Ever. Haha.

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/080320061750348710.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/080320061750348710.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on May 28, 2014, 12:38:49
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on May 29, 2014, 20:08:01
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/30/medenunu.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 29, 2014, 21:04:11
Excuse me while I go take a cold shower...
 
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vht5IArM-F8/UmDj1LQ5g6I/AAAAAAAARQQ/85alxfRjM88/s1600/Capture+d%25E2%2580%2599e%25CC%2581cran+2013-10-12+a%25CC%2580+07.42.07.png)
 
Full sized here: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vht5IArM-F8/UmDj1LQ5g6I/AAAAAAAARQQ/85alxfRjM88/s1600/Capture+d%25E2%2580%2599e%25CC%2581cran+2013-10-12+a%25CC%2580+07.42.07.png (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vht5IArM-F8/UmDj1LQ5g6I/AAAAAAAARQQ/85alxfRjM88/s1600/Capture+d%25E2%2580%2599e%25CC%2581cran+2013-10-12+a%25CC%2580+07.42.07.png)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on May 30, 2014, 13:07:03
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/10301123_10152169895414352_145957367296234778_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on May 30, 2014, 15:38:59
Bad ass
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 30, 2014, 18:39:26
Damn! Reminds me or a Rickman...
Hows about this?
 
(http://www.theworldofmotorcycles.com/vintagebike-images/rickman-bonneville-cafe-racer-frame.jpeg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Joon-yah on May 31, 2014, 12:51:46
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/10301123_10152169895414352_145957367296234778_n.jpg)
  I'm going to build this with a honda!!!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on May 31, 2014, 18:33:56
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/_wsb_510x375_sdr200yam.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/_wsb_510x375_sdr200yam.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on May 31, 2014, 18:38:00
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on May 31, 2014, 18:40:59
Since we're on SDR's, here's the BOTM over on 2strokeworld.com this month.

(http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b605/2stroker11/driift_zpsc19967c1.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on May 31, 2014, 19:09:46
I've never heard of this bike until I saw the pic I posted. Really dig that trellis frame.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on May 31, 2014, 22:49:27
Sweet!  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: MickyC on May 31, 2014, 23:56:40
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/ysyduga8.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/tury7y8e.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/4e7u6ena.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/jemageze.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/aququmaz.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: MickyC on Jun 01, 2014, 00:00:34
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/agyraguh.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/ary8uga2.jpg)that one I actually took hahaha(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/qy6u2yhe.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/gyzy9aru.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/jymenejy.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/2u2y5apu.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/qyna5e4y.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: MickyC on Jun 01, 2014, 00:16:10
Man, I can't even remember where I found this or what I was doing when I found it... but this one is my "current"!!  8)

You know I'm a sucker for "new/oldskool" combinations. The fact that it's a Kawasaki seals it.  ;) ;D



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/jeffwrightszx10rjpg2.jpg)

anyone be able to tell me what year model this was looks like a zxr1000 but im stumped
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on Jun 01, 2014, 01:42:57
Not too shabby.

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/IYTwMZMyUTjI3h/7177904.0/1200/p/Rc166-Honda-Hailwood-GP-Portland-Speed_Sports_7139.jpg)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Other-1973-Honda-RC166-Hailwood-Replica-CB350-Custom-One-of-a-kind-/390854047478?forcerrptr=true&hash=item5b00b776f6&item=390854047478&pt=US_motorcycles
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Joon-yah on Jun 01, 2014, 09:44:39
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/Mobile%20Uploads/_wsb_510x375_sdr200yam.jpeg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/user/VonYinzer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/_wsb_510x375_sdr200yam.jpeg.html)
    it's happening now ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: speedfourjoe on Jun 01, 2014, 17:40:44
anyone be able to tell me what year model this was looks like a zxr1000 but im stumped

It is a '09 ZX10R. Here's more about it: http://coczx10.blogspot.com/ (http://coczx10.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: damiansd on Jun 01, 2014, 21:51:41
The bike in this pic is still the cleanest thing I've seen in a long time.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Jun 03, 2014, 16:04:45
This is pretty clean as well...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Jun 03, 2014, 16:13:45
That is pretty slick. I wonder with that large of a fork brace if there is enough travel to not crush the headlight?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tijmen on Jun 03, 2014, 16:24:01
Should be good, will hit the triple tree before it smashes the headlight but don't think it will ever go that far:


(http://i.imgur.com/rIPGUFS.jpg)


downandoutchoppers.blogspot.com/2013/06/some-close-ups-of-triumph.html
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Jun 05, 2014, 02:05:07
Good god
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: MickyC on Jun 05, 2014, 02:06:18
It is a '09 ZX10R. Here's more about it: http://coczx10.blogspot.com/ (http://coczx10.blogspot.com/)

thanks Joe
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jun 09, 2014, 13:47:55
Found this while looking for spare parts...
 
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ZS-5reyH7cI/TCb9Ykt64mI/AAAAAAAAAno/ruiGfqHGmP0/s1600/Salt+Triumph.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Jun 09, 2014, 17:16:33
It is a '09 ZX10R. Here's more about it: http://coczx10.blogspot.com/ (http://coczx10.blogspot.com/)


Thanks for that link. I've looked a few times for that bike and couldn't find anything.  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Jun 10, 2014, 06:14:02
One of my all time favourite bikes!

Spotted at the Bald Hill rider's rendezvous:

(http://blg.nikonsrc.com/image/NYEanqfcRgLMPoFOq1akcCHjYoJxAGzfqCEZ5cBjdIxyl__474OX5k-cZqK6FRuk9sBfSbdJtSM/item.JPG?)

(http://blg.nikonsrc.com/image/NYEanqfcRgLMPoFOq1akcCHjYoJxAGzfqCEZ5cBjdIwJfduSKrXYPk-cZqK6FRuk9sBfSbdJtSM/item.JPG?)

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Jun 18, 2014, 12:22:48
Some 80's super bike porn for lack of a better term.

http://www.rastec.nl/Inspiratiehoekje
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jun 18, 2014, 13:16:54
Some 80's super bike porn for lack of a better term.

http://www.rastec.nl/Inspiratiehoekje

very cool
#140 the late john woo  :(
he was a close friend we used to  race the same mx races, pitted together before john went superbike racing

i had a small part in building that machine the #140
with that handmade superbike that john and his friends built he finished as high as 4th place at a sears point superbike national beating quite a few factory bikes and riders
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: dg1 on Jun 20, 2014, 15:07:14
As seen at a European Car and Bike Show this past weekend. The crappy cell phone pix don't do it justice.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b125/dg13092/image32_zpsd37fc9ae.jpeg) (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/dg13092/media/image32_zpsd37fc9ae.jpeg.html)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b125/dg13092/image33_zps290e63e4.jpeg) (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/dg13092/media/image33_zps290e63e4.jpeg.html)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b125/dg13092/image_zps7a89b2ba.jpeg) (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/dg13092/media/image_zps7a89b2ba.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Jun 20, 2014, 17:08:36
Here's one for the 2 stroke folk:

http://www.ronax500.com/en/index.php

Actually, it's just bad ass all around.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Jun 20, 2014, 19:28:15
That vid is givin me a chubby ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jun 20, 2014, 19:36:49
you have got to be kidding that video is a joke
how about just show us some real video instead of over-enhanced over-edited queery bullshit
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Jun 20, 2014, 20:00:50
Hey, I'm happy to see any kind of new 2stroke technology come down the pike.
If the vid doesn't make you wanna molest yourself, that's fine. You can exist the room while I do ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Jun 20, 2014, 20:07:18
Amen (not to the molesting Redbird part - to the 2 stroke technology).

It was brought up elsewhere that there are only 46 being made for a ridiculous amount of money. But so what? That means the tech is out there, and will eventually trickle down to the masses.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Jun 22, 2014, 03:07:40
I saw a video for a new 2 stroke boat motor (forget the brand) and some bigger Honda boat hooked together in a tug a war the 2t sunk the Honda and if I remember it made less emissions than the Honda as well
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: WeberKid on Jun 22, 2014, 08:40:23
maybe so, but I can think of better uses of $162,000 USD than a single bike.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Jun 23, 2014, 18:09:25
nice build by Chicara Nagata with J.A.P single
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jun 26, 2014, 00:34:04
(http://vft.org/ForSaleWanted/06June21-RedlineNorton.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Jun 26, 2014, 00:42:28
That bike is awesome except... what the hell is going on with that seat?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jun 26, 2014, 01:37:38
that's a bates style or bates original seat and pillion pad but they sure do look deflated ???
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Wahoo650 on Jun 26, 2014, 10:07:48
That's an actual flat track race bike, seats not really for comfort- just to keep bruising to a minimum!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cobraace2 on Jun 29, 2014, 22:35:38
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/lawwill-street-tracker_zps3c095f13.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/cobraace2/media/lawwill-street-tracker_zps3c095f13.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cobraace2 on Jun 29, 2014, 22:36:29
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/btr-moto-big-twin-sport-bike-left-530x347_zpsef8ae7ca.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/cobraace2/media/btr-moto-big-twin-sport-bike-left-530x347_zpsef8ae7ca.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: cobraace2 on Jun 29, 2014, 22:38:42
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/taki-cut-f_zpscbf9cf85.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/cobraace2/media/taki-cut-f_zpscbf9cf85.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: WIESEL on Jul 08, 2014, 16:26:19
Benelli inspiration!!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Jul 09, 2014, 02:22:01
Can't find a side pic online but I've seen it on Instagram. 

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/ese7ajy4.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 09, 2014, 13:38:36
Brian Fullers bike.  I'm not wild about some of the stuff he did on it but the metal art on the tins is amazing.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 09, 2014, 13:47:18
 :-* shell yamaha for sale over on vft  8)


(http://vft.org/ForSaleWanted/07July07-ShellYamaha1.jpg)
(http://vft.org/ForSaleWanted/07July07-ShellYamaha2.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Jul 09, 2014, 15:38:39
 :D


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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Jul 09, 2014, 16:01:12
Recently sold on ebay, I disregard the red painted case covers and the odd CF applique on the tank.  Everything else about the bike I am a fan of.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Jul 09, 2014, 22:53:49
That's a cool CB!! The plan for my '78 kz1000 is much similar, minus the SSSA though.  :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 09, 2014, 23:19:25
That's a cool CB!! The plan for my '78 kz1000 is much similar, minus the SSSA though.  :D
that cb is a pos,the  stretched wheelbase is not the pathway to carving turns
a wasted effort all for a "look"
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Jul 09, 2014, 23:28:15
that cb is a pos,the  stretched wheelbase is not the pathway to carving turns
a wasted effort all for a "look"

Oh. Ya. Sorry. What was I thinking?  ::)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 09, 2014, 23:31:04
it looks great but handles like shit, sorry
it would be a great drag racer !
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: downtown809 on Jul 09, 2014, 23:39:29
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/cobraace2/taki-cut-f_zpscbf9cf85.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/cobraace2/media/taki-cut-f_zpscbf9cf85.jpg.html)

This is a tough (sick?) bike. Is it a 883 or a 1200 or does it matter?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 09, 2014, 23:41:32
This is a tough (sick?) bike. Is it a 883 or a 1200 or does it matter?
very xr1000-like or clone thereof
but it is a very racy custom frame
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 10, 2014, 00:26:57
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRWp9rhfS_0
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Jul 10, 2014, 01:49:23
I can guarantee that cb handles better than it did stock. So in my opinion, not wasted effort. Thanks for sharing reject.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 10, 2014, 01:52:06
i can guarantee not,not with that stupid stretched wheelbase
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Jul 10, 2014, 02:23:51
It's hard to tell without measuring it.  Really long wheelbase would slow things down, so maybe not so good on very tight turns but maybe less of an issue on the street.

Short front end and tall rear end suggest steep steeringhead angle and minimal trail but that may not be as bad as it looks if it's measured.  Modern triple clamps help to reduce wheelbase slightly, and add trail, so overall, it's probably a little sensitive at the front and a little slow to react at the rear.

Would not feel stock though.  That much is for sure.  Another issue is whether the frame can deal with the side forces from those fat tires.  That's where my latest monoshock conversion stopped.  The frame is too flimsy around the swingarm pivot and I have to deign a better way to stiffen it.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 10, 2014, 03:05:29
yup and besides being a flexi flyer that frame will eventually break in half(if it actually ever gets ridden) just above the upper rear motor mounts, whoever built that abortion is criminally ignorant
off with their hands !!! :D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: CharlieT on Jul 10, 2014, 10:03:16
Recently sold on ebay, I disregard the red painted case covers and the odd CF applique on the tank.  Everything else about the bike I am a fan of.

Ok, what did it sell for out of curiosity?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Jul 10, 2014, 10:53:56
yup and besides being a flexi flyer that frame will eventually break in half(if it actually ever gets ridden) just above the upper rear motor mounts, whoever built that abortion is criminally ignorant
off with their hands !!! :D

That is exactly where my GT frame looks woefully inadequate too.  I have to work out a small pyramid arrangement there that doesn't hit everything else around it.  I have one frame with tubes from that point to the steeringhead but they interfere with teh carbs.......
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 10, 2014, 11:00:24
the way the upper shock mount is hung out without any support vertically on this thing is another glaring disaster just waiting to happen
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzIwWDk2MA==/z/-wIAAOSw7I5TsbGd/$_57.JPG)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-CB750-CAFE-RACER-1981-cb750-custom-cafe-/271536698831?pt=US_motorcycles&forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f38d935cf&item=271536698831&nma=true&si=Yv%252FufiTMFFAhkgpL4g5Uf84muMM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Jul 10, 2014, 11:29:20
That's the kind of info I like reading.  Thanks for expounding upon the "it's a pos comment."  I get tired of blanket statements like that but really enjoy learning when actual detailed observations are shared.  Thanks teazer and xB
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Jul 10, 2014, 16:00:19
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Jul 10, 2014, 16:23:58
the way the upper shock mount is hung out without any support vertically on this thing is another glaring disaster just waiting to happen

Maybe I'm too much of an optimist, but I'd want to have an "eyes on" inspection before I made such an evaluation. At first blush, my upper mount looks flimsy, but it's stood the test of 3 years service with nary a flaw. Just sayin' is all.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 10, 2014, 16:45:29
Maybe I'm too much of an optimist, but I'd want to have an "eyes on" inspection before I made such an evaluation. At first blush, my upper mount looks flimsy, but it's stood the test of 3 years service with nary a flaw. Just sayin' is all.


I'd agree Drewski, lots of knowledge around here but lots of arm-chair quarterbacks too.  Sometimes they sound exactly alike.  Looking at a bike in person isn't the same as looking a pics where you don't get the whole image.  Sure, some stuff you can tell right away but others need a real good look.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Jul 10, 2014, 16:55:25
Ok, what did it sell for out of curiosity?

Winning bid was $5100  Too low, I'd say.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 10, 2014, 17:19:02

I'd agree Drewski, lots of knowledge around here but lots of arm-chair quarterbacks too.  Sometimes they sound exactly alike.  Looking at a bike in person isn't the same as looking a pics where you don't get the whole image.  Sure, some stuff you can tell right away but others need a real good look.
well, that one you can see the fails right away, if you know what you are looking at
the only 2 rear vertical frame tubes are not beefed up unless they replaced them and made them look original  ::)
the loads are extremely different on a single shock frame
basically the shock and swinger pivot are trying to tear the frame apart,right there at the weak point, above the rear motor mounts
totally diffferent than what the frame is designed for
the top shock mount is really adding to the grief as it is hung out rearward compounding the stupid with twisting loads on those 2 tubes
and the entire rear frame is removed
it actually contributed to absorbing laterall loads at the swinger pivot, now with the much longer swinger the loads are even higher with a reduced capacity to deal with them, than even the original had
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: doc_rot on Jul 10, 2014, 17:30:02
(http://)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Jul 10, 2014, 21:56:47
This '76 550 auction ended just prior to the controversial SSSA 750.  I also liked it a lot and added its pics to my library of cafe and concept bikes (for inspiration).  I questioned the strength of the curved subframe support and the plain looking rear sets.  But, I think I'm being nitpicky about the rear sets.   ;D  It went Reserve Unmet for $7000
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Honda-CB550-Cafe-Racer-/171374315758?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=T8hUW03hURDen4BMoYiEaPswras%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Jul 10, 2014, 22:08:20
I'm loving little bikes more and more lately and this one is awesome.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7mXaIIM7ey4/U7kvGStJJ9I/AAAAAAAAdy4/1g1Ds7Fxamk/s1600/1_BANDIT9_EVE_PROFILE5.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Jul 10, 2014, 23:29:14
well, that one you can see the fails right away, if you know what you are looking at
the only 2 rear vertical frame tubes are not beefed up unless they replaced them and made them look original  ::)
the loads are extremely different on a single shock frame
basically the shock and swinger pivot are trying to tear the frame apart,right there at the weak point, above the rear motor mounts
totally diffferent than what the frame is designed for
the top shock mount is really adding to the grief as it is hung out rearward compounding the stupid with twisting loads on those 2 tubes
and the entire rear frame is removed
it actually contributed to absorbing laterall loads at the swinger pivot, now with the much longer swinger the loads are even higher with a reduced capacity to deal with them, than even the original had

I'm not wishing to drag the issue on, but I built and ride such an animal and I'd question your analysis of the situation. However, if you are an expert, I'll need your help before I find myself skidding down the road on my butt.     ::)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 10, 2014, 23:42:55
i haven't seen your machine, is it also poorly thought out with structurally dangerous, ignorantly conceived design details ?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Jul 11, 2014, 08:41:34
i haven't seen your machine, is it also poorly thought out with structurally dangerous, ignorantly conceived design details ?

Nope Drewski's machine is track tested and he rides the crap out of it, although it is a Kawi triple AKA widowmaker/flexi flyer so any upgrades to the frame make it Better. ;D  it's bike 2 in his sig line and is a wicked machine.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Jul 11, 2014, 12:02:21
Is it the one in his avatar?  If so, its pics are also in my inspiration library!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Maritime on Jul 11, 2014, 13:14:25
Yep, that's the Mongrel
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ohiocaferacer on Jul 11, 2014, 14:34:54
A couple in my garage.
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww12/gregg506/GS1000/image-1-4.jpg)

(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww12/gregg506/2009%20Honda%20CB350%20Race%20Bike/image588-1.jpg)

(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww12/gregg506/2009%20Honda%20CB350%20Race%20Bike/DSC01699.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Jul 15, 2014, 18:53:01
I love the look of these old speedway racers... and the JAP engines.
(http://www.newcastlespeedwayhistory.co.uk/mk%201%20rotrax.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 15, 2014, 18:55:00
Old School dirt racer Roger DaCosta.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Jul 15, 2014, 22:22:55
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--O4dM7zUz--/ugx97j5re7gxl5ovzfqm.gif)
Duke 5-cylinder axial engine.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Big Rich on Jul 15, 2014, 22:29:38
That's pretty hypnotic.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Jul 16, 2014, 15:22:34
This one caught my eye...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: fury413rb on Jul 16, 2014, 15:57:10
This one caught my eye...
looks like right side shift
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Jul 16, 2014, 18:20:21
That's pretty hypnotic.


Ummm... pardon? Oh... ya... hypnotic...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Scooter trash on Jul 16, 2014, 20:38:19
Doesn't look all that efficient. The fulcrum angle isn't really direct and puts a lot of stress on a small bearing load area. Also it looks like a converted hydraulic piston swash plate pump.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: pidjones on Jul 16, 2014, 21:11:55
There was one Shelby was tied to called OX2 (corrected), I believe. Beachcomber might know of it.
http://newsroom.ucr.edu/395 (http://newsroom.ucr.edu/395)
http://ox2enginenews.yolasite.com/ (http://ox2enginenews.yolasite.com/)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: fury413rb on Jul 17, 2014, 00:32:12
Doesn't look all that efficient. The fulcrum angle isn't really direct and puts a lot of stress on a small bearing load area. Also it looks like a converted hydraulic piston swash plate pump.

Honestly I though it was swash plate pump at first
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Jul 17, 2014, 08:22:50
Doesn't look all that efficient. The fulcrum angle isn't really direct and puts a lot of stress on a small bearing load area. Also it looks like a converted hydraulic piston swash plate pump.
It's efficient in several ways, particularly in their absence of valves, high compression with the same power stroke as a 6 cylinder, and it's low vibration...
http://thekneeslider.com/duke-engines-5-cylinder-4-stroke-3-injector-valveless-axial-engine/ (http://thekneeslider.com/duke-engines-5-cylinder-4-stroke-3-injector-valveless-axial-engine/)
http://www.dukeengines.com/technology/overview/ (http://www.dukeengines.com/technology/overview/)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jul 17, 2014, 10:40:55
It's efficient in several ways, particularly in their absence of valves, high compression with the same power stroke as a 6 cylinder, and it's low vibration...
http://thekneeslider.com/duke-engines-5-cylinder-4-stroke-3-injector-valveless-axial-engine/ (http://thekneeslider.com/duke-engines-5-cylinder-4-stroke-3-injector-valveless-axial-engine/)
http://www.dukeengines.com/technology/overview/ (http://www.dukeengines.com/technology/overview/)
yup and i think the entire design started with the idear of the way the cylinders have no poppet valves but slide past ports
it would be interesting to see the cylinder top/port area in more detail
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 17, 2014, 12:47:48
I'll bet it's loud.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Jul 17, 2014, 13:08:47
Couple of vids on this page showing it running.

http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2011/03/air-research-suzuki-gtp-550.html
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 17, 2014, 13:54:07
Couple of vids on this page showing it running.

http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2011/03/air-research-suzuki-gtp-550.html (http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2011/03/air-research-suzuki-gtp-550.html)


the noise would be too much to deal with but it's just damn cool
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: BarnBurner on Jul 17, 2014, 17:41:30
This RZ350 popped up in my little town last night. Love the Marlboro livery. Inspires me to start planning some sort of home-built replica.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3866/14492717207_0f1246e1f4_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Aug 26, 2014, 22:34:19
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/26/56895d5f20baa77ecc4d802c49e1c3f9.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: 1969Honda on Aug 29, 2014, 11:13:13
^^^^ More info please, that looks like a mean build
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Aug 29, 2014, 11:55:59
I wish I could enlighten you. I'm still trying to find more info on it as well.  Stumbled across the pic and the frame work alone had me spellbound for a few minutes.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Aug 31, 2014, 14:38:21
Erector Set theme?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Aug 31, 2014, 19:01:33
Saw this in pa over the weekend... it may be the koolest bike in the whole damn state
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on Aug 31, 2014, 19:45:09
My favourite production H-D. I'd take it over the XLCR any day.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Aug 31, 2014, 20:45:11
My favourite production H-D. I'd take it over the XLCR any day.
that is no production bike , the xr1000 based motor is the only thing production harley on that beauty
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Aug 31, 2014, 20:49:40
Erector Set theme?
  ??? terrible
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Aug 31, 2014, 23:02:34
Wait... did Brad just call a Harley "Kool"?!
Did he hit his head recently?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Sep 01, 2014, 01:30:24
The XR is about the only Harley I can dig as well.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Sep 01, 2014, 01:41:39
The blown Weslake for Bonnevile (weather cooperating).

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/743/42UpA7.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/kn42UpA7j)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Sep 01, 2014, 02:01:01
I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya Hoof ;)
Can't wait to hear how she ran :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Sep 01, 2014, 02:20:07
Thanks Redbird.  I towed to SpeedWeek but we got rained out.  I'm going back to World Finals.  I've only fired it up a few times so a flat out run is still a guess.  A friend in Denmark who runs a blower on his bike said once you go blown you'll never go back.  Listening to it he may be right.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/NWURnu.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/idNWURnuj)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Sep 01, 2014, 11:59:35
that is no production bike , the xr1000 based motor is the only thing production harley on that beauty
it had a cromolly champion frame and swingarm
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Sep 04, 2014, 16:12:54
Purrrdy...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Sep 04, 2014, 16:21:57
^^^^ +100
Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Sep 17, 2014, 13:52:58
Wow..   
http://thebikeshed.cc/2014/09/16/marcos-monster/
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/05d552a328912c2636df88437a71b91b.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: SONIC. on Sep 17, 2014, 14:06:17
That fairing reminds of of a mcdonalds playplace, with all those little plexiglass alcoves.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Sep 17, 2014, 14:16:18
Or this...
(http://happinessseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/madonna-cone-bra.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: 1969Honda on Sep 17, 2014, 23:16:24
I want to know more about that spoke single nut rear wheel...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 18, 2014, 01:34:15
I want to know more about that spoke single nut rear wheel...

Try this:

http://houstonsuperbikes.com/i-14425242-kineo-ducati-single-sided-tubeless-spoke-wheels.html (http://houstonsuperbikes.com/i-14425242-kineo-ducati-single-sided-tubeless-spoke-wheels.html)

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Sep 18, 2014, 07:59:34
$3K... Wow.  It really is a nice wheel though.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: fury413rb on Sep 18, 2014, 16:21:00
Try this:

http://houstonsuperbikes.com/i-14425242-kineo-ducati-single-sided-tubeless-spoke-wheels.html (http://houstonsuperbikes.com/i-14425242-kineo-ducati-single-sided-tubeless-spoke-wheels.html)

Crazy

I wanted to try to adapt triumph tiger explorer parts for a single. The wheel is a 5 lug though not a single nut mount.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Head Knocker on Sep 18, 2014, 20:52:13
The Dunstall  fairing is still the rage in some circles.

(http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac130/rookster/Dunstall850Bird150MAG.jpg)

(http://www.stephenbottcher.net/fairing/Rickmann-Avon/Rickman-Avon.jpg)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Sep 18, 2014, 21:29:10
I believe the fairings in the bottom photo were made by the Mitchenall Bros.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Sep 18, 2014, 22:02:33
Nah.  They are Avon's........   British humor.....

I didn't like that Dunstall when it was new, but now I rather like it.  Mrs. Dunstall looked tasty too in their backyard
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Sep 19, 2014, 14:36:21
Tastefully tweaked
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/19/d36feb17e1e06ee436f2b027c6c58094.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: SONIC. on Sep 19, 2014, 17:45:23
Tastefully tweaked
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/19/d36feb17e1e06ee436f2b027c6c58094.jpg)

Now that I like.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Sep 19, 2014, 18:45:44
good form  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Sep 19, 2014, 22:38:58
That mh900 is on eBay right now.  8600 currently.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: 1969Honda on Sep 20, 2014, 01:39:46
Try this:

http://houstonsuperbikes.com/i-14425242-kineo-ducati-single-sided-tubeless-spoke-wheels.html (http://houstonsuperbikes.com/i-14425242-kineo-ducati-single-sided-tubeless-spoke-wheels.html)

Crazy

Ah, smart phone tiny pic looked different than kineo, was hoping someone else had also come to with a wire spoke option, guess I'll be putting that back on the "someday" parts list
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DrJ on Sep 23, 2014, 09:32:25
Some kind of speed record racer with a highly modded CB350 motor. Looks like a car blower attached at the back.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10628323_10202772565103919_7844889372163223116_n.jpg?oh=9d192cba811e288cc60ec0b2be1cdd18&oe=54CB6935&__gda__=1422173475_22be25b1c5001ff9875a84967caf9701)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10710274_736332213069026_7724863477308329642_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10686669_736332179735696_7701833480229828300_n.jpg?oh=0a06f9a914b00537280f1cd206a9116a&oe=54C656CF&__gda__=1422245239_465b10baddf87bacb4c5832adfc33454)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: vibration on Sep 29, 2014, 14:44:34
.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: 1969Honda on Sep 29, 2014, 20:13:52
That CB looks like it has an AMR300 supercharger mounted, bad@$$  ;D
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Oct 04, 2014, 11:48:53
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_g30XB5-2uTA/TOrwe7ky9eI/AAAAAAAABqE/A_0Dw5DID9U/s1600/jamie%2Bjames2%2Bpractice%2Broad%2Bamerica%2Bjune%2B1994.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: bradj on Oct 05, 2014, 02:33:54
Chris you never disappoint
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Redbird on Oct 05, 2014, 18:52:43
Sure I do... ask my wife :P

There's an element in that pic that was the inspiration for an item I'm taking possession of at Vintage Fest.
All will be revealed then ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Oct 05, 2014, 19:26:59
Some kind of speed record racer with a highly modded CB350 motor. Looks like a car blower attached at the back.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10628323_10202772565103919_7844889372163223116_n.jpg?oh=9d192cba811e288cc60ec0b2be1cdd18&oe=54CB6935&__gda__=1422173475_22be25b1c5001ff9875a84967caf9701)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10710274_736332213069026_7724863477308329642_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10686669_736332179735696_7701833480229828300_n.jpg?oh=0a06f9a914b00537280f1cd206a9116a&oe=54C656CF&__gda__=1422245239_465b10baddf87bacb4c5832adfc33454)

It looks like an Aisin AMR 300 blower.  I wonder will he be back next year?  2014 was a washout and his sticker says "member" not "inspected".  I have an AMR 300 on my sidecar but haven't got to run it yet.  After the SpeedWeek washout I had planned to go back and run World Finals but it too got rained out.  Maybe El Mirage or wait for next year.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/743/42UpA7.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/kn42UpA7j)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: downtown809 on Oct 05, 2014, 19:45:40
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_g30XB5-2uTA/TOrwe7ky9eI/AAAAAAAABqE/A_0Dw5DID9U/s1600/jamie%2Bjames2%2Bpractice%2Broad%2Bamerica%2Bjune%2B1994.jpg)

She has a full face helmet and a cup with no straw. What are we to think she is going to do with the contents of the cup?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: HerrDeacon on Oct 05, 2014, 20:26:45
She has a full face helmet and a cup with no straw. What are we to think she is going to do with the contents of the cup?

I think he has it to throw in people's faces that call him a 'she' because he wears pink. :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: downtown809 on Oct 05, 2014, 20:51:39
I think he has it to throw in people's faces that call him a 'she' because he wears pink. :)

So I made an assumption it was a woman...
Two men and a cup?
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Post by: xb33bsa on Oct 05, 2014, 21:40:44
jamie james  that was the  80's which actually extended into the 90's  :D
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Post by: teazer on Oct 06, 2014, 13:13:15
Yep.  The Ragin' Cajun Jamie James. 
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Post by: warpedworm on Oct 06, 2014, 15:15:22
Yea, that was the V&H racing colors back then.
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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 19:05:48
Jt Nesbitt (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/9c25ad35c9920fbc967e439d3bce00d2.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/48ec7d9873c79f65290ac53289a5e694.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/85a64475eae48e5439f87f6a82ae8084.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/7a61eebcda333c3be5a7b264af2d7bef.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/2e4260e10512d5df4fcdb92f2de85deb.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/08b26b5c48e2ee024087ed533a1ff962.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/a2a3b0826dab6570bc2a912ae7c9e1f8.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/876d578f67664eb693d41af0efaa743b.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/9c4559d6a8988bb5941e9af8ffcd4d5e.jpg)


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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 19:13:37
Jt Nesbitt's cantilever suspension http://youtu.be/P2qibxquG8U


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Post by: xb33bsa on Oct 13, 2014, 19:37:37
love that motis power package
i am not a huge fan of over the top just to be over the top
there is no way that suspension being that soft can work on the road actually riding unless it is active, so you could shut off that softeness that you are enjoyong
pretty much a show bike and butt ugly at that
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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 19:49:05

love that motis power package
i am not a huge fan of over the top just to be over the top
there is no way that suspension being that soft can work on the road actually riding unless it is active, so you could shut off that softeness that you are enjoyong
pretty much a show bike and butt ugly at that
that was set up soft for demonstration purposes...the Motus story is inspirational. The great thing about art is it causes antithetical reactions.  "If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself."
Albert Einstein

And compared to the Hossack Jt was able to explain it to my inner six year old :)

Have you ever seen a cantilever control both the front and back suspensions and be the frame?




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Post by: bradj on Oct 13, 2014, 19:57:02
Wow thats dumb looking! Why did they use a mechanical bull for a seat
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Post by: xb33bsa on Oct 13, 2014, 19:57:48
no i haven't and it is interesting, i would love to see a schematic of it to understand it  :)
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Post by: irk miller on Oct 13, 2014, 19:59:21

Have you ever seen a cantilever control both the front and back suspensions and be the frame?

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Not sure it's a cantilever at that point.
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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 20:03:57

no i haven't and it is interesting, i would love to see a schematic of it to understand it  :)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/78b124a0316f3c29414c4b12bf8f5783.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/c5bb0c0a4795d83c77f60977d34ed293.jpg)the red bar is like a giant leaf spring that connects the front and rear cantilevers with two dampeners for and aft.


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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 20:04:54

Not sure it's a cantilever at that point.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/04c540c6fad3dc5812bf23c5a0b4738d.jpg)


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Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 20:08:12
Wow thats dumb looking! Why did they use a mechanical bull for a seat
that is what I said when I saw it out in the paddock at Barber but my brain couldn't compute what was going on...you are an interesting moonshine topic btw...smajure and were discussing you :) as far as the saddle goes well I am from Texas so yippie kay yay! And Scott would say ..... ...... Lol


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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 20:29:21
Here is a fluff piece on the bike explaining the suspension. http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2014/05/jt_nesbitts_handmade_new_orlea.html


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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 20:31:52
Brian the lead designer at Motus worked with JT at Confederate....


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Post by: irk miller on Oct 13, 2014, 20:51:55
Nesbitt is a glorified narcissist and needs to get out of his bubble.  He's the motorcycle version of Roman Polanski and this machine is just another Pirates.
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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 20:58:07

Nesbitt is a glorified narcissist and needs to get out of his bubble.  He's the motorcycle version of Roman Polanski and this machine is just another Pirates.
i don't know him well enough to know that. I can tell you he came across private and slightly eccentric and took the time to explain his bike to my son...Didn't they call Britten a narcissist also?


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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 21:00:09
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/13/d5d339606a2fc15a5dcdeac092771268.jpg)any guy that tries to save a dropped beer can't be all bad ;)


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Post by: irk miller on Oct 13, 2014, 21:09:21
i don't know him well enough to know that. I can tell you he came across private and slightly eccentric and took the time to explain his bike to my son...Didn't they call Britten a narcissist also?


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Many brilliant artists are probably considered narcissistic, no doubt.  And there certainly is something to be said for someone giving the time to your son.  As a teacher, I certainly appreciate that.  But his sense of history and in his justifying his own piece seems a bit narrow.  I will appreciate anyone who is willing to put themselves out there to save a beer.  To this day I boast of my father's ability to fall down a set of stairs without spilling his beer.  As far as the cantilever thing, I've always questioned any suspension as a cantilever.  It's certainly a loose definition, as a cantilever is a rigid structure.  For two-wheeled machines, look to the old Scwhinn Stingray for the cantilever design in a frame.
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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 13, 2014, 22:49:42

Many brilliant artists are probably considered narcissistic, no doubt.  And there certainly is something to be said for someone giving the time to your son.  As a teacher, I certainly appreciate that.  But his sense of history and in his justifying his own piece seems a bit narrow.  I will appreciate anyone who is willing to put themselves out there to save a beer.  To this day I boast of my father's ability to fall down a set of stairs without spilling his beer.  As far as the cantilever thing, I've always questioned any suspension as a cantilever.  It's certainly a loose definition, as a cantilever is a rigid structure.  For two-wheeled machines, look to the old Scwhinn Stingray for the cantilever design in a frame.
totally agree... I have Michelangelo's book of poetry and he laments being narcissistic and using his gift to exalt himself...I try to see the good in all because this life is otherwise too piss poor if you don't. Zeke is more impressed with Junior Burrell because of his character and humility.  I do judge a person on whether or not they drink lite beer and JT lost a few points in my book for doing so but I just assumed he was buying them for someone else...life is too short to drink lite beer :) I must confess I drank my first Miller High Life this weekend but it was free and wasn't lite...I miss my Stingway springer it was stolen at the end of my paper route...sorry sob's :)


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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 15, 2014, 22:28:39
no i haven't and it is interesting, i would love to see a schematic of it to understand it  :)
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Post by: irk miller on Oct 16, 2014, 07:37:58
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_feJ2HLG-O7Y/SgUdO5b-21I/AAAAAAAAAm8/zOw7cKkJHt4/s1600/wheelying%2Bpast%2BDucati1.bmp)

I hate that it took me this long to see the documentary.  The bike is as much an inspiration as the the guy who built it.  For someone like us, building in his garage with a group of pals, to take on the factory teams is nothing short of amazing.
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Post by: Texasstar on Oct 16, 2014, 07:42:56

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_feJ2HLG-O7Y/SgUdO5b-21I/AAAAAAAAAm8/zOw7cKkJHt4/s1600/wheelying%2Bpast%2BDucati1.bmp)

I hate that it took me this long to see the documentary.  The bike is as much an inspiration as the the guy who built it.  For someone like us, building in his garage with a group of pals, to take on the factory teams is nothing short of amazing.
one of Zeke's Heroes (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/16/d3d86b91b4dbf312afd047afc5dafd24.jpg)we watch the documentary over and over deviant...you should check out Simo's build on DTT another Kiwi...


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Post by: Redbird on Oct 16, 2014, 23:12:36
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_g30XB5-2uTA/TOrwe7ky9eI/AAAAAAAABqE/A_0Dw5DID9U/s1600/jamie%2Bjames2%2Bpractice%2Broad%2Bamerica%2Bjune%2B1994.jpg)
Since "All would be revealed" after Vintage Fest, this is what was/is happening...

I need a new helmet, but none of the modern designs were catching my eye. So one day, my Jamie James replica helmet caught my attention. Long story short, I purchased a solid yellow helmet and commissioned this cool kid with an amazing talent to recreate it. Unfortunately life got in the way and I wasn't able to take delivery at Vintage Fest. But I'll let y'all in on a preview, and a damn cool turn of events...
The "original" replica:
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_4756_zps4684b178.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_4758_zpsd95ed242.jpg)
And this is where the Replica replica stood as of the evening of 10/11:
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/Stuff/IMG_4907_zpsfbb7d1f0.jpg)
As for the "Damn cool turn of events"?
Saturday evening at Kileys, after discussing the helmet, one of the guys there mentioned that Mr. James was at the track racing this weekend. So Sunday I went walking the paddock in search of the man. And I found him...
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/Stuff/FullSizeRender_zps4ade8bf2.jpg)
We talked for a few. I told him of the project, and asked for his permission to proceed. Not only did he give his blessing, but he offered to autograph it next time he's down this way at NOLA Motorsports Park.
This made my weekend ;D
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Post by: clem on Oct 16, 2014, 23:42:19
Cool story. He doesn't look that old on the track. ;)
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Post by: Drewski on Oct 17, 2014, 10:46:10
Cool story. He doesn't look that old on the track. ;)

Haha... great story and oh so very true!!   ;D
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Post by: bradj on Oct 17, 2014, 21:28:38
Rad ick kool
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Post by: simo on Oct 18, 2014, 21:54:08
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_feJ2HLG-O7Y/SgUdO5b-21I/AAAAAAAAAm8/zOw7cKkJHt4/s1600/wheelying%2Bpast%2BDucati1.bmp)

I hate that it took me this long to see the documentary.  The bike is as much an inspiration as the the guy who built it.  For someone like us, building in his garage with a group of pals, to take on the factory teams is nothing short of amazing.

Yeah every time I watch that wheelie past the Ducati, I have a moment.
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Post by: vibration on Nov 03, 2014, 13:59:06
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Post by: warpt_99 on Nov 05, 2014, 11:12:00
Working towards building something similar to this:


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Post by: ABCanuck on Nov 05, 2014, 14:42:04
Mm mm good

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/05/4d6f5ef63e580760196930a14142eba4.jpg)
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Post by: vibration on Nov 07, 2014, 14:42:01
nicely crafted...
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Post by: doc_rot on Nov 08, 2014, 03:40:35
ISR makes some super nice stuff. Have you seen his hubs? Reasonably priced for made to order as well. I just bought a set of custom disks from Acke.

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww356/VictorWilkens/IMG_0172_zps7710457e.jpg)
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Post by: vibration on Dec 10, 2014, 16:52:44
I'm liking what the Ausies did with this 350...seat/tank especially
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Post by: Tim on Dec 10, 2014, 21:06:30
Man, how much better would that look and handle if it had decent and properly sized tires on it.  The drop center Harley 16" rear rim looks out of place and the massive tire they had to run to make up the difference in wheel size is just dumb (besides the fact they fell into the Firestone trap).

Function > Form and the fender clearance and tires scream FORM which just ruins it.

But I do like the rest - definitely salvageable :)  And who am I to criticize - I've got 3 unfinished projects staring at me.
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Post by: pidjones on Dec 17, 2014, 21:30:07
Man, how much better would that look and handle if it had decent and properly sized tires on it.  The drop center Harley 16" rear rim looks out of place and the massive tire they had to run to make up the difference in wheel size is just dumb (besides the fact they fell into the Firestone trap).

Function > Form and the fender clearance and tires scream FORM which just ruins it.

But I do like the rest - definitely salvageable :)  And who am I to criticize - I've got 3 unfinished projects staring at me.
I was thinking something similar, but only for the front. I had a '77 GoldWing with a 16" rear (instead of 18") that handled great. The fat front - maybe good for gravel?
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Post by: xb33bsa on Dec 20, 2014, 22:56:26
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFodY_hImXc
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Post by: Duchat on Dec 21, 2014, 01:47:53
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFodY_hImXc
Spinning wheels.
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Post by: Texasstar on Dec 21, 2014, 09:43:47

Spinning wheels.
oh we have to build one of those!!!!!!


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Post by: vibration on Dec 21, 2014, 18:37:53
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Post by: ABCanuck on Dec 21, 2014, 22:42:17

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Velocity stacks pointing forward......brilliant idea
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Post by: Brodie on Dec 21, 2014, 23:06:00
Velocity stacks pointing forward......brilliant idea
To catch all the dirt/rocks/bugs/water.

If you are going to do something dumb you may as well do it right.
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Post by: stroker crazy on Dec 22, 2014, 03:17:48
Velocity stacks pointing forward......brilliant idea

It gives better access to the carbies to make tuning easier!

Also, those pipes help to develop maximum power at a zillion-and-a-half revs.

Crazy
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Post by: pidjones on Dec 22, 2014, 09:22:30
Even if the engine performed better like this - in a hard tail with springer? That rig would be dangerous well below its upper performance limit. Show piece only.
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Post by: Brodie on Dec 23, 2014, 10:47:06
I wonder if it runs or if they just made a show bike and left the internals the same.
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Dec 23, 2014, 11:06:05
There were a handful of drag race guys that ran reverse heads. Not practical for a street bike, but it makes sense in wide open only application.

Dig the look, though.
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Post by: vibration on Dec 23, 2014, 18:09:55
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Dec 23, 2014, 23:17:45
Go ahead Bill Bell...

(http://www.xlintperformance.com/graphics/bb1.jpg)
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Post by: xb33bsa on Dec 23, 2014, 23:23:49
http://www.oldrice.com/knobby2.htm

KSI baby!!

(http://www.xlintperformance.com/graphics/Thumper3.jpg)

(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/CheneySachs/P1010617_zps0eef5e6a.jpg)

(https://img.mecum.com/auctions/LV0114/LV0114-180257/images/LV0114-180257_2.jpg)
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Post by: ABCanuck on Jan 09, 2015, 20:49:15
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/09/b19bcd584f0c2cb5bfbad470fa009a35.jpg)
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Post by: ABCanuck on Jan 09, 2015, 21:05:15
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/09/7f936fa192bf85584e4d78f42d2577f5.jpg)
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Post by: DrJ on Jan 09, 2015, 23:05:43
Jawa ice racer.
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Post by: Hoofhearted on Jan 09, 2015, 23:14:49
I'd love to ride one of them out of curiosity.  But to ride one you need ice.  And ice means cold.  Very cold.  I don't do cold very well.  So I'll stick with saying its a handsome bike.   The J.A.P.s above are great looking too.
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Post by: vibration on Jan 16, 2015, 12:22:03
What is this?
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Post by: irk miller on Jan 16, 2015, 14:23:43
What is this?
A bicycle.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Jan 16, 2015, 16:36:20
What is this?

butt plug with a depth alarm ?
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Post by: Brodie on Jan 17, 2015, 02:56:42
Ha!
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Post by: irk miller on Feb 03, 2015, 03:11:44
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1MwqlCPmQ8I/S5r6P4R6BYI/AAAAAAAABro/Su-6S7_tfis/s1200/basse_hveem_special1.jpg)

leif "basse" hveem and his 1955 *** speedway racer

This thing is fucking cool.
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Post by: vibration on Feb 18, 2015, 15:27:30
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Post by: ABCanuck on Feb 18, 2015, 16:06:08
Modified a buell brake onto a spoked rim?  Or.....?
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Post by: Luugo86 on Mar 28, 2015, 19:27:52
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1MwqlCPmQ8I/S5r6P4R6BYI/AAAAAAAABro/Su-6S7_tfis/s1200/basse_hveem_special1.jpg)

leif "basse" hveem and his 1955 *** speedway racer

This thing is fucking cool.

  That is a rad scoot man
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Post by: irk miller on Dec 04, 2015, 00:14:15
I heart Ron Wood...

(http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq231/lennyway/43/Honda450_lg.jpg)
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Post by: DohcBikes on Dec 04, 2015, 00:22:09
 ^Really?^ I guess I just don't get it.

That's ok because I love pictures of this bike and it's probably not that great to ride either  :o
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Post by: Hoofhearted on Dec 04, 2015, 01:50:24
Not as visual as the Honda above but I like the sound of a supercharged single.

https://youtu.be/PwX7jnW9rGA
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Post by: canyoncarver on Dec 04, 2015, 12:18:06
Fun to drive.
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Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 04, 2015, 12:58:13
^Really?^ I guess I just don't get it.

That's ok because I love pictures of this bike and it's probably not that great to ride either  :o

You don't get the appeal of a purpose built racing motorcycle? Interesting...
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DohcBikes on Dec 04, 2015, 13:14:14
You don't get the appeal of a purpose built racing motorcycle? Interesting...
Please explain.
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Post by: Hurco550 on Dec 04, 2015, 14:19:39
I like it cuz i can

    (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/0666b46f145a9947a32c349efb5a24c7.jpg)
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Post by: DohcBikes on Dec 04, 2015, 14:38:10
Tried posting this on the shout board for the GL freaks. Wish my 76 was like this one. Too bad it snapped a cam in half at 100mph. That was a fun day.
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Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 04, 2015, 15:47:15
Tried posting this on the shout board for the GL freaks. Wish my 76 was like this one. Too bad it snapped a cam in half at 100mph. That was a fun day.

Sharp bike for a barcalounger. There are some really killer GLs out there.
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Post by: doc_rot on Dec 06, 2015, 18:34:38
I was reading about this bike. some radical stuff going on here. Bryan Smith was almost untouchable in the mile on the predecessor to this bike, and it will be complete domination with this new bike.
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Post by: irk miller on Dec 06, 2015, 19:43:10
Freddie Spencer CB750F

(http://www.thefirstnotion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/spencer_19.jpg)
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Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Dec 06, 2015, 23:37:11
I'm sportin the local flair   ::)

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Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Dec 06, 2015, 23:43:34
This was up for a year or so before  :P
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Post by: Drewski on Dec 07, 2015, 00:25:16
Love the Freddy Spencer Superbike... and ALL Superbikes from that era. It was a 'golden time'!  8)

One of my favorite pics, for many reasons:


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Lawson-Pocono-80-sm.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Lawson-Pocono-80-sm.jpg.html)



 8)
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Post by: Seaglider on Dec 07, 2015, 23:13:02
Love the Freddy Spencer Superbike... and ALL Superbikes from that era. It was a 'golden time'!  8)

One of my favorite pics, for many reasons:


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Lawson-Pocono-80-sm.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Lawson-Pocono-80-sm.jpg.html)



 8)

Wow given the year this picture was taken....the lean angle and the way those Superbikes handled....very impressive!!
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Post by: DohcBikes on Dec 07, 2015, 23:28:27
Make you wonder why all the kids are lowering the old bikes to the ground don't it.

Misapplication fuckers. These bikes wanna rip.
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Post by: dg1 on Dec 08, 2015, 14:25:19
Go ahead Bill Bell...

(http://www.xlintperformance.com/graphics/bb1.jpg)


Anyone know where I can get that pipe?

I got no skillz with a welder.  :-[
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Post by: irk miller on Dec 08, 2015, 14:37:34

Anyone know where I can get that pipe?

I got no skillz with a welder.  :-[
XL's came stock with a triangular shaped muffler in the frame triangle.  I appears that that is basically the stock setup up, but where the muffler goes in the frame, they instead installed a Supertrapp.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: dg1 on Dec 08, 2015, 14:54:26
XL's came stock with a triangular shaped muffler in the frame triangle.  I appears that that is basically the stock setup up, but where the muffler goes in the frame, they instead installed a Supertrapp.


Yeah, I know. I have the two silencers that have a combined weight of about 15 lb. but the header pipe is rotted.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Dec 08, 2015, 15:19:00
Nice header:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-XL185-185S-EXHAUST-PIPE-HEADER-AHRMA-VINTAGE-ENDURO-/262135466134?hash=item3d087dc896:g:SYQAAOSwLVZVyOb6&vxp=mtr

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SYQAAOSwLVZVyOb6/s-l1600.jpg)

My finders fee is one small "green" tail light :o

[EDIT]
Here is an NOS OE muff too, no fee for this find  :-X

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-New-Honda-OEM-Exhaust-Muffler-XL125-XL185-18300-427-794-18300-437-774-/371495910731?hash=item567ee1bd4b:g:sagAAOSwys5WWHWy&vxp=mtr
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: DohcBikes on Dec 08, 2015, 15:41:47
If you can find a used supertrapp or DG head pipe for an atc200x that might be an option as well. The head pipe is nearly if not exactly the same, might even get the silencer to work. A supertrapp silencer would be optimal as far as mounting options.

Here is a pic for reference. They are easy to find on ebay.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: dg1 on Dec 08, 2015, 16:22:31
Just scored a header off e-bay.   8)

Thanks for the reminder to check. Probably overpaid, but I hardly ever see a good header listed for the 350, and when I do its been sold. So I pounced on it!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Apr 25, 2016, 13:57:33
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160425/8309bc3d2b567a8e3dcba8565dcbffd6.jpg)


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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: doc_rot on Apr 26, 2016, 00:03:54
holy hell.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Apr 26, 2016, 01:20:19
A bit on the smaller side but I lusted after this.  Still do.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/913/MVa86B.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pdMVa86Bj)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Apr 26, 2016, 07:14:50
Nothing quite like a featherweight bike to get your kicks on. I would love to own one of them.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Apr 26, 2016, 08:28:12
The CB50 is a thing of beauty, but I would step over it to ride the 'Taco!

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Apr 26, 2016, 09:29:34
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fDUAAOSwjKpXHADQ/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: twerth on Apr 26, 2016, 10:08:26
My son working on his bike is currently the wallpaper on my phone.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Apr 26, 2016, 10:23:00
holy hell.

lucy LUCY? is that you lucifer ? :)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Aug 03, 2016, 05:25:49
(http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/~/media/Images/MCC/Editorial/Articles/Magazine%20Articles/2012/09-01/The%20BMW%20RS%20255%20Kompressor%20Making%20History%20Going%20Fast/BMW%20Kompressor%20Right%20Front.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: biker_reject on Aug 05, 2016, 10:38:24
Dig the paint.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Aug 11, 2016, 19:55:01
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160811/ad7477c1898b8476fe48645d8d81d5b0.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Scooter trash on Aug 12, 2016, 23:39:55
That's me on the far right on a hopped up CB450 Honda. It had Weber stage 1 cams, Venolia 12-1 pistons. It ran 13.17 @ 99 mph in the 1/4. There wasn't anything that would touch it on the street at that time. The CB750 hadn't come out yet neither the Kawasaki triples.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Aug 13, 2016, 00:17:19
this isnt me but i had the exact same picture of me
all of my pictures got lost hundreds of competition shots like this :'(
 but the tahoe mc really cracked the nut paying this chick to do this deed
dirty photos was the picture guy he went to every disrict 36 enduro scouted the course for a sweet photo spot and even put up a sign so we could style
the thing about this photo location is it was during a special test section of the 100 miler i barely saw her ,she went by in a flash you had to ride like a maniac in special test sections in my shot the front wheel is airborne and well turned for touchdown if i had looked at her i would have crashed hard
i remember saying to myself in my helmet mouth as dry as dirt what the fuck ..i rteally was not sure it had hapened right then
next race on the schedule dirty photo had a color slide for you of the earlier event
i very often camped next to him selling my handguards the day before almost every body made enduros a weekend long deal
i actually was camped next to her (and dirty photos)selling my hanguards at this enduro she was a fox in front nice grill on her ande you could see right thru her wardrobe tent :-* :D
location : pine nut mountains nevada  1986 the silver state enduro
thank you tahoe mc for an awesome enduro
i was an axpert A and we always started first finished first and turned in our score cards all the hotshoes in the hunt would hang around there at the finish/scoring tent
there was already rumors of who was in the hunt because of chatter at resets
i was on my way to a top 5 finish overall  3rd was not out of the picture out of 300 or so riders until a freak"event" less than 250 yards from the finish line ,it cost me 4 minutes it took me out of the tup 20 even  :'( :'( :'( :-\

(http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/attachments/325513/)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Aug 13, 2016, 01:00:29
one of the best mc racing images  i have ever seen right here
i named it
desert iron  at full chat
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 13, 2016, 08:44:13
BSA 54 years ago! Thanks for that 1 !
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 13, 2016, 08:49:46
this isnt me but i had the exact same picture of me
all of my pictures got lost hundreds of competition shots like this :'(
 but the tahoe mc really cracked the nut paying this chick to do this deed
dirty photos was the picture guy he went to every disrict 36 enduro scouted the course for a sweet photo spot and even put up a sign so we could style
the thing about this photo location is it was during a special test section of the 100 miler i barely saw her ,she went by in a flash you had to ride like a maniac in special test sections in my shot the front wheel is airborne and well turned for touchdown if i had looked at her i would have crashed hard
i remember saying to myself in my helmet mouth as dry as dirt what the fuck ..i rteally was not sure it had hapened right then
next race on the schedule dirty photo had a color slide for you of the earlier event
i very often camped next to him selling my handguards the day before almost every body made enduros a weekend long deal
i actually was camped next to her (and dirty photos)selling my hanguards at this enduro she was a fox in front nice grill on her ande you could see right thru her wardrobe tent :-* :D
location : pine nut mountains nevada  1986 the silver state enduro
thank you tahoe mc for an awesome enduro
i was an axpert A and we always started first finished first and turned in our score cards all the hotshoes in the hunt would hang around there at the finish/scoring tent
there was already rumors of who was in the hunt because of chatter at resets
i was on my way to a top 5 finish overall  3rd was not out of the picture out of 300 or so riders until a freak"event" less than 250 yards from the finish line ,it cost me 4 minutes it took me out of the tup 20 even  :'( :'( :'( :-\

(http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/attachments/325513/)

XB BarkBuster... A legend  :o

Good story old guy... This is why I need to come drink beer and steal parts from you some day  :o
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Aug 13, 2016, 13:35:09
one of the best mc racing images  i have ever seen right here
i named it
desert iron  at full chat

Awesome picture.  Duplex frame trumpet with delta head.  Probably a T110 or maybe even an early T120.  Correction.  It has an alternator in those chaincases so it might be a 6T.  Too long ago that I was building race and cafe race pre-units. It looks like a T120C but I thought they had dynamos and only the 6T had an alternator back then.

I fitted an alternator and matching chaincases on my 57 T100 back in the day and slipped a T120 (82mm) crank inside with slipper pistons and 3134 cams plus GP twin carbs and it was pretty quick for the time.  124mph timed but that was a loooong time ago. They could be made to go pretty well - it's all relative though.

Great shot.  Thanks for sharing.



Here's a T120 methanol burner I built and raced back in .. never mind how long ago...

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h364/tz375/1978marchWinton.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: julian.allard66 on Aug 13, 2016, 15:28:11
This

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160813/55557d33fe3db1c8f68379b8be9fc8fe.jpg)

Because today I bought this

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160813/1b18b3b936c931f57008078f2b47045c.jpg)   

And I'm pretty chuffed about it.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Aug 13, 2016, 15:37:19
Awesome picture.  Duplex frame trumpet with delta head.  Probably a T110 or maybe even an early T120.  Correction.  It has an alternator in those chaincases so it might be a 6T.  Too long ago that I was building race and cafe race pre-units. It looks like a T120C but I thought they had dynamos and only the 6T had an alternator back then.

I fitted an alternator and matching chaincases on my 57 T100 back in the day and slipped a T120 (82mm) crank inside with slipper pistons and 3134 cams plus GP twin carbs and it was pretty quick for the time.  124mph timed but that was a loooong time ago. They could be made to go pretty well - it's all relative though.

Great shot.  Thanks for sharing.



Here's a T120 methanol burner I built and raced back in .. never mind how long ago...

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h364/tz375/1978marchWinton.jpg)
[/quotefrikkin awesome that helmet shoie ?
an old friend of mine has nytro machines climbers tt120r's  ill dig up tp post latr
but nobody has asked fuckers you are not curious ,?? interseted in the nature of the freak event that, harumph ,stripped me on an overall podium spot "? kept me out of the top ten, back down to 16th from the top of the whole season added up ,14 enduros i made top twentyA  seriously covvetted deal you dint even get an a p[ate unless you roced downhills like the back straight ,downhills so ugly hideous novices would sit at the top puking uncontrollable at their certain demise
oorrrr is it nobody read the last sentence hkkkk ? or even past the third  ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 13, 2016, 16:22:45
OK Paul Harvey... give us "the rest of the story" !! :o
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Aug 13, 2016, 18:30:53
I figured if you didn't tell us it was because you didn't want to.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 13, 2016, 19:06:13
Radical!

Check out more photos at http://bubblevisor.blogspot.com.au/ (http://bubblevisor.blogspot.com.au/)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Aug 13, 2016, 19:15:27
they brought us over the hill down a gentle long slope past the finish and camp and a short few turns and a little jump show off,style for the few spectaters
i styled a little bit and there was a big sweeping u turn then back up to finish and scoring tent a sweet berm sbeconing,and no rock s,big dead pine nut tree as a pylon think like riding a berm on a turn encircling a good sized hobby horse merry go round ride seroius 3 rd gear berm railing
so right leg out,throttle lower than knee i ralied the berm like a pro just as i was planning corner exit , a willie up hrough the gearbox it would be, the bike went bu ba stopped fuck i kickedy kick making a horrible noise the injun was  goggles sweaty panic setting in seconds ticking i look down on the left side there dangles the carb on the throttle casble a 3" diameter knarly 6 foot long stob is going right thru the center of my kdx i never saw it or even felt it  a billion to  one shot it had to  enter just ahead of the vertical kick lever punch the carb  perfectly it popped it clean off the intake and airbox and traveled with me a few feet till dead stop
it was unreal ,man, over goes the bike i spin my fanny pak around as i land ready to clamp it back on the staub fought me coming out , i actually hesitated a second over the lack of sanitary conditions phillips headscrewdriver in gloved  hand i literally had to shake that thought out ,you know like the coyote and the roadrunner  then job done ,carb on, fired second kick 30 seconds later i crossed the finnish line 4 minutes out of the hunt
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Aug 14, 2016, 20:25:40
This

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160813/55557d33fe3db1c8f68379b8be9fc8fe.jpg)

Because today I bought this

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160813/1b18b3b936c931f57008078f2b47045c.jpg)   

And I'm pretty chuffed about it.




And so you should be!!   :o

Nice score.  8)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Aug 25, 2016, 23:47:09

I'm not usually cranked about RSD customs, but...


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/IMG_5705.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/IMG_5705.jpg.html)


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/IMG_5706.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/IMG_5706.jpg.html)


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/IMG_5709.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/IMG_5709.jpg.html)



BMW display at the CSBK final weekend, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, last weekend.   8)

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Aug 25, 2016, 23:55:15
Not as fancy as the BMW but fin none the less.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/921/r5mKTL.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plr5mKTLj)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Aug 26, 2016, 21:38:33
Not as fancy as the BMW but fin none the less.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/921/r5mKTL.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plr5mKTLj)


That's about as 'real' as it gets.  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 26, 2016, 23:23:15
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Aug 27, 2016, 00:46:48
 :) ;)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Aug 27, 2016, 01:12:40
:) ;)

That's not inspiration.  That's depressing.  Depressing to think there's people out there with that sort of talent and I'm not one of them.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: datadavid on Aug 28, 2016, 03:23:23
That's not inspiration.  That's depressing.  Depressing to think there's people out there with that sort of talent and I'm not one of them.
Ah come on. Its just welding. All ittakes is being stupid enough or paid enough to practice 10 000 hours 😀 now xb, tell me - is that aluminium/bronze alloy? Looks the colour and bead shape like the saltwater tubes that were frequently changed at the nuke plant i was at.
Why would anyone make a frame out of that alloy, its brittle and heavy so im thinking its something else.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: datadavid on Aug 28, 2016, 03:25:04
Something like tig-ed brass ss steel?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Aug 28, 2016, 03:45:43
Clear coated steel?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hurco550 on Aug 28, 2016, 03:51:56
Something like tig-ed brass ss steel?
I'm guessing it's aluminum bronze tig brazed. Brazing doesn't have the tensile strength of steel, but it is more ductile and therefore less prone to cracking, which can be just as if not more important in some situations. Either way, that frame is a work of art
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Sneikz on Aug 28, 2016, 05:11:00
Gotta agree, that's beautiful work. Just picture frame it as it. Too good to hide and ride on a road!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: datadavid on Aug 28, 2016, 08:19:26


I'm guessing it's aluminum bronze tig brazed. Brazing doesn't have the tensile strength of steel, but it is more ductile and therefore less prone to cracking, which can be just as if not more important in some situations. Either way, that frame is a work of art

Im surprised that it has any desirable qualities for frame fabrication whatsoever.. we only used it for corrosion resistance, nothing load bearing. Heat discoloration on the tubes would suggest stainless, would love to find out how this process is done, tig brazing stainless with brass would be completely useless once the ss gets hot enough to melt and form alloys with the brass. Tried to weld copper and ss together once for fun and it formed giant brittle crystals and literally exploded when touched by a hammer. So please enlighten the dumbfuck welder what happened in this pic.. 😁
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Kamn on Aug 28, 2016, 11:55:49
Brazing motorcycle frames is nothing new, they've been doing it for years. The frame in the pic isn't SS, just chromoly tubing that's been polished up, and it's just as strong as welding the frame. That level of brazing is from a pro who has been doing this for years, and that's done with a torch.......hence the discolouration on the tubing. Tig brazing is done at a much lower heat.....just enough to get the brazing rod to flow and not melting the parent metals.
There are very few people left that can do that level of work
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hurco550 on Aug 28, 2016, 14:45:08



Im surprised that it has any desirable qualities for frame fabrication whatsoever.. we only used it for corrosion resistance, nothing load bearing. Heat discoloration on the tubes would suggest stainless, would love to find out how this process is done, tig brazing stainless with brass would be completely useless once the ss gets hot enough to melt and form alloys with the brass. Tried to weld copper and ss together once for fun and it formed giant brittle crystals and literally exploded when touched by a hammer. So please enlighten the dumbfuck welder what happened in this pic.. 😁

The whole point of tig brazing or gas brazing is to NOT melt the base metal. If you do and create an alloy, be it stainless or steel, is where the brittleness "Crystal" comes from
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: doc_rot on Aug 28, 2016, 14:48:31
I have a couple pics of that  complete bike. I'll dig em up when I  get home.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: datadavid on Aug 28, 2016, 15:15:46

The whole point of tig brazing or gas brazing is to NOT melt the base metal. If you do and create an alloy, be it stainless or steel, is where the brittleness "Crystal" comes from
Yea, i have trouble keeping the heat down even with careful pulsing. The shit pictured there is definitely not for beginner or intermediate level guys.. 😀
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 28, 2016, 16:25:39
Yea, i have trouble keeping the heat down even with careful pulsing. The shit pictured there is definitely not for beginner or intermediate level guys.. 😀

Then I'm gonna try to do it  ;D, gonna make a siesta Poncho dude you know the one sitting with the giant sombrero :o
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: datadavid on Aug 28, 2016, 17:07:12
Then I'm gonna try to do it  ;D, gonna make a siesta Poncho dude you know the one sitting with the giant sombrero :o
Dont forget the hi-res photigraphs! 👳
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 28, 2016, 20:35:26
These honeys were at the track yesterday


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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Sav0r on Aug 29, 2016, 12:55:18
Gas flux brazing is/was used on a lot of steel tube frames both motorcycle and race car as well as airplanes. We have a gas flux (gasfluxer) bottle that we use for repairing race cars. I wouldn't call it hard to use, it does take some practice, but the joints come out very clean and pretty even with minimal cleaning. Brazing is still the preferred method for steel (cromo) racing frames, though with TIG welding has come a long way as a result of CNC cut joints where fitment is quite excellent. Normalization can still be required with TIG and that's not as much of an issue with brazing.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 29, 2016, 19:48:48
#29 last ride


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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Aug 29, 2016, 20:26:54
That welding is both gorgeous and totally demoralizing at the same time.  I am still trying to get my welding to a standard that a pigeon would not be insulted.  I suspect that frame was bronze welded with SIFbronze 101 which is not imported into the US AFAIK.  We do have Allstate #11 and Harris D #17 with the same RBCuZn-D specs.  I need to get some from Airgas and try  sticking some CroMo tubes together.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: clem on Aug 29, 2016, 22:56:17
#29 last ride


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You think that he'll still be around testing for KTM?

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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 29, 2016, 23:43:49

You think that he'll still be around testing for KTM?

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He's designing gear at Fly and developing tires with Pirelli not sure he will work with KTM as BTO is not the Factory team but a factory supported team. I would think he will stay involved in some capacity... Sure was cool to be in the camp to talk to him before and after the race.

Looks like Rocky Mountain ATV will be taking the KTM camp over. Bloss and Millsaps are signed.


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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Aug 30, 2016, 01:34:03
Gas flux brazing is/was used on a lot of steel tube frames both motorcycle and race car as well as airplanes. We have a gas flux (gasfluxer) bottle that we use for repairing race cars. I wouldn't call it hard to use, it does take some practice, but the joints come out very clean and pretty even with minimal cleaning. Brazing is still the preferred method for steel (cromo) racing frames, though with TIG welding has come a long way as a result of CNC cut joints where fitment is quite excellent. Normalization can still be required with TIG and that's not as much of an issue with brazing.

gas fluxer ,i used to make handlebar stems for one of the pioneers in mount bikes.. he used a gas fluxer for oxy brazing big fillets on mb frames with cromo aircaraft wing strut oval main tubes ,then would blend them all perfect and  smooth .. apparently and quite handilly the gas flux is water soluable, soak in water and it pretty much will come off
regular dip can flux glass  is  tough to get off at times ,real tough
the important things about welding brazing,teazer, is being real comfortable sitting and an elbow propt on something but that aint number one
clear very clean correct tint in your goggles with 2x mag for old fooks ,clearvision to see is number one i think
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Aug 30, 2016, 01:58:43
He's designing gear at Fly and developing tires with Pirelli not sure he will work with KTM as BTO is not the Factory team but a factory supported team. I would think he will stay involved in some capacity... Sure was cool to be in the camp to talk to him before and after the race.

Looks like Rocky Mountain ATV will be taking the KTM camp over. Bloss and Millsaps are signed.


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thats bitchen you got to hang out with trey......
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: clem on Aug 30, 2016, 09:47:21
Lol. Is he even a ginger?
Tune, I knew that BTO wasn't factory but Short has had a good relationship with KTM since he got off of Hondas and I though that he mentioned something about testing for them in the future. Maybe Bloss will be rookie of the year?

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Title: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 30, 2016, 09:59:59
Lol. Is he even a ginger?
Tune, I knew that BTO wasn't factory but Short has had a good relationship with KTM since he got off of Hondas and I though that he mentioned something about testing for them in the future. Maybe Bloss will be rookie of the year?

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Canard is a Ginger lol and i was lucky enough to hang with him also, got my Des Nations stuff signed.

Yeah I knew Shorty was involved and Roger loves the guy so anythings possible. Bloss did win the rookie of the year, it was split 250/450  Austin Forkner/Benny Bloss... both out of Robby Reynard's camp. Benny will be riding 250 SX East and 450 for the 17 outdoor Nationals.

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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: clem on Aug 30, 2016, 13:31:22
Cool man, we're going to have to talk some moto if you go to barber.

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Post by: teazer on Aug 31, 2016, 17:42:08
:) ;)

So I searched around for some SIF Bronze 101 rods and they are not available in NA AFAIK.  I found the US equivalents and the smallest quantity I have found so far is 11 pounds at almost $30/pound plus flux system, so that ain't happening.  I can get 50# on line a for a little less per pound but I couldn't use that much rod in 10 lifetimes.

What are the specialist bicycle frame makers using and where do they get it from?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 31, 2016, 18:05:00
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-32-Silicon-Bronze-Tig-36-Rod-1-Lb-AWS-A5-7-ERCuSi-A/291257163912?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37437%26meid%3D2b53d5e829ea497fa9ffba72f4d14def%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D262345001161
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Post by: irk miller on Aug 31, 2016, 18:50:51
What are the specialist bicycle frame makers using and where do they get it from?
LFB.  I get it from Praxair.  SIF is a manganese/tin  bronze and is toxic as hell, comparatively.  The LFB is low fuming and copper/zinc.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: teazer on Sep 01, 2016, 02:09:18
Thanks guys.  I see I have more research to do.  SIFBRONZE 101 is the same as Harris #17 and I suspect it might fume more than LFB but it's strength is 50% higher. 
 
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: julian.allard66 on Sep 01, 2016, 03:22:39
Are SifBronze still in business, they used to be part of the Atco group of companies and shared factory space with a company I used to work for in 1987.
A friend built a Harley engined chopper when he worked for them.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Sep 01, 2016, 09:35:02
Wheres Hurco
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 01, 2016, 17:45:38
Here I am.

And I like this =)

1938 Galbusera 500cc two stroke V8
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Sep 01, 2016, 17:58:27
Here I am.

And I like this =)

1938 Galbusera 500cc two stroke V8
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Whoa... 

 8)
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Post by: Hoofhearted on Sep 01, 2016, 20:53:53

Whoa... 

 8)

Funny isn't it.    All the good stuff that was around before us.  That will upset all those who thnk Honda invented motorcycles.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Sep 01, 2016, 23:10:53
Funny isn't it.    All the good stuff that was around before us.  That will upset all those who thnk Honda invented motorcycles.


Haha!  ;D

I've never even heard of a Galbusera-what-ever-it-is!?!  :o :o  What a sweet lookin' package though!! Really impressive!  8)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 01, 2016, 23:31:30
1938 Galbusera 500cc two stroke V8

Looks like four 125 twins - don't where you could fit four chambers each side.

Crazy
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Sep 02, 2016, 08:39:25
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/hSvCVC7kkoavp1p3ukf47uMlo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brent on Sep 02, 2016, 09:07:56
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/hSvCVC7kkoavp1p3ukf47uMlo1_500.jpg)

What is it?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Sep 02, 2016, 09:41:57
Majestic 500

(http://67.media.tumblr.com/01b2c47e81a69a1f286b4049e89bd7cc/tumblr_njvx9sx8a51sgr76qo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brent on Sep 02, 2016, 09:52:12
Majestic 500

Very cool. Interesting bit of engineering on the front axle/suspension.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: BarnBurner on Sep 02, 2016, 13:00:03
More info on the Majestic from the blog The Vintagent

http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2009/05/bavarian-road-test-2-majestic-new.html (http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2009/05/bavarian-road-test-2-majestic-new.html)
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Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 02, 2016, 23:32:40
Majestic 500

(http://67.media.tumblr.com/01b2c47e81a69a1f286b4049e89bd7cc/tumblr_njvx9sx8a51sgr76qo1_1280.jpg)
Saw this on Facebook. Copied it to share it on this thread, then when I got here you beat me to it lol
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Scooter trash on Sep 04, 2016, 19:39:53
Cool bikes at the Salt Flats.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Scooter trash on Sep 04, 2016, 19:49:58
The blue bike in front of the Harley trailer is my daily ride.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Hoofhearted on Sep 04, 2016, 21:01:27
Great photos!   I keep threatening to go to BMST meet but I wind up at SpeedWeek instead.  Both great events.  Good to see someone else besides me interested in LSR.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: ABCanuck on Oct 21, 2016, 01:07:24
Get your weld on

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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: doc_rot on Oct 24, 2016, 05:04:11
finally got around to sharing photos of this bike. XR69 Suzuki by Trident racing, i think they have made a few.

Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Brodie on Oct 24, 2016, 05:05:50
What is the story behind the crash pic?
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: doc_rot on Oct 24, 2016, 06:10:18


"Further south at Phillip Island another ex World Superbike loveable larrikin, Robbie Phillis, was racing a Period Five Suzuki in the Pirelli Series."

http://www.mcnews.com.au/troy-bayliss-robbie-phillis-in-hospital/
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: julian.allard66 on Oct 24, 2016, 07:07:07
Rob Phillis hasn't changed riding style.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: VonYinzer on Oct 24, 2016, 11:23:57
Beautiful.
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Post by: Kamn on Oct 24, 2016, 11:46:42
Wow thats nice
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Post by: Maritime on Oct 24, 2016, 11:49:48
wait, that has a real front brake!  and is rad!
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Kamn on Oct 24, 2016, 12:10:00
and that front end is awesome
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Oct 24, 2016, 12:14:06
Badass. Tank is not my bag but see em all the time so
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Oct 24, 2016, 12:15:20
Waded up Skuzi is depressing  :-[
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Oct 25, 2016, 19:36:34
Get low
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Oct 26, 2016, 01:19:48
i made and used an anti dive back in the day(shamelessely copying preston petty,s ) but the bultaco brakes would not allow a function to be observed by the pilot,me, much less slow me the fuck down
another look at the system is long overdo and me thinks i will build one to suit  the afroid-can twin it will be top shelf nigerian engineering i assure you
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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Oct 26, 2016, 01:52:18
i made and used an anti dive back in the day(shamelessely copying preston petty,s )

(http://www.oldrice.com/Preston_Petty_No_Dive.jpg)

(http://www.oldrice.com/Preston_Petty_No_Dive_2.jpg)

(http://www.oldrice.com/Preston_Petty_No_Dive_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: irk miller on Oct 26, 2016, 01:57:44
(http://www.oldrice.com/Knobby_Shop_450_Cycle_Guide_June_79.jpg)

(http://www.oldrice.com/Knobby_Shop_450_Cycle_Guide_June_79_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: xb33bsa on Oct 26, 2016, 03:37:36
the ksi was awesome  ;D
i was there ,watched marty moates decimate the field ,decoster included on the knobby shop internationals's mega thumper at the sears point round of the ama trans-ama ,must have been '77-78  or so here is an image from said event
(http://www.martymoates.com/photogallery/images/Marty%20Moates%201977.jpg)
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Post by: xb33bsa on Oct 26, 2016, 04:47:06
its all coming back now ,when i say copy ,........the local dealer had one,a pp no dive unit  ,the locals with money were rice or dairy farmers and they weren't into this kinda shit and i knew i could make one
dealer let me borrow it and i made patterns from the pp unit
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Post by: Sav0r on Oct 26, 2016, 09:40:37
That's some nifty work. I imagine it was an interesting feeling overing braking bumps.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Oct 26, 2016, 09:58:13
Anti dive is in the valving now so you likely have used it not knowing... I remember my baby ninja had it plastered on the fork leg
"AniDive" with a dial for changing Orpheus er sumthin.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Oct 26, 2016, 10:04:33
That kid (Keny Roczen) scrubbing that single is the anti dive of today... The motorcycle is now an extension of the human body, just look how he is all over the side and not even really holding on, but rather using the machine to fly like a magic carpet ride.
Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: clem on Oct 26, 2016, 11:09:52
Jojo keller?

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Title: Re: Care to share a little inspiration?
Post by: Drewski on Jun 04, 2017, 00:26:50

Not particularly inspiring, but I went for an all-day ride today... and this thread was about 6 pages back... so.  :D


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 First big ride of the season.  8)