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Turn your Brain Off and Shoot the Shit => DO THE TON Bike of the Month => Topic started by: Tim on Jul 20, 2018, 23:32:49

Title: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Tim on Jul 20, 2018, 23:32:49
Our good friends at Dime City Cycles are the official sponsor of the DO THE TON Bike of the Month Contest!

Dime City Cycles are not only generous sponsors of the site, but they are good friends and incredible supporters of our community.  They've been part of our group of friends since the earliest days of DO THE TON over 10 years ago and both DTT and DCC have grown side by side over the years working to foster the garage-built community of enthusiasts.

In addition to gracing the masthead of DO THE TON for a month, Dime City Cycles will recognize the winner with:


Here are the Nomination Rules:

1. Nominate one of our members' bikes for Bike of the Month - include up to 3 flattering pictures of the bike in question.  This is an opportunity to recognize someone who's bike has inspired you.

Please don't nominate your own bike - make sure you have a well detailed build thread, post up in the Show n Shine area etc. and if enough people like your bike, someone will nominate it and maybe you'll see it as our banner in an upcoming month!

The Nomination must be accompanied by the member's User Name, a link to the thread where their bike is best described (Build thread, Show n Shine etc.) and a PHOTO of the bike in question.

2. Someone seconds the nomination (please only second one nomination)

3. Member should accept the nomination - If you're nominating a bike, make sure you're in contact with the owner, that they want the bike included and they accept the nomination.  The Nominee should provide some back-story on the project, especially if there is a limited build thread.

4. Bike must be in running roadworthy condition - no basket cases.  I know our bikes are never really 'finished' but it should be on the road/track/dirt and rideable.

5. If a bike has been nominated in the previous month but did not win, it should not be included in the current month's contest.  Wait 3 months to allow other worthy nominations and then resubmit if you like.

6. Bikes that have won in prior contests should not be included unless they have been modified significantly.

We will accept nominations for a few days till we have a good selection to a limit of 3 bikes per contest.

A poll will be set up and voting will take place for a week or so depending on timing.  Whoever ends the voting period with the most votes wins :D
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Tim on Jul 20, 2018, 23:33:08
LOST APOSTLE

James (aka The Jimbonaut here on DTT) - the owner the jewelry company Lost Apostle - is now proudly sponsoring the BOTM competition as well, and sweetening the pot with a $75 gift certificate!

This can be redeemed at their awesome website - www.lostapostlejewelry.com

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/ads/lostapostlelogo.png)

Offering a wide selection of handmade bronze jewelry for the Renegade, the Rebel and the Rogue - now the BOTM winner can look sharp while tearing it up on their winning scoot.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Hurco550 on Jul 21, 2018, 14:38:27
TREK97 and his 78 cb400a Hondamatic deserve a second shot at this. It may not be a cafe, but I've seen this bike in person several times, and I'm convinced that there is not a nicer 400 Hondamatic in existence. The attention to detail is phenomenal.

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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Redbird on Jul 21, 2018, 21:59:11
I'll second Treks Hondamatic. Absolutely love that bike/build.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: trek97 on Jul 22, 2018, 10:14:30
TREK97 and his 78 cb400a Hondamatic deserve a second shot at this. It may not be a cafe, but I've seen this bike in person several times, and I'm convinced that there is not a nicer 400 Hondamatic in existence. The attention to detail is phenomenal.

I'll second Treks Hondamatic. Absolutely love that bike/build.

Haha you guys are funny.  Thank you!!!

THANK GOD, Rach has decided she prefers the stock seat over that HUGE hideous custom made nightmare.
 
Still dirty from the trip to N Carolinas "Blue Ridge mountains"...

So this is how it looks today...w original seat.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/11494-220718080926.jpeg)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Sderbyshire on Jul 23, 2018, 10:01:40
Gets my vote, who’d have thought a Hondamatic could be cool !
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: trek97 on Jul 23, 2018, 19:34:08
Gets my vote, who’d have thought a Hondamatic could be cool !

Haha, not this guy.  But as it turns out, it is a fun, relaxed and comfy machine for zooming around on.   :)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jul 25, 2018, 03:36:21
I have a friend who has a mint one and he loves it too.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Tim on Jul 27, 2018, 00:16:26
Need some competition for a contest folks!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: goldy on Jul 27, 2018, 19:07:21
Is everybody on vacation or something?

Ok....I'll nominate Rat-ranger Sumotrack

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=72978.0

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: irk miller on Jul 27, 2018, 19:32:25
Second.  That thing is killer.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Redbird on Jul 27, 2018, 23:39:06
How 'bout we round out the list with some dual headlight '80's sexiness?
I'll nominate canyoncarvers "The Fly"
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73144.0
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DrtcD7rVjHM/W1vW6aji1rI/AAAAAAAAAdY/d9BPpZ9rlMg6lnMfu_EtyGHGauLzjp53ACLcBGAs/s320/datYZF_vista2.jpg)
In my (very humble) opinion, this is the spirit of the Café Racer. Buy a bike cheap... make it go fast... have a fuckload of fun on it!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: doc_rot on Jul 28, 2018, 01:01:38
I'll second the YZF
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 30, 2018, 12:33:17
Wow guys, I'm surprised and floored.  Thanks for the Nomination, I humbly accept.  Heck of a choice this month.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Jul 30, 2018, 12:53:18
Heck of a choice is right, three terrific looking rides there gents
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Tim on Aug 02, 2018, 00:39:46
Voting thread to come shortly!  I think everyone is on vacation.  I wish I had that problem keeping me busy :)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Tim on Aug 03, 2018, 03:38:37
Voting is open!  Sorry for the delay - nominees send me different photos for the poll if you want them changed.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 03, 2018, 06:50:52
First impulse was to vote for RR's beautiful Yamaha, but ended up with Trek's (the 'freshen up' man) Honda.

Voting doesn't get any easier with only two bikes!

Crazy
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Tim on Aug 03, 2018, 20:28:33
VOTING RESET!

I neglected to add Canyoncarver's The Fly - added and reset.  Apologies!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 04, 2018, 02:26:25
I'm kinda fond of this one.  When I spotted it on CL, I drove 6 hours to see it but I had to pay to get it out of pawn shop first.  That was faith.  I got it home and over the winter,  did all the things including the valve clearances, and made it howl.  I do love this bike. 
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 04, 2018, 06:12:45
First impulse was to vote for RR's beautiful Yamaha, but ended up with Trek's (the 'freshen up' man) Honda.

Same, same.

Crazy
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Aug 04, 2018, 11:25:20
Voted after much deliberation.  To the victor, gents, the spoils.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: farmer92 on Aug 04, 2018, 13:03:36
Votes in, tough call between three stunning bikes.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Aug 04, 2018, 14:03:41
Vote is in, looking forward to seeing how the other votes stack up.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Redbird on Aug 05, 2018, 03:08:57
My usual criteria is:
1) Two stroke?
2) Yamaha?
3) Which one do I want to ride?

This month clicked two outta three.

It was extremely close though. As I have strong ties to the Hawkamatic.
But... I have already ridden a Hawkamatic.
I can't say the same for a YZF750/1000.

Vote casted ;)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: dewjantim on Aug 05, 2018, 14:09:29
Not entering my own bike..... just wanted to see a cafe bike in this thread  ;) ;) ;).
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: dewjantim on Aug 05, 2018, 14:10:25
Posted these pics twice and they keep coming out up side down.......
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: teazer on Aug 05, 2018, 18:03:59
Australian model no doubt... Or maybe an Australian camera  :-)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 05, 2018, 19:08:29
If you want it done right, ask an Ozzie!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: grandpaul on Aug 11, 2018, 10:34:45
Certainly doesn't have to be a cafe racer to do the ton...
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: trek97 on Aug 11, 2018, 11:48:06
Ha ha, Yep I couldn't agree more w this ending line up.  Although Kellys machine is worth atlest 10 votes!!!   
 
The sound coming out of Rat Rangers xs650 did it for me.  Its a naughty little cutie pie !

And to think I coulda stole Brads XS650 a couple weeks ago.  GRRR. I had no idea they could sound like that.    ::)

Thanks so much for the 7 votes for the Hondamatic guys. 
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 11, 2018, 19:42:29
Ha ha, Yep I couldn't agree more w this ending line up.  Although Kellys machine is worth atlest 10 votes!!!   
 
The sound coming out of Rat Rangers xs650 did it for me.  Its a naughty little cutie pie !

And to think I coulda stole Brads XS650 a couple weeks ago.  GRRR. I had no idea they could sound like that.    ::)

Thanks so much for the 7 votes for the Hondamatic guys.


Hey!  Congrats on the well deserved win Rat Ranger, It's a really killer bike and I love what you are doing with all the injection setup.  Eric, your 'matic  is awesome.   I only wish I had your level of attention to detail.  Big shout out to all the YZF fans, Thank You! for getting my bike up here.  Cheers!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: goldy on Aug 12, 2018, 07:34:49
Congratulations Rat_ranger. Bravo Zulu!

Twenty six people voted...out of how many? Seems kind of apathetic to me, I wish there were some way to encourage the members on this forum to get a bit more active. 
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Brodie on Aug 13, 2018, 07:19:34
Maybe putting a voting function in the banner with a thumbnail of each bike.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Pete12 on Aug 13, 2018, 07:52:52
That's a good idea. I watched the whole thing through but somehow missed the vote...
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: pidjones on Aug 13, 2018, 13:24:30
I'd like to see a side-view of the sumotrac with less background. The truck and light coming under it detract from the bike for me.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Aug 13, 2018, 13:36:29
Congratulations Rat Ranger, she's a beaut
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: trek97 on Aug 13, 2018, 14:40:34
I watched the whole thing through but somehow missed the vote...

Dang dude,  that probably woulda been my Hondamitics winning vote right there.   ;D
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2018
Post by: Tim on Aug 14, 2018, 14:36:36
Sorry for the late response from me - congrats to the winner!  Banner to come.

Start gathering up nominations for September!