Hmmmm... Please excuse this long rambling bullshit. Its pointless, but Ill post it anyway as I dont want it in my head anymore.
This bike, and the guy who built it irk me. I hold NO ill will towards the man in the video. Quite the contrary actually. I think he has some great ideas, and I think he has a beautiful mindset in most regards. That said, the whole thing is self indulgent BS.
The bike barely functions, and hes somehow happy about that. Now, Id generally figure that he was just a hack artist having a go at a bike as some sort of performance art installation or whatever. Thats obviously not the case though. He has other bikes. I saw them in the vid. Theyre nice. Theyre finished to a higher level. While explaining the downfalls of this monstrosity, he did uses terms and descriptors that imply a life spent on two wheels and a higher level of intelligence.
Yet... He builds a steaming pile of what the fuck? Doesnt make sense. Unless, hes just a loon who loves shoing people how "interesting and creative" he is. In other words, "PLEASE LOOK AT ME!!!!!!"
Thats a bummer. I have little patience for that usually. I have zero patience for it when not referring to pets, or children.
As far as the "style" of his bike, thats another point of contention. There are bikes here on DTT that some could call "rats". There are some that you could call "organic in style". Some that defy any real adjectives. The general thread that binds these bikes is that they were built to FUNCTION. They usually arent my thing, but as long as safety and functionality are primary in the design and building of them, who in the hell am I to argue style? Its not my bike, and therefore, unless Im asked directly about my opinion regarding the LOOK of the bike I keep my mouth shut.
But, this thing was built to be dangerous. Thats bull shit. When he says he wanted to leave the wiring exposed, I bet he means "I didnt want to take the time to hide it because than nobody would ask me about it". See where Im going here?
Anyhow, Im sure hes a cool guy. If Im ever in his neck of the woods, Id be happy to share a few hours and a couple beers talking about bikes and life. But it seems to me that this bike, and the countless others like it in the world are as big a cry for attention as the chromed out Busas we all love to hate. Thats a shame, as they were probobly built by some cool folks too.