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MORK


13 (18.1%)
UK Mark


39 (54.2%)
hurco550


20 (27.8%)

Total Members Voted: 72

Voting closed: Mar 04, 2017, 09:55:49

Author Topic: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2017 VOTING  (Read 4791 times)

Offline Tim

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Builders post up your photos and beg for those votes!

Vote for your choice and then go out and get 2 other people to vote - let's see how many members we can get voting this month.
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

Offline Hurco550

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Wow, thanks redbird for the nom! It will be a tough run against these other two awesome machines! This bike was my entrance into the vintage bike world a few years back. I bought it for a song without a title and not running quite right. After sitting for a few years apart in dad's barn, I decided to tackle the job of re doing it to the best of my ability in my one car attached garage.
As it started



Got rid of the horrible spray bomb paint on the engine, and did a "slight bit" of hand polishing


I set out to make this not into a concourse restoration, but a fairy respectable rider, and that's what it is, it's not as shiney right now, as it was ridden a descent amount over the past summer, plus the barber and meltdown.






Thanks for looking and I'll appreciate any votes! And thanks to dtt and dcc for sweetening the pot for this contest!
« Last Edit: Feb 23, 2017, 15:09:30 by hurco550 »
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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Offline Tune-A-Fish©

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Mang! I Voted
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Offline MORK

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I will echo the appreciation for the nomination!

I originally picked up the CB750C as a non running, parked in back of the garage, but nicely stored (although not maintained) bit of a basket case. Initially, I was so surprised with how incredibly heavy this thing was to move around compared to the airhead BMW.

I don't think it even sat in the garage a minute before tearing into it.



Every cable, consumable, and control surface was restored and/or replaced along with the more obvious changes like the frame hoop, seat, bars, etc. I think that the only reason that this qualifies as a budget build is because I did absolutely everything myself, down to mounting the new rubber.



(When I finished the seat, my kids named it "The Platypus" because of the tail, hence the build name)

The entire goal of building this was to have a safe, reliable, and easy to maintain rider that retained enough of the original engineering that if you were out in the sticks with a broken relay or something, a local shop would have no problem locating what was needed to get home.

There are quite a few subtle touches like the minimal and almost hidden dummy lights, F4i master cylinder (which really woke the brakes up), and every fender cut has the exact same radius. I really had a ton of fun building this thing.

So I ended up with this:













Right when she was finished:
« Last Edit: Feb 23, 2017, 19:18:09 by MORK »

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Couldn't find a Yamaha so I voted for some other kind of bike!

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Offline UK Mark

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My dad bought this bike in the early 1980's when I was 12 or 13 years old.  He got it from the widow of a work mate and promised he'd never to sell it.  It had touring type trim and a pre unit Triumph engine back then.   I rebuilt it with dad in 1993/94 with the regular Triton race bike look.   He rode it regularly, did a few shows and took it around the Isle of Man in 1996 on a parade lap with the VMCC.

It then got stored away in his shed for 16 years and was given to me in 2013.  (He promised not to sell it remember).  Anyway, the frame had rotted badly meaning it needed sorting out again.   I came across an 8 valve 750cc Nourish race engine and had to have it.  The 4 speed gearbox internals where changed out and packed with 5 speed goodness, and things ran on from there.  Exhaust, engine plates, rear sets and countless fittings needed making and seemed to take ages.  Carbon fairing alone had 55+ hours of prep and paint time. 

It's first proper outing was last year at the Isle of Man Classic TT where I did 7 or 8 laps around the circuit.  Fantastic experience and nothing quite like it.  Im 50 next year and my son aged 15 is already looking forward to the day he takes ownership of it. 

Thanks for all the views and comments on my build thread and cheers Semmins for nominating the bike here.   I'm chuffed by that alone.  I am missing tinkering with it now it's finished though.

Link below is from the mountain section

« Last Edit: Feb 23, 2017, 19:23:19 by UK Mark »

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Seen it , heard it and British to boot guess what got my vote, yup your right !
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UK Mark .......... I've even got one of your special parts for my Tangerine Dream - see my new heatshield !
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I rebuilt it with dad in 1993/94 with the regular Triton race bike look...  I came across an 8 valve 750cc Nourish race engine... Link below is from the mountain section

I will apologise in advance to the other contestants, as their bikes are very respectable and should have been up against other reasonably similar choices. THIS one blows them away unlike any other previous BOTM round that I can recall.

Mark, your bike is absolutely fantastic. What speeds are you allowed to run with opposing traffic?

Am I biased? OF COURSE!!!!! Anyone not admitting bias is holding back (not necessarily in this round, but in general)

I really don't mean to distract from this round, but perhaps the forum team needs to re-think the extreme "mixing & matching" of BOTM candidates, to keep it reasonable. ESPECIALLY if only 2 or 3 choices...
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.

Offline Hurco550

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I will apologise in advance to the other contestants, as their bikes are very respectable and should have been up against other reasonably similar choices. THIS one blows them away unlike any other previous BOTM round that I can recall.

Mark, your bike is absolutely fantastic. What speeds are you allowed to run with opposing traffic?

Am I biased? OF COURSE!!!!! Anyone not admitting bias is holding back (not necessarily in this round, but in general)

I really don't mean to distract from this round, but perhaps the forum team needs to re-think the extreme "mixing & matching" of BOTM candidates, to keep it reasonable. ESPECIALLY if only 2 or 3 choices...

I wont speak for MORK, but personally, Im happy just to be nominated. Mark put together a truly exceptional machine that in many peoples opinion will deserve to win, and if it does that's great! We all do the best we can with the time, money and recourses available to us at the time. Im 26 years old. I work many 70 hour weeks (as a teacher, which doesn't lend itself to extra piles of cash and free time lol) and at this point in my life I cannot dedicate (and honestly did not dedicate) the amount of time and did not have the same resources as Mark did (I may be assuming there)

That said, being nominated in this contest is still a nice high point to me. Someday, I hope to put together a bike to the same high caliber that is represented here, but for now, I did what I could, and there is nothing unfair about that to me. I'm proud of this forum for being so accepting of all different types of bikes, even though it is café racing centered.


"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet