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Old 07-03-2010, 09:10 AM   #1
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The Loser: Road Warrior Addition

Legend in the Making:

A Honda Ascot VT500 was bought in 1984, rode around for a few hundred miles, and forgotten.



In 2007, the moto was given to Geek by Dangerous Dave (I believe), at which point the Geek decided that road tires are no longer sufficient, and that this moto's desire to "be bad" has to be released. He rode much of Colorado and many other states.






Eventually his time with Loser came to an end when he started an affair with a Husky 610 (a whole different book), and other some such nonsense.

All was well enough, because a young whipper snapper by the name of Spooph fell in love with the Loser, having fantasized about "the ride" on the Loser so often. Spooph finally talked Geek into letting him have the thing, and started fondling the beast in every which way.











Spooph received helped from over 7 people to make his dream of being the Apocalypse biker (Raising Arizona), or some Mad Max variant possible...

Somewhere in the mix, a so-called FelixdeLarge Aussie requested to spend some time with the loser, and since the Loser was such an amalgamation up to this point, it would've only been fitting to let him take her for a spin...

Link to RR to come, here's some history:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243995

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=465111

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254129

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241329

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=233867

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240717

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369804

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=269344

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263436

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=282114&page=2

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=456913

http://topgeek.smugmug.com/Adventure...71879061_N9d2s

http://topgeek.smugmug.com/Adventure...72516886_rrVWA

http://topgeek.smugmug.com/Adventure...03895770_xPwUE

http://topgeek.smugmug.com/Adventure...03899248_oPYXc

http://topgeek.smugmug.com/Adventure...99429726_AiEEK

http://topgeek.smugmug.com/Adventure...99640406_aYsbk



If you have more stuff of the Loser, please post up. I'm hoping this could be it's biography, and if I in-corrected a fact, please let me know. Enjoy and we'll be seeing you around.....
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:09 AM   #2
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Cool2 Yay!

Long Live the Loser!
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:27 AM   #3
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haha! good stuff!

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Old 07-03-2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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Cool bike but the front fender looks like a vagina.
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:53 PM   #5
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Cool bike but the front fender looks like a vagina.
you say that like it's a bad thing
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:46 PM   #6
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Cool bike but the front fender looks like a vagina.
That would be because it came from a BMW...
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:08 AM   #7
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Ascots rock! Glad to see this one's still running.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #8
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Cool bike but the front fender looks like a vagina.


It also looks like he used a whole tube of ultra copper on that front valve cover. Not too good for the oiling system.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #9
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History of The Loser as I understand it.

chopperito (Dirty Dave) payed money for this machine.
It was then given to Geek to introduce him to adventure riding.
It was then given to Spooph fix for Felix Delarge's Western United States tour. [Trip planning and original RR]
And then passed on to Gummy who lived with Tha Rick at that time.
And then passed on to NoSpark?

Other recent updates:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706173
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #10
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An obviously well loved machine, awesome to see it continue being traveled on. Kudos fellas
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:35 PM   #11
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found this on Geek's Happy B-Day thread. Thought it should be posted here too

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Old 04-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #12
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oil in the airbox

How much oil is getting in the airbox? A couple tablespoons, or a cup or so? Was the bike dropped on it's side when this happened, or does it happen on every ride?

Also, is there smoke coming out of the exhaust?
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:35 AM   #13
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What about a manual

Does anyone have a shop manual for the bike?
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #14
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Does anyone have a shop manual for the bike?
Nevermind, found it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #15
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