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Old 08-17-2013, 04:06 AM   #23401
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I think you mean disk

No, drum, what is the chrome lever at the bottom of the rear axil that goes back to the frame?
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:27 AM   #23402
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No, drum, what is the chrome lever at the bottom of the rear axil that goes back to the frame?
That is a bracket and rod to prevent the disk brake caliper carrier from rotating.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:59 AM   #23403
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WTF do people look in the mirror before they leave the house??

Izzat an AGM batt??
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:27 AM   #23404
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Yup! Nice eyes!
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:01 AM   #23405
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Negative. That's an Evo Sportster. Twin Cams have crossed pushrods. Only the quad cam motors have straight pushrods.


That's what I get for looking at it with a 3" screen without my glasses.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:35 AM   #23406
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Yup! Nice eyes!
Bet he's running dino oil.. can you see that?
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #23407
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not sure that's a girl,i was thinking a son,just a guess though
My wife has that same Shoei Butterfly helmet. I'm hoping it's a girl.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #23408
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Yabbut... y'all keep shipping them to Floriduh and they somehow get stuck here in N.C.! Luckily most of them congregate together around Cary and only stray out here to the country on rare occasions.
Around here we call them half backs. They move to Sunny Florida, experience a few hurricanes and move half way back to where they came from.

I've offered more than once to drive the moving van the rest of the way if they would just not unload.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:20 AM   #23409
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I think he needs a 5 hour energy drink

Is that the kickstand in the down position? Maybe the photographer just pointed it out.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:28 AM   #23410
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Is that the kickstand in the down position? Maybe the photographer just pointed it out.
Yup, you're right.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:53 AM   #23411
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How did Orange County Choppers get their absurd creations plated in NY state?

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Which means the bike age/origin is certainly not in compliance with current DOT regs. Wonder how he got that licensed.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:30 AM   #23412
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Frank Thomas leathers FTL312, for ladies. It's prolly a girly.................................. or a small cross dresser.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:46 AM   #23413
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That bike on post 23387 is interesting, only from the viewpoint of the mix:
  • No front brake
  • Looks like an old car tire on the back, or some old style universal tread tire
  • girder style front fork
  • hardtail frame (must ride like a freakin brick)
  • Evolution Sportster engine? Buell engine? Surely no Panhead or Shovelhead in keeping time with the style of the bike. Also looks like a front isolator link at the top of the front cylinder
  • What's that on the front downtube? An oil cooler?
  • Fishtail tailpipes, no mufflers visible, gotta be brutally noisy "Hey everybody, I'm LOUD, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT MEEEEEE!!!!"
  • With that frame, extended neck and girder fork it's gotta "handle" like a semi stretched rubber band
  • No directionals visible
But given all that, if that is an Evo engine, means the VIN number (assuming if HAS one) would be dated something after 84. Which means the bike age/origin is certainly not in compliance with current DOT regs. Wonder how he got that licensed.
The flaw in your logic is that he titled it off the engine. You don't title your car off the engine, do you? So why would you title a motorcycle off the engine VIN?

I had a 72 CB750 that bought years ago. The title had two VINs separated by a hyphen. One was the frame, the other was the engine. The previous owner had replaced the original engine with an engine from a wrecked bike at one point, and sold off the remainder of the wrecked bike parts. Then he gets the bright ideal to throw both numbers on the title.

Meanwhile, the guy who bought the parts from the wreck bike has resurrected it, and titled it properly off the frame VIN. Keep in mind that the numbers match on most bikes. His bike was later stolen, and reported as such.

So I go to the DMV a week after having bought the CB750 with an engine VIN on the title. I try to transfer the title into my name and register it. I get arrested, or rather "detained," for having a stolen motorcycle. Sure, it got all sorted out, but it took me no less than three hours for me to convince them that I shouldn't be charged.

Custom bikes are just that, custom bikes. Builders like the OCC are building new motorcycles with new parts that must conform to the safety standards of the state in which they are registered/titled. This is why they have turn signals, mirrors, etc. Some larger custom builders even have a personal VIN system in place. IIRC, Redneck Engineering does for their frames. So instead of titling a RE frame as a custom build, you are titling it as a RE motorcycle. This is a huge plus for the buyer/builder because a "custom" is more expensive to insure than something with an actual legitimate VIN and statement of origin.

Each state is different. Check your state regs on old motorcycles. In NC, my old bikes do not require safety inspections. This is a good thing, because many of the items that modern bikes require were not included on my older bikes, such as mirrors, signals, etc. However, if an old bike has them, they must work in the event I get pulled over. So most of my old builds through the years have not had mirrors or turn signals. Lucas electrics and rain often lead to some interesting problems, so the fewer the electrics the better in my mind.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:51 AM   #23414
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Is that the kickstand in the down position? Maybe the photographer just pointed it out.
Yeah. He probably shouldn't turn left.

HD kickstands (I refuse to call them jiffy stands) will collapse pretty easily when you are mostly upright, but there is still the chance of catching it.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:12 AM   #23415
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Yeah. He probably shouldn't turn left.

HD kickstands (I refuse to call them jiffy stands) will collapse pretty easily when you are mostly upright, but there is still the chance of catching it.
I'm not really Harley literate, but I have a 96 FLHTP and the sidestand on it is designed to NOT FOLD if there is any weight on it. If you lean into the stand while riding it will not fold up. Lost a friend due to a weak spring on a Harley kick stand last year. It moved to the down position while riding then flipped him in a left hand curve.
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