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Old 05-03-2013, 07:06 AM   #3181
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Looks like a motorcycle for Dwafs to me. No Legs, short torso and all arms.

Must have been a bitch to ride with your nknees in you face all the time. And one question. Did that thing have any rear suspension at all?

Art sometimes doesn't reflect reality!
Don't think iit was built with the intention of being ridable. More art less function. With that said, I'd say it's beautiful but a torture rack to ride. I can certainly appreciate the amount of time and skill it takes to build something like that.

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this is one of the bikes that i built as a show piece to generate business...
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:12 AM   #3182
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Looks like a motorcycle for Dwafs to me. No Legs, short torso and all arms.

Must have been a bitch to ride with your nknees in you face all the time. And one question. Did that thing have any rear suspension at all?

Art sometimes doesn't reflect reality!

This isn't the "Show us something practical you made" thread or the "Show us something you would want to ride cross-country" thread. It is a thread to share the fruits of our ingenuity, resourcefulness, talents and craftsmanship. No need to comment negatively on something that obviously took an obscene amount of man-hours and was pulled off beautifully. I'm sure practicality was as low on the list as most other artist's works of art. I'm not a fan of those types of bikes, but I sure can appreciate the effort involved.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:25 AM   #3183
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What a beautiful work of art!
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:41 AM   #3184
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This thing looks so uncomfortable to ride. No idea why anyone would waste their time building such an impractical thing.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #3185
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:16 AM   #3186
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This thing looks so uncomfortable to ride. No idea why anyone would waste their time building such an impractical thing.
Where's the gas tank anyway?!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:35 AM   #3187
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Don't think iit was built with the intention of being ridable. More art less function. With that said, I'd say it's beautiful but a torture rack to ride. I can certainly appreciate the amount of time and skill it takes to build something like that.

Oh I get that! That's why I said, "Art sometimes doesn't reflect reality!"

And I didn't say I didn't like it for an art piece!
Just commented on how hard it is to even fathom someone trying to ride it!

I imagine the fuel tank is represented in the little flat thing under the backbone with the fuel tap in it. So it looks like it could be started.

As an Advertising Piece to drum up business I think it's brilliant!

I build stuff out of tubing too. My first bicycle when I was 14 looked like that bike. But that was back in 1965. My Dad thought I'd lost my mind.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:31 AM   #3188
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Looks like a motorcycle for Dwafs to me.
you did look at the photo of me next to the front wheel, take ten seconds and go and do the same...if you don't have the time then i'll tell you that i'm a 6'1" 235lb dwarf and that wheel is 34 1/4" tall to put the bike in persrective

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:41 AM   #3189
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This isn't the "Show us something practical you made" thread or the "Show us something you would want to ride cross-country" thread. It is a thread to share the fruits of our ingenuity, resourcefulness, talents and craftsmanship. No need to comment negatively on something that obviously took an obscene amount of man-hours and was pulled off beautifully. I'm sure practicality was as low on the list as most other artist's works of art. I'm not a fan of those types of bikes, but I sure can appreciate the effort involved.
about 8000 man hours....

it is a 93" knucklehead with the knuckles removed and open rockers and adjusters so you can see everything move when it runs, the motor is rotated backwards so the rear cylinder sits about 3 degrees off of vertical, it was done to throw people eyes off and question what the motor was...

virtually every single piece of the bike was made from scratch or modified heavily, it WAS built as a work of art and NOT intended to ride, i was building about 100 bikes a year out of my shop for that....just thought i'd share as there is such a unique collection of riders on this forum some may want to see it....OK back to your normally scheduled program

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:18 PM   #3190
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thought i'd share this one with you guys, not sure if its a little much for this thread...when i had my shop a few years back this is one of the bikes that i built as a show piece to generate business...

i have it documented in a book along with over 100 other bikes my shop put out if anyone is interested, here's a LINK
I just went through the preview of the book. You turned out some beautiful work. What happened to the shop?
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #3191
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I just went through the preview of the book. You turned out some beautiful work. What happened to the shop?
short version...sold it in 2007, got screwed on the sale, had a motorcycle accident right as the sale was going thru, the buyer decided to, not come thru with all the money and instead steal my identity, bikes, parts, money etc, etc, after all the legal BS it cost me about a million, and i was left with no business, no wife, no house, no money...i had a stroke and went blind for a short while from stress because of it, when i got my sight back i decided to go for a ride and meet other types of riders, click on my ride report below, its all explained in there...like i say this is the short version
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #3192
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short version...sold it in 2007, got screwed on the sale, had a motorcycle accident right as the sale was going thru, the buyer decided to, not come thru with all the money and instead steal my identity, bikes, parts, money etc, etc, after all the legal BS it cost me about a million, and i was left with no business, no wife, no house, no money...i had a stroke and went blind for a short while from stress because of it, when i got my sight back i decided to go for a ride and meet other types of riders, click on my ride report below, its all explained in there...like i say this is the short version
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:38 PM   #3193
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All I have to say Paul is that thing is amazingly cool looking and unique.

Very nice work. Very nice.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #3194
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CBGs or whatever.







I can't compete with this creativity, but here' my effort - the cookie tin banjo





It was fun, and is nice and quiet - like a banjo should be
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #3195
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Some Shaker boxes my wife uses. Made these getting familiar with steam bending. Cherry with copper nails.
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