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Old 07-31-2011, 07:16 PM   #256
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Did you consider simply (always a relative term) lopping the fork head stock tube off of an existing donor bike and welding it in place of the original Minsk tube section?

that was my suggestion many pages ago. he decided to keep it real - i was like- stick a honda front end on man!
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:14 PM   #257
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A youngman's strange, baking sodic journey from Vietnam to build Minsk.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:39 PM   #258
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A youngman's strange, baking sodic journey from Vietnam to build Minsk.


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Old 08-03-2011, 07:05 AM   #259
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I just found this thread and am totally amazed at your perseverance.

I CAN NOT wait for the outcome.



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Old 08-03-2011, 09:29 AM   #260
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A youngman's strange, baking sodic journey from Vietnam to build Minsk.

Hahaha!

I just wanted to give everyone an update on this thing... I haven't done anything to it in a couple of months, partially because work has been slow, and the Minsk landed slightly below "paying rent" on my novelty-size list of financial priorities, and partially because I brought it to some god damn hippy douchebag bicycle frame builder gypsy fuck to machine the neck, and the next thing I knew the neck was completely Fucked. I will post pictures and a full explanation once I get back over to Motolab and start working on it again, but right now I don't even want to think about it, lest I black out from rage and wake up in a room full of dead hippy douchebag bicycle frame builder gypsy fucks. Seriously folks, here is another fantastic opportunity to learn from my mistakes. Hippies: unless you are buying hemp underwear, or a vegetable oil conversion for your Mercedes 300SD, steer the fuck clear.

Derek, thank you for sticking with me on this even when I take it to some gypsy and reverse dozens of hours of your work. I'll get back over there soon I hope.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:18 AM   #261
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Seriously folks, here is another fantastic opportunity to learn from my mistakes. Hippies: unless you are buying hemp underwear, or a vegetable oil conversion for your Mercedes 300SD, steer the fuck clear
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:10 AM   #262
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Hahaha!

. Seriously folks, here is another fantastic opportunity to learn from my mistakes. Hippies: unless you are buying hemp underwear, or a vegetable oil conversion for your Mercedes 300SD, steer the fuck clear.
Best advise I've heard all week! And sooo true.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:09 PM   #263
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I have been giving your title problem some thought.If I rember you had the bike shipped as bike parts right?
and if you keep all your recipets for hippie machine work and motorcyle materials mabe you could title it as a special construction/ home built ? my suggestion is save every pice of paper then overload the dmv with a mountian of paper and they may give you a title to just get rid of you.That has worked with the IRS
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:33 AM   #264
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A first step title could be obtained in Arizona. My dad has plated his two stroke trials bike (no, im not sure why he bothered). They didn't even look at it, just took his money and handed him a plate. An Arizona plate might make it easier to get a Cali plate, although yall are in a bad way when it comes to emissions, etc.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:58 AM   #265
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A first step title could be obtained in Arizona. My dad has plated his two stroke trials bike (no, im not sure why he bothered). They didn't even look at it, just took his money and handed him a plate. An Arizona plate might make it easier to get a Cali plate, although yall are in a bad way when it comes to emissions, etc.
No annual emissions testing or inspection of any kind for bikes in CA.

Maine is also another state that it's relatively easy to obtain a new title from. I see an unusual number of bikes in S.F. with Maine plates..
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:30 PM   #266
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Thank you Mullet! The way you write and your sense of humor had me laughing out of control at my office today. People thought I was insane, but this thread is one of the funniest things I have ever read. Thank you and I am following in anticipation!
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:26 PM   #267
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Thank you Mullet! The way you write and your sense of humor had me laughing out of control at my office today. People thought I was insane, but this thread is one of the funniest things I have ever read. Thank you and I am following in anticipation!
+1.

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Old 08-13-2011, 08:11 PM   #268
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:56 PM   #269
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Wow. Makes my Ural seem advanced and precision engineered by comparison.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:26 AM   #270
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Wow. Makes my Ural seem advanced and precision engineered by comparison.
You are not kidding. Cuong, the guy we bought the Minsks from in Hanoi, also sold and rented Urals. They were super bad ass, and I still want one. But the Minsks were $450 each, and the Urals were something like $1500 each. Should. Have. Gotten. A. Ural.
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