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Old 09-19-2010, 07:31 AM   #106
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Great project!
I think you'll be more than pleased with the power you can get from the 500 Yamaha. It will likely cause the rider to back off far before it's done.

Here's a shot of the Flying Merkel that's in the Cannonball run, from the Maggie Valley stopover.


Hey, I was there too. Did we meet? I was off to the left as you entered

the parking lot. I was standing around with my buddies Tom and David.

Tom was on the cracked out BMW F650 with the copper tubing cooling system.

I was on the Green 1st gen Tiger.


To the OP.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:23 PM   #107
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Hey, I was there too. Did we meet? I was off to the left as you entered

the parking lot. I was standing around with my buddies Tom and David.

Tom was on the cracked out BMW F650 with the copper tubing cooling system.

I was on the Green 1st gen Tiger.


To the OP.
I didn't spend much time on humans, sorry. Sometimes I get blinders on around machines of a certain ilk and this was one of those times. I left my wife at the front of the building and one of my buddies dragged me out of the museum long after dark. She wasn't really expecting me to stay with her , she knows how I am.

I'll be at the Eastern Rondevous next year, that's a good socializing time. Are you and your buddies coming to that?
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:38 PM   #108
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This was rejected earlier when talking about dampeners for your front fork, but I just found a picture of what I was thinking so I thought I would add it, just for future thoughts
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:52 PM   #109
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How about a mock-up photo with the engine, tank, wheels,seat,etc.?
Thanks,
Here's the best I can do for now. I'm working on the wheels now, should have them repainted this week.





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Old 09-19-2010, 08:18 PM   #110
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for tossing that gusset in where you had to notch the rear triangle
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:13 PM   #111
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Inspirational work!!!!

I have a thought I'd like to throw out (feel free to ignore it).

If the pedals still free wheeled (even if they do not drive anything),

you could rotate them for corners and never worry about ground clearance.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:04 PM   #112
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That is one massive bike!(or its a tiny chair supporting the rear frame)
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:01 AM   #113
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Rebuilder,
That's what I was talking about. She is looking good. Thanks for the mockup photos.

When I saw the bikes coming through our town on the Cannonball run, I thought the unrestored kinda rusty bikes looked the best.

Anyway you got me looking for a rusty old big framed bicycle to make a simple replica. Nothing like you are doing. Just one of those Ebay bicycle motors stuck down low in the frame. I'll have to keep my eye out at the dump for a throw away bicycle.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:26 AM   #114
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That is one massive bike!(or its a tiny chair supporting the rear frame)
Me thinks he stold his kid's chair. Or maybe that's his moaning chair from his youth?
Every shop has to have a moaning chair.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:58 AM   #115
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for tossing that gusset in where you had to notch the rear triangle
I was actually worrying about that.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:15 AM   #116
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Aha. Busted. This has to be the most brilliant use of I've ever seen.Loving this build thread. What a great story. For some reason, it reminds me of Jesse James when he said, "I'm just a welder". Your skills are the envy of many here. Looking forward to the rest of the story.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:30 AM   #117
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Me thinks he stold his kid's chair. Or maybe that's his moaning chair from his youth?
Every shop has to have a moaning chair.
I like to use small furniture.. It makes me feel taller.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:04 PM   #118
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Shim or no shim?
Uhh....

I think I might skip the shims and take my chances on a $4000 oil change.

I may live near San Francisco but I wasn't born here!

Damn perverts...!
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:04 PM   #119
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This was rejected earlier when talking about dampeners for your front fork, but I just found a picture of what I was thinking so I thought I would add it, just for future thoughts
Oh, that would work. Cool bike. Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:57 PM   #120
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Uhh....

I think I might skip the shims and take my chances on a $4000 oil change.

I may live near San Francisco but I wasn't born here!

Damn perverts...!
You lost me mymindsok.
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