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Old 01-27-2011, 03:41 PM   #391
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Let me guess; for brakes and a chain you're going to dismantle a combine, re-confgure the the bindle rotor, clean it all up with headlight grease and be on the road before Valentines day. On a more serious note, how many out there guessed the fairing was molded was from a Saturn bumper ........anyone........didn't think so. Awesome work Dave.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:43 PM   #392
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Let me guess; for brakes and a chain you're going to dismantle a combine, re-confgure the the bindle rotor, clean it all up with headlight grease and be on the road before Valentines day. On a more serious note, how many out there guessed the fairing was molded was from a Saturn bumper ........anyone........didn't think so. Awesome work Dave.
Ha Ha I knew that already. You should have seen his first bike in person. It was nice...
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:01 PM   #393
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I saw ninja beast part Du and it was pretty cool, dirty,but cool
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:26 PM   #394
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Thanks for the write up of your fairing fabrication. I have been wanting to do a similar style design for my thumper, but couldn't figure our how to make a good symmetrical mold. Now to look for a dithec bumper...
i was facing the same little problem. i had a good idea of what i wanted it to look like, but building a decent mold in a reasonable time frame, that was another question.

then we had 1" of snow and the local drivers staged the predicable demolition derby with the family sedans. when i saw a bumper cover on the shoulder, i was thinkin' "oh baby, i can use those curves". false alarm, too smashed up. couple more false alarms, then i saw a bumper cover down in the ditch sitting in the water.

slammed on the brakes, parked on the shoulder, flashers on...jumped down in the ditch after the big prize. old guy comes out of the ramshackle house to watch the fun. "thanks, took ya long enough". he thought i was a DOT employee cleaning up the roadside wreckage.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:31 PM   #395
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Let me guess; for brakes and a chain you're going to dismantle a combine...
nope, but heck, this is a bike build thread. shouldn't call it that unless you actually build something, otherwise it would be a bike bolt-it-together thread.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:36 PM   #396
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Ha Ha I knew that already. You should have seen his first bike in person. It was nice...
that was the gen two edition. the first had that buell fairing...got a little ding in western montana.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:42 PM   #397
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I saw ninja beast part Du and it was pretty cool, dirty,but cool
definitely dirty, it had just come down 2000 miles of Canuckistans finest gravel roads.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:57 PM   #398
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Looking good JD. Like I said, you won't have to hide this horse behind the barn, she's a looker.

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Old 01-28-2011, 04:04 AM   #399
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Looking good JD. Like I said, you won't have to hide this horse behind the barn, she's a looker.

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thanks. might have to put that horse in the barn, heard there's rustlers out that way.


when are those tricked out forks due back?
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:37 AM   #400
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One thing is for sure...itīs not beautiful...but damn it looks bad ass!

Congrats!

I hope youīre having your bit of fun/struggle building it
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:42 AM   #401
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On a more serious note, how many out there guessed the fairing was molded was from a Saturn bumper ........anyone........didn't think so. Awesome work Dave.

I knew it was molded from a Saturn bumper... but only because Dave told me at some point when we were hanging around in Labrador, Newfoundland, or Nova Scotia in September.

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Old 01-28-2011, 04:49 PM   #402
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One thing is for sure...itīs not beautiful...
that's because you're thinking about those girls at the Algarve or Costa do Sol, now they're beautiful.

this is just a bike, but yes, they're fun to build.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:53 PM   #403
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I knew it was molded from a Saturn bumper...
true, mark has a custom front end on his wee strom and we were comparing notes. that Saturn bumper thing is always good for a laugh or two.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:42 PM   #404
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thanks. might have to put that horse in the barn, heard there's rustlers out that way.


when are those tricked out forks due back?
Rustlers. Your kidding right!?

Transit will take a week for the forks, and they just got them Tues. I assume it will take another week until they get to them.

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Old 01-29-2011, 05:02 AM   #405
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Rustlers. Your kidding right!?
ok, no bike rustlers.

...but there has been a resurgence of the regular kind of rustling all across the west. you'll see even more when beef prices go through the roof again. wheat above $8 again in your neighborhood, must be plenty of new ranch pickups on the roads.



weather finally cleared here, going to turn the key on this thing in an hour or two, see if i put everything back together correctly so it will start.
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