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Old 08-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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i'm speechless

i find myself attracted to this in some sort of post apocalyptic way. cr500 frame, buell cyclone motor, warp 9 17" hoops with billet hubs.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:37 PM   #2
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My 2 cents: looks like a clean build, probably goes like a bat out of hell and handles great - but MAN it is fugly. Eye of the beholder I guess.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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My 2 cents: looks like a clean build, probably goes like a bat out of hell and handles great - but MAN it is fugly. Eye of the beholder I guess.
decent build. some sloppy welds, wiring a bit cluttered/rigged, gauges wire tied on, needs a chain guide on the swingarm, front wheel needs truing. if the guy that owns it takes my offer or makes a counter i'll own it.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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proportions

Looks like it was photographed with fish eye lens but wasn't .
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #5
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That air cleaner would be the first thing to go, then anything else shiny "read tacky", Overall I bet it's fun to ride but that setup just looks all out of whack to my eyes, I'd have tried to use a more modern twin like a TL-SV1000 or one of the honda sport twins.

Anything that did'nt measure 4 feet from the front of the head to the countershaft, if I were doing something like this I'd have definately upped the power density and kept the wheelbase short, that way it'd at least be a tiny bit scary to ride.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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Cool! I think with some 18/21" rims and knobbies, it would come into proportion.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:23 PM   #7
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I'd be woried about it holding together with all the vibration if it has sloppy welds. GL if you get it
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:05 PM   #8
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looks like it has 120 inch wheelbase!
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #9
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Eh? Long-long bike

Maybe those are 12" wheels?





This bike is the result of a wild night of drinking in a shop with a Sportster, a CR, and a pit bike.

The dangers of drinking are once again showing...

A 21" front wheel would really help the balance as would redoing the side panels and rear fender to shorten it visually.

At the 2010 Catalina Grand Prix there was a vintage Husky with a Sportster engine that handled great, looked great, and sounded awesome, so it can work... Although not all mutations work out so well.

Could be fun!
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:27 AM   #10
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That air cleaner would be the first thing to go, then anything else shiny "read tacky", Overall I bet it's fun to ride but that setup just looks all out of whack to my eyes, I'd have tried to use a more modern twin like a TL-SV1000 or one of the honda sport twins.

Anything that did'nt measure 4 feet from the front of the head to the countershaft, if I were doing something like this I'd have definately upped the power density and kept the wheelbase short, that way it'd at least be a tiny bit scary to ride.
90 plus HP!!! Don't you think thats enough?
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #11
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90 plus HP!!! Don't you think thats enough?
Absolutely not, if it were why pull out the stock engine when they can make that pretty easily, plus it'd weigh a whole lot less.

Don't get me wrong I farking love the V-twin feel that a buell designed sportster engine makes but they are still bricks, that is why I say there would have been lots better options for a build like this like a TL or SV engine, smaller, lighter, watercooled, and reliable, not to mention you'd be working with about 40% more power and it would'nt rattle itself apart or try to form a black hole at the center of that rear wheel.

Don't get me wrong, the buell thunderstorm engines are the best that harley did'nt design, and I've seen a few motards based around them that look like a farking blast to ride, but this is not one of them.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:38 AM   #12
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all for naught. he declined my $1500.00 offer.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:50 AM   #13
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Hmmmm, I have an old twin shock Husky frame and i saw a R.C. 51 motor on Evil-bay for $400 and.....................
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:10 AM   #14
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Hmmmm, I have an old twin shock Husky frame and i saw a R.C. 51 motor on Evil-bay for $400 and.....................
That'd be a hell of a tracker! Used to have a buddy that rode a Nicky Hayden replica, that bike was no joking matter.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #15
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That'd be a hell of a tracker! Used to have a buddy that rode a Nicky Hayden replica, that bike was no joking matter.
And I could paint "Death on a Cracker" on the tank.
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