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Old 10-04-2012, 10:57 AM   #16
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Funny thing about that bike. It was my neigbors. He was involved in an accident on it and the insurance totaled it. Never imagined it would look like this.

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Maybe see if we could pitch in and buy this?




Cedric Smith of Everett Powersports, in Everett, Washington built that motorcycle. It's a stock 2004 GL1800 frame and rear swing arm. Rear wheel has been widened from 5" to 6" the diameter enlarged to 16". The front end is a Suzuki GSXR750 with a CRB1000RR front fairing/gauge cluster. The tank, fairings, and rear tail cowl are all also CBR1000RR. It's a 6into2into1 undertail exhaust. The bike weighs just under 500lbs with 100hp and 100 ft-lbs of torque. Complete with a hand built wiring harness and fuel rail. It's nuts. It sounds like a GL1800, but it moves like nothing you've seen.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:04 AM   #17
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #18
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Haha! Relax, I don't know how to turbo anything...
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:58 AM   #19
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The Build is at hand..Or about to begin

Long months of pining about what next freak I would build. Well, less pining and more begging my wife to let "one more" project clutter up the garage. Its amazing how a quick trip to Key West for the holidays turned her completely around. "What-ever you want to do" is all she said on the return flight to Los Angeles. Not sure if it was fatigue or the bliss of spending 10 days in the South Florida sun, but who cares. It wasn't more than one hour after the plane landed before my bid on ebay was confirmed and I was not the proud new owner of not just one but two motors that I will now build into a "wish I could have one of those" motorcycle creations.

Motor number one; 2003 HD 1200 motor complete.
Motor number two; Buel XBR with all electronics, wiring, exhaust brackets.

Both low miles and in almost pristine condition. Price was way too good not to buy them. $3 grand for both including titles. But now, what the hell to build. Not being a fan of American iron, I want to build something far more off the chart and unique. OC chopper style aint gonna happen.

So.. hears my calling; there are many closet designers out there that have talent and no time or money. I on the other hand have no talent and a little bit of money so why not put the two or three, four, five, or six of us of together and build a motorcycle off the charts cool, or freaky, or something. My budget is around $40k and I will do the build and post progress images and back story here.

Any takers? Post em up or shoot me a PM.

Jerry

...and just for fun, here is one of my current projects.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:35 AM   #20
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Not interested in a Harley build, but might be able to help with some design work.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:36 PM   #21
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something like this maybe. Ecosse's X-4



or maybe... the goal is to build something interesting. My metal fabricator can build anything I can come up with.

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Old 01-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #22
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I Only two rules. No Harley's. . They have already been done fifty seven thousand times.... .

Any takers?

Jerry b- "Right Brained Mad Scientist", and motorcycle freak.
What happened to the "rules"

I do not hate JTH Dualsporty or some of the many others....but I was in until HD and Buell got thrown back in.
Honda Shadow ace 750 chain drive model into a full blown Vtwin DS with MX suspension...Im back in.
One of these with custom suspension and frame:


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Old 01-30-2013, 05:21 PM   #23
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40k?? That will get you quite a machine
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #24
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40k?? That will get you quite a machine
or 10 of them.

Keep a tally of funds and time spent.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:15 PM   #25
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Well shit.... the price was too good. doesn't mean its in stone, (or metal) yet. The twins can sit for another year, since this is a Democracy. It will be the Inmate build. Still haven't found the right machinery for the right price. What I wanted? Kawasaki W650, or a triple 2-smoke, maybe a Beemer, (the early years). I do own a couple of XS 650's but I already am in the works on a Kenny Roberts Shell Thuet Replica in street clothes. I do have my limitations; notice my moniker; "mechanically inept". I will keep up my search of boneyards and fleemarket specials, but time is a wastin' Gotta get to the torch within the next 60 days or the few will abandon me like so many others here. Noooooooo!!

More Ideas..


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Old 01-31-2013, 12:49 AM   #26
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Cool:


How about something combining a TW, a Rokon, and an ADV bike? Bigger than a TW, more power than a Rokon, more offroad capable than a GS, 2 wheel drive...How about a hi/lo gearbox while we're at it, like the old Hondas had...

Big tires:

Link

Still underpowered, but closer:


For a little offroad trip:
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #27
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40k?? That will get you quite a machine

Hopefully. If you start paying fabricators to do the work the money's going to dissapear pretty quickly.






So are there any limits to this project? How about a rally hack? Sort of a cross between this:





and this:





Basically a 3 wheel Subaru WRX.


The harley motor in the back would probably be a good powerplant for that sort of thing.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #28
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No street bike with dirt bike suspension builds. It's a neat concept but it's been done on here and for the most part they all look quite ugly.

I vote for something with a bit more class. Like a V-twin bobber/tracker/scrambler build. Leaning more towards a high piped scrambler or maybe even an old road race faired XR750TT style bike.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #29
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No street bike with dirt bike suspension builds. It's a neat concept but it's been done on here and for the most part they all look quite ugly.

How about a Dirt bike turned Street bike? This one is currently in the works to be finished sometime in the next few months. I am in the middle of shaping the seat/plastics/rear fender section. I took a Honda 650 R seat and mated it to a Honda 450X sub frame after fabbing CBR 600 parts including shock and complete front clip. Rear sets and a tucked under pipe mated to twin Yoshimura Tri-oval Carbon fiber cans. Euro electric start should make this fun and easy to ride. pics in a few months.


..or take a great old classic and turn it into something modern? I just bought this at the Las Vegas antique auction. could be a post modern bobber with disc brakes and cool graphics. I'm still hip on the twin tracker or possibly something with a BMW R65/75 loaded into a custom frame with 50mm Marzocchi forks and a 2 into 1 pipe. 320 mm front brakes and clip on bars. Still up in the air. I will be completing two projects within the next few weeks and will make a final decision based on feedback... anybody capable of taking sketches and turning them into CAD? I'm a sketch and build guy, not a real engineer type of designer. I will need some help if anyone interested.

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Old 02-09-2013, 05:20 AM   #30
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Whatever happens, I vote don't violate that sweet BSA. It deserves respect for what it's been through, the age it's from and just how right it already is.
Thousands of other bikes need violation, just not the BSA.
I have a MZ Skorpion, it's my second one. The first I bought with a salvage title, jumped through a bunch of hoops to get it licensed in Ky. then rode it happily for 10,000 miles. When I stopped riding it much I sold it for about what I had in it.


The one I have now is rougher and I'm thinking about repurposing it into a suedo Scrambler type bike. So far just thinking , I have too many in the pipeline ahead of it.
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