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Old 04-14-2013, 11:13 PM   #91
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I really enjoyed seeing it at the show this weekend.
It looks even better in the flesh and seeing all the details together.
Excellent imagineering sir!
I took more pictures of your bike than any other.
Now, I have to know, are you going to amaze the masses by riding it in the D2D? I hope so!
Please post up some of those pictures.
By the way...Congratulations on your trophy, JagLite.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #92
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The Terra Ambulator comes out into the light!

Outside after the show ...
(They stuck the bike in the wrong class.) : (









Too bad that i got the building reflected in the gauges here.











The culprit & his creation ...



Beezer, I doubt that you will want them but I have these pix in the original huge format of 4320 X 3240 & around 5.5 MB each if you want any of them. I know you can get all your own pix later.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:20 AM   #93
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That is fantastic!! You MUST do a ride report with this bike!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:28 AM   #94
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Wow, very nice work. I've dreamed of a project like that but unlikely to happen ever. Totally pissed I could not get to the show and see it or real.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #95
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Beez that is super cool. Glad you got to get it outside and take some cool shots for us to enjoy.
Super cool and great looking bike.

Again, not to pick on anything, but I am sure those side panels are plastic, but are they not paintable with gloss and stripes like the rest of the bike? Just curious on the flat black. But seriously I love the bike and you have executed amazingly.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #96
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thanks guys. nice pix Tom S.... thank you for posting them. it's the first time I've seen it out in the sun too.

kellymac... the side panels are leather... the same leather as the seat

Jaglite.... as for D2D.... I'll start off by saying that originally I started on this project as more of a rat bike. I have a collection of crusty parts & gauges, etc but as it started to form up with all the brass & copper it became apparent that these things needed to be polished.... not rat. the project took a dramatic turn. I did intend to ride it to Dawson but now having second thoughts.... Top of the World can be so snotty.... and the chloride crap that eats metal.... anyway, I think not this year. maybe after the "new" wears off, or at least I get some miles on it so I can trust it. It should be good.... I had it down to the last bolt inside the engine & tranny... all back to new clearances (that alone took almost a year.... some parts are very rare). I'm sure a TOW trip would put dirt into crevices you could never get clean.... besides, pretty sure the Canadians wouldn't let me ride with my leather top hat.

ps.... congrats on the trophy... nice lookin skooter (you been hangin out with Squeeks?)
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:44 PM   #97
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Looks good.


You need to post the finish pics in the Steampunk thread .
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:27 PM   #98
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Amazing bike. Fantastic detail work!

I really like SteamPunk when done well. Have you seen Isabel? Same type of concept - Just a bit older of a Honda to start with



Full thread
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Lots more pics of the finished bike on page 23 of that thread.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:28 PM   #99
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yep... saw that a couple months ago... nice.... except his has chrome
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #100
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That is cool Beez. That would have been my next thought, leather. I love it. That is one of those things you just can not quite see in pics but would pic up in a close up in person viewing. Perfect, just perfect.



Now it is time for yopu to build a real steam powered bike.....
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:43 PM   #101
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.......... it's alive ................ drove it today even though the roads are snotty. fired right up, everything works except the blinkers cycle too fast.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:39 AM   #102
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Wrong bulb maybe or a bulb that is out somewhere. Usually something simple.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:33 AM   #103
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I had to use an electronic flasher because the bulbs I installed would'nt trigger the oem flasher. it worked on the bench but apparently the higher voltage when the bike is running is freaking out the flasher. it works perfect with the engine off
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #104
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I had to use an electronic flasher because the bulbs I installed would'nt trigger the oem flasher. it worked on the bench but apparently the higher voltage when the bike is running is freaking out the flasher. it works perfect with the engine off
You need to install a resistor inline or if you can get a flasher for led lights they trigger with very little resistance. A light bulb is a resistor.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #105
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Get an LED one. They don't care what load you have.

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