Board tracker replica for the usa?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by moto-scoot bill, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. moto-scoot bill

    moto-scoot bill Been here awhile

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    NOT SO QUICK BASH MASTER

    the epa cert. was not required for this first run of up to 75 units produced. after that, each model must go through the epa lab for certification. 2 things...that is not cheap, but more importantly is how tough passing that test can be. that is why the number of even a 50cc 2-stroke moped has dwindled to just a few available in the u.s.
    i know the janus guys are looking for a suitable air cooled / retro looking motor such as the one that sym puts into their wolf classic 150. btw, i know the wolf very well, and it is every inch of the quality of a honda....and yes, they build bikes and autos for honda.


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  4. EetsOK

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    What the hell is wrong with you? That (j)ANUS is one ugly mutha.
    Bashing? What do you mean? Here is a dictionary defination for bashing. I suggest you look up the meaning of words before you thrwo them around in some lame attempt to do ...what again? http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bashing
    Where did I question he reliability? I didn't but your Freudian slip has confirmed what we all know: Chinese made SHIT. Every Chinese product is one more North American job gone. Fuck you and go away. Preferably with the (j)ANUS in the right spot too.
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  5. zoo mob

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    Wow, harsh. Not sure you have a solid understanding of how globalization works. I'm of course assuming that you are a man of conviction and are doing your web -surfing on an American-made computer.

    That being said, I too would never buy a Chinese-made car or motorcycle.
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    EetsOK Been here awhile

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    Not being harsh, being realistic. I try to avoid Chinese made products but I can't always do it.
    I try to buy domestic when I can. I really try to buy local and use local independent business too.
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  7. Aghartha

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    These bikes are so gross.

    Why is this crap even in the Old School subforum?
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  8. moto-scoot bill

    moto-scoot bill Been here awhile

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    because the janus is an american built bike for the most part......maybe the should use a briggs & straton engine to satisfy the anti asian mob. how many american companies are starting up to build motorcycles nowadays? oh-yeah, i forgot the build a chopper movement......duh, and i live in milwaukee, how stupid of me. my hats off to janus for even having the guts to attempt a business venture building motorcycles in the usa. they are trying to build bikes along the lines of early bikes, not complete replicas.
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    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    If anyone wants to throw money at me:

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  10. blaine.hale

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    When did you start stripping?
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  11. Aghartha

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    That's not even close to what I asked.

    WHY IS THIS THREAD ABOUT NEWLY PRODUCED BIKES IN THE VINTAGE BIKE SUBFORUM?! I don't give a shit if they are "made" in America.

    Should I be expecting a diatribe on tire choices in response to this now?
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  12. P B G

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    Because it started as a thread about a Board Tracker Replica, and indeed most of the bikes referenced are modern takes on vintage bikes.

    The problem is simply thus.

    You cannot make a bike look good if there is a whole ton of "open" air through the frame. Not gonna happen. And if they want to build bikes like that they need to source larger power plants, or scale the whole bike down to match the dimensions of the engine they are using.

    Its a double edge sword, can you have both a small 50cc engine, and a step over frame, with out it looking like some aborted attempt at a motorcycle. And I think the answer is not really, ya cannot have that space in the frame.
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  13. PJay

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  14. moto-scoot bill

    moto-scoot bill Been here awhile

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    THAT IS COMPLETELY TRUE WITH THE SMALL MOTOR / TOO MUCH OPEN AIR. the JANUS company got a 75 unit limit for the amount of bikes they can produce as street legal until the epa certification testing takes over for any more produced. they are trying to find a larger engine that will PASS EPA. that is the hard part. the 50cc derbi motor they put in is a temporary solution.......next point i will chime in on is it is a new bike that is trying to evoke a vintage bike, hence old's cool.[​IMG]
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    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Having just left a company that rushed a horrible product to a market that had no demand for it and fell back on the "well, it's Made in USA!" gimmick, I must ask.. why didn't they wait until they had their actual product ready? Why promote the "filler/place holder"?
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  17. P B G

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    To me its more that if you are buying "bespoke" shouldn't the builder be able to apply for a "builder's title" for a custom motorcycle?

    I doubt very much that all those custom chopper bikes have epa complaince tags.

    Not that I care, its the aesthetics that are not hitting the marks anyhow.
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  18. Jon-Lars

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    So is every new Harley Davidson.

    Get out of here, please..
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  19. HapHazard

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    I can't see much of a market for any of these bikes (the new ones, that is).
    Anyone who knows what a board tracker looks like will find these sadly lacking in design cohesion and eye appeal.
    The performance level is so low as to exclude most every motorcyclist.
    The price will be too high for newbies looking at Chinese scootertoys to be tempted.

    Not that an acceptable board track style bike can't be built (such as "The Flying Merkin"), but they will be custom (bespoke, as P B G correctly puts it), and THEY would be welcome in "Old's Cool", yes?

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