Custom Scramblers

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by mikem9, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    That's a top photo, great looking bike + bloody beauty view as well! :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
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  2. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    That's tremendous^
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  3. Euromad

    Euromad Been here awhile

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    "That's Matchless"
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  4. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Matchless indeed! Nicely done!
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  5. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    hmmmm...maybe I should do something with the G80S chassis and engine I have....
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  6. johnny moped

    johnny moped learner

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    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9iefchJt8R4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  7. mikem9

    mikem9 Wanderer

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    Johnny Moped - great looking bike! very cool. I checked out your other youtube videos and saw your other old bikes - very cool also.
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  8. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  9. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    This doesn't apply the confines of the thread but how could you pass up the newish Moto Morini scram scram
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  10. IHWillys

    IHWillys Been here awhile

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    First thing that came to my mind after seeing this was "Lego Bionicle". It's been a few years since my sons were playing with those but I think one would be hard pressed to find another motorcycle more fitting for such a "theme".

    Ken
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  11. KhaoSanMan

    KhaoSanMan Airhead

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    Love this bike. I've had a photo of it on my desk for a year now
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  12. Doug Matson

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    A friend of mine built this one
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  13. Euromad

    Euromad Been here awhile

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    Doug, any more pictures of the Triumph? Very nice! Presently working on a Triumph scrambler and looking for cool details (such as the footpeg setup). What kind of frame is that?
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  14. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    A few years ago i was running a stock 1969 Triumph Daytona as a dual sport.
    I ran it for 5 years and 45,000 miles and the bike took a LOT of abuse.
    I got it for $2800.00 in fair shape, but since I already had a 1979 Bonneville, i just used to blast down dirt roads feeling VERY cool.
    Over time, I decided the 500 was so much fun, I sold the 750 and started fixing the poor Daytona up.
    The bike had no problems at all in the dirt, it was light, had a low center of gravity, and in many crashes, nothing ever broke. I broke, but the bike did not.

    The motor had some weak points, (transmission and clutch) but good power for the dirt.

    I used to run the bike at insane speeds in the dirt, and never ran into anyone I could not keep up with unless the trail got really rough.
    Vibration really killed the bike though, cracking things over and over.

    I am starting to turn my tu250 into a dual sport, a smooth reliable version of the old Daytona.
    I never found the low pipes to be any problem.
    And I would rather not have bulging hot pipes burning my leg.
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  15. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    wow !:1drink
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  16. Doug Matson

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    The frame is a BSA that he converted to oil in frame. The gas tank is off a Suzuki he cut apart and made it to fit the bike, he even made the seat, pipes, pegs and frame guard. He has one just like for the street with a Matchless 650 twin in it.
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    here is the Matchless street version without oil in frame
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    here is his Matchless that he raced into his seventies, he is 82 now and yes still rides street/dirt!
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  17. Euromad

    Euromad Been here awhile

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    Doug, thanks so much for the pictures- inspiring! The aluminum work is fantastic! The pipes are a work of art... I keep drooling on the keyboard and having to re-type. Great stuff, good ideas for my project.
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  18. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Beautiful bits of workmanship in those bikes, real inspiration to bike builders everywhere, :eek1
    I like to see bikes redesigned to what the owner wants, leads to some great ideas, thanks for posting those photos. :D
    Cheers
    Baza
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  19. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    Wow!

    Every time I look at those photos I see more amazing details.

    They are works of art. Beautiful!
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  20. mikem9

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