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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Rebuilder, Sep 11, 2010.
Looks like he's updating the jockey journal thread in his sig line
Yeah... I've got a few more updates over at http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=102746 but I'm planning to start a new thread here too. After all this is where it all started for me. Stay tuned.
I don't know how I missed this thread ! The thread started off with a cool idea and then you just impressed the hell out of me . It is rare for someone to have a vision and then back them up with fabrication skills . I think you will do well with your new business , and in the process inspire many more " backyard" builders . Hats off to you Sir !
Reading this thread makes me realize that I'm about as creative and handy as an ape with a rock.
Absolutely astounding in so many ways. Bravo!!!
Off topic....are you married? Kids?
Long term and very understanding girlfriend and nope, no kids.
That always helps.My girl is understanding because I still take care of the kids.
Looking through the net for a friend of mine who wants to build a 1903 Indian replica I came across this site.
This is one awesome thread and I must give you lots of credit for such a nice build!
The Flying Merkel has always been one of my favorite bikes and unlike my friend who wants to machine the engine to very closely resemble the original 1903 Indian engine; I want to just build a look alike with a modern engine.
I seriously would like to get a set of those prints Rebuilder! I have a large format printer and between my friend and I; We have all the tools and skill to pull this off!
Please let me know when I can get a set. I would like to start as soon as possible as it is getting cold here in Indiana and that's when we like to build.
Hi James - I sent you a PM... which you've probably seen by now. I'm starting another one soon myself. Let me know what you need.
So this doesnt really belong here, but I finally built my Flying Merkel.
Absolutely gorgeous! I've always loved those vintage board trackers...
This build is being featured in the BikeBuilds.net directory here: Rebuilder's Flying Merkel
We're currently displaying only a reduced-size photo (similar to what you'd find in Google Images). *We'd like to ask for your permission to publish the original full-size image with your build listing.
If anyone would like to have a build of their own listed, just send me a message with a link to the build thread and we'll take care of the rest.
This thread broke my subscription cherry after joining, amazing work, photography & story building, thank you
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Hi Ken - Feel free to use full size images. I can provide more if needed. I really need to get a better website but can you list the manufacturer as BTRbuilder.com? It's not much but at least it's a place where people can get a hold of me for info.
Manufacturer changed as requested. I hope you get a ton of pageviews from it - the bike is gorgeous!
A bump for bump sakes... Such an awesome build....
Rebuilder I enjoyed the journey of watching you build your "Flying Merkel". I see on Facebook you are hard already building another motorcycle of your own design Terry. I will enjoy seeing the final out come of that build as well. True there are many builders working out of their garage, tool shed, storage shed. Wherever they can find the space and electrical outlets. A place to draw and design and shape and reshape even more. True there are builders who have some very deep pockets of money to work from and other men and women who help in the creation, brain storming or offers a strong back for the heavy lifting. Then there are builders who work one job and work on their motorcycle when money and time allow. Sound like somebody you know Terry. So happy wrenching and bending iron Rebuilder. Remember to build a shop is down one motorcycle at a time and lots of aspirin and coffee Terry.
Incredible!!!x10!Thanks for spelling Merkel properly.You have my permission for whatever thats worth! I worked 2 blocks from the old Flying Merkel factory in Middletown,OH,spooked around what was left,nothing! thanks,Bob Merkel,Oldebonz
Bringing this thread back again to let everyone in the PNW know that the Merkel will be in the1moto show in Portland next month. http://the1moto.com/ I was there last year with a different bike an look forward to going back again this year. Chime in if you plan on going.
Was your bike at the Austin Show Last year?
Yep... I had a bike inside and the Merkel was outside and on the track haha....
Congrats, It's going to be a great show! See you there :)