i'm speechless

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by vernon dent, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    i find myself attracted to this in some sort of post apocalyptic way. cr500 frame, buell cyclone motor, warp 9 17" hoops with billet hubs.
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  2. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    My 2 cents: looks like a clean build, probably goes like a bat out of hell and handles great - but MAN it is fugly. Eye of the beholder I guess.
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  3. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    decent build. some sloppy welds, wiring a bit cluttered/rigged, gauges wire tied on, needs a chain guide on the swingarm, front wheel needs truing. if the guy that owns it takes my offer or makes a counter i'll own it.
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  4. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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    Looks like it was photographed with fish eye lens but wasn't .
    Regards,Ed
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  5. RedRaptor22

    RedRaptor22 Been here awhile

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    That air cleaner would be the first thing to go, then anything else shiny "read tacky", Overall I bet it's fun to ride but that setup just looks all out of whack to my eyes, I'd have tried to use a more modern twin like a TL-SV1000 or one of the honda sport twins.

    Anything that did'nt measure 4 feet from the front of the head to the countershaft, if I were doing something like this I'd have definately upped the power density and kept the wheelbase short, that way it'd at least be a tiny bit scary to ride.
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  6. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Cool! I think with some 18/21" rims and knobbies, it would come into proportion.
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  7. DirtHopper

    DirtHopper Been here awhile

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    I'd be woried about it holding together with all the vibration if it has sloppy welds. GL if you get it
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  8. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    looks like it has 120 inch wheelbase!
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  9. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    Maybe those are 12" wheels?


    :rofl


    This bike is the result of a wild night of drinking in a shop with a Sportster, a CR, and a pit bike.

    The dangers of drinking are once again showing... :freaky

    A 21" front wheel would really help the balance as would redoing the side panels and rear fender to shorten it visually.

    At the 2010 Catalina Grand Prix there was a vintage Husky with a Sportster engine that handled great, looked great, and sounded awesome, so it can work... Although not all mutations work out so well. :eek1

    Could be fun!
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  10. 2fast4u

    2fast4u Been here awhile

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    90 plus HP!!! Don't you think thats enough?
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  11. RedRaptor22

    RedRaptor22 Been here awhile

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    Absolutely not, if it were why pull out the stock engine when they can make that pretty easily, plus it'd weigh a whole lot less.

    Don't get me wrong I farking love the V-twin feel that a buell designed sportster engine makes but they are still bricks, that is why I say there would have been lots better options for a build like this like a TL or SV engine, smaller, lighter, watercooled, and reliable, not to mention you'd be working with about 40% more power and it would'nt rattle itself apart or try to form a black hole at the center of that rear wheel.

    Don't get me wrong, the buell thunderstorm engines are the best that harley did'nt design, and I've seen a few motards based around them that look like a farking blast to ride, but this is not one of them.
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  12. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    all for naught. he declined my $1500.00 offer.
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  13. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Hmmmm, I have an old twin shock Husky frame and i saw a R.C. 51 motor on Evil-bay for $400 and.....................
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  14. RedRaptor22

    RedRaptor22 Been here awhile

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    That'd be a hell of a tracker! Used to have a buddy that rode a Nicky Hayden replica, that bike was no joking matter.
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  15. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    And I could paint "Death on a Cracker" on the tank.
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  16. RedRaptor22

    RedRaptor22 Been here awhile

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    I honestly was not trying to rap there :rofl
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  17. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    you think a cr500 can "easily" make over 90hp?
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  18. RedRaptor22

    RedRaptor22 Been here awhile

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    I've seen a few of them dyno over 90hp and ridden two of them in motard trim, like all other two strokes everything is pretty simple and easy to do for someone with only minor mechanical ability and the ability to find a decent tuning guy.
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  19. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    sure thingz :rofl
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  20. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    It's a Sportster engine. I can't imagine that reliability will be an issue.


    It sure does need to be shortened though.
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