Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Most of the time, someone else has killed a Buell before it becomes a chop. Low buy-in is the key, so wrecked bikes are a great start.
  2. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    I disagree with the "piece of crap" statement. Although it is not very practical and not my cup of tea, someone did do a lot of nice fabrication to build that bike.
  3. farmerstu

    farmerstu Been here awhile

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    narrow up that mind. is life more fun if the only valid point of view is yours?
    that bike looks to be very well made and is probably a gas to ride (just not on a cement highway).
  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Like a pig in shit, looks like it too! I don't see clean lines, or anything else, on that bike. :dunno

    Jim :brow
  5. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    An appropriate use for them.
  6. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    It is entirely possible that you are retarded, but you're mom loved you too much to tell you. That is far from J&P bolt-on parts.

    Something about that bike looked familiar. I finally realized that I recognized the frame as being from Redneck Engineering in SC. Then I went back and looked, and that sure as hell looks like Jack, one of the frame builders down there. If it is him, then it would be a sure bet that he built that from the ground up, as he has many Redneck Engineering motorcycles. Hell, he's probably built more motorcycles that most of you have ever ridden.

    Even if you aren't a good fabricator, you owe it to yourself to pick up a trashed bike off Craigslist and turn it into something roadworthy at least once in your life. It'll give you a whole different perspective on what it takes to build a chop. It is one thing to ride a motorcycle, but it is a whole different feeling to ride a motorcycle you built yourself. You'll never know that feeling until you do it.
  7. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    Absolute thrilling terror.
  8. Marylander

    Marylander Been here awhile

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    I rebuilt my '00 kx250. No fabrication but it was a ground up rebuild. I do find extra pleasure in that. Also, it hasn't fallen apart yet. ;)
  9. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    You wouldn't want to ride THAT hard tail too far because whoever built it doesn't know shit about them. For many years, H-D had a telescopic sprung seatpost that absorbed most of the bumps. It was good enough that they used it with their telescopic forks, and those were actually fairly nice to ride.
  10. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    If I went to the trouble of rebuilding a trashed bike, I would put a shock absorber on it. But I guess that might make me a rebel.:norton




  11. Chivvalry

    Chivvalry Been here awhile

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    Gonna lose a toe... or break an ankle... I've gotten better at getting up on the balls of my feet.
  12. JDK111

    JDK111 Been here awhile

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    What a bunch of pompous asses in this thread.
  13. JDK111

    JDK111 Been here awhile

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    I was thinking that some of these guys moms didn't tell them they were dropped on their heads as babies.:rofl
  14. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    The orange / black chopped buell.

    A lot of time and thought went into it. Engineering it to be the best bike possible wasn't the goal I do not believe. It has a unique look about it that does set it apart from many others. The builder must have considered many things when putting the design together. As it catches the eye, it works for me. As it is to ride, well it isn't my bike and I am not sure that was the intended goal of success of the design.

    Now that said, the others recently posted had someone working for a certain outcome. Whether we agree with that vision or not really doesn't matter to them. They were doing something from their vision, not yours or mine. (as well as wallet) Did it succeed? Who knows unless you ask them. At least they did something and ride it with some degree of success.

    Now did they fail on the dragon? Inquiring minds want to know.

    NCS
  15. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    I believe the front forks are totally collapsed as in no travel to match the rear. Must ride real nice.
  16. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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  17. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :rolleyes

    Are you lost?
  18. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    They revel in it.
  19. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    Exactly!!!!!
  20. banderso

    banderso Adventurer

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    I wonder if there is enough preload adjustment on those bikes?