Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    Got camera...:evil
  2. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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  3. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    VW powered, complete custom build?
  4. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Thanks. I was trying to identify the engine.
  5. moparren

    moparren Been here awhile

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    I can't decide if this is inspired or insanity

  6. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    It's inspired insanity. :eek1

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    PS-- I like it, especially down to the chrome fan shroud. Dual port heads and maybe 1600cc so it's got oomph.

    --b
  7. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    :thumb
  8. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  9. LWRider

    LWRider Been here awhile

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    That is very cool. Finally a motorcycle engine I know how to work on! But those fenders are an anti-climax; look like they are off a trailer or sumthin'. :puke1
  10. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    It has to be heavy as hell with that VW tranny. Looks like a single carbed 2 port 1600. It's interesting that he kept the fan housing.
  11. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I would love to get a close look at that beast. Not my style, but from the picture, it looks like it is pretty well executed.
  12. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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  13. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    The VW engine in a BMW was a mid-'60's fad. There was just enough room to shoehorn a VW engine into a /2 frame. Duane Ausherman had one:

    http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/BMW-VW/index.htm

    [​IMG]

    --Bill




    Next OffTopic wander: The Munch Mammoth :lol3
  14. red450

    red450 WEE-A-BOO

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    Recently, they found/bought the XAVW on American Pickers. Cool piece of moto history.
  15. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    I wonder just how legit that show is sometimes but at the same time I have friends who have tracked stuff down in the same manner.
  16. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    More mulholland

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  17. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    It's like a pre-historic Gold Wing! :lol3
  18. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Tarnish Wing.
  19. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Pyrite Wing? (that's hard to say!)...

    --Bill
  20. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Motorcycle engines for the most part are pretty simple. Compared to modern variable timing systems and canBUS electronics on cars.

    Hell, my F-150 is throttle by wire.