1. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    With the rotary valve induction and the pipe it looks a little like a Kawi Bushmaster. Do I spy a DS7 in the background?:brow
  2. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Nope not a DS7, but close. A '72 R5, the next year they were the RD350. I parked the little 100cc'er next to that badass 350 twin and it scared it so bad, it wet itself!!
  3. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Oh you want some 2-smokin' goodness??? We got plenty of that around the shop right now.

    How about this:
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    1972 JDM Suzuki GT250, a direct descendent of the X6 Hustler. Upgraded wheels, freshened engine, just now fitting pipes to it that were made to the factory road race specs. Should be a little screamer that'll surprise a lot of bigger 4 strokes.

    Or do you prefer a little FrankenBike from the Checkered Past Cycles House of Horrors:
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    1986 Honda ATC250R three-wheeler chassis. Rear suspension converted to that of a mid-'90s CBR600R. Front end modified to accept the front end from a Buell XB900. Tank is from a CB650 and the seat is from a TZ250. Just ordered a center exit tuned pipe for it. As it sits now.....196lbs. We estimate in the 250lb range when in street-legal form with that race built engine putting out around 55hp.:deal

    Smoke 'em if you got 'em, gents :evil:evil
  4. wario

    wario still a good bike cleaner...

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    I need a smoke.... :wink:
  5. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    On another note picked up my bike hauler :) Going to mount in a chock under the jumper seat frame so i can swap between the seats and hauling duties.
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    I always wanted one .........
  6. patj

    patj Adventurer

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    love the frankenbike....never wanted to do the daytona bikeweek, or sturgis, but if i had frankenbike i could do em. i see a big funfactor. 'look at me'.:lol3
  7. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    By the looks of those bikes there must also be a thriving medicinal herb business in downtown Galesburg?...:jose
  8. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Not at all................................but since I was born in the '50s and am livin' now I must have lived thru the '60's, though I remember little of it. :dutch:bmwrider:choppa:super:wings:viking
  9. Geepn

    Geepn Been here awhile

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    Umm.. Charlie it was us that were trying to increase our image being seen with you and the hack, you look the biker type while we are the wanta be's, even being seen with you at the truck stop and how you handle the waitress leaves us poor second class citizens in awe! :lol3 (Of course Than and Deutschmark are exempt).
  10. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    Charlie, I might need to call on your expertise if it turns out that I bit off more than I can chew. Got it from this last weekend:
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    To this:

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    but no spark :(: Will investigate further this weekend when it's warmer.
  11. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Looks like an early, mid-'80s XS500...????
  12. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    1978 xs 500.
  13. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Looks like a great back road bomber, but my back hurts just looking at those bars. Whatcha going to do with it Steve? Full on resto or take it out and flog it for all its worth?
  14. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    Resto mod cafe racer kind of thingie. Fun around town and looks and sound are most important in this project. Details are not fully envisioned yet.
  15. DeutschMark

    DeutschMark Full Tilt Boogie

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    I think it looks pretty cool as it sits. Keep us posted.
  16. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    If you start spending too much time with this one, that Italian princess of yours is going to get jealous and give you a bitch fit. :lol3 :rofl :lol3
  17. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    Shhhhh. I'm keeping her covered so she can't see what's going on. I'm sure she will get the majority of miles this summer.
  18. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Just wondering who the ADVrider rep is for the big Grand Rapids Winter Beer Fest this saturday? Sounds like something the Ottawa County boys would be interested in.:freaky:photog:beer:vardy:slurp:tbbeer
  19. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    I am sure we would be....but the German has to work and I am with the kiddo all weekend.

    I will be making my own beer though.....and drinking some too :freaky
  20. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Work? Kiddos? Whatz that? You couldn't go if you wanted unless you bought tickets in advance. They went on sale in December and 6000 tickets sold out in 13 hours......:1drink......bottoms up.