Flat tracker and street tracker photos

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    I just let out a big sigh myself looking at the tires...……...

    What the hell is with those style of tires?

    I just don't get it, prob better off not knowing......
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  2. buzzword

    buzzword Been here awhile

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    that’s what happens when people want to visually and selectively harken back to a time before the 50 mph mark had been crossed. now that it has, we should probably move on as a species, but hipsters gonna hipster.
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  3. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    I think it a case of "ME TOO" tires
    Gotta wear the right shoes to be in the cool kid club.
    That way they feel they are real rebels making their own stand... just like very other rebel.
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  4. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Is it just me or do the forks look all wrong to anybody else?
    The rake and trail from the picture appears to be extreme and not in a good way.

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  5. thebigman

    thebigman XR's all the way . Big Thumps or V-twins

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    Not enough rake in my book , looks like a Rokon or something .
  6. plugeye

    plugeye MC rescue

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    motors falling down in the front
  7. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Yea...builder got a little carried away to "get the look", raised the back up, which got the frame rake too steep.
    Might even have some oil return, starving or pooling issues.

    Bet it's a real nervous ride.

    I had a real good wakening when I started to put serious miles on bikes in the mid 80's.
    It was a one day 500 mile ride called the Oregon 500.
    It started 100 miles away, so our ride was 600 miles plus.
    Over 500 riders in it's hay day.
    You got to see a lot of silly shit that day...what you want in a bike, and what you don't want.
    Always fun to see who / what made the whole route.

    A lot of the arm chair bikes I see, I would not want to put 100 miles on it at one sitting.
    I know ...right tool for the job.....but jezzzz.
    Why put forth all the time, effort and money if you are not going to ride it?
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  8. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    vee2win oldnwiser

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    Parr Motorcycles XR650R street tracker

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  10. ishmac

    ishmac Been here awhile

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    My word, this is utterly Beautiful....! WOOOW so love it.

    Cheers;
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  11. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    It's in the May issue of Classic bike if you can snare a copy.
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    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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  13. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Aw Man....just made my day and got a BIG LOL at the work place.....soo funny.

    Thanks for that Joe !

    LOL:photog:photog
  14. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    If they were $1.50 each I'd give them a go. Trouble is, no one has done a review on them...I want to know how they do scraping the pegs, tipping it in hard on the front brake. Has anyone here actually ridden with these tyres to know if they are as bad as they look, or contrary to our scorn, they do a pretty good job on the road. I don't want to know what you think about these tyres, I want to know what you know !
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  15. Scoozi

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    I've never ridden on them (and probably never will) but the builder of XT250 at the top of the page says that they work OK on heavy 'bikes but are terrible on lighter machines http://www.bikebound.com/2020/03/27/yamaha-xt250-dragonfly/ He also built the Softail below.

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    Full disclosure, my W650 runs on copies of Pirelli MT53's made by Duro in Taiwan and they seem to grip (in wet, dry and on gravel) and wear well IMHO.

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  16. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Wrong forum probably. :dunno
    Inmates here ride bikes so we want dancing shoes that work.
    There must be many forums for custom bikes built to a style, maybe a few people on those forums have tried to ride their bikes farther than the nearest bar?


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    dsilver1007 Long timer

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    Drz125 maddog

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  19. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Here's another one that is nice, but misses the mark to my eyes

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    Brown seat :dirtdog

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    • Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?
    I wanted to add a “feminine” color to a bike that is downright rowdy. With that being said, I color-matched a female co-workers’ finger nail polish to a paint swatch and then paired it with the gold on the wheels. I was pleased how the colors turned out to work so well together.

    • Can you tell us what it’s like to ride this bike?
    The bike may have lost about a hundred pounds of stock parts and as a result the power is a lot more pronounced. Since the front end is nearly 6 inches lower than the stock forks, it has a lot more front-end weight and seems to spin the soft flat track rear tire with plenty of ease.

    "The bike may have lost about a hundred pounds of stock parts..."
    Uh, huh. A hundred pounds.... :loco
    Interesting that so many custom builders can't afford a scale to actually weigh the bikes so they "guess" at the weight.
    Like so many engine builds that gained "... about XX hp" but never put the bike on a dyno.

    Anyhow, more HERE
  20. thebigman

    thebigman XR's all the way . Big Thumps or V-twins

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    I like it other than THAT TANK IS HUGE AND UGLY .
    I agree about the brown seat .
    But also to my liking the tail should be a bit longer , maybe 6in or so , and that's
    what she said .
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