Le 'Rapidement'. Bored tracker.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Wildebeest90210, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    Chrome forks for sure. They look much classier and way cool.

    Too much white looks bad on a bike in my opinion... hell I would swap the white and gold for black and gold. That is a classic and timeless color combo.

    Of course your Metisse is black and gold. What if you did a red bike? Or a blue bike? Both would be nicer looking than white IMO.

    But then again, I just really don't like white bikes. :lol3
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  2. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    I lean toward white... Your white Husky looked awesome.
    I love the white frame Shercos. I think they look awesome...

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    Ooohh, and the yellow ones. I like those too...
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  3. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Ok, had to go digging...

    Found it! :drif:raabia
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  4. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Don't we all, but it never seems to work out that way, does it?
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  5. GL1800

    GL1800 RAT PACK---GS GAINT

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    We will enjoy this one
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  6. Will V

    Will V Adventurer

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  7. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    I'm in. Loved the Metisse build.
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  8. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Had me a 430 Husky a few years older than the white 500. Loved it. Test rode the 500.
    Could not sit on the seat while on the gas 'caus the engine vibrated so much I thought I was going to shit my shorts. :lol3

    I have been wanting to build a bike we built before we had driver license out of pedal bikes back in the 60's for, gosh going on 20 years now.
    We used Briggs & Stration horizontal shaft engines, Centrifugal clutch, Wizzer rear pulley. 45 mph..down hill....
    We never use the springer front forks because of the extra weight.
    We use banana seats and half height high handle bars and not much else.
    Still remember working on the bikes in the back yard and running to the old tube radio to crank up the volume when the Doors came on. LA woman.....yea man.

    Plan in my gray matter is to use two 21 inch dirt bike rims and a hopped up B&S with chain drive.
    .....'Mercan....
    I like the solo leather seats..hum...
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  9. JB2

    JB2 Dirt Of The Earth

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    I helped a good friend with a 1902 Orient he was restoring. Too bad you couldn't find an old single to build Bored Tracker with but, I'm with you on being able to build one quickly. I'll be interested to see if you can stick to your "keep-it-simple" rule. I never do no matter how hard I try. :D Good luck! :thumb

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  10. Foxed101

    Foxed101 Monkeywrench

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    Just cama across this one at a bike event today.

    Inspirational?
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    Not to be dropped on hardboard though...
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  11. Scrivens

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    Or if you have a wooden leg.
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  12. nickguzzi

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    Loose the front downtube and shove one of these in - courtesy Greg Summerton.
    Greg makes (from scratch) a small range of J.A.P. V twins.

    If you have the frame copper plated then its Spirit of Eric Fernihough
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    Look closely - he used no chrome forks. So that's that settled then.
    Notice also the Brooklands fishtail "silencer".
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  13. Wildebeest90210

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    Some progress on this extinct thread. Project got mothballed for riding but it's back now. I was looking at a monkey Metisse but the bike never showed up at the right price or a Hinckley Triumph Metisse but that blew out too so I'll crack on with this.
    I couldn't get a good frame with the crank in the right place so today picked up a Porucho from Ruff cycles made in Germany with the forward crank. This changes things from a board tracker to an upright Edwardian but I'm happy with that. It's great quality, I see nickel plating for the frame when modded????
    Got some grips, chains and bits and bobs. Chrome girder fork assy to follow soon.

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    Horace is going to get the hang of this first before moving on to motorised.


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  14. JagLite

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    Good to see you back in the shop.
    Changes and progress are always interesting to see. :lurk
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  15. Tim_Tom

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    I think you'll need a top hat and tails with some flight goggles and a scarf when you bombard the countryside aboard this thing. Very interested to see how it all comes together. :thumb
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  16. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    My ride on distinguished gents ride 2 years ago, dapper enough ? Unbelievably hungover as I remember :hack


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  17. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    Love the purple bow tie, nice touch! I've always wanted to do one of those DG rides, but the thought of riding without my leathers is terrifying, especially in city traffic. I guess I'm too much of a pussy to fully put style before protection. I suppose I could cook up something around my old USAF bomber jacket and engineer boots, but that's not exactly dapper or gentlemanly. :rofl
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  18. JagLite

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    Ebay, used "distinguished" clothing sized to fit OVER our safety gear.

    That's my plan :-)

    I've bought 5 tuxedos on Ebay, the most expensive was $35.
    All in excellent condition.
    Single breasted, double breasted, tails, white, and uh, I forget the fifth one's difference.
    Fun on a cruise to have a different tux for each formal evening. :jkam
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  20. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    What's that thing do for top speed? 215? 220?

    Very cool and compact engine.
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