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Discussion in 'Photos' started by JagLite, Jul 16, 2019.
Not if it requires the bike to not have a real seat.
The seats on those art bikes aren't much worse than what is often on the bikes that fit this Stupid Ugly thread.
Actually, the seats on many factory bikes aren't much better...
Ridden an mx bike lately?
I think the "seat" on them is just like the "seat" on a trials bike, they are a decorative frame cover, not meant for actually sitting on.
If these are "Art" I would rather see them in paintings, rather than a real build.
Brown seat.... check
Brown grips for bonus points...check
Custom premium leather seat, Brand new dual sport tires, New battery
Custom headlights, tail lights, blinkers, grips, Brat style handle bar.. and many more..
This bike is a true classic head turner and real joy to ride!
Lots of power and easy handling, must see!
$6900 or best offer.
Yep, this custom meets the requirements to be here in the Stupid, Ugly Custom bike thread.
Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?
Just the way the bike sits. I really love this stance. It’s got just the right amount of “papi chulo”. This bike is special to me because building it made me realize that the cheap 70’s donor bikes are almost gone, and they aren’t coming back. The more we keep hacking them apart, the more valuable they will become.
Looking at the builder's website he has a nice scrambler pictured:
Stupid Flintstone age tires
Quote from above---""This bike is special to me because building it made me realize that the cheap 70’s donor bikes are almost gone, and they aren’t coming back. The more we keep hacking them apart, the more valuable they will become.""
What a ********!
I was beginning to despair the lack of brown seats!
I don't like to knock on someone else's work, but it's odd how hard he's trying to emulate Rokon's. Right down to the discs he's bolting on to give the solid wheel look. The thing that really is bothersome, at those prices, is how poorly those bolted on discs fit. You can easily see the gaps in the photos. Even with the filter. I get people go after the patina look, but poorly fitting parts is lazy workmanship, not patina.
I'm digging the handbuilt front ends in this thread, though. That's something I aim to try my hand at shortly. I hope my bike won't make it in to this thread someday
Not to disrupt the flow of the thread but I sort of like the K bike with the knobbies.
I like knobbies on anything because they look "tough".
I'm thinking about mounting some on my Moby Moped
A problem I have with this thread is that some of the bikes in it sometimes also appear in the "ugly motorcycle", "cafe racer", "scrambler", or "craigslist dumbass" threads; this means I am subjected to seeing them more than once. Yeech.
Build a leather toolbag to go in the void in the frame and run a KZ style duckbill on the back with a chrome wire luggage rack and that bike would be fun.
Don't look Ethel!
(what is that quote from?)
Lol! The Streak? And I know it, but keep coming back anyway! I feel guilty too; it's like going to a NASCAR race and hoping to see an accident.
This one should have the knobbies and not the square tires.
I thought this might be a good thread, but it makes my brain hurt too much. Kinda like Bikexif... when in doubt spray it flat black and stick on some old Firestone rubber and claim it's a clubman or street tracker...
I remember the early Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 riders had a name for the first models - they were Vulcan UBFs Ugly, But Fast. And they were pretty good performers.
Maybe these bikes should be called BUMs - Butt Ugly Motorcycles.
And those were stock from the factory like that!
No ugly customizing required.