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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:52 pm 
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all I could think was "it looks like he took the rockers off his tandem axle utility trailer and thought "Hey, Bubba! I got me a _coool_ idea!"


That may still be the case, and he just got lucky to end up with something marginally better than that Gaud Wing contraption. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:15 pm 
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Duke wrote:
I was staring at the Valk the other day-- in particular that unmistakable Flat-opposed cylinder girth. And I remember thinking :You know, if it wasn't for the full eight inches of ground clearance, you'd rip the valve covers right off of that thing.....

Then you post this.

I can't even pretend I understand what's going on with the fork set-up. I mean, I get rockers on solid folks. But aren't there usually springs? You know-- instead of that piece of bed frame that's splitting the headlight pool in half?


I can't express how happy it makes me to see Duke post this.
I was tying to figure those forks out.
For a while.
But if he doen't get it, I guess I'm not an imbecile.


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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:49 pm 
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Well now, it's possible we're both stupid. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:05 pm 
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Duke wrote:
Well now, it's possible we're both stupid. ;)

:lol:

But at least I'm not stupid alone ....


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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:30 pm 
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Can I be stupid too?

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:44 pm 
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Sure; come on in!

If I have learned only one lesson in life, it's that the world has more than enough stupid for _everybody_! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:20 pm 
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Duke wrote:
Sure; come on in!

If I have learned only one lesson in life, it's that the world has more than enough stupid for _everybody_! :mrgreen:



It seems like some get more than their fair share. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:37 pm 
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Okay, so now that we have officially opened the Daring Uneducated Modification Brotherhood (DUMB for short), let's design the ultimate custim motorsykul.

I say we start with no rear suspension, and not by doing what everyone else does (solid struts in lieu of shock) but let's just weld the swingarm in place, pivot bushings and all. With solid struts. I mean why would anyone in their right mind want to unbolt those later on? Just weld them in place! See? We're already being innovative and unique.

We can all agree that loud pipes save lives, so I vote for cutting off the head pipes right at their mounting points. Then weld a salt shaker lid onto the carb so it can breath easier.

So that's a start, where do we go from there?

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
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Shadow Shack wrote:
Okay, so now that we have officially opened the Daring Uneducated Modification Brotherhood (DUMB for short), let's design the ultimate custim motorsykul.

I say we start with no rear suspension, and not by doing what everyone else does (solid struts in lieu of shock) but let's just weld the swingarm in place, pivot bushings and all. With solid struts. I mean why would anyone in their right mind want to unbolt those later on? Just weld them in place! See? We're already being innovative and unique.

We can all agree that loud pipes save lives, so I vote for cutting off the head pipes right at their mounting points. Then weld a salt shaker lid onto the carb so it can breath easier.

So that's a start, where do we go from there?




I vote for replacing perfectly good motorcycle tires with something meant for a 4x4, even if it means tossing fenders, spreading things, a custom axle, and adding spacers to make it fit!

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
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Two ideas.

1. For that "clean look" eliminate the front brake so we can eliminate the right hand lever. Of course we still have the "left brake" which brings me to idea 2.

2. Hipsters love single spree p speed bicycles. I propose a single speed motorcycle to eliminate the clutch lever.



With only a rear brake, do you really want to go above 25mph anyway?


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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
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Fridgitator wrote:
Shadow Shack wrote:
Okay, so now that we have officially opened the Daring Uneducated Modification Brotherhood (DUMB for short), let's design the ultimate custim motorsykul.

I say we start with no rear suspension, and not by doing what everyone else does (solid struts in lieu of shock) but let's just weld the swingarm in place, pivot bushings and all. With solid struts. I mean why would anyone in their right mind want to unbolt those later on? Just weld them in place! See? We're already being innovative and unique.

We can all agree that loud pipes save lives, so I vote for cutting off the head pipes right at their mounting points. Then weld a salt shaker lid onto the carb so it can breath easier.

So that's a start, where do we go from there?




I vote for replacing perfectly good motorcycle tires with something meant for a 4x4, even if it means tossing fenders, spreading things, a custom axle, and adding spacers to make it fit!


NASCAR tires.








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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:33 pm 
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Actually, the "cool" thing to do seems to be wide tires: the wider, the better, since all your other mods mean you don't plan on doing any steering anyway, so who cares how much sluggishness is added by fattening up the rear tire, right?

So I'm thinking toss the rear wheel altogether, in favor of a drum. No; not a brake-- just a fifty-five gallon drum. Before you think that's just too crazy, hear me out:

If you use a _metal_ drum, you can _chrome_ it!

See? See how that suddenly makes it cooler?

Seems obvious now, doesn't it?

And if you want to go the other way, then you can buy a rattle can full of Instant Bobber (I prefer Duplicolor or Krylon; Rustoleum is pretty awful) and spray all the flat black you can handle.

Why is that cool? Because then you will have blacked-out more chrome than _anyone else, ever_, and therefore _your_ bike with be the bobby-est bobber _ever_!

Right?

See how cool this is?

You can't lose either way!

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:38 am 
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Well this isn't quite single speed gearbox, but in the vein of single use...this looks pretty cool (not to mention an awesome job of over-welding):


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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:36 am 
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Richard. Looks good, and I don't want to be a persnick, but that sprocket is showing the beginnings of a tiny bit of wear. Nothing to be concerned about yet, but something to keep in mind down the line.
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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
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Wow.. I may have seen it all now.

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No kidding. That just jumped into the top of my list for crazy repairs. Those must have been some amazing drugs.

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
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It's okay. A couple of hours of file work and you can get rid of all those weird little protuberances....

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
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Duke wrote:
It's okay. A couple of hours of file work and you can get rid of all those weird little protuberances....


Wouldn't it be much quicker to push down on the rear brake, wind up the throttle and dump the clutch? Instead of a burn-out it'd be a spark-out.

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:19 am 
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Good idea, Richard! Add a nice kerosene based chain lube, and you'd have quite a display!

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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist SNAFU
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This one's fun:
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/5533957201.html

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Most of the description can't be quoted here, but the intro helps:
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I wish I was James Joyce, because this description requires more poetry than I can muster. I can't even fathom the proper words for it. So, here's the deal.

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