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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #275 on: 09 February 2020, 10:06:44 PM »
It was a good engine, but frame design was iffy, clocked 175mph on the straight (in 1977) and ran high up in its debut endurance race until the Universal joint on the shaft drive broke. 
The location of the swinging arm pivot was totally wrong and it was putting huge strain on the UV joint, it finally broke. Rules changed to 4 cylinder make and the project was abandoned.The project did put a huge strain on their resources and the advanced Japanese 4 cylinders that finally nailed its coffin in 1985.

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« Reply #276 on: 10 February 2020, 12:49:33 AM »
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Sometimes its best not to stand out too much.
Was it really necessary to repost that thing, just as I am trying to unsee it?










I've just took 3 vallium to try and get it out of my mind. :wall
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« Reply #277 on: 22 February 2020, 09:45:03 PM »
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I've just took 3 vallium to try and get it out of my mind.
Relax and sooth your mind by looking at this........

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« Reply #278 on: 22 February 2020, 09:52:56 PM »
 What are the mirrors supposed to do?

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« Reply #279 on: 22 February 2020, 10:20:10 PM »
They are probably there so you can adjust your hair when you park up.  Or just for glancing at now and again whilst riding, just so you can check how cool you look on the bike.

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« Reply #280 on: 24 February 2020, 12:43:37 AM »
Check out the "Goldie" silencers !!
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« Reply #281 on: 24 February 2020, 07:45:04 AM »
Check out the "Goldie" silencers !!
Bet that sounds ace. I was wondering if it was built for  someone like Pedrosa, as you'd have to be a midget to ride it comfortably. Very nice to look at though. :)

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« Reply #282 on: 04 March 2020, 07:56:18 PM »
CB550 by Cardsharper Customs. Being old school I can't really get my head around theTourance on the front, but I know that a blocky front tyre is necessary to appeal to hipsters.

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« Reply #283 on: 04 March 2020, 09:36:27 PM »
 That’s reasonably cool overall, and yeah, I know what you mean about the tyres, but what is worse than that is the tyre paint.  Tyre paint is not cool.
 

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« Reply #284 on: 04 March 2020, 09:37:30 PM »
Just posting this bacause it's based on the original Fazer.  Make of it what you will......


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« Reply #285 on: 04 March 2020, 09:39:53 PM »
This is interesting.  Yamaha RZ250R by Chibaa.
Poor image quality though. 



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« Reply #286 on: 04 March 2020, 11:49:31 PM »
Can't believe the pillion rests :eek   I'd like to spend a few hours on the back of that !! :lol :lol  bet it sounds wicked though. :evil   I remember going to the Post TT meeting at Mallory park when Read and the late great Bill Ivy were there on the square 4 Yamahas' with just expansion chambers ,no silencers,the sound was ear splitting,what with those and Mikes' Honda 6 it's a wonder we ain't all got ear problems  :lol
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« Reply #287 on: 05 March 2020, 07:30:44 AM »
That’s reasonably cool overall, and yeah, I know what you mean about the tyres, but what is worse than that is the tyre paint.  Tyre paint is not cool.
 
Unfortunately I can remember when painting your tyres was a Stage 1 tune :rollin :rollin

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« Reply #288 on: 05 March 2020, 08:15:26 PM »
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Unfortunately I can remember when painting your tyres was a Stage 1 tune :rollin


Ah, remember Ford Escort 1.1 popular RS Turbo lookalikes :lol

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« Reply #289 on: 05 March 2020, 08:17:10 PM »
This is sweet


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« Reply #290 on: 06 March 2020, 06:34:23 PM »
Royal Enfeild anybody?


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« Reply #291 on: 06 March 2020, 10:25:28 PM »
To be honest I prefer the donor bike

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« Reply #292 on: 06 March 2020, 11:57:55 PM »
I take my hat off to the skill that goes into making these specials, but nearly every single one just looks like the previous to me :\ .

The basic requirement seems to be the 'stripped down' look and there's only so many ways you can take everything away and keep a bike looking individual?
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #293 on: 07 March 2020, 10:37:25 AM »
Isn't the exposed front sprocket against some kind of law, that's not going to end well with my flares.  :lol   
And I'm going to burn my legs in the summer on that exhaust when I have my shorts on.

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #294 on: 07 March 2020, 05:36:42 PM »
I take my hat off to the skill that goes into making these specials, but nearly every single one just looks like the previous to me :\ .

The basic requirement seems to be the 'stripped down' look and there's only so many ways you can take everything away and keep a bike looking individual?


I thought it was just me. Only rarely has any of the pictured machines touched me, but as a craftsman myself I can really admire the skills reqd to bring them about.

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #295 on: 07 March 2020, 08:42:24 PM »
 If you're after a cool Enfield, how about this one? :eek :rolleyes

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« Reply #296 on: 08 March 2020, 11:44:44 PM »
Wretch! Wretch! Wretch! AAAAAAAGH!!! take it off here,my eyes!my eyes! what a fockin abortion. :foc :groan
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« Reply #297 on: 09 March 2020, 04:13:19 PM »
Wretch! Wretch! Wretch! AAAAAAAGH!!! take it off here,my eyes!my eyes! what a fockin abortion. :foc :groan

   :eek :eek :eek How could you say that? That's somebody's pride and joy, that is. Hours and hours of work has gone into it's design and construction. One man's meat etc. etc....
   But of course you're right It's foccin' hideous  :lol

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« Reply #298 on: 09 March 2020, 06:02:12 PM »
That's a fairground ride, surely?  :eek

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #299 on: 09 March 2020, 10:59:33 PM »
Yeah,the Crapousel or Bodgems. :lol
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