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Postby patrickedge » Wed May 05, 2010 4:44 pm

with the weather (finally) getting nice, i'm sure a good amount of you are getting your motorcycles road ready / buying bikes. let's see what you've got!



i bought this harley softtail standard a month ago. it's an '03 (100th Anniversary), and is in really great shape. pretty stoked on my first bike

(also, this pic was funny. dudes at work made me take them out to see the bike, and got all motherly on me, standing around taking pictures, haha)



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Postby xBHOWELLx » Wed May 05, 2010 4:54 pm

got my '99 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 about a month and a half ago. I ride it every day I can.

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Postby wtfbro » Wed May 05, 2010 5:01 pm

patrickedge wrote:with the weather (finally) getting nice, i'm sure a good amount of you are getting your motorcycles road ready / buying bikes. let's see what you've got!



i bought this harley softtail standard a month ago. it's an '03 (100th Anniversary), and is in really great shape. pretty stoked on my first bike

(also, this pic was funny. dudes at work made me take them out to see the bike, and got all motherly on me, standing around taking pictures, haha)



[resize]http://destinationowhere.com/other/moto.jpg,580[/resize]

[resize]http://destinationowhere.com/other/moto2.jpg,580[/resize]


Dude, you are so close to looking like a badass. Ditch the Chrome bag, buy a leather jacket, and watch the ladies jump on your dick. Honestly, I'm sure they already do but I just want to take you to the next level.

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Postby patrickedge » Wed May 05, 2010 6:30 pm

wtfbro wrote:
patrickedge wrote:with the weather (finally) getting nice, i'm sure a good amount of you are getting your motorcycles road ready / buying bikes. let's see what you've got!



i bought this harley softtail standard a month ago. it's an '03 (100th Anniversary), and is in really great shape. pretty stoked on my first bike

(also, this pic was funny. dudes at work made me take them out to see the bike, and got all motherly on me, standing around taking pictures, haha)



[resize]http://destinationowhere.com/other/moto.jpg,580[/resize]

[resize]http://destinationowhere.com/other/moto2.jpg,580[/resize]


Dude, you are so close to looking like a badass. Ditch the Chrome bag, buy a leather jacket, and watch the ladies jump on your dick. Honestly, I'm sure they already do but I just want to take you to the next level.

New Hampshire on this whole post.


interesting.
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Postby JIMisIN » Wed May 05, 2010 6:51 pm

patrickedge wrote:with the weather (finally) getting nice, i'm sure a good amount of you are getting your motorcycles road ready / buying bikes. let's see what you've got!



i bought this harley softtail standard a month ago. it's an '03 (100th Anniversary), and is in really great shape. pretty stoked on my first bike

(also, this pic was funny. dudes at work made me take them out to see the bike, and got all motherly on me, standing around taking pictures, haha)



[resize]http://destinationowhere.com/other/moto.jpg,580[/resize]

[resize]http://destinationowhere.com/other/moto2.jpg,580[/resize]



def dig the ride.
im ridin a 2007 XL883 sportster.
im using my friends laptop so i dont have pics.
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Postby Anal Disco » Wed May 05, 2010 6:53 pm

Crappy cell phone pic, but all set to leave for a cross country trip in a few weeks!

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Postby JIMisIN » Wed May 05, 2010 7:18 pm

cross country trip! im jelous. have a safe ride/journey!
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Postby Meatsauce » Wed May 05, 2010 9:14 pm

im looking to get bob'd out 70s japanese bike...or a well priced harley

so if youre in so cal and are looking to buy a 71 cb550....pm me!


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Postby yesterdays.trash » Wed May 05, 2010 9:16 pm

Meatsauce wrote:im looking to get bob'd out 70s japanese bike...or a well priced harley

so if youre in so cal and are looking to buy a 71 cb550....pm me!


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it's too bad you are all the way across the country...i just got my m class so i've been looking at bikes. thinking about getting a cafe racer or a bobber. but your bike is awesome.
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Postby Love & Exile » Wed May 05, 2010 9:26 pm

How long did it take you guys to learn how to ride a motorcycle? Or how hard was it?
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Postby patrickkevinsays » Wed May 05, 2010 9:33 pm

Old ride, 1990 GS500E. Painted it flat black after this picture was taken.


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Sold that bike and have been riding my dad's SV650 like it's mine. It riiiiips.

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Postby Meatsauce » Wed May 05, 2010 9:33 pm

Love & Exile wrote:How long did it take you guys to learn how to ride a motorcycle? Or how hard was it?


i took one of those state motorcycle safety classes.....its like 8hrs of class and ride time spread out over two days...prior to my first day of class ive never even sat on a motorcycle.
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Postby pr0gress » Wed May 05, 2010 9:43 pm

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03 yamaha r6.
dual infiniti fx35 projector headlight retrofit, shorty pazzo adjustable levers, lowered an inch, level one racing exhaust. i now have the rear seat cowl on it as well.

crotch rockets ftw. hata's gonna hate.


and to the guy who asked about learning to ride.. honestly i bought a bike and just started riding it. no one's really gonna let you ride their motorcycle to learn how to ride, so it's either buy one and make yourself learn, or take the MSF course.
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Postby Love & Exile » Thu May 06, 2010 8:30 am

Thanks for the help!

I've been looking to get an old cafe racer for a while now, and this just makes me even more excited.
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Postby bryguy » Thu May 06, 2010 8:37 am

Riding a 99 sportster 1200. So stoked on the spring weather and being able to ride again.
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Postby abhorredtodeath » Thu May 06, 2010 8:41 am

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on the bench

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8" stretch, dropped 2"

still a lot of work to do. carb, oil bag, wiring harness, figure out a handlebar situation (or just throw the old ones back on), all sorts of annoying little shit.
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Postby HansChristianAnderson » Thu May 06, 2010 8:51 am

for some reason I have a fascination with 2stroke street bike bikes from the 80s/90s such; more specifically the 500's that were used as GP track bikes. NSR500 is probably my dream machine

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what a beaut
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Postby Jared! » Thu May 06, 2010 8:56 am

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'70 Harley Davidson sportster. Homemade hardtail lowered and stretched 4 inches. Gotta finish up making the new battery box, make oil fittings and run the lines, finally finish all the wiring then cover the seat and make a new sissy bar then I'll finally be able to ride it. Pipe angles have been fixed since the picture along with a few other things.


More talk about bikes!
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Postby patrickedge » Thu May 06, 2010 9:33 am

before i bought my softtail, i was looking at triumphs, mostly the bonnevilles. i love the old cafe style bikes, but i knew i wouldn't be as comfortable on longer trips, so i opted for the harley.

either way, i love riding. it's funny how fanatical i am about checking weather forecasts now, haha

there are some nice rides in this thread. let's see some more!

if i had a garage where i could tool around on bikes, i'd definitely have project-bikes like some of the ones above. love the bikes that are stripped down to the bare minimum
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Postby JIMisIN » Thu May 06, 2010 6:40 pm

Meatsauce wrote:
Love & Exile wrote:How long did it take you guys to learn how to ride a motorcycle? Or how hard was it?


i took one of those state motorcycle safety classes.....its like 8hrs of class and ride time spread out over two days...prior to my first day of class ive never even sat on a motorcycle.


i did this as well. i learned alot in one weekend. great class
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Postby shanextyrer » Thu May 06, 2010 6:43 pm

Hopefully grabbing this bike in the next couple weeks.

[resize]http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/kj/100429/803r5/8443l6l_20.jpeg,580[/resize]
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Postby Jared! » Thu May 06, 2010 10:04 pm

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Made this today. Kinda too long at first, but now I think its fucking awesome and Im gonna run it as is. Just gotta make some fender mounts and a skateboard rack.
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Postby jasperscalpelthrow » Thu May 06, 2010 10:23 pm

My dad has an 85 Kawasaki 550 he said he'd sell to me for $600. But it's been sitting for a while, do motorcycle tires dry rot, or would they still be good, think it's been sitting for like 9 years or so. But it's also an 85 in pretty good condition with only like 13k. Only thing is he let my ride it a few times to get the hang of shifting and stuff, and it's top heavy as a motherfucker. Don't know if I'm just too used to riding my little scooter, and that's how all bikes are, or if it's just a really tall bike. Like I'm 5'9'' and can't sit flat footed on it. Apparently it's not all bikes, because my dad said his HD is much better balanced, but still. I want to get it because it's a good deal, but still feel it might be a little too big physically. But still. I've been wanting to get a bike for the last couple years but never had the cash to cover the bike, course, and insurance.
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Postby abhorredtodeath » Fri May 07, 2010 8:46 am

xjaredx wrote:[resize]http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs549.ash1/32077_10150189217420788_861110787_12467944_983465_n.jpg,580[/resize]
Made this today. Kinda too long at first, but now I think its fucking awesome and Im gonna run it as is. Just gotta make some fender mounts and a skateboard rack.


i'm digging this dude.
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Postby patrickedge » Fri May 07, 2010 8:48 am

xjaredx wrote:[resize]http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs549.ash1/32077_10150189217420788_861110787_12467944_983465_n.jpg,580[/resize]
Made this today. Kinda too long at first, but now I think its fucking awesome and Im gonna run it as is. Just gotta make some fender mounts and a skateboard rack.



that's going to be hillarious with skateboards hanging off the back. it'll look like a pirate ship, haha
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Postby patrickedge » Fri May 07, 2010 8:53 am

jasperscalpelthrow wrote:My dad has an 85 Kawasaki 550 he said he'd sell to me for $600. But it's been sitting for a while, do motorcycle tires dry rot, or would they still be good, think it's been sitting for like 9 years or so. But it's also an 85 in pretty good condition with only like 13k. Only thing is he let my ride it a few times to get the hang of shifting and stuff, and it's top heavy as a motherfucker. Don't know if I'm just too used to riding my little scooter, and that's how all bikes are, or if it's just a really tall bike. Like I'm 5'9'' and can't sit flat footed on it. Apparently it's not all bikes, because my dad said his HD is much better balanced, but still. I want to get it because it's a good deal, but still feel it might be a little too big physically. But still. I've been wanting to get a bike for the last couple years but never had the cash to cover the bike, course, and insurance.



insurance, for me, is only $36 a month

see if your pops will sell the bike for cheaper, or if you can make payments?

in illinois, i took the class, which was expensive. something like $400. BUT, the state offers a free course, you just have to sign up waaaayyy in advance to get in. and i hear it's not as good. i highly recommend taking a course though, as opposed to self-taught. there were some old timers in my class who learned a good amount, and they had been riding for years.
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Postby soul vice » Fri May 07, 2010 8:55 am

Meatsauce wrote:im looking to get bob'd out 70s japanese bike...or a well priced harley

so if youre in so cal and are looking to buy a 71 cb550....pm me!


[resize]http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs136.snc1/5820_1065942263814_1683768588_132269_4281473_n.jpg,580[/resize]


pm'ed
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Postby rileyundying » Fri May 07, 2010 8:57 am

xjaredx wrote:[resize]http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs549.ash1/32077_10150189217420788_861110787_12467944_983465_n.jpg,580[/resize]
Made this today. Kinda too long at first, but now I think its fucking awesome and Im gonna run it as is. Just gotta make some fender mounts and a skateboard rack.



Im digging this hard. How much have you thrown into this if you don't mind me asking? I love the bobber style, would love to build my own. I am very afraid of dropping a decent amount on a bike just to chop it though. Found a build your own bobber site, total cost was something like 3200, but the motors are way undersized.
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Postby PrimedForDancing » Fri May 07, 2010 9:02 am

I got my motorcycle license because my parents made it understood I would need it after christmas time. They got me a scooter that tops out at 60 and has an automatic transmission. :(

Whatever though, it gets me where I'm going.
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Postby patrickedge » Fri May 07, 2010 9:03 am

PrimedForDancing wrote:I got my motorcycle license because my parents made it understood I would need it after christmas time. They got me a scooter that tops out at 60 and has an automatic transmission. :(

Whatever though, it gets me where I'm going.




lol
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Postby westernnnnnn » Fri May 07, 2010 9:05 am

xjaredx wrote:[resize]http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs549.ash1/32077_10150189217420788_861110787_12467944_983465_n.jpg,580[/resize]
Made this today. Kinda too long at first, but now I think its fucking awesome and Im gonna run it as is. Just gotta make some fender mounts and a skateboard rack.

this thing right here. me and my homeboy talk about building something like this a lot. just talk though. this is a dope bike.
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Postby soul vice » Fri May 07, 2010 9:14 am

shanextyrer wrote:Hopefully grabbing this bike in the next couple weeks.

[resize]http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/kj/100429/803r5/8443l6l_20.jpeg,580[/resize]


what year is this? is it a cb650?
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Postby Matt Even » Fri May 07, 2010 9:15 am

These threads always bum me out. Was saving up to buy a bike but them lost my job. Trying to get back to putting money away. Hopefully next summer.


Some really awesome bikes in this thread.
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Postby Jared! » Fri May 07, 2010 9:33 am

rileyundying wrote:
xjaredx wrote:Made this today. Kinda too long at first, but now I think its fucking awesome and Im gonna run it as is. Just gotta make some fender mounts and a skateboard rack.



Im digging this hard. How much have you thrown into this if you don't mind me asking? I love the bobber style, would love to build my own. I am very afraid of dropping a decent amount on a bike just to chop it though. Found a build your own bobber site, total cost was something like 3200, but the motors are way undersized.


I've got around maybe 2k into it including the cost of the bike. I got it as a goofy stock roller with a basket case motor that I rebuilt. All of the extra stuff like oil tank, hardtail, pegs, and stuff like that are either handmade by me, reworked stock parts, or swap meet finds.
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Postby Redbeard the Terrible » Fri May 07, 2010 9:40 am

Love & Exile wrote:How long did it take you guys to learn how to ride a motorcycle? Or how hard was it?

I bought my first bike and rode around the parking lot for a few minutes, then rode home. If you are mechanically inclined, its not that hard.
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Postby vincentpghpa » Fri May 07, 2010 9:48 am

Here's mine before I left in the morning for record store day!
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Here's mine during record store day
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And when I got home.
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I have an 01 Sportster XLC. I bought it new with 3 miles. I lived in Hawaii with it for 3 years and used it every day. I also drove it year round in Norfolk except the very very cold days. I drove it out to San Diego about a year and a half ago and I use it everyday but I need to get the motorcycle safety course (again)
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Postby shanextyrer » Fri May 07, 2010 10:01 am

soul vice wrote:
shanextyrer wrote:Hopefully grabbing this bike in the next couple weeks.

[resize]http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/kj/100429/803r5/8443l6l_20.jpeg,580[/resize]


what year is this? is it a cb650?


'75 CB200
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Postby Boris » Fri May 07, 2010 10:41 am

2005 SV650. Picked this up for 3000$ back in January. I practically stole it for the value it was worth. Also saving 800$ a month on insurance compared to my 'sports car' (a 1996 integra GSR)
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This my other bike, CA plated 2000 XR400. If anyone wants to make an offer, I don't ride it any more.
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Postby jasperscalpelthrow » Fri May 07, 2010 12:07 pm

patrickedge wrote:
jasperscalpelthrow wrote:My dad has an 85 Kawasaki 550 he said he'd sell to me for $600. But it's been sitting for a while, do motorcycle tires dry rot, or would they still be good, think it's been sitting for like 9 years or so. But it's also an 85 in pretty good condition with only like 13k. Only thing is he let my ride it a few times to get the hang of shifting and stuff, and it's top heavy as a motherfucker. Don't know if I'm just too used to riding my little scooter, and that's how all bikes are, or if it's just a really tall bike. Like I'm 5'9'' and can't sit flat footed on it. Apparently it's not all bikes, because my dad said his HD is much better balanced, but still. I want to get it because it's a good deal, but still feel it might be a little too big physically. But still. I've been wanting to get a bike for the last couple years but never had the cash to cover the bike, course, and insurance.



insurance, for me, is only $36 a month

see if your pops will sell the bike for cheaper, or if you can make payments?

in illinois, i took the class, which was expensive. something like $400. BUT, the state offers a free course, you just have to sign up waaaayyy in advance to get in. and i hear it's not as good. i highly recommend taking a course though, as opposed to self-taught. there were some old timers in my class who learned a good amount, and they had been riding for years.

I'm sure he'd be willing to work something out, fuck, he might even give it to me. It's been sitting for seriously like 9 years. And he'd just be stoked to have someone to ride with.

But about motorcycle tires, if they sit to they dry rot? I don't want to get a flat while riding or something, that'd be rough.
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Postby Jared! » Fri May 07, 2010 12:10 pm

Yes they do.
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Postby jasperscalpelthrow » Fri May 07, 2010 12:13 pm

Shits.
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Postby Chael Sonnen » Fri May 07, 2010 12:13 pm

My first bike was a 95 GS550E suzuki that I blew the front cylinder driving it on the freeway. After that my dad helped me rebuild a 1992 XL1200 (sportster) that I fucking loved. I had to do a complete bottom end rebuild on it and worked my ass off to replace pretty much everything but the engine case. I had some S&S supertrap pipes that were on my dad's 91 XL1200. He also gave me his S&S E Carb and I bought a forward swept air intake. My bike was 97 horsepower with I think 523 ft lbs of torque, I think. My dad's 91 was named Evilution, we painted Evilution Reincarnate on my bike. So eventually I got into drag racing with it and had my dad ride it. I think we had our lowest was a 8.3 q mile at 132 MPH. Word got around and it got stolen :smt010 :smt010 :smt010 :smt010 :smt010 :smt010 :smt010 :smt010 :smt010 :smt010 :smt010 :smt010 I was at a vagos function with my dad and some of his friends and someone stole my fucking bike. worst day of my life, 8000 bucks down the drain
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Postby Chael Sonnen » Fri May 07, 2010 12:17 pm

rileyundying wrote:
xjaredx wrote:[resize]http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs549.ash1/32077_10150189217420788_861110787_12467944_983465_n.jpg,580[/resize]
Made this today. Kinda too long at first, but now I think its fucking awesome and Im gonna run it as is. Just gotta make some fender mounts and a skateboard rack.



Im digging this hard. How much have you thrown into this if you don't mind me asking? I love the bobber style, would love to build my own. I am very afraid of dropping a decent amount on a bike just to chop it though. Found a build your own bobber site, total cost was something like 3200, but the motors are way undersized.

Don't buy shit from websites...if you wanna build a real bobber, learn about bikes and go from shop to shop asking the mechanics/owners if they got any extra shit. I built everything on my sporty (bought the sporty for 1k, fixing the frame was 1k also) and the only brand new thing I bought was my carb and my lower end kit. It helps to have friends in your local motorcycle scene. Just hang out with the dudes, talk to them, and they'll hook you up. You can build a fucking rad bobber for easily 3-4k. Ground up. IMO sporties and panheads make the best bobbers.
if you're going with a panhead though you better have a steady supply of cash to fix it up
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Postby Chael Sonnen » Fri May 07, 2010 12:19 pm

xjaredx wrote:[resize]http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs493.snc3/26934_10150129185090788_861110787_11524844_5863353_n.jpg,580[/resize]

'70 Harley Davidson sportster. Homemade hardtail lowered and stretched 4 inches. Gotta finish up making the new battery box, make oil fittings and run the lines, finally finish all the wiring then cover the seat and make a new sissy bar then I'll finally be able to ride it. Pipe angles have been fixed since the picture along with a few other things.


More talk about bikes!

THIS IS WHAT THE FUCK I AM TALKING ABOUT. That shit is beautiful. Nice bike dude. XL's for life.
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Postby Snyder » Fri May 07, 2010 12:19 pm

wtfbro wrote:Dude, you are so close to looking like a badass. Ditch the Chrome bag, buy a leather jacket, and watch the ladies jump on your dick. Honestly, I'm sure they already do but I just want to take you to the next level.

New Hampshire on this whole post.


thanks for clearing that up because this is one the gayest things i've ever read on this board.
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Postby BomberZee » Fri May 07, 2010 12:23 pm

shanextyrer wrote:
soul vice wrote:
shanextyrer wrote:Hopefully grabbing this bike in the next couple weeks.

[resize]http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/kj/100429/803r5/8443l6l_20.jpeg,580[/resize]


what year is this? is it a cb650?


'75 CB200

Sold mine last fall. Great bike.
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Postby Chael Sonnen » Fri May 07, 2010 12:24 pm

[resize]http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/52/l_f19ac541c66f467fa2d7c98856a6fdf9.jpg,580[/resize]
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Most recent pics of my dad's bike
99 dyna.
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Postby Jared! » Fri May 07, 2010 12:55 pm

Quad cams forever!
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Postby Chael Sonnen » Fri May 07, 2010 12:57 pm

xjaredx wrote:Quad cams forever!

"I build high speed death machines."

:smt005
My girlfriend doesn't want me building another bike. She has 2 weeks to change her mind otherwise she's outta here. She says I'm going to kill myself on one
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