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Old 03-03-2012, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: Bike inspiration/questions on this one:

...the more I look at it, the more I like it!

It really is quite an artistic piece of work.
...not really meant to be run much, but kinda techie...

it's got the rear disk, for simplicity, where a front disk would be much more effective.
The eccentric axle adjuster is very nice. Difficult to fab.
The 10 ounce fuel tank and seat are only meant for a lap or two, and the minimal trail on the front forks have got to be quick turning. Lack of front suspension would lead me to believe it wasn't meant for any type of street use.
Of course the megaphone was only installed for it's good looks, and to make friends, far and wide!!!
Near as I can tell, the entire front section of the bike, the top backbone, neck, and downtube, are all cast together as one piece. A difficult and awkward casting to make!

I went over to bikermetric but could not find any other pics of it. I'd like to see more!

There was a lot of chopped yamaha 650 twin stuff over there.
They were, and probably still are good bikes.
I don't quite understand the 're-phasing' they are doing with them, and must read more about it.

My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!
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