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Old 12-21-2012, 05:30 PM
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Here it is, winter again and time to start a new project. The same guy who sold me the Nirve Switchblade last year had two and he wanted to get rid of them. He called me and offered me another deal and I couldn't pass it up. I'd been saving some bucks to start another bike but the day I brought this new Switchblade home I had two bad things happen. My Ford Ranger developed a fuel injection problem and............my computer died.

I can't be without a vehicle or a computer so most of my bike fund is gone so don't expect this project to go at the pace the Captian America build went. On top of that, it's Christmas time and that means presents for the wife. That certainly takes priority over a motorbike. This might be a long winter.

Here's what I have to start with. A brand new Nirve Switchblade. At least it's a lot prettier than my first one which was up-chuck greenish gold. This one is gold metalflake on black. Actually a very good looking bike.

I'll let you know when the work begins but it might be a while until my checking account recovers from the recent shocks.

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:30 PM
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nice looking start!
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:41 PM
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I have a great idea... Give your wife the bike for a present!
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:36 PM
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I have a great idea... Give your wife the bike for a present!
Norm,
That would make me happy but probably not her. I built the blue Jagaur for her but I was never able to get her to even sit on it, let alone ride it. I finally sold it to a friend.
I envy you guys with wives and girlfriends who share this hobby with you.

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:58 PM
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On top of that, it's Christmas time and that means presents for the wife. That certainly takes priority over a motorbike. This might be a long winter.
It'll be a lot longer and way colder if you don't get her something sweet/nice...

Sucks about your ride and your comp, I hope you were able to salvage some data off it...

Think of you downtime as "research time", to look up more on Billy bike.

I actually saw a great set of forks LabRat was showing me, the wc1 whizzers,
http://motorbicycling.com/album.php?...pictureid=5469

they're inverted style, triple trees. He was saying they only ran him about $140 after shipping, which is good compared to monarch stage 2's. The K10's are nice and cheap, but not inverted.

So yea, just some well wishes and some food for thought. Hope you didn't lose Pete's addy, and hope you'll be hearing from him soon.

Things could be worse, keep the wife happy, or they will be

edit- She wouldn't even sit on it? That's cold...
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:52 AM
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Nice seeing the two bikes together as a kind of before and after for Captain America. What are you seeing for this one? Have you settled on anything yet? Money always slows me down often to a total stop on my projects, which isn't a bad thing as it gives more time for 'creative staring' while you wait for leaves to sprout on the money tree. I know you'll have fun and in the end a bike we go "WOW" for.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:15 PM
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My initial idea was to do the 'Billy Bike' Dennis Hopper's ride in the movie but as I sit here and 'engineer', or as you would say, Creative Stare' at this bike, I see some other potential.
First I need to see if there's any way I can match that gold metalflake/black paint job that came on it. If so, I'm thinking or the 'Billy Bike' in a different color scheme. Can you imagine a fuel tank with a black background and gold flames? I'd do the seat the same as the other bike but with no backrest/sissy bar. Just the square stitch patteren with the chrome buttons. I have time and the longer I sit and 'engineer' or "creative stare" at it the more ideas I come up with. Maybe this delay in the project is a blessing in disguise. I'll keep you posted.

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Maybe 4 stroke this time??????
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:30 AM
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Maybe 4 stroke this time??????
Nope, sorry. I've yet to see a 4 stroke that looks as good in a frame as the little 2 strokers do. And I've had very good luck with the HTs and they have always served me well. I have given some thought to a Morini or a clone. I have some time to think about it and look around for a good deal. I'll keep you posted.

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Tom- Ive never seen the captain america build thread but im gonna search it now cause that is a seriously cool bike and that seat way too cool. I can relate to waiting for the post holiday checkbook to free up ive got a 50 Panther frame some felt forks and a set of moped hubs waiting for some attention- GOOD LUCK WITH THE BUILD
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