Inspiration

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    I figured that we all could use a little inspiration when it comes to a particular style we want when building a bike as well as motivating some one else to make that first step towards building a bike or even building another for the experienced.

    No matter what it is? a bike, a part, a new method, a little history, just post it, lets make this a go to thread, and lets face it we're all visual minded when it comes to a bike, what a great place to share what we come across and or dream about.

    Here are some I like and a couple of cool oddities
     

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    Re: Insperation

    I really like the style of these old 98cc motorcycles from the 40s/50s like Sachs, Wanderer or Miele. I'm trying to get one Sachs 98cc engine to build a motorized bike as a tribute, but i'm unable to find a matching frame (and I don't know
    how to weld)... If anyone knows a frame I could use please let me know :)
     

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    When you get your engine than see if Dan at Taylar Motorbkes can hook you up with the frame
     
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    Here is a little inspiration for those into metal working
     

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    Re: Insperation

    The next few posts are dedicated to color and color combos, one color combo I really like is the butternut wheel color, it just fits with anything you put it next to as well as adding a vintage appeal.
     

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    I don't know why people are so afraid of color, take a seat, Look long and hard at yer bike and let it tell you what color it it wants to wear
     

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    Even though Flying Merkel was orange this Harley looks good wearing it even the Halcyon looks super with the Green and cream
     

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    Even a Harley can look good in red or even white and so can a burgundy Indian
     

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    My current build Black Jack is a black themed bike I am contemplating the butter nut accents or burnt orange, I think the wheels would look killer in butter nut but if I do the burnt orange the wheels will stay silver with black fenders and burnt orange pin stripping.
     

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    Here is some cool metal work and a nice tribute build
     

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    I hope that by posting this pic it will inspire others to build a well planned out and safe bike, even though the photo looks a little staged none the less it has happened.
     

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    Here a some pic's to stir the imagination,which one would you possibly put an engine in ? what engine would you use ? and what kind a paint job would you put on it ?
     

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    I like this Marsh 1909 and a cool Blue Indian 1914 I believe
     

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    This is a cool story with a history behind the name, there are actual 100 yr. old parts on this bike
     

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    Here are some General pic's but one imparticular is the Dion, Indian modeled the Hendee engine after the Dion Button engine with 2 hp and of course one of my favorites a Shaw.
     

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    A few more to gaze at and dig the hard core bikers of the day.
     

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    A little inspiration for those who like Indians and a couple of Harley's, the green Harley has a nice color combo
     

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    A couple more Indians, I'm hoping that the last pic doesn't inspire anyone to go out and crash their bike, OUCH!!
     

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