Not Another Boardtrack Racer

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Hello all,

It has been a while since i've visited this board, but just because i didn't post doesn't mean i stopped building. Over the last few years i've built and sold a handful of bikes and saved the proceeds to fund this project.

I decided to finally reach out to Dan at Taylar Motorbikes and ask him to build me one of his world class machines. A few weeks later, the frame, fork, tank, both tool boxes, motor mount, reduction drive hub and handle bars were ready.

Dan did a great job communicating with me throughout the build and answered all my questions, no matter how stupid some of them were. He sent progress pics so i was always up to date on the project. The bike looked amazing in the pics and i couldn't wait to see it in person. I've seen Dan's builds on the interwebz as far back as 2011, so i knew i was going to get unmatched quality. However, i have never seen his work in person, so i was extra excited to see my bike once it was finished.

I got a text at the end of last week from Dan stating that my build is ready for pickup, so i drove out to his shop this weekend and i was in awe. The bike looked better in person, which says a lot seeing as how the pics already made it look incredible. The quality of welds and precision of all the handmade parts impressed me beyond words. The attention to detail was remarkable, he created exactly what i had described to him.

I can go on for another 10 pages describing how amazing his work is and how i'm still in disbelief of the fact that i own something this awesome, but i'll save you some time and show the pics:
 

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Thanks guys, i will take a looong time building this to completion. Kind of like sipping fine wine haha, enjoying every second.
 

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Looks great. All done right. Wonder how that sidecover front mount will work, seems smart. I use the cyl mount and cut off the tank mounts. Can't wait to see it done.
 

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Looks great. All done right. Wonder how that sidecover front mount will work, seems smart. I use the cyl mount and cut off the tank mounts. Can't wait to see it done.
I am planning on cutting off the tank mounts from the motor. I've gone through it and made some changes internally, still a few things i'd like to get done before having the frame, tank ...etc powder coated.
 

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Really nice looking build, I have always been a fan of Dan's and owned one of his bikes that I purchased from the original owner.

Do you plan to ride this bike or show it?

Jeff
 

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Really nice looking build, I have always been a fan of Dan's and owned one of his bikes that I purchased from the original owner.

Do you plan to ride this bike or show it?

Jeff
Thanks, Jeff.

Here's how i see this bike being used once finished:

10% ride
90% show

I have a hard time using really nice things.
 

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10% riding will be perfect, that ridged frame bike is a back and ball buster.

Did you take a peak inside that gas tank through the cap? If you didn’t you need to, true craftsmanship.

Picture of the one I owned for a short time, i have a hard time owning other peoples builds.
 
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