How should we build it?

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Which way should we build this bike?

Should Be Totally Stock And Original
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31%
Build A Modded Stock Bike
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41%
Let's Build A Monster
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28%
 
Total votes: 54

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#31 Post by Paul K » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:51 am

Hey Tom

I nominate Gus............ :) :) :)


I should have started reading from the beginning.

On another note..... Where can I get info on the ride this weekend?

Paul K

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#32 Post by ebbed » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:14 am

I vote for stock.

To successfully pursue the objective of this project, i.e. to financially support the Forum, it makes far more business sense to build a stock bike from spares made available through members' contributions.

I also support the notion of something unique in the paint job to distinguish the project bike from others. Moreover, the idea of Eddie Lawson or Kenny Roberts supporting the effort through signatures/photos and other marketing initiatives is a great idea to stimulate awareness and interest (and profit...)

The notion of creating a modern or monster bike is romatically appealing, but unfortunately not too practical - especially from a resale viewpoint

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#33 Post by adr1an » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:47 am

Hey!

What about an RZ Trike!!



Just joking
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#34 Post by Andrew » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:49 am

adr1an wrote:Hey!

What about an RZ Trike!!



Just joking
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What about a street legal quad with the 500 motor in it!
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#35 Post by gus » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:18 am

hmmmm, NO! actually I do have a drag chassis for a Banshee I guess I could modify it for the 500.

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#36 Post by oldguy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:07 am

Paul K wrote:
On another note..... Where can I get info on the ride this weekend?

Paul K
http://breatheeasyride.net/FRAME.html

Hope you can make it Paul. We're meeting up @ Tom's before the event.

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#37 Post by vma500 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:16 pm

i vote modded bike , with respect to keep the stock parts as is ......upgrades fabricated as bolt on ....bike can be restored to original design !

Original will sell better and give more $$$££££

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#38 Post by Andrew » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:01 am

gus wrote:hmmmm, NO! actually I do have a drag chassis for a Banshee I guess I could modify it for the 500.
Gus

What's a drag chassis for a banshee??? Is it just a lowered suspension???
(Post a pic)
hmmmmmmm, could be a future project. :) LOL
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#39 Post by nberchem » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:36 am

Andrew wrote:
gus wrote:hmmmm, NO! actually I do have a drag chassis for a Banshee I guess I could modify it for the 500.
Gus

What's a drag chassis for a banshee??? Is it just a lowered suspension???
(Post a pic)
hmmmmmmm, could be a future project. :) LOL
Extended swing arm and front end to start with. Some have the front suspension completely removed.

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#40 Post by gus » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:00 pm

it is stretched out quite a bit, I am gonna make my next one with 2 engines, it will be rather interesting, I'm still looking for my cable to post pics from the camera I think its in Fl.
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#41 Post by zalienz » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:25 am

Modded stock bike gets my vote. It seems to make the most sense from many perspectives.
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#42 Post by rztom » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:56 am

I'm gonna run this poll until Gus gets back from Florida next week, so if you haven't put in your vote yet.... well, git 'er done! :lol:

Personally, I'm leaning toward a lightly-modded stocker myself as well :cool:

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#43 Post by gus » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:48 pm

motorhomes loaded and leaving in the morning, even talked my boy into going to help me load stuff (he cant stand my 500 stuff) we'll be back Sunday night and hope to post some pics of the shop and inventory on Monday, like Tom says lets get r done.

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#44 Post by gus » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:00 am

well its good to be back its 30 and snowing this state blows.

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#45 Post by smurph » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:12 pm

Gus, try not to think of the Sunshine state. :grin:

But it was 30 last nigh here in the sunny South. It probably just killed every new leaf that dared to bud out. And my palm trees died this year. Where did global warming go?

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