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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2014, 04:01:01 pm »
Wow, quite a stir we've caused here Terry... Ok, I've got a counter-offer for you. Make me an offer I can't refuse and I'll consider selling you the bike outright (in exactly it's current condition, as pictured). I'll even throw a can of coppertone paint in the deal for you. Oh, hang on, I don't have any cans of coppertone paint lying around here, I've never used the stuff... how about a new polyester cardigan and vinyl slippers? I'll chuck them in for you, no charge.

Offer 2: You've got an engine, a frame, forks, wheels, etc... why don't you start putting them together in to the bike you want to make? If there are any parts missing that you need for your "dreambike" I'll more than happily sell them to you if I don't need them for mine. Win/win!

So what do you reckon Terence, man-up and take a serious offer?  ;)

In the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"  ;)

I think Noddy78 may have to change his username to the Tasmanian Devil!  ;)
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2014, 04:09:59 pm »
In the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"  ;)

Ah, bet then where would all the fun be?

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2014, 04:16:15 pm »
In the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"  ;)

Ah, bet then where would all the fun be?

I'll say this, this string is not lacking in entertainment value. 

Now let's see some progress.
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2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
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"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

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1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2014, 04:31:25 pm »
Wow, quite a stir we've caused here Terry... Ok, I've got a counter-offer for you. Make me an offer I can't refuse and I'll consider selling you the bike outright (in exactly it's current condition, as pictured). I'll even throw a can of coppertone paint in the deal for you. Oh, hang on, I don't have any cans of coppertone paint lying around here, I've never used the stuff... how about a new polyester cardigan and vinyl slippers? I'll chuck them in for you, no charge.

Offer 2: You've got an engine, a frame, forks, wheels, etc... why don't you start putting them together in to the bike you want to make? If there are any parts missing that you need for your "dreambike" I'll more than happily sell them to you if I don't need them for mine. Win/win!

So what do you reckon Terence, man-up and take a serious offer?  ;)

Have you see his 750's Noddy...? Maybe a search is in order... ;)
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2014, 04:44:09 pm »
Wow, quite a stir we've caused here Terry... Ok, I've got a counter-offer for you. Make me an offer I can't refuse and I'll consider selling you the bike outright (in exactly it's current condition, as pictured). I'll even throw a can of coppertone paint in the deal for you. Oh, hang on, I don't have any cans of coppertone paint lying around here, I've never used the stuff... how about a new polyester cardigan and vinyl slippers? I'll chuck them in for you, no charge.

Offer 2: You've got an engine, a frame, forks, wheels, etc... why don't you start putting them together in to the bike you want to make? If there are any parts missing that you need for your "dreambike" I'll more than happily sell them to you if I don't need them for mine. Win/win!

So what do you reckon Terence, man-up and take a serious offer?  ;)

You are out of your depth here.  Just go and build your "art" 

I see many project like yours on local craigslist - lost interest, run out of money, wifey told me to sell it - you pick your story.

Before you go, check the abomination thread on the forum, you can find some inspiration there.

And no, I have no respect for artsy people, 99% of the time they hide the lack of skill behind their "art"  creation.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #55 on: April 23, 2014, 04:54:30 pm »
And no, I have no respect for artsy people, 99% of the time they hide the lack of skill behind their "art"  creation.

Good god, where's Terry? I miss him already...

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #56 on: April 23, 2014, 05:00:36 pm »
Noddy - Start a new "identity" a new thread, and just build. Forget all the fuss in-mussin. Its odd, there is another thread on this forum running very popular now, "Something Different" by a very talented builder. The style is most definitely "SP" and it gets raves over his craftsmanship, and creativity. Deservedly so, but its interesting how this thread has received such animus.

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http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132871.0

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #57 on: April 23, 2014, 05:15:42 pm »
Have you see his 750's Noddy...? Maybe a search is in order... ;)

I haven't mate, but I'm entirely certain he knows infinitely more about these bike than I, and you might notice that's something I haven't questioned or commented on at all.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #58 on: April 23, 2014, 05:17:54 pm »
Noddy - Start a new "identity" a new thread, and just build.

Heh, thanks mate, but I think I'll keep this one going, it will actually turn into a build thread at some point...

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #59 on: April 23, 2014, 05:39:15 pm »
And just because I feel like it's relevant about now... "Opinions are like nipples, everybody has one. Some have firm points, others are barely discernible through layers, and some are displayed at every opportunity regardless of whether the audience has stated "I am interested in your nipples" or not. Cats have nineteen."

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #60 on: April 23, 2014, 05:50:23 pm »
I think the reason the Something Different thread is so popular because he's hacking up a forty year old Harley, not a forty year old Honda.  ;D

Seriously, though- Noddy, do your thing. Ignore the naysayers stuck in the past. Once a bike isn't original anymore, it never will be, and yours isn't original anymore. Chop it up and make it something beautiful.

And for those who say it'll end up half-destroyed on Craigslist with bad welds and flat spray paint and a ruined frame- go look at the first bike he posted. I don't think it will.  :-X
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #61 on: April 23, 2014, 06:07:23 pm »
..full STEAM ahead......ignore the PUNKS............sayeth 754...
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #62 on: April 23, 2014, 06:11:03 pm »
Nothing will come of this, just another wasted Honda.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #63 on: April 23, 2014, 06:40:32 pm »
That's odd 70CB, you're subscribed on the other referenced thread and have commented on the workmanship... What differs here for you?

And the other bike didn't start as a Harley, it's styled (geometry) after a Harley if I understood him correctly. It's definitely an SOHC power plant.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #64 on: April 23, 2014, 09:04:40 pm »
Nokesville vs. Richmond. There's going to be a brawl! ;)

I understand the points of view, including the desire for self-expression AND the desire to preserve, but let's have some more respect for each other. Everyone. Please.
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2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
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"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #65 on: April 23, 2014, 09:51:24 pm »
..full STEAM ahead......ignore the PUNKS............sayeth 754...

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2014, 11:29:51 pm »
but all I see is a CB350 that's been painted, has some sort of weird seat on it, and the requisite non-functional brass plumbing fixtures.

Well, it goes to show we all just see what we want to see then doesn't it Terry?

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2014, 11:32:13 pm »
ONLY BUILD CHATTER FROM NOW ON!

Agreed. I'm out until then.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2014, 11:54:57 pm »
im going to vomit,its ok its got steam coming out of it!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #69 on: April 24, 2014, 03:20:53 am »
I still don't get steam punk?i get vomit though,thats fine,its the steam punk wtf?so let me get this straight,no don't bother,i wont understand the explanation anyway?like brass #$%* and stuff?jesus wept!there is no god!i didn't think there was anyway.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #70 on: April 24, 2014, 03:45:00 am »
Steampunk is a variation on jeepney - but westerners tend to make fun of jeepneys.



At least jeepney is driveable and useful.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #71 on: April 24, 2014, 03:52:10 am »
that looks like one of those American school buses but every one is tripping?whoa no more mushrooms for me thanks!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #72 on: April 24, 2014, 04:17:16 am »
Well I found a Steampunk Dog.
Does that count.  ;D

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #73 on: April 24, 2014, 08:00:05 am »
My next bike will be steamtracker, or slamtracker...Sure not gonna build what most of you think, should be my bike..
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #74 on: April 24, 2014, 10:06:28 am »
I've been called a bloke too terry, whatever the hell that is. Certainly I think fine looking motorcycles should be considered art, but only if they're ridden. The creations by some being called art I rarely understand. That goes for cafe's, flat seaters, whatever.

I'll say this. When these art forms suck OEM parts out of a declining circulation, they better be capable of being ridden or else suffer the verbal abuse from those who might need the parts otherwise. It's obvious the examples built without rider comfort as part of the equation that they'll never be a machine ridden. But in the end build your motorcycle man, I could care less.

I never understood owning unridden showpiece motorcycles either, maybe if I had the disposable income... Ride them dammit.

 

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