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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #750 on: January 27, 2011, 02:20:25 pm »
Well done little horse, you've taken the ugly duckling of Honda's and turned it into a thing of beauty..... ;)

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #751 on: January 27, 2011, 02:53:32 pm »
Don't know who you'd contact, but that should be in "The One" show next month.....it's awesome...
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #752 on: January 27, 2011, 04:04:20 pm »
I already have my cb500 in the show and I didn't want to be greedy and ask for another spot even though both bikes are vastly different.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #753 on: January 27, 2011, 04:10:09 pm »
Looks awesome!  Love the color.  If I remember correctly your sister lives up here in the Seattle area.  I really look forward to seeing this one in person.

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #754 on: January 27, 2011, 06:20:02 pm »
Yeah she is in the Seattle area, she plans on eventually taking it to the "Backfire" if you are ever there thats probably the best place to see it.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #755 on: January 27, 2011, 08:33:41 pm »
LH, LD is looking beautiful!  The decorative bezels are a nice addition both aesthetically as well as in color against the paint's dark gray. 

You know how you always hear people say, "Don't quit your day job?"  I think you may need to do just that!

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #756 on: January 27, 2011, 08:56:08 pm »
Believe it or not I bring the same passion to what I do during the day too. Metal fab just doesn't get old for me. I could craft all day every day and not get tired of it.

There is a "rumor" of some potential projects in the works right now. I will with hold the details until it happens but is is very likely that I may have six motorcycles in the shop in the next couple of months. So yeah a little crazy to think about how busy that will make me but you know I can't say no to such a fun challenge  ;D.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #757 on: January 28, 2011, 12:35:07 am »
 Speaking of aesthetics, I just realized with that hugger you made, there's a nice side benefit with the bike being shaft drive.  Since there's never any need to move the wheel fore/aft like with a chain driven bike, the wheel to hugger distance never changes.  As long as you don't change your model of tire anyway. 
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #758 on: January 28, 2011, 06:19:43 am »
I already have my cb500 in the show and I didn't want to be greedy and ask for another spot even though both bikes are vastly different.
If you're interested in making a business of this, then having 2 different bikes shown makes a whole lot of sense.  It's not greed, it's marketing.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #759 on: January 28, 2011, 06:47:39 am »
Well done little horse, you've taken the ugly duckling of Honda's and turned it into a thing of beauty..... ;)

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Uh  i second that.  Both the "ugly" part and the "thing of beauty" part.

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #760 on: January 28, 2011, 07:16:02 am »
Lookin' great, man!

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #761 on: January 28, 2011, 07:24:41 am »
I already have my cb500 in the show and I didn't want to be greedy and ask for another spot even though both bikes are vastly different.
If you're interested in making a business of this, then having 2 different bikes shown makes a whole lot of sense.  It's not greed, it's marketing.

Its a space thing though as well, I would ask in a heartbeat if there was more than enough space. Even last year on its debut year there was a good deal of bikes there. This year with the additional popularity it most likely space will be pretty tight. At any rate I still have a lot to get done so it can be ready and I am hoping that its clear out so I can bring both bikes and then be able to park the cx outside for people to see.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #762 on: January 28, 2011, 03:25:57 pm »
I give it two thumbs up. Great work!  I'm an old BMW and Guzzi fan and I've always thought that the CX500 and 650 engines were a work of art. I've been watching the local CL closely for one for a long time and the problem is that the early ones are kind of scarce and I'm not interested in the skeleton of the "C" model. One day I'll find a suitable platform and your build has given me inspiration. Top notch work. I applaud your creativity.


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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #763 on: January 30, 2011, 08:22:32 pm »
Gotta put bikes on hold for a day or two for a good cause though. I am a daddy again, our second little girl decided to come a month early but thats ok she was still healthy and a good six pounds.

Woot cyber cigars for everyone!
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #764 on: January 30, 2011, 08:29:57 pm »


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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #765 on: January 30, 2011, 08:31:50 pm »
Gotta put bikes on hold for a day or two for a good cause though. I am a daddy again, our second little girl decided to come a month early but thats ok she was still healthy and a good six pounds.

Woot cyber cigars for everyone!
Congratulations to you and your wife. Our best to you from me and my wife.. There is no better cause!

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #766 on: January 30, 2011, 11:45:22 pm »
Way to go POPS!!!!  gonna start building some "My Little Ponies" now?... ;D
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #767 on: January 31, 2011, 06:26:25 am »
Wow, congrats!
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FWIW, I'm not a shill for Race Tech - I've just got a thing for good suspension and the RTCE's are the most cost-effective mod for these old damping rod front ends.

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #768 on: January 31, 2011, 09:22:36 am »
Congrats!  My two little girls are the best thing that's ever happened to me.

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #769 on: January 31, 2011, 08:44:08 pm »
Congratulations, Andrew!  Glad to hear your newborn is here and healthy.  I trust Mom is doing well, too. 

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #770 on: February 03, 2011, 10:51:09 am »
Congrats, man - best wishes to you and yours.

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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #771 on: February 03, 2011, 01:02:32 pm »
I am not getting much sleep, but I am making progress on the electrical... damn electrical sucks.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #772 on: February 03, 2011, 03:10:34 pm »
I am not getting much sleep, but I am making progress on the electrical... damn electrical sucks.
50% of the suckiness of electrical is down to the mindset people are in when they work on it, because everyone keeps going around talking about how much electrical sucks.  If you keep cool and take a careful and rational approach, it'll go fine and you might find that you start to like it. :)
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #773 on: February 04, 2011, 08:09:41 am »
I don't find it sucks in difficulty I find that it sucks that even after its finished it seems like there is too much of it everywhere at least with this bike. Also there is no glory in it no one can tell once its done.
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Re: "Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« Reply #774 on: February 04, 2011, 09:07:53 am »
I don't find it sucks in difficulty I find that it sucks that even after its finished it seems like there is too much of it everywhere at least with this bike. Also there is no glory in it no one can tell once its done.

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