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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2250 on: October 06, 2020, 04:12:28 pm »
 As we used to say in my furniture repair shop "If its wood its good" !

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2251 on: October 06, 2020, 07:08:06 pm »
Looks like something OCC would make, what a pile..... Of wood. ;D
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« Reply #2252 on: October 11, 2020, 02:50:58 pm »
A Vincent story - In 1971 a friend was a patch holder with a national club.  One of his club brothers offered him a Vincent and we went to get it.  It was at one of the club houses which was a two story building.  The Vincent had been taken apart and pieces were located all over the building and yard.  I found the engine in the upstairs bath tub and carried it down.  Probably why I have back problems now.  We gathered all the parts we could find and headed back to Arkansas.  I knew nothing about Vincents but I knew more than my friend did so I started assembly.  We did pretty good and had found about 98% of the bike and the other 2% was easy to fabricate or "borrow" from another English motorcycle.  The major problem was no title a real show stopper in Arkansas in those days. None the less he used the license plate from a Honda 90 and in March 1972 we headed to Daytona.  I on my 51 Pan and him on the Vincent.  Pretty much uneventful until we had been in Daytona for a couple of days and he ran into the back of a VW.  Pretty young girl driving the VA and the damage was minor.  He paid her cash for the repairs and I gave her a ride on the Panhead.  He was still afraid someone would call the police.  So he borrowed a hacksaw, cut up the frame and threw it in a dumpster.  He then put the engine in a box and he and the engine went back to Arkansas.  The engine moved with him several times but he sold or traded it to someone around 1975.  It was a Black Shadow.   
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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2253 on: October 11, 2020, 03:15:54 pm »
Ouch! But it happens, I’ve got a very early diecast K0 engine here that I need to start assembling, I bought the cases from a guy in Canberra who I’d bought a crashed CB750 from, he’d thrown out the K0 frame, and sold the head, cylinder block and carbs to a scrap metal recycler.

My dad’s cousin, who Dad hated, was a “Coffin Cheater” MC member in the 70’s, and between him and his brother owned 3 Vincents, because back then Harleys were kind of scarce here in Oz apart from WLA750’s which weren’t cool.

When I went to boarding school (for my sins) for a year, I used to hitch a ride with a Mister Vincent, who drove 400 miles each day to collect newspapers from Melbourne to deliver them to my home town. He’d been a bike mechanic in the 50’s and 60’s, and one day when he was a new apprentice mechanic several tea chests of Vincent parts arrived at his workbench.

His boss explained that a guy was facing having his Rapide repossessed, so spent his last week with the bike stripping it down to the last nut and bolt, even stripped the wheels down to the spokes and nipples, and neatly packed everything into the tea chests.

Mr Vincent was given a week to put it back together and have it running so it could be re-sold, which he did, and loved it so much did a deal with his boss to buy it on a payment plan, and (in 1975, when he told me the story) still had it, but hadn’t ridden it in years. I love those sorts of stories. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"


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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2255 on: October 23, 2020, 03:58:01 am »
As horrible as it might be, there are some nice parts on it if someone was thinking about building a hot Kawasaki 1428cc powered Z1000. Nice forks, brakes, wheels and tyres etc, I better stop looking at it before I do something silly.......... ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2257 on: October 28, 2020, 12:00:09 pm »
Just spotted this one:

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mpo/d/maynard-custom-honda-750-motorcycle/7221357454.html

Interesting old school custom Honda 750 - project
I believe it is a late 60's or early 70's engine.
Some components are not connected or completed.
Many parts are rust pitted/ or rusty.
Has not ran in many years.
$700. or best offer

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2258 on: October 28, 2020, 03:38:38 pm »

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2259 on: October 28, 2020, 05:36:30 pm »
Just spotted this one:

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mpo/d/maynard-custom-honda-750-motorcycle/7221357454.html

Interesting old school custom Honda 750 - project
I believe it is a late 60's or early 70's engine.
Some components are not connected or completed.
Many parts are rust pitted/ or rusty.
Has not ran in many years.
$700. or best offer

I'm sober, and I actually kind of like it? Looks like a K1 or K2, lots of work went in back in the day, I think I'd just ride it. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2260 on: October 28, 2020, 07:01:36 pm »
Just spotted this one:

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mpo/d/maynard-custom-honda-750-motorcycle/7221357454.html

Interesting old school custom Honda 750 - project
I believe it is a late 60's or early 70's engine.
Some components are not connected or completed.
Many parts are rust pitted/ or rusty.
Has not ran in many years.
$700. or best offer

I'm sober, and I actually kind of like it? Looks like a K1 or K2, lots of work went in back in the day, I think I'd just ride it. ;D

That's got an interesting frame.
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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2261 on: October 30, 2020, 07:10:38 am »
KZ 750 twin, only $12,999!



https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/d/mission-viejo-1980-kz750-kawasaki/7220250310.html


I especially like the Ducati-esque faux trellis frame. I would imagine it’s quite a bun warmer as well.

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2262 on: October 31, 2020, 10:11:16 am »
This is my latest project.
I guess it qualifies even though I am making it whole again

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2263 on: October 31, 2020, 03:33:33 pm »
This is my latest project.
I guess it qualifies even though I am making it whole again

Nah, ugly seats and big fairings were common back in the day, nothing that can't be fixed with basic tools and a good seat. That's my favourite model XS650, and I would love to find one in that condition here, but the trouble in Oz is that because we have a 365 day a year riding season, and (back then at least) an "I can fix it myself" mentality, too many old classics went to God too early.

Here's my 1980 XS650 when it was dropped off last year, luckily the young would-be Cafe Racer builder only removed pretty much everything that was original and installed some chinese clipons then gave up, and didn't throw much away, so I've put it back together, but it's still got a tank held together with bondo and paint, and really needs a bit of time spent on it, but I have too many projects, and not enough time. ;D

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I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2264 on: November 03, 2020, 08:33:10 pm »



The abomination here is the price! $12000AUD (~$8500USD).

I’ll have whatever he’s smoking.

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2265 on: November 04, 2020, 01:47:16 am »
I'm guessing there'd be a "No Fat Chicks" sticker on that bike, looking at the minimal rear suspension travel........... ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2266 on: November 23, 2020, 09:26:12 pm »


Currently on Aussie eBay with a starting bid of $12,000.00...
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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2267 on: November 23, 2020, 11:27:26 pm »


Currently on Aussie eBay with a starting bid of $12,000.00...

Starting bid of 12 grand and 1 ordinary photograph.
Seller has got a bit of attitude too by the look of the ad.
 "I won’t be entertaining the demoting anal original fit out corresponding numbers and date types
no questions, you dig baby,"
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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2268 on: November 24, 2020, 06:59:54 am »
Good example of someone with a lot of time to make something really ugly.
Must have been a lot of work.
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« Reply #2269 on: November 24, 2020, 08:22:42 am »
Looks #$%*ing gorgeous to me...sorry you guys are not into vintage prrformance bikes.
If it works good, it looks good...

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2270 on: November 24, 2020, 09:59:50 am »
thats not an abomination ! 

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« Reply #2271 on: November 24, 2020, 06:29:53 pm »
I wonder if the bodywork/tank one-piece is his own design or another known design ?
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« Reply #2272 on: November 24, 2020, 06:33:39 pm »
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« Reply #2273 on: November 27, 2020, 03:39:42 pm »
:)

That looks like a prototype for one of those ugly-arse CanAm Spyder mobility scooters for guys who like to pretend that they're real bikers, but are too frightened to ride an actual motorcycle, for fear of falling off. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: The Abomination thread!
« Reply #2274 on: November 27, 2020, 08:29:32 pm »
:)

That looks like a prototype for one of those ugly-arse CanAm Spyder mobility scooters for guys who like to pretend that they're real bikers, but are too frightened to ride an actual motorcycle, for fear of falling off. ;D

It's cooler than a Can Am, it has a Goldwing drivetrain. 8)
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