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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #250 on: April 30, 2018, 11:16:12 pm »
I'm sure that most of the common people you'll meet on the street and when parked the bike have a different view than these show judges.
The Ariel and your CR750 can not be compared, totally different bikes. I'm sure many will put their vote on the Honda. I'm sure that ALL on this forum will... ;)
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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #251 on: April 30, 2018, 11:32:29 pm »
Vincent,

Jay (LaRossa) and Justin (Webster) agreed with me and loved your bike.  They are not only friends of mine but invited builders to the 1 Moto, Forged Invitational, Handbuilt Show, Quail and Outlier's Guild Moto shows.  Together, we could not understand why your bike did not win its class.  The Ariel did not belong in a Cafe/Street class.  I thought the judges got it wrong but, unfortunately, these things are subjective. 
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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #252 on: May 01, 2018, 03:16:37 am »
I'm betting the guy with the Ariel had his toes painted beneath that snazzy Street Race Footwear. It's those minute differences Vincent that make an award-ready entry  ;D

You know, it must be hard to pour yourself into the exacting efforts of re-creating something only to have some "Experts" determine it's significance. And they have not heard the immense pleasure of watching this thing come together with pictures documented by your thoughts. So forgive them, they know not what they do...

As Don said, I think I'd rather have the respect of professional builders like Jay and Dustin who know those details, have made these things with their own two hands than some guy with a clipboard. But thats just me.

If you're so shattered that you can't bring yourself to love that bike any longer, being a forum citizen, I'll pop right over and remove that eyesore from your garage so as not to extend your languishing in despair  ;) Just say the word-

It really is, an absolutely gorgeous work of mechanical art, Vincent. Really.
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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #253 on: May 01, 2018, 08:27:18 am »
At Corsa Motoclassica this year, the bikes were judged by 2 people.  I didn't agree with their opinions nor did it appear that the attendees did either, as measured by the sheer interest in the CR build all day long.

Many times, it is down to the subjective opinion or one or two people that decides who will win a show. 

I'm glad you brought the bike to Willow Springs.  It was appreciated by people who knew what they were looking at.  That's all you really should try to focus on.  I suppose 1st place trophies are nice, but that's not why you put 7 years of your life into building this bike.  You built it for YOU and you also have the respect of our members and other fellow vintage/race enthusiasts. 

Now get over to the BOTM board and accept your nomination so WE can vote on your bike.  http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,171897.0.html
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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #254 on: May 01, 2018, 04:59:45 pm »

I hate to disseminate bad information! Don, I thought I was being introduced to Dustin Kott, and then I wrote it here on the forum. I guess I was so hyped about being in a show that I wasn't listening clearly to what you said. And then, of course, there's the cumulative hearing damage caused by years of motorcycles, power tools, and rock 'n' roll music. So, for anyone who thinks I met Dustin Kott: no. Different guy. Justin Webster.

Thanks again to everyone for your support. And calj7373, I'll just leave my poor-excuse-for-a-bobber motorcycle out at the curb. Pick it up whenever you can.

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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #255 on: May 01, 2018, 05:11:33 pm »

I hate to disseminate bad information! Don, I thought I was being introduced to Dustin Kott, and then I wrote it here on the forum. I guess I was so hyped about being in a show that I wasn't listening clearly to what you said. And then, of course, there's the cumulative hearing damage caused by years of motorcycles, power tools, and rock 'n' roll music. So, for anyone who thinks I met Dustin Kott: no. Different guy. Justin Webster.

Thanks again to everyone for your support. And calj7373, I'll just leave my poor-excuse-for-a-bobber motorcycle out at the curb. Pick it up whenever you can.

Vincent

No worries.  I'm not sure if Dustin has been invited to the Quail this year or before.  JUSTIN has been showing bikes at the Handbuilt for few years and the OG show last year.  We were talking about how a big show like that can give a new builder the confidence and exposure to launch a business.  For Justin, it was selling parts to Dime City Cycles and getting an invite to the Handbuilt Show that launched his business. 

I think that just being an invited builder to the Quail is a big deal and anything else (experience awards etc) from the show is gravy.

Have a great show!
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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #256 on: May 01, 2018, 05:16:35 pm »
And calj7373, I'll just leave my poor-excuse-for-a-bobber motorcycle out at the curb. Pick it up whenever you can.

Vincent
Thanks! Now that’s it’s a shoe-in for a BOTM you’ll probably renege on me  :'( It is a bike I’d be super proud to have in my stable for sure.
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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #257 on: May 01, 2018, 07:27:14 pm »
Vincent, I am betting sometime during the first good ride of that fine machine you will lose all memories of a bad show experience.
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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #258 on: May 02, 2018, 12:20:04 pm »
Seesh!! This is one hell of a build! Hats off to you sir!!
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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #259 on: May 03, 2018, 01:42:26 pm »
That bike is a time machine for many. 100% sure that many old guys will comment your bike and remember the old days when CR750 ruled the race tracks. Let them talk and remember the old days ;) Fun to see their happiness remember....

I get many good comments about my CB750K6-76 from people with memories of the 70's. "It look like a mint stock bike, a real survivor" etc etc. "I had a friend with a CB750 early 70's... I had one..."

Those judges should be crazy about my CB750.... not stock, not stock. Honda did not do that...color too dark sapphire blue, cylinder is wrong, carbs, holy pods !.... But that does not change my feeling or all others that see the bike.
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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #260 on: May 03, 2018, 03:37:51 pm »
You've created a beautiful machine, Vincent! Remember that criticism says as much about the critic as it does about the object being criticized. The fact that judges chose the bobber over your build says a lot about them and not your bike.

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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #261 on: May 04, 2018, 07:09:16 pm »
I hate bike shows, and folks who own show bikes, only for the purpose of showing them. Bikes are meant to be ridden, not trailered to a show and parked like statues in an art gallery, so their owners can waffle on about them to anyone who'll listen, stab each other in the back for a pissy plastic trophy, then trailer them home again.

Fcuk bike shows, get out in the wind and enjoy that bike Vincent, it's a motorcycle, not a fcuking statue......... ;D
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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #262 on: May 05, 2018, 06:02:06 pm »
Wow Vincent!!! What a beautiful bike!!! I couldn't agree with you more the cr750 is by far one of the most sexist bikes ever made and definitely my favorite. I could only hope one day to have the time and resources to create a masterpiece like yours.

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« Reply #263 on: May 16, 2018, 08:26:40 am »
Well-deserved congratulations to Vincent on winning Bike of the Month June 2018!

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Re: CR750 replica for the street
« Reply #264 on: May 16, 2018, 08:50:45 am »
Was there even a vote, or was it decided by default since no one dared to put a bike up against this magnificent work of art?
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« Reply #265 on: May 16, 2018, 08:51:49 am »
Was there even a vote, or was it decided by default since no one dared to put a bike up against this magnificent work of art?

Polling is not an option with only one candidate.  No one dared to try to take on Vincent!
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« Reply #266 on: May 16, 2018, 11:08:57 am »
Well the good news is that this bike will now be a legitimate candidate for BOTY.  8) Unchallenged or not, it’s fully eligible now!
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« Reply #267 on: May 16, 2018, 11:21:26 am »
Well the good news is that this bike will now be a legitimate candidate for BOTY.  8) Unchallenged or not, it’s fully eligible now!

It would have been a heck of a battle if H2Eric's CR race replica went head to head with Vincent's CR street bike.  I'll take one of each!
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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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