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Yes, it IS a nightmare... can't say I've ever seen anyone go that route, and I wish I could say they did a halfway decent job of it... but I can't. Hideous
 

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That bike was obviously built in the 1970s and a great surviving example of what was being done at the time to customize a bike. Not everyone could afford a Harley chopper, and there were not many parts available for the Japanese bikes. People used what they had/could find to customize their bikes. This is what I and my friends did back then. I love this survivor of the 1970s custom. I also think that it is really great that it is being displayed in a motorcycle museum.
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That bike was obviously built in the 1970s and a great surviving example of what was being done at the time to customize a bike. Not everyone could afford a Harley chopper, and there were not many parts available for the Japanese bikes. People used what they had/could find to customize their bikes. This is what I and my friends did back then. I love this survivor of the 1970s custom. I also think that it is really great that it is being displayed in a motorcycle museum.
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I should have realized you'd have appreciation for it being different... but did you ever stick a 450 engine in a 305 frame?
 

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The builder also gets credit for the (what appears homemade) fork brace.
 

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Nah....Those fork braces were commonly available during that era.....Unfortunately, it's mounted too close to the sliders (limiting fork travel perhaps)....
 

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I like the "NOTE: BOTH BRAKES INOPERABLE." in the description. :eek:
 

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That green 450 café in the background in a few pics looks pretty good, though...:D
 

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I agree that this bike is a nightmare but tools has a point in putting it in a historical context. You don’t have to like it to acknowledge a true survivor of an aera. I just wish that café would soon be history as well...
 

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I agree that this bike is a nightmare but tools has a point in putting it in a historical context. You don’t have to like it to acknowledge a true survivor of an aera. I just wish that café would soon be history as well...
It's not the worst that I've seen. I'd ride that before a cafe bike anytime. I might change the color, though.
 
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That's impressive, the whole weight of that engine hanging by one bolt in the front and one bolt in the rear, no head steady, no bottom mount. Zero bids I think I know why.
 

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I like the "NOTE: BOTH BRAKES INOPERABLE." in the description. :eek:
yeah, that rear brake arrangement looks sketchy at best... especially the way you'd have to manipulate your foot to the pedal in a panic

That's impressive, the whole weight of that engine hanging by one bolt in the front and one bolt in the rear, no head steady, no bottom mount. Zero bids I think I know why.
yep, that would be a flexy-flier for sure... wonder how the chain alignment is? or if it ever came off now and then?
 

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I like it in the "if it was my bike that I just built, and I think it's just plain radical, and I'm going to ride the heck out of it" kinda way
 
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