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  1. #13816
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Oh brother

    The Savage(d) lives on. But how much?

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...5?bof=56dfQZw4
    Aaaaand, it has the worlds thinnest rear reflector! No joke, it really fucken has!
    Only a Rat can win a Rat Race!

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    . . Angled at the sun
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    . . Angled at the sun
    Visible from space?
    There is a grey blur, and a green blur. I try to stay on the grey one. - Joey Dunlop

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    The kits have a good reputation for fit and finish, and that one looks well done in terms of paint, seat etc. Plus the bits on it are good too. The problem is the problem with any custom though: its not worth what it cost you, its worth what someone will pay. it seems to me that your Vincents, your Ducati Bevels, your Honda CB750's and the Kwaka 900's are where the big money is if you were doing this as a money maker. Look how difficult it can be for people to on-sell the Pacific Moto bikes (and they are very well and professionally done).

    The other thing about those is the rake angle is very weird for a sprots bike even after you put longer shocks on it. And it has the SR400 problem: not enough power to pull the skin off a rice pudding.

    Also - rice pudding with cardamom and lemon zest and sultanas. Just saying.
    In the white room, with black curtains, at the station

  5. #13820
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    The kits have a good reputation for fit and finish, and that one looks well done in terms of paint, seat etc. Plus the bits on it are good too. The problem is the problem with any custom though: its not worth what it cost you, its worth what someone will pay. it seems to me that your Vincents, your Ducati Bevels, your Honda CB750's and the Kwaka 900's are where the big money is if you were doing this as a money maker. Look how difficult it can be for people to on-sell the Pacific Moto bikes (and they are very well and professionally done).

    The other thing about those is the rake angle is very weird for a sprots bike even after you put longer shocks on it. And it has the SR400 problem: not enough power to pull the skin off a rice pudding.

    Also - rice pudding with cardamom and lemon zest and sultanas. Just saying.
    Yep - Well said that man. I actually quite like this particular example and think that it's looks a lot better than some you see but for that much money? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    it seems to me that your Vincents, your Ducati Bevels, your Honda CB750's and the Kwaka 900's are where the big money is
    Exactly. Almost all of the 'styling exercises' we see in this thread started out with unsuitable raw material. This particular one is a cut above a GN250 - but not much.
    There is a grey blur, and a green blur. I try to stay on the grey one. - Joey Dunlop

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Exactly. Almost all of the 'styling exercises' we see in this thread started out with unsuitable raw material. This particular one is a cut above a GN250 - but not much.
    a bit like celebrating that you're the tallest dwarf eh?

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    The front details look naff. Bars splayed, headlight instruments mirror etc does not look cohesive. More like "these were laying around so. . . "

    But dead on about the base material. After a while the dreary bike will shine through as you make your way back from Makara beach, up the hill and. . . I'm not sure this motorbike thing is for me. Think I'll put it on TardMe when I get home. (Eventually).

    Wonder if I could swap it for a Combi van. Or a Citroën.
    And some moustache wax.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
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    ohhhhh fuck me... ohhh now this twat takes the cake... and eats it... FFS...

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...4?bof=4jyjQuiI

    fuck Its gota be a piss take... shit I sold 4 for $400 7yrs ago... what was I thinking...
    cheers DD
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    Its filthy, and he hasn't bothered to clip the (ripped) seat back down.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    ohhhhh fuck me... ohhh now this twat takes the cake... and eats it... FFS...

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...4?bof=4jyjQuiI

    fuck Its gota be a piss take... shit I sold 4 for $400 7yrs ago... what was I thinking...
    All photos from the same side of the bike? That always makes me wonder what the other side is like.
    There is a grey blur, and a green blur. I try to stay on the grey one. - Joey Dunlop

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    It was real nice.



    Circa 198mumble
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Engine number doesn't match the frame? Check.
    Vinyl covered plank for seat? Check.
    Bike was a POS brand new? Check.
    Shorty fenders? Check.
    Non standard parts that don't quite fit? Check.
    Repairs required? Check.
    No WOF? Check.
    Dodgy shit explained as cool (handle bars)? Check.
    Outrageous Price? Check.

    I think this guy wins the thread.
    No seriously - given that the guy with the H2a is obviously mental deranged - this is the biggest POS I have seen in 20 years on TM.

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    You forgot...
    Rear end smooshed down and suspension sapped out by fat cunt. Check!
    Only a Rat can win a Rat Race!

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