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    Default Motorcycle build project

    Interesting bike build here and not a "chopper" for those averse to that style.
    Minimalist offroad bike but they show from concept to completion.

    I think the guy even used aircraft aluminum!

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...d.php?t=135255
    Len

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    That is a cool little bike! Glad to see he used billits in it
    But $8500 in a lil' bike like that? Ouch!
    I have tools I don't even know I own...

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    Very cool project, would be fun to cruise on, but a little too small for my liking.


    What's realy strange is just yesterday I was looking at a small full suspension mountain bike, and thought it would be a good candidate to put my little 17horse kawi motor on.

    ken.

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    Default brockley1

    Thanks for that, makes me hunker for a cnc mill Peter
    The difficult done right away. the impossible takes a little time.

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    Yup I see they used 7075 billets....for strength.

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    Default brockley1

    Where are you torker, Cranbrook? Peter
    The difficult done right away. the impossible takes a little time.

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    Peter.. yup! Check your PM's.
    I have tools I don't even know I own...

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    It is great that they got it done.

    But that "open web" swing arm is not likely to be much (if any) of an improvement over something that could have been fabbed out of steel tubing for a lot less money (and weight). The total weight came in about 15 pounds less than a vintage trials bike with a 100-125cc Hodaka engine using motorcycle components.

    Shucks, a modern 300cc two-stroke trials bike (Gas Gas) has a claimed dry weight of 150 lbf. An 80cc Gas Gas Rookie is 141 lbf (15 pounds more than their creation). And that is with MC spec wheels/forks/frame etc.

    cheers,
    Michael

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    I see a weak spot at the handlebar mount,too much like a BMX mount.
    It's just an opinion though.

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