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post #1 of 11 Old 10-09-2009, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Why oh why

You know, sometimes we come across motorcycles that we just have to ask why, oh why did they built that?

I'm partially speechless with this find, you have to take a few moments and look over these pictures and find the details that just scream at you.

Get yourself something to drink, get comfortable and take a look at this -



Look again, what you see is something you will not see every day.

Going to make any guess as to what it is?

Let me save you some pain -

It is a cross between a Kawasaki Vulcan and a Yamaha XS1100.

It gets better.











And with the tank off, the real beauty shines through -



Well, what do you think about this one?

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-09-2009, 11:37 AM
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looks like a cluster F*%$ to me

I'm here for a good time, not a long time
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I don't see the problem...other than some wiring that is obviously under construction. And who needs freely flowing semi-uniform bend headers on a project like this? OK, welds area bit....off....but so what. It looks like a shrine to drinking beer in the garage.

Please enlighten me.

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I for one would like to see it finished.

Not enough that I'd go and start me a project bike but still...

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Feh.
I've seen worse.

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Feh.
I've seen worse.
I think we all have - Remember this one?






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well thats custom building...thats how it all started...

dont need a bike to ride the fast lane
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-09-2009, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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I am pretty impressed that the made the engine fit, and the custom driveshaft adapted itself.

Potential, I will say, it has potential.

Basically all the shop was asked to do was create a wiring harness for it.

If you look close, you'll notice is has a redundant ignition system - two ignition switches.

And the ignition, well, there is not really any way the Kawasaki VTwin coils and such could work with the XS Eleven engine, but you have to give the builder credit with trying.

The rebar foot peg bracket on the right side is a little spooky too, as are some welds, but it is a work in process, I'll try and keep telling myself that.

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That hand shaped header pipe is nice work!

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Checked by in on this beauty, the wiring harness is almost complete.

Upon closer inspection, the engine is installed crooked - the right side is slightly lower than the left.

Oh well, not like anyone will notice - I'm really interested to see how this bike runs, what I am really wondering is how is it geared -

And how well the frame and sloppy welds are going to handle that massive increase in power......

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Wiring harness is done, that is all the customer wanted, the bike starts and fires -

But the carbs are gunked in a bad bad way, and the intake boots are all cracked -

The starter labors, who knows how much more money they will have to toss at the machine.

It will be unique, that is for sure.

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