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Old 01-20-2009, 06:02 PM   #21
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Now, wait a minute! Just because I can't paint doesn't mean I can't appreciate fine art. As long as he has a legit job and he works hard for his money, then I say he can be proud of his bike (whether he built it himself or not).

It's false logic to say that just because a person didn't do it themselves then they're not justified. Phil Jackson wasn't a great basketball player, but he is one of the best coaches of all time (moment of silence for Red Auerbach). Lance Armstrong never built a bike frame, but he could ride the wheels off one.

Jay Leno is rich, and he is a motorcycle enthusiast. He probably knows more about more motorcycles that many posters (self included) on this website.
No one expects that a custom job is done entirely by the owner. Many things have to be farmed out. I was only wondering if the guy designed it and made the decisions himself. That's entirely different than wandering into a show room and saying "gimmee that one". The fact that he picked a VTX speaks for some originality in that it's not something you can just bolt together off the shelf.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:04 PM   #22
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Besides like I'v said before compairitvly speaking you'd all look like a bunch of girly bikers standing next to Steve McQueen, we all would? Why should we judge the next guy you dont even really know? Jezz.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:07 PM   #23
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I know you'll find this hard to take in but, you guys need to get off your high-horses. The guy is just posting his ride? Who cares if he built it himself? Did you build yours from the crank up? Probably not, and if so your the pot calling the kettle black. If you have then excuse me.

As for me, with most of the bikes I ride, I don't give a krap who built it, I just wanna ride the shyte out of it?...Take it to the edge, see what it's worth, how it handles, how good it is? I thought everyone was the same?
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:13 PM   #24
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"Did you build yours from the crank up?"

I'm building mine from the crank up right now. Want to see pictures of the crank?
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:19 PM   #25
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I'm building mine from the crank up right now. Want to see pictures of the crank?
If you don't mind.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:36 PM   #26
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1944 80 inch flathead wheels. They had 6 thou runout on the left and 8 thou on the right. They were dissasembled, checked all bearing surfaces, and reassembled and trued.


Got lots more pics of the Knuck rebuild and it's my hands getting dirty.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:39 PM   #27
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Sweet LongRun, maybe there are some real bikers left in this world, hurray?:]
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:42 PM   #28
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1944 80 inch flathead wheels. They had 6 thou runout on the left and 8 thou on the right. They were dissasembled, checked all bearing surfaces, and reassembled and trued.


Got lots more pics of the Knuck rebuild and it's my hands getting dirty.
That's a thing of beauty! Love to read a humorous story of the resurrection with video, of course, when it's done.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:48 PM   #29
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I will go through the whole mess one day here. Taking lots of pictures and keeping track of all the crap that goes with this kind of stuff. I guess I should just pay somebody to do all the work and post up a picture when it's done, then MOKE will be all proud of me.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:51 PM   #30
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I was doing this shyt when you were in diapers. To me, there isn't much pride in buying a bike that somebody else built and being all proud of it. Not much to be proud of there. Pride is in learning, struggling, bleeding, and having some fun along the way.
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