Top 10 Things Most Bitchin’ at Mule Motorcycles (besides Mule)

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6. Carbon-fiber Tank for Flat-tracker

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So a flat-track tank like this is $300. Oh you want it in carbon? That’s an extra $200. So then we get it from the supplier, and it looked like it had been run in the mud. Then it was about another $400 to get it sanded down, cleared, get the bubbles out, get it finished off. I’d sold it to the guy on the project with the idea, ‘this’ll be so trick because we won’t have to spend money painting it!’ – but of course we wound up spending like a thousand dollars on it. But isn’t it beautiful? I love it. I get a woodie looking at carbon. If I see something made out of carbon, I pull out my credit card so fast it, like, turns into plasma. Carbon is the bomb.

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  • Old MOron

    Yup, that’s some real cool stuff.
    Very interesting bit about the trail and the offset.
    I’m going to have to read it again, because I haven’t fully understood it yet.

  • http://www.motorcycle.com/ Sean Alexander

    This is my favorite Top-10 yet. Of course being a favorite Top-10 is sort of like wining a bronze medal at the special olympics.

    • fastfreddie

      Could be worse:the dreaded silver…;)

  • Jim Hatch

    This was a great read, reminded me of the characters I used to get to visit growing up in NJ in a motorcycle family.

  • Oslo Norway

    This is very cool!

  • BILL FERRY

    RP and I correspond.. now and then. We are of an age and get on well.
    Mrs Mule has invited me round for tea and scones.
    I love his bikes, espec’ the HD’s and can’t afford them.. he knows that.
    And he always knows what I always say..
    Mule.. my hero.
    WF

  • Mark Lindemann

    Rich Pollock should print out this story, frame it, and hang it on the wall along with the sockets. That would be the eleventh bitchin’ thing in the Mule garage. Well done, JB and RP!
    –ML

    • gerald estes

      yup, got that frame ya mentioned setting right here along with the builders digital blueprints sandwiched between 2 plates of glass…for those of us that aspire to just an ordinary day’s pick of bitchin’ mule stuff.

  • gerald estes

    …oo oo weres the ‘JAP’ test rider…course nobody can afford ‘em but makes since to me to fit some sort of 0 – 8,000 rpm electro-monobloc throttle body to that sucker just so’s to cut a few donuts and confirm the bitchin’ carbon tanks not leakin’.