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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by my67xr, Jul 27, 2018.
The bar has been set, anyone do better?
Take your pick, and there's plenty more...
Might be time to find another club...not too keen on the latest mag cover! Are the VJMC going to have a class for 'plank seat' bikes?
Yessss. Been a bit of discussion about that. I particulary like the line in the story, "From the outset, Kyle had absolutely no idea what he was doing and relied on utube and google along the way to help".
IMO he still doesn't have any idea, but will give him marks for trying. (Note to all would be motorcycle builders/modifiers- don't rely on anything from utube, use your own brain).
I dont know wats worse ... the actual shitheap of a build ... or that the VJMC would stoop so low as to put a shitheap like that on their cover .... especially built from watching youtube ....
Trends. All these we-need-to-be-hip organisations chasing around after every for a glimmer of significance to keep them afloat in the fickle crowd....
Wow, I sound old!
Its called wisdom and it comes with age.
shane, i do not know who did the cover, probably the editor, but it was not what the vjmc is about. the membership is growing each month and the bank account is healthy and as i handle the finances i know. the word has reached the president and the next national committee meeting i am sure it will be discussed.
Sorry @risky, my words do sound harsh - there are lots of organisations with members hunting for more members in different ways. Good to hear that it's doing well; I hear the magazine market is tough. The cafe racer (as well as bobber, etc.) market segments are growing, like it or not, and they include the classics. I hear there's a company that get old Triumphs and do bobber/hardtail conversions, then sell them for a lot - like $15k or more! The only advantage I can see is they are pre-ADR, so no indicators and minimalist. So people have different interested, and sometimes they overlap. Even if the readers might disagree, it's what is happening to the bikes they are interested in. Good luck.
no worries- i also did not like the cover.
Saw this on FB...
I thought it would be cool to put knobbies on the VTR and ride some dirt roads.
My boss has a firestorm (VTR1000) streetfighter project with knobbies on it, I reckon it will be good fun when finished.
You don't need knobbies to ride on a dirt road, just use your skill and let it slide around a bit. I've done many dirt roads on my fully faired TK.
A bloke once 'chipped' me about having road tyres on my Honda 650 Dominator. I told him my car has road tyres on it and I drive it on dirt roads.
I know the seller, he had it in the local dirt drags. He now has an LS1 V8 bike instead....
@Murdo I probably wouldn't go full knobby, but adventure tourer tyre or like the tyres on VTR above. I have a dirt driveway of about 200m, so I do ride road tyres on dirt, even taken the ER-6f mustering cattle. It is high-speed braking and maneuvers that I don't trust. I grew up on dirt, and still have dirt bikes, I just don't trust road tyres on dirt, and bike confidence makes a big difference - so long as is isn't overconfidence, that's dangerous, too.
Built by Ray Charles
Guy local to me has a streetfightered Hayabusa - with knobblies. Does that make it a dirtfighter ?
He's a big fella, works out regularly - and spent a lot of time in the N.T. Could it have been the heat ?
On the same subject, a few years back at scrutineering for the Burt Munro, I saw a beachracer GSXR1100.
Long travel suspension - and knobblies. All I could do was walk around it and shake my head.
...for Ray Charles.
Actually, I can't let that go with just a one liner. How effing effed up is that build? Seriously, WTF goes through people's minds? The effing retard who built it should be locked up and never let near a motorbike again!
Well, it is in the spirit of the original cafe racer... But I don't like it, either