1. I wanted to give everybody a heads up on a change that I'm going to make for folks who want to use the For Sale section of the forum.

    The forum has been running strong for almost 11 years now and I (along with our awesome moderators) have tried to keep things running smooth and trouble free during that time. I'm thankful for everyone who has helped make this a great community to participate in.

    As you can imagine, there are some expenses that are involved in maintaining a site like this and I've tried my best to keep from passing that expense onto the user over the years. The forum will always be a free resource for people to communicate, learn and share.

    In order to offset some of the expenses that the site creates, I'm going to be changing the Gold Membership upgrade on the forum. Starting on April 1, 2017 the current "Gold Member" upgrade will be renamed "Pro Member" and this $20 annual upgrade will be required for posting items in the For Sale section. All members and visitors will still be able to view the For Sale section for free, but a Pro Membership upgrade of $20/year will be required for listing items in that section for sale. Current Gold Members will be converted to Pro Members and will have access to listing items for sale until their current upgrade expires.

    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?account/upgrades

    Thank you for your understanding and I will give further updates as the upgrade date approaches.

    Steve

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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 4 FINISHED BIKES' started by fartknocker, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. fartknocker

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    Well I just went out and got a ton of cool pics. But I'm in a super hurry to go out of town right now and I will post them all hopefully before midnight Sunday!!
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    Ok, here goes. Made it home before midnight, too:)
    All of these pics were taken at some random locations within riding distance of my house. Since I started at 5:30am the lighting was right between needing and not needing the flash. So I tried it both ways with each picture, that's why some look like the same pic; I just couldn't decide which looked better. I'm not much of a photographer but what the heck, I'll post all of them anyway. Unfortunately my procrastination and forgetfulness prevented me from getting some shots where I reallyreallyreallyreally wanted; on the runway at the now-decommissioned El Toro MCAS, and in front of the giant WWII blimp hangars in Tustin (which you can see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Cor ... ion_Tustin ). Oh well, I know I'm lame, I should've paid closer attention to my calendar. But I guess it's more important to note that most of my weekends have been spent enjoying my creation on the boardwalk with my friends!!!

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    I'm posting thumbnails with the rest since I've decided to put up all the pictures I took, and I don't want to create problems for anyone with slower connections. Even with a fast connection, all of these pictures are pretty large and can be a headache.


    Before I could ride the bike, I had to do the most important thing first - a safety test!
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    ok, the test went perfect;)
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    Letting the beast out
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    I wanted to get some pics on the inside of the fence next to the razor wire, but the guards at the local men's jail didn't go for my idea.
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    And to wrap it up, maybe a little irony? The ugly beast propped up in front of some super nice ritzy office.

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    The last thing I wanted to do with this bike is get some frame stickers made for it from this design I made
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  2. herr_rudolf

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    yeah, we know it'll be worth the wait
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  3. deorman

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    Get some shots of the blood stains! :lol:
     
  4. ej599

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    Yes, please post pics. Take some of the bike too! 8)
     
  5. fartknocker

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: hahaha I think the blood stains wore off already. I'll try to make some more next time...
     

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