(MBBO#05 Class 2) GET SMART!

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  1. The Renaissance Man

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    Daredevil Danger Jim and his one handed wheelie.:13:
     
  3. Dr. Tankenstein

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    That....is....awesome!
    The riding position looks spot on.


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    One handed, woohoo! How many off us are gonna crash and burn trying that?

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    Actually, sticking with the show-off, hot rod, muscle bike theme, perhaps a name like 'Smart Xss Bike' might be more appropriate....:angelic::whistle::grin:
     
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    And you just proved why you did this build TRM....because muscle bikes are ...FUN! Awesome work per uzh. Can't wait for the final pics! :41:
     
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    Not I, said the Falstaff. I can't even do it with both hands.
     
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    Looks like all the R&D on the wheelie bar paid off. Great wheelie vid.:thumbsup:

    You and 1HP have got me really wanting a bike with a wheelie bar now.
     
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    The one handed Alabama wheelie! Super job TRM!
     
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    Thanks everyone!
    The wheelie bars are certainly a challenge, but once I discovered that shifting my weight back just a little helped, it got easier. It's still hit or miss though, it took quite a few tries before I got comfortable enough to drop one hand!

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    I normally avoid shooting pictures in direct sun light, but this paint doesn't like the shade. I headed out to a nearby parking lot in the early afternoon and shot what may be my final pix today. I've still got a couple of more days to experiment, so I'm not committing just yet.

    Here's a teaser.:grin:
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    I was able to return to the parking lot after dark to try some night shots... I'm finished!:)

    Here's a couple of front runners:
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  12. Dr. Tankenstein

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    I like the top shot better.
    If I didn't know any better, I'd those are two different wheel sizes, trippy.....

    Anyone great build Jim.


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    Thanks Rob! I like it too.
    But I keep changing my mind. I just edited that post and changed my second choice.:21:
     
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    I didnt see the first second pic before you changed it, but I do like that new one.
     
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    Great stuff! Love the video!
    Me neither!

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    The last pic has a little more mysterio quality to it. Like it might be the last bike on earth, with the ground splitting beneath it to send it into another world.....
     
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    I like the 'new #2' even better!
    The mango looks less 'coppertone-y'


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    Wrong TV series, but since you went there...
    Get Smart space landing.jpg
     
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    FINISHED THREAD HERE


    As usual, it's been very fun being a part of this
    community of tinkerers and bike builders.

    Thanks to everyone for playing along!
     
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    Really enjoyed this thread TRM, you always make it interesting!

    Luke.
     

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