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Old 26th June 2012
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the fairing and the tank, etc make me shudder- if they were going to be on MY bike. I'd gladly take the engine etc but would shitecan pretty much everything white.

But its not my bike and it's not my concept, and the purpose of really building a bike is not just adding parts off a shelf, its the innovative and unique things that someone comes up with.

LOOK at the bike.

and look at the "flow" of everything there, and does it fit the concept of what the builder had in mind.

This bike meets that criteria.

I guess I looked beyond the fairing and fender to the complete bike, and to what was mechanically done-

I'm thinking you would need a trailer to haul home the trophys that bike will earn.

Justifyibly so.........................
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Thats possible....but I'm from the school that believes just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you actually should.
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Thats possible....but I'm from the school that believes just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you actually should.
Now that sounds like a shitty school. I'll agree that the bike isn't the coolest looking but i appreciate it for what it is. Something outside the box. Not you typical stock sportster with a set of bars and forward controls.
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Now that sounds like a shitty school. I'll agree that the bike isn't the coolest looking but i appreciate it for what it is. Something outside the box. Not you typical stock sportster with a set of bars and forward controls.
Different strokes for different folks.....its just something that I find very VERY unattractive....I'd feel the same about a "Hello Kitty" edition Iron head too.

Just like some people like Tequila....I find it repulsive tasting.
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I mean its FUGLY....
Are we takling about the blue one ? If so, I agree. It looks like a hundred mismatched parts out of different catalogs. The Japanesey-looking thing, at least it sort of matches. Not attractive but at least it all goes together, in a Hello-Kitty sort of way.
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Are we takling about the blue one ? If so, I agree. It looks like a hundred mismatched parts out of different catalogs. The Japanesey-looking thing, at least it sort of matches. Not attractive but at least it all goes together, in a Hello-Kitty sort of way.
I was refering to the White one....the blue one isn't my style, I didn't like it much, but didn't REALLY hate it either and at least it didn't provoke a gag reflex like the white one did....and not many bikes have done that, I uterly hated it the first time I saw pictures of it....and I did see them way before this thread was created.. don't remember what magazine actually had the nerve to publish them.

IMHO...the blue one could be made decent looking with minor changes...the White one would need everything white ripped off , smashed and replaced with something befitting a Harley.

Actually can't think of even ONE other bike that provoked actual nausea like that white one does for me I have ever seen.

Seen many I've liked, a lot I was indifferent over.....more than a few I hated......and only ONE that made me feel physically ill.
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