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« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2019, 04:40:44 PM »

Take it away Dr. Frankensteen (love that movie).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA5kO8_jn6c

It started on the second kick.  It has a really good bark (probably needs the silencer repacked), and it actually scared me for a second when it busted off.  I figured I would be kicking for a while.   grin  It sounds really crisp, and I think it will be a hoot to ride.  

After I got it running, I made a few changes to the look.  I am remodeling a couple of my bikes, so I upgraded the look of Frank with plastic from those bikes.  I think it will help in selling the bike.

All I have left to do is a few maintenance items, such as tires and brake pads, and I will be able to get it on Craigslist.


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« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2019, 03:19:01 PM »

I had a few more nagging things to correct before I break in the motor.  The first thing that needed attention was the subframe.  It was bent, had obviously been welded heavily, and was missing some brackets.  Not to mention that it was powder coated a really obnoxious green.  Luckily I had a subframe that was straight and ready to go.  The only issue was it was from a 125.  I took a few measurements and decided to give it a try.  Even though they are different part numbers, it bolted right up.  It looks a ton better, and helps with the nitpicking that Craigslist buyers usually do. 

I also had a flat front tire that was worn out and ratty looking.  I have a new set of tires and tubes for the bike, so I went ahead and mounted the front one up.  I'm going to wait on the rear until I get done breaking it in.  I'm going to paint the wheel so I going to leave the old tire on for now.  That way the wheel can be fresh and not all scuffed up when I get ready to sell.  While I had the front wheel off, I noticed that the front disc was bent so I scavenged the parts bin for a new one.  I actually had the exact disc from my 2004 that I replaced with an oversize model from Tusk, so I was able to bolt 2004 model right up.  I added new pads, and I am ready for the break in.  Now I just need Mother Nature to cooperate.  The weather here is about to get cold and snowy for a bit.


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« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2019, 09:10:02 AM »

2 nights ago we missed the record low of 8f, it got down to 9f.  This Saturday 70.
Are we on for the dreaded Black Trail??
Pack sandwiches and eat at the half way point?
Hey after I do the I.B.A. rides on "Little Blue"  lets throw some MX bars on it and knobbies.
Frankenbike 2.0

 


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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2019, 09:19:28 AM »

Now that would be a Frankenbike.  grin. Iím pretty sure Iím down to ride. Did you text ssrlewis?
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« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2019, 09:21:00 AM »

Not yet, Thursday I'll if we're working Saturday or not.
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« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2019, 09:49:32 AM »

I had a number of 250 Ninjas. This one was a dedicated race/track day bike I put back on the street later. Fun little bikes. None left now. Picked up a 2015 Yamaha R3 and doubt I will go back.
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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2019, 07:31:49 PM »

I finally got around to breaking in the motor and getting this dude ready to sell. Iím at my parentís for Easter, so I brought Frank and my aluminum conversion for a little casual riding at my parentís place. Before I brought the bike down, I went ahead and put the rear tire on. I have never struggled with a rear tire like that. After I got it on (bending a tire iron in the process), of course I had a pinch flat. I was tired, sweaty, and all out of curse words. I decided that a trip to Cycle Gear would save a few years on my life. It ended up taking the guy almost two hours and three tubes to get it mounted. He had to get help from another employee, and they were both amazed that I got it on the rim at all. I was just glad I didnít have to buy three tubes.  grin

Anyway, the bike fires up quickly, runs really strong and crisp, and everything works well. Itís been raining every few days in SE Oklahoma, and the fields were like rice paddies. The bike handled it all in stride, and I am very pleased with the final product. I think it will make someone a great bike.

One interesting thing about riding both bikes today is how far ergonomics have come in thirteen years. Riding Frank after getting off the aluminum bike was like riding a chopper after being on a sport bike. I think I appreciate the aluminum bike so much more now.


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« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2019, 05:54:02 AM »

I saw this picture over on VitalMX. Looks like the infamous wrench fix was done by someone who posts on that (or a similar) site. That particular picture angle was not on the eBay listing, which tells me the owner posted a picture of it to show everyone his repair skills. 😂😂


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« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2019, 02:31:06 PM »

Let the fun with Craigslist buyers begin.   grin



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« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2019, 02:36:19 PM »

Let me start the tally of my six types of annoying Craigslist trolls:

1. The Scammer - From another country and just looking to follow my scam script no matter how much you call me an assclown.  (0 so far)
2. The Dreamer - I don't have the money to buy this, but I'm going to waste as much of your time as possible. (0 so far)
3. Mr. Unnecessary Information - I may or may not buy your bike, but I'm going to get you updated on my entire life's history either way.  If you're lucky, I'll branch out to family members as well. (0 so far)
4. Lack of Boundries guy - I'll call you when you say text only, or I'll text or call after hours.  (0 so far)
5. Mr. Lowball - I don't care that you've only had it on Craigslist for a week, I think you must be desperate, or I firmly believe in if you don't go, you won't know.  (0 so far)
6. The Irrational Trade Guy - I think you want to trade for my collector's edition Obi Wan doll, no matter how much you said no trades in the ad.  You just don't know you want it, and it's worth at least twice what your bike is, because I say so.  (0 so far)

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« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2019, 04:06:22 PM »

Let me start the tally of my six types of annoying Craigslist trolls:

1. The Scammer - From another country and just looking to follow my scam script no matter how much you call me an assclown.  (0 so far)
2. The Dreamer - I don't have the money to buy this, but I'm going to waste as much of your time as possible. (0 so far)
3. Mr. Unnecessary Information - I may or may not buy your bike, but I'm going to get you updated on my entire life's history either way.  If you're lucky, I'll branch out to family members as well. (0 so far)
4. Lack of Boundries guy - I'll call you when you say text only, or I'll text or call after hours.  (0 so far)
5. Mr. Lowball - I don't care that you've only had it on Craigslist for a week, I think you must be desperate, or I firmly believe in if you don't go, you won't know.  (0 so far)
6. The Irrational Trade Guy - I think you want to trade for my collector's edition Obi Wan doll, no matter how much you said no trades in the ad.  You just don't know you want it, and it's worth at least twice what your bike is, because I say so.  (0 so far)


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« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2019, 04:12:43 PM »

I should probably add a 7th type as well:

7. Mr. Point Out Any Problem I can find and greatly exaggerate its affect on the bike's worth - this guy looks at any scratch and acts like it should reduce the price by hundreds of dollars.  Got a dent in the pipe?  That's $300.  Bike doesn't start on the very first kick?  $1,000.  Tear in the seat cover? Bike's free...

He or she is not to be confused with the person who actually points out legitimate issues and calculates reasonable repairs.  These people are rational and reasonable, and probably include most of us when we go to look at a bike.
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« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2019, 04:13:25 PM »

Let me start the tally of my six types of annoying Craigslist trolls:

1. The Scammer - From another country and just looking to follow my scam script no matter how much you call me an assclown.  (0 so far)
2. The Dreamer - I don't have the money to buy this, but I'm going to waste as much of your time as possible. (0 so far)
3. Mr. Unnecessary Information - I may or may not buy your bike, but I'm going to get you updated on my entire life's history either way.  If you're lucky, I'll branch out to family members as well. (0 so far)
4. Lack of Boundries guy - I'll call you when you say text only, or I'll text or call after hours.  (0 so far)
5. Mr. Lowball - I don't care that you've only had it on Craigslist for a week, I think you must be desperate, or I firmly believe in if you don't go, you won't know.  (0 so far)
6. The Irrational Trade Guy - I think you want to trade for my collector's edition Obi Wan doll, no matter how much you said no trades in the ad.  You just don't know you want it, and it's worth at least twice what your bike is, because I say so.  (0 so far)


LMFAO I'ma combo of 3,4,&5 to be 💯
Oooooohhhh, a hybrid!  You guys are very rare.  Like an unicorn...   grin
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« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2019, 04:23:22 PM »

Universal Wife Zone Matrix Chart
There's a Unicorn in this chart.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jokc2Bo2ghw
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« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2019, 04:49:50 PM »

Universal Wife Zone Matrix Chart
There's a Unicorn in this chart.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jokc2Bo2ghw
That s**t is hilarious
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