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post #1 of 116 Old 01-24-2018, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Now that CraigsList has been far surpassed by the Dudeman population at facebook, it seems irrelevant to continue with the http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f73/c...afu-15965.html thread when there's oh-so-much-more material to be had from facebook groups.

Now keep in mind facebook URLs are temporary, these pics may last a few days, a few weeks, or a few months so don't expect to see them later on down the road. But for now, I'll start this thread off with a gem. Here's a neck job that someone is overly proud of at one of the motorcycle groups:


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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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...and one from a Rebel group. This is an exercise of mad welding skills to produce a decent looking rigid frame. Sadly the creativity ended there as he used the pillion for a driver seat and bolted (or welded?) the sissy bar to the frame tubes for some unknown reason...the kicker is between both pics he never figured out how to use a tire pump. You're supposed to run the REAR tire slightly under-inflated on a hardtail for a bit of boinginess, not the front that still has suspension.


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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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1st post: dude, did you use one of them frig welders?
2nd post: that has got to be a kit

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Next up from another bobberizer group. What we have here is a 1993 Honda Shadow VLX Deluxe. Now what many folks don't know is this was a limited production test market model, every dealership was allocated two to test the waters. As such roughly 2000 units were made (unlike the 86 Limited Edition Rebels, which the dealers could easily order if they ran out). Both KBB & NADA are completely unaware of this. I've seen these fetch five figures at bike auctions. Suffice it to say it was heartbreaking to find this post.



While it's missing a few bits, overall this bike is in good condition. The side covers were the same color in 1994 when the Deluxe model went into full production, so barring the chances of finding 93-94 covers in the right color the paint is readily available at colorrite.com to be applied to any 88-98 set of covers. The seat can be reupholstered, unless you're patient enough to wait for a good condition 94-97 button tucked seat on eBay. The missing air cleaner ductwork can be had from any 88-98 bike, ditto for the filter, and the chrome cover from any 94-98 bike. The neck covers (black) can be had from any 88-07 model (or painted black from 88-89 & 92 models which were color matched with the bodywork & frame).

That's it. That's how easy it could have been to flip this for a fortune. So naturally, this is what happens instead:



He got the side covers, albeit in the standard model's gloss black. Like I said, easily remedied...but instead he hacks off the tail section of the frame and chucks the rear fender/cowl that said covers affix to (in other words the only thing keeping these secured to the bike are the rubber grommets), hacks off the mufflers, rattlecans over the tank (thus destroying that one in 2000 paint schemes), strips the grill off the radiator (tossing it out with the pair of fenders...not selling it, mind you --- tossing it out) thus transforming a possible $10K bike into a dismantled/sawzalled/rattlecanned piece of rolling junk whose only redeeming aspect is the investment into a taller handlebar.

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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1st post: dude, did you use one of them frig welders?
It looks like chewing gum held to the frame & neck by the primer...
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"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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That weld job looks just a little worse than my attempts at welding.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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I thought maybe silly putty or playdoh.
I appreciate having the pictures here, me and the management at Facebook don't get along too good.

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I thought maybe silly putty or playdoh.
I appreciate having the pictures here, me and the management at Facebook don't get along too good.
banned from facebook? there must be a story....

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It's not difficult. I got kicked from many a group for simply offering up factual information. Now I just join to marvel at the sheer stupidity and remain silent.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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Not just kicked out of groups, completely banned from the platform. The excuse they gave me was that I was using a pseudonym, but the real reason is probably that I was quite accomplished at mocking flat Earth believers and anti vaccination turkeys and chemtrails and other "alternative facts" stuff. Too many reported posts. Member of a secret troll organization? I can't tell you, it's a secret!
The upside is that I have much more time to annoy the decent folks on motorcycle forums.

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