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Re: eBay special, this one takes the biscuit

Post by alexwitham » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:48 am

The exhaust of the 'SRAD' says ''I Fuk 4 Beer'.

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Re: eBay special, this one takes the biscuit

Post by Nickd » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:35 pm

I have an NC30

And I have that cafe racer seat unit that it's wearing.

But there's not a chance in hell I would ever put the two together!

What are these people thinking?

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Re: eBay special, this one takes the biscuit

Post by porndoguk » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:44 pm

triniriderz.com wrote:Wow the nc's are gettin the treatment aswell :(

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-VFR-400 ... 4aaf89632c
That really WOULD need a Steering damper! can you imagin how unstable that would be with the bars in that position!

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Re: eBay special, this one takes the biscuit

Post by viper61 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:15 pm

Not to offend anyone who likes these.... but christ alive, there's some crap out there isn't there!? :o

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Re: eBay special, this one takes the biscuit

Post by Neosophist » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:45 pm

2. For you to buy the bike and pay us to finish off to you requirements.
Who in holy hell would pay for any work to be done to that by them?

I'd gladly pay them some money to ensure they never picked up any tools again, maybe save a few bikes.
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I think i'll add this to the online dictionary:

Most often a slang term for butchering a crashed / abused bike with some tacky parts and thinking it looks cool.

And as for the NC30, wheres the rest of it?
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Re: eBay special, this one takes the biscuit

Post by Cossackmannie » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:28 pm

1.- The SRAD-
The potential is there. SRAD single race seat, change the can, Renthals on risers, 7" round headlight, remove all the redundant bracketry and tidy/re-route the wiring and hoses and it should be fine.

The 'Blade can? Lesson 1- If you're drunk,go to bed and stay out of the garage/workshop!

2.- The Thunderace-
Not that bad really but I'm not a fan of the 'bent-up' Boszuko tail look on bikes and this seems to be halfway between that and standard. The tail unit is actually ok but the exhaust draws the eye as it's ugly. The triple headlights look tacky too. However, an uncomplicated paintjob and a bit of ingenuity with the hoses and wiring and the 'Ace would be quite decent.

The underseat exhaust idea? It would fill out the space between the tyre and tailpiece nicely if done right. Maybe they should ask the SRAD boys above to fabricate it for them using a Morris Minor back box and some jubilee clips ;)

3.- The NC30-
Looks like the previous owner ran out of ambition, cash, ideas or all three! Half hearted attempt at best
A 1960's replica tailpiece and loooooooow clip ons does not a streetfighter or cafe racer make. The V4 is a fine motor but would be difficult to make it 'pretty' in a streetfighter/cafe racer without a lot of thought and work. If that bike was to fall into my hands, I'd draw attention away from the motor by running a 4 into 4 exhaust set up similar to an RD500 or RG500 under a late model CBR600 tail or a TYGA one. From the side, both pipes running parallel to each other tilting up at about 35 degrees from horizontal. Other than that, I'd be checking out the lines on a Tuono for inspiration.

It looks the worst out of the three but it's the one I'd pick as a project :grin: ...........................but then, I'm odd like that :lol:

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Re: eBay special, this one takes the biscuit

Post by Neosophist » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:47 pm

Image

Honda already made a much better looking cafe-racer around the same time as the NC30 anyway so why not just buy one of them and start from there.

Used to own one.. 500cc single. Great fun.
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Re: eBay special, this one takes the biscuit

Post by Trinirides » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:33 pm

The NC if im honest I can see what he was trying to do but my god my eyes are burning!!!!
I quite like the compact cafe racer look and I suppose it was a try but the words NC30 cafe racer shouldnt go togeather :ban:

A friend that was new to bikes asked me about streetfighters and how you went about making one, I told him simply get a sports bike smash it into a curb side ways and dont have any cash to repair it properly, over the course of a year order all the crap that buster's and Motrax sell!!!!! :whistle:

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Re: eBay special, this one takes the biscuit

Post by Cammo » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:18 am

That srad would have to rate as one of the ugliest streetfighters I've ever come across.

Horrid. :Puke:
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Re: eBay special, this one takes the biscuit

Post by em2evol » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:10 pm

Neosophist wrote:
2. For you to buy the bike and pay us to finish off to you requirements.
Who in holy hell would pay for any work to be done to that by them?

I'd gladly pay them some money to ensure they never picked up any tools again, maybe save a few bikes.
Hahaha :lol: :plus:


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