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sunshine

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My son has a company that builds custom motorcycles.  I provide photos for his web site and for customers.  Here are a few shots of his latest build, completed this week.  This bike started life as a Yamaha XV920 Virago.  It now has front suspension and brakes from a BMW, Honda 5-spoke rims, Suzuki GSX-R rear shock, gas tank from a 1970s Suzuki "water buffalo" 750cc 2-stroke, and lots of custom made parts.  The ignition and electrical system has been updated with a unit from Moto Gadgets that can be controlled from a smart phone via blue tooth.  The phone acts as the proximity key and turns on the system when you get close.  And if you forgot your phone, it also includes a traditional key switch hidden under the gas tank.  This is the third "Scout" that he has built.

 

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Intersting machine! :P

 

Only the first shot of this cool set is not up to the others

in terms of rendition… DRL was not tweaked!



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Fantastic work. Both the photos and the bike.



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Arthur

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I looked at this and thought I was not going to like it.

But I was wrong it looks like it can be handled really rough and it it will take the punishment.

Not sure if you ever seen the very 1st biker build off, well the was an English fella there who is base in America now.

And his bikes are made to take the rough handling and this remind me of that.

Great shots and I would like one day if it ever came that I can ride again and to be on this would be a treat.

 

On the Biker Build Off shot it was an American and Australian and the Englishman.

Being in America it was without a doubt the winner would be the one who built a Chopper.

The American did and won but I personally didn't think it was the best bike.



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Some really nice shots of a really cool machine