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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Jezebel.....My BOTM entry.,

Would like to throw her in the mix if thats all right

Year: 2000
Make/Model: V-star
Eng size: 1100
Modifications: Everything
Accessories: None?
Length of time to build: 14 months
And the story/inspiration/additional comments:
I've owned her since new. Rode her to every major event in my life.
And then about 8 years ago she got parked, and waited patiently for some love.

So last fathers day my kids stripped it to the frame, we pulled some important and useable parts, and made everything else from scratch.
My kids learned to weld, run the lathe, the CNC plasma table, and did as much of the mockup and re-assembly as they could manage.

It took 14 months from tear down, to first ride, and I couldnt be happier. Few more tweaks and adjustments, and shes good for the 5200 mile round trip in a month, that if all goes well, I'm going to ride the whole way.

Details in my build thread if anyones interested, but a couple of my favorite pictures.
Me and my oldest, a pic from the 2nd ride I ever took on it, since the re-build, and one of just her in all her glory.




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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2014, 08:15 PM
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That looks uncomfortable as hell, but really really well done. Great job that a mean looking machine.
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Looks are a little decieving.......It may only be comfortable for me, but for "me" its the most comfortable bike I've been on.

But thanks. I'm quite proud of it.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2014, 08:51 PM
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I didnt mean any disrespect and hope it did not come off like that. Again I think it is very well done and one nice looking bike. What I think and for that matter if I sat on it and still felt it was uncomfortable it would not matter a bit its yours. If you like it great.

Either way its an awesome looking bike my friend, very unique.
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No dissrespect taken. Its for sure unconventional, but it was only built to fit one person. And I smile every time someone likes it.......And take no offense even if they dont.

Thank you.
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Definately one unique machine. And I think that's awesome to have your kids in there helpin out. Great kids you have there. They will be able to handle just about anything that comes their way in life as you have prepared them the right way.

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