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SparkyD 5 17.86%
IronMan 18 64.29%
bloomingtonmike 5 17.86%
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2011, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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BOTM - November voting

YOU ARE VOTING ON NOVEMBER BIKE OF THE MONTH


Owner: SparkyD

my 1100










Owner: IronMan

Year: 1997

Make/Model: Yamaha XVS 650 Drag Star (European Model of the V Star)



Modifications:
- 210/50R17 rear wheel mounted in a modified swing
- side mounted license plate
- self built rear fender with taillight integrated in a selfmade fibreglass housing
- self built solo seat
- rear turn signals "spear" bolted to the original fenderstrut attachement point
- stretched and cleaned fuel tank with flush pop up filler cap made by www.stretchtank.com
- Hypercharger with custimized "iron cross" cover
- Silvertail k02 exhaust with racing baffles and shortened upper exhaust manifold
- forward controls made by "burchard"
- 4" Pullback risers
- 92 cm Dragbar with inside wiring
- custom grips and mirrors
- front turn signals "snake eye"
- airdam with selfmade air scoops
- polished stock fork crowns
- polished lower fork tube
- custom made upper fork covers made of polished aluminium
- headlight "snake" with blue lens
- shortened stock front fender
- steel braided cables and brake hose
- mini speedometer with self built holding bracket
- reinforced fork springs
- custom paintjob in candy blue and black, splitted by silver tribals with highlights and shades

Length of time to build: can´t say exactly, about seven months - but some smaller mods were done within the years before

And the story/inspiration/additional comments: I bought the bike in 2005, without any mods. I was always fascinated by the drag bikes, which is a very popular special style in europe. At 1st I started with some smaller and cheaper stuff like license plate relocation and handlebars until i got the time and money to get into the heavy work. Almost everything was made by myself in my garage except the complex metal works like the fuel tank or the painting. Finally (it may be hard to believe for you guys) I had to show the bike to a state engineer to get the approval you need to drive on public roads with a vehicle in our country. Although we´ve got some strong regulations here, I got al the mods approved and incorporated in my documents now.







Owner: bloomingtonmike

Year:2010
Make/Model:Yamaha Vmax
Eng size:1700
Modifications:All new body parts (tank cover, intakes, inst cover, fenders, cam cover, primary gear cover, res covers, mirrors. See below.
Accessories: RAM Mount and powered GPS setup, and Tunnel Bag from Saddleman.
Length of time to build: Started 4 days after purchase so April 16th.
And the story/inspiration/additional comments: I wanted to take a rare bike in IL and make it even more my own. Its kind of a Legacy for Vmax owners to mod them. The Vmax is produced to easily change out parts and take it to the next level. I wanted to design the bike after an Icon jacket styling I bought and love - Icon Dead Mans Hand with its skull on the back. The skull theme took off from there.

Here is my Bloomington MaxSkull!



Mods:
New fenders and tank cover painted and hydro dipped in Big skulls print by Atlanta Hydro Imaging
Yamaha carbon fiber side covers, inst cover, and side intakes
Billet cam covers and pivot covers brushed
Yamaha brushed tear drop mirrors
Pazzo levers
Fender eliminator
Python exhaust tips brushed
Python clear primary gear cover polished
Python res covers polished
Helmet Secure helmet lock
not shown Garmin 765T hardwired and RAM mount setup (I pair bluetooth ear buds and a cell and listen to MP3s and GPS command and have hands free cell)
not shown Saddleman Standard Sport Tunnel Bag (for laptop or takeout)
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2011, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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well i like all 3 bikes. seriously. i'm guessing voting will be pretty close even with just 3 in the voting
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2011, 08:08 AM
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Hey! It won't let me vote

Flatulence is natures way of reminding us to laugh at ourselves.

The views expressed above are those of the author and may, or may not, express the views of those around me. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. No animals were harmed in the typing of this messege.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 09:22 PM
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Nice Looking Bikes.
All winners in there own way for sure.
Good Luck Gents.
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It's All About The Ride

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CONGRATULATIONS ironman
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Thanks to everyone who voted for my bike
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 12:13 AM
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Congrats Ironman!!

I got another November spot

http://www.circus-vmaximus.com/shope.htm

Go make some new disaster. Thats what I am counting on.
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looks like eye candies!
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