Skeeter's 50. Questions and Build

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  1. SkeeterBilt

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    ill get some pics of the fog and brake light lit up. i made a lil bracket for the fog light.
    VWNate id liek to see your nessaries. you know i love pictures
     
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    Way to go! You truck looks perfect! Don't ya just love taking it out for a spin;) Keep driving and smiling
     
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    ive only taken it out once. its down at my parents garage and with me workin 2 jobs, 6 days a week i only have sundays to tinker. need the doors fixed before i leave it outside my apartment
     
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    todays project was bumper brackets for my 20 dollar bumper score. not heavy duty nor the same hight as stock but i like them and itll work just fine.


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  5. SinclairChevy

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    Looks just fine to me.... great job!!

    Damon
     
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    thanks! its nice havin the right tools and the right know-how to make things like these. i love doin this type of stuff. i love how well these came out
     
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    That looks really good Skeeter, Thanks for sharing the photos.
     
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    no worries tho, my rusty wrench is still hangin back there
     
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    Nice job....

    Now I have to finish my 53 chassis and join in the fun......

    Rod
     
  10. SkeeterBilt

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    still tinkering and saving money for the 12v conversion. went from workin 3 days a week to 6 days so sundays my only funday. ill prob take a saturday off from batending to rewire the truck to 12volt. yesterday i made a shifter from a 4 dollar wrench i got. now for pics cause i love them. pic of my bike and truck too.
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    Cool photo

    Thats a Nice duo the truck and the triumph bike. Where is the location and what year is the cafe racer bike ?

    Martinius.
     
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    Shifter

    I never get tired of looking at the myriad ways folks make shifters ! :) .

    That's a " Bloor " Trumpet , non ? .
     
  13. SkeeterBilt

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    i live in southern Az and thats a 2005 triumph thruxton that ive customized quite a bit. lowered, took the fenders off and ive customized the side covers and sprocket cover and a bunch more.
    i have a 78 bonneville in pa still, my dad has one too, a 73 norton, bsa, 10 CBs and a bunch other bikes. hes a hoarder
     
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    Cafe racer Videos

    Thanks fore sharing Your MC photos. This is a bit off topic but i am intrested in motorcycles my self to :).

    The cafe racer trend started in GBR in the early 60-tees. Rockers driving from pub to pub and meeting outside talking around there bikes , shicks , smooking and drinking beer. It got out of hand sometimes when rioting against the Mods the scooter intrested People.

    http://vimeo.com/tag:caferacer

    The Ace cafe started in Londen UK and has many visitors from all over the world. Many nations have ther own Ace cafe now.
    Have a look here !

    http://www.acecafe.com/
    My spesial attention goes to the Brough Superior SS100. There is a 2014 model redesigned aswell. Looks awsome.
    http://www.broughsuperiormotorcycles.com/

    Martinius.

     
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    there is about 4 different stories about why theyre called cafe racers. my fav is the bikers would race from cafe to cafe and some old timer told them they were nothin but "cafe racers." there is also the theory theyd put a song on the juke box and then race around the block and try and be back before the song was over.
    all i know is i like culture back then and the bikes so i like riding a bike that everyone wants to talk about when i stop.
    dad just finished this, this week
     

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    Cafe racer ?

    Defenatly a cafe racer with clip-ons and racing seat. Black bomber With paralel twins model - cubics ?

    I did all the New wiring to and dont like the old fashion fuse Blocks. I am looking fore modern fuse boxes with covers to put in my truck , instead of these aftermarked onces . I dont really think these are safe . Any suggestion ?

    Martinius.
     
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    Skeeter

    From what I dimly remember of back then , your story is correct .

    I never understood why the fighting between Mods & Rockers , two wheels is two wheels , right ? .

    Either you like Motos or not .
     
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    what it boiled down to was the rockers were into riding and the mods were into gettin dressed up and fashion and riding scooters. but then they beat the crap out of each other so it was like gang wars.
    im a rocker
     

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