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This is a discussion on Suzuki Intruder within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; I can see where you are coming from Geeto, but I'm already committed to doing the Norvin based build now, as I have had an ...

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    I can see where you are coming from Geeto, but I'm already committed to doing the Norvin based build now, as I have had an alloy 5 gallon Manx tank made.
    I have a Ducati Pantah project coming up later this year which may be of more interest to you. It's currently a box of bits..
    The bike will need rebuilding to start with. I have been told that it runs, but there will be plenty of work to do on the carbs and the belts will need changing. I am sure there will be more engine work to do.
    My first thought was to build something along the lines of a TT2 (full race fairing, seat unit, and Mike Hailwood style tank.
    But I'm open to your suggestions.
    I've already agreed to buy the bike, I'm just hoping the seller will wait for a few months while I finish off the Sachs.
    Here's a pic taken before it was stripped down.
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    Why do ppl ask if it's possible if they really have no intention of heading or even listening to the advice. You already bought the stuff you need...why ask????

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    shit, i kind of like that bike stock except for the seat.

    edit: i'm speaking of the sachs of course.
    Last edited by bfont52; 02-11-2014 at 10:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joep7 View Post
    Why do ppl ask if it's possible if they really have no intention of heading or even listening to the advice. You already bought the stuff you need...why ask????
    I may not have worded the thread very well, but the intention was to share with you my plans for this particular build.
    On the other hand I posted a pic of the Ducati to ask for any of your ideas for this project before I started it.
    I guess I had better apologise if this has upset you in any way.

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    Doesn't bother me at all...what it does do is make you sound like someone who is not really looking for help but rather pats on the back. Wont change my day at all. It may prevent you from receiving any help when you have serious questions.

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    At the risk of repeating myself I had already asked for ideas for the Ducati
    I'm not sure how I can be looking for a pat on the back for a project which is barely started.
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    I don't think it upset anybody.

    I would like to get excited about this. Most of your stuff is very well thought out built, but another "manx" parts bolted to X chassis is hard to get excited about. Based on what I have read it's a good unique platform for a custom, but the other bikes you posted, the yamahas, they are pretty much the same thing - manx style parts on a more modern platform. I mean, I get that is what you like but it doesn't feel formulaic to you? I dunno, maybe you'll surprise me and it will be awesome, but if there was ever an opportunity to branch out, this seems like as good as any. Believe it our not but I actually care about your progress and development as a builder - the world needs more bikes like the kind you do and less of the hipster, let's throw some bars on it and some clear over the patina and call it a racer. Just saying it would be nice.....

    that being said, give it your best go. No matter what happens it probably will still be good.
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    Thanks Geeto that means a lot .
    Your right I do really like the look of Manx Nortons /Tritons and I've built 6 up to now. It's getting a bit samey though. I think I've taken this as far as I can.
    Thats why I've asked for some thoughts on the Ducati

    Steve

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    here is some better inspriation, modern "retro" bikes:










    All of these bikes evoque the look of old bikes without actually being old or using old bike parts. They are more "Interpretations" than recreations.
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    Thanks for the pics (is that you in the 3rd one)
    This was my first thought
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