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milwaukee belle

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Post Mon May 26, 2008 1:14 am

new scoot....

Sorry guys .
i KNOW these pics don't have any PLACE HERE .
but i really want to read YOUR comments about it . be FRANK !
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milwaukee belle

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Post Mon May 26, 2008 1:16 am

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Post Mon May 26, 2008 2:50 am

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Hi,

Just hopes nobody sues the builder if hurt by any of these pointy bits!!!

Otherwise, IMO, see no evo, hear no evo... You know the rest!!!

Patrick
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Post Mon May 26, 2008 8:41 am

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Real nice, Francis! G 8)
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Pa

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Post Mon May 26, 2008 9:54 am

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Thee Artist at his finest !! :D Pa
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Post Mon May 26, 2008 11:32 am

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Belle,

There's an old rule: "Form follows function" Sorry, really don't see much in the way of function there, just busy-ness ... But it's all a matter of personal taste.

Mark
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45Brit

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Post Mon May 26, 2008 4:25 pm

Re: new scoot....

well, I have to agree, they have a place but here isn't it.
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...
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Post Mon May 26, 2008 6:39 pm

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I'm awed at everything Fran-6 comes up with . From his vintage builds and knowledge, to his futuristist builds. Fran-6 has it all together ! MB.......... Is there nothing that you can't do ? Total thumbs up from my prospective !!!!! And yes..... Fran-6 is my very good friend !! Does his craftmanship make this so ???? NO..........His craftsmanship is a plus !!! Fran-6 makes friendship so !! To you my Good Friend !! :D Pa
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indianut

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Post Mon May 26, 2008 6:49 pm

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I've seen some nice stuff you have done and as a Machinist/toolmaker I respect and admire the work that went into it, but (you asked for HONEST opinions) I wouldn't be caught dead on it.
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milwaukee belle

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Post Tue May 27, 2008 12:49 am

Re: new scoot....

don't be afraid , my friends : you will NOT hurt me !!! :D :D :D
Pa : thanks for all , but i don't need to be protected !
i want HONEST an FRANK comments .
just imagine we all are cool at the bar with a fine iced Bud. , and talkin'about this scoot .
and it is somebody else who built it !!! :wink: :D :D :D
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Post Tue May 27, 2008 6:22 am

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No protection Fran-6..... I honestly would not ride it either. :lol: But ??? Some would. :wink: My honest opinion focuses on your creativity, craftsmanship, and skills. You never cease to amaze me. Pa
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45Brit

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Post Tue May 27, 2008 8:39 am

Re: new scoot....

this is the wrong place for a question like this. Post the same thing on Jockey Journal or somewhere like that, and you will get an appreciative audience. But I can't imagine you will get it here, people here aren't here for that
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...
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milwaukee belle

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Post Tue May 27, 2008 11:54 am

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I know ...
i am able to talk about antiques for hours and days long . you know me .
but i am also able to do the same about custom-scoots .
don't you ? :wink:
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Post Tue May 27, 2008 12:44 pm

Re: new scoot....

since you ask, no. There ARE people who do, but I don't think you'll find many of them here. Vintage bikes and vintage racing fill all the time I have available for bikes, and i think most people here will be about the same.
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...
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Post Tue May 27, 2008 1:00 pm

Re: new scoot....

I personnaly like bikes that can be ridden and controlled, not just trailored to shows...

... So can't say I've got much time for these contraptions, can't even bring meself to call them choppers since the word means cutting bits off to reverse factory over complications, not adding weight and unpracticality!!!

Some bits on some of mine, about as big as a finger nail, cost about 8 hours of machining, some are hidden inside, some are visible, but only the shop floor minded guy will notice them and I don't brag about them unless querried!!!

I like riding me bikes, not being arty-farty...

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milwaukee belle

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Post Wed May 28, 2008 12:20 am

Re: new scoot....

i understand !
Sorry guys ! you have now a "gremlin" in the FHP Team ! :wink:
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Post Wed May 28, 2008 7:41 am

Re: new scoot....

I always enjoy your posts, and since you ask, I will comment. I must warn you, the bikes are really not my style.

The craftmanship and execution look excellent. What are the body and trim pieces made of? I used to see a lot of similar work back in the 70's and 80's that were made of cardboard and bondo. Is that the case here or are we looking at metal fabrication?

The paintwork seems well done, though again, its really not my style. The bikes work as sculpture, but I can't imagine riding one. At least they seem to have funtional brakes, unlike many customs you see today.

Why were they built?

--- Randall
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Post Wed May 28, 2008 9:14 am

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Randall
all you can see here is steel and sheetmetal formed with my own hands .
i can assure you this scoot has come and gone by the road . the owner dreamed and WANTED this .
it seems he is now the most happy owner i ever seen .

ya said "The bikes work as sculpture" . thanks for this comment . you seen it right .
i built it just like a ....rolling sculpture :wink:
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Post Wed May 28, 2008 11:51 am

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Well Milwaukee Belle, I stand impressed by your fabrication skills, all the more so as the bike works as transportation over the public roads. In the years when I was building custom bikes I built some that were to the customer's taste rather than my own. I don't know that "the customer is always right" as the old saw goes, but the customer was certainly paying the bills! The great thing about motorcycling as it stands in the 21st century is the vast variety; if you can't find a motorcycle you like, well, you just don't like bikes.

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Post Wed May 28, 2008 2:19 pm

Re: new scoot....

Thanks , Randall ! :oops:
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