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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Could this be the new trend in custom choppers?

I hope not.
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This unusual little motorcycle is obviously made of wood, but with a real engine and running gear. A few 2x4's, 4x4's and a bit of 2"x12" make up the frame, forks and seat. Look closely the the front end! It is a working suspension mechanism composed of two coil springs, some steel rod and two 2x4's functioning as a counter-levered shock absorber! It's the first wooden springer front end I have ever seen, for sure.

The wide West Coast style handlebars were hewn of out of a small timber with just the right amount of curvature. Wood screws, lag bolts with nuts and flat washers and are the fasteners used. The galvanized brackets and steel strapping used to complete the chassis are construction items commonly found in residential and commercial building. That's an old scooter rim on the front, and the rear tire and wheel was salvaged from a small automobile. Don't know what engine was used but it looks like a small 2-stroke.

If the builder of this scooter is not a carpenter by trade, he certainly could become one. I think the guy did a heck of a job, and no doubt, on a shoe string budget! All of these items could be purchased at the local building supply and a motorcycle salvage yard.

This wooden freedom machine was photographed by the guys at Dolmette.com, the same people that built the Chain Saw Motorcycle.

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that doesn't look to safe to ride on. I wonder if you have to weather treat the wood every year.
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I bet the seat is as hard as a board.

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I bet the seat is as hard as a board.
good one jeeps!!!!!!!!!!!LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

hey tires should be cheap..looks like you can go to walmart and get a bicycle tire for the front and a rear from the junk yard
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ah I see you guys found a pic of gas man's new bike !!!
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ah I see you guys found a pic of gas man's new bike !!!
I'd love to laught about that one...but there's a ban on cracking on GM's new ride...
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Im above any of GM's self imposed ban's , how where is he? im expecting a somewhat witty comeback from him when he sees this !!
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Im above any of GM's self imposed ban's , how where is he? im expecting a somewhat witty comeback from him when he sees this !!
He left almost an hour ago.

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I bet the seat is as hard as a board.
I'm still LMMFAO everytime I see this....

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I will say it's far more original than alot of "custom" choppers out there. I love the gas tank relocation to the top of the frame.
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I hope it's pressure treated. What happens when it rains?
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now that is love of bike, pimpin on a budget I think is kool though, but I will only ride it in the parking lot
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I will say it's far more original than alot of "custom" choppers out there. I love the gas tank relocation to the top of the frame.
That's partly why I posted it.

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I'd love to laught about that one...but there's a ban on cracking on GM's new ride...
Tell me your kidding. A ban? You have to be sittin' me
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Tell me your kidding. A ban? You have to be sittin' me
no...not really kidding...you can get a little vacation for "personal attacks" i'd say just let it go....
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no...not really kidding...you can get a little vacation for "personal attacks" i'd say just let it go....

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This is great!! But yeah I'd only sport it if somebody paid me!!




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That bike is ugly, dangerous, and

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Why are you making fun of my bike?
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I hope it's pressure treated. What happens when it rains?
It gets even bigger!
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