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cliffrandall


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posted January 15, 2013 06:55 PM        
Cliff

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cliffrandall


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posted January 15, 2013 06:57 PM        
Goodbye boys, ride safely.
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dakota9498


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posted January 15, 2013 07:52 PM        
God, the EGO on this guy....haha...posing like a superhero with his $60,000 sport touring machine with his cut seat and useless bags.
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Obba


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posted January 15, 2013 10:47 PM        
Looks nice. Very nice!

I have to ask: Who is the guy in the photo?


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posted January 16, 2013 12:19 AM        
Good looking bike!!
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cliffrandall


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posted January 16, 2013 04:11 AM        Edited By: cliffrandall on 16 Jan 2013 12:36
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God, the EGO on this guy....haha...posing like a superhero with his $60,000 sport touring machine with his cut seat and useless bags.


You missed the point of the shot - rule #1 when you're building a 'bought bike' - remember your sponsors!! Arai, Sidi, Alpinestar, IM Leathers all part of the program, I'm just the maniquin.
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Seno


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posted January 16, 2013 07:56 AM        
It looks very well done and without the sponsorship this would have never happened. Personally it is not my "niche", but I respect the work and the project concept. Hey, if I could get a bunch of sponsorship to build a "concept bike", shit I would do it and sell it for a boatload of $$$$$$. Getting paid to do what you love is not work IMHO.
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tuusinii


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posted January 16, 2013 10:16 AM        Edited By: tuusinii on 16 Jan 2013 18:17
Looks good but the part of the bodywork where mirrors were should have also be cleaned and painted like the blinkers - then it would look really good.
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lietoome


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posted January 16, 2013 08:55 PM        
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After all of the "attention to detail", why in the hell would you have any bare aluminum? I only ask because the passenger pegs, shifter, rear brake pedal, and pegs & guards drove me Bananas until I could finally find time to get them powdered. I actually used the passenger pegs from a new ZX10 that was sitting on the showroom floor.

Did you address this, or are the still stock?


I guess it was addressed with photoshop.

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SteveWFL


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posted January 16, 2013 09:14 PM        Edited By: SteveWFL on 17 Jan 2013 05:15
Is it for sale? If it has a clean title I get a cash price for the bike, and please factor in taking those silly dunlops off. I can heat gun the stickers off but i don't even want those tires in my driveway =)

I'll eat the cost of taking that exhaust off and putting a real brock's header on too

if I ride it, it'll go all over north america and you'll get credit for the build. my current Kawi sport tourer is a '10 model with over 67,000 miles on it, and thats with other bikes in the stable being ridden.
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Obba


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posted January 16, 2013 11:26 PM        
Lots of hate over this.
As his 'different' aproach has been to rattle a few cages. His condescending attitude annoyed most people.

The final product and build, to me at least, looks nice.

I'd say, give the guy some credit. Must have spent a lot of hours on the dog and bone and been let down more times than we know.
Some real companies have fronted up with the goods 'for free' and in todays world, that takes a lot work to get people to commit for a 'view'.

And if he got what he wanted and he managed to get other people to pay for it - isn't that what we would all want, thruthfully...?
It's tough to have a job, pay the bills and scrimp and save for the bolton's that 'everybody' seems to be buying...
Isn't America the land of opportunity? He had a vision/chance, took it, and got it.

I like the idea of having NOS inside hidden away in a normal looking hard bag. Maybe one hard bag is ok for storage, better than nothing.

I think you're a bit hard there SteveWFL. Granted 'after' the stickers have gone - i don't think anyone on BL would be ashamed to ride around on that bike.

Like a ZX14 Concours on steroids...








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SteveWFL


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posted January 17, 2013 01:33 PM        
Obba, I was being sarcastic about the stickers (and exhaust too), but i was serious about him iving me a shot at buying it at the end of the day when he's of to his next creation. Of course I may get shrugged off (understandably) or he may shoot m a hi-ball price.

But I'd like to have a shot at it anyway

My Concours14 has over 67,000 miles on it. On the first part of this thread i beat the guy up over this project idea, but seeing the final product.....


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posted January 17, 2013 02:48 PM        
Roll-ons?
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epd345


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posted January 17, 2013 05:20 PM        
Looks good Cliff, Enjoy it!
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SteveWFL


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posted January 17, 2013 08:49 PM        
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Looks good Cliff, Enjoy it!


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posted January 20, 2013 06:17 PM        
Bike is ok looking. Not worth 60,000 dollars though, but hey it wasn't my money. Cliff is a still a self promoting narcissist after all these years.
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Shane661


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posted January 20, 2013 06:27 PM        Edited By: Shane661 on 21 Jan 2013 02:43

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Lou_ZX12R


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posted January 20, 2013 07:15 PM        
Well all those sponsor stickers take away from the looks of the bike. I know you have to display them but it would be much cleaner without them and it wouldn't take anything away from the black & gold combination. I could even learn to like the bags. Good work
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cliffrandall


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posted January 21, 2013 04:23 PM        
Thanks gentlemen, everyone that matters (sponsors and the mags) love this bike!
The majority of the sponsorship ink 'stickers' - as important as they are for this and the next project(s) - will only be removed once the bike has had it's full 15 minutes. The HT will then join the others in my private collection...........Look for the full story on this fabulous build in CycleWorld Mag over the next few months.
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SteveWFL


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posted January 21, 2013 04:43 PM        
cliff what mags can we expect to see it in?
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cliffrandall


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posted January 21, 2013 06:12 PM        
CycleWorld has the US exclusive and Inside Motorcycles here in Canada.
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SteveWFL


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posted January 21, 2013 06:50 PM        
Great, thanks I'm looking forward to the read
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posted January 21, 2013 07:59 PM        
Nice real nice...I am proud of ya dude..

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cliffrandall


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posted January 22, 2013 10:41 AM        
Thanks Hawk, greatly appreciated - especially around here!
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masszx14


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posted January 22, 2013 02:06 PM        
I don't sport tour but I like it a lot!
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