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Old 06-04-2014, 11:11 AM
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Default 2014 CBRForum Non-CBR of the year voting thread

Welcome to the voting thread for the 2014 Non-CBR of the year!
Let's show some love to those other steeds in our garages.

Voting period will last 15 days. Get your vote in!!!!!

Everyone can vote in the poll, but only contestants and staff are allowed to post on this thread. Posts made here by anyone else, will be deleted.

Contestants are encouraged to put up pictures and write-ups of their bike here.

Please do not pimp votes in the new member area. The off topic and other bike forums are the more appropriate places for it. However, a mention to vote in your signature line is permitted anywhere on the forum.

Only 1 vote per member is allowed. Vote whoring will be considered cheating. Anyone caught cheating will be banned for life....

Good luck to all of the contestants!

Here are the the nominees:


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If anyone wants a different picture here, change it yourself or PM me.
Old 06-04-2014, 12:12 PM
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Time to talk about my Hardly Davidson...

This is a bike that I built from the ground up. I did all of the work (except the final paint) myself. I hand picked every nut and bolt, did all of the machine work and fabrication, and designed and made the wiring harness from scratch. It took 6 years to from start to finish, mainly due to finances and having a kid during that time. It finally was completed and tagged with a 2001 plate. At the time I started there were no build shows, super big motors, huge rear tires, or bikes used for art instead of riding. Parts were hard to come by, many needing to be fabricated. I had access to mills, lathes, and other machine shop equipment to make things I needed.

Here's what it is made of:

38 degree "wide tire" rigid frame
Showa wide glide 41mm forks
Fabricated 1 piece tank from 2 flatside tanks
Fabricated flat rear fender to fit the 200 rear tire.

The frame was only supposed to fit a 180 with a belt. So after a little messing with it, I stuffed the 200 on an 80 spoke rim with a chain drive in there.

Once the chassis was together, I made a seat pan and (under the guidance of an auto interiors buddy) covered it in stingray. The seat ended up not offering much support under acceleration, so I redid the shape and recovered it in leather. Just for the hell of it, I drew and stitched a flame pattern in it...

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On to the motor. (Conrice will love this part)
EVO based 100cid. (unheard of at the time. 96cid S+S kits were just becoming available)
Delkron case, sputhe barrels, S+S flywheel, carrillo rods, J+E pistons, and dual plug hemi heads (roller rockers on titanium valves). I made the head gaskets from .050 copper sheets, by use of a jig I made to bore them. The heads also needed machining to accept the external oil return hoses instead of through the barrels like traditional Harleys.
After playing around with a computer program that does mock dyno runs, I came up with some cam specs that would get the most out of the motor. Problem was that it didn't exist! Went to Wink Eller (he got famous after this on those build off shows) and had the cam made. The lobes were so big that I needed to shave the engine case for lobe clearance and do some valve spring work to keep the springs from binding up. Completed the drivetrain with a 5 speed racing trans with billet pillow blocks, Samson 2 1/4 diameter straight pipes (with venturi inserts), and a 3 in BDL primary belt drive.

Lots of nuts, bolts, chroming, electrics, GMA dual disc front brakes, S+S super G carb with thunderjet and yost power tube, K+N air filter, and black paint it was done. I decided it needed to be brighter, so I tore it down and had it painted and powder coated corvette yellow, then re-assembled. If I get the inspiration and time, it may be going back to black...

Here it was in rattle can black primer:

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I took a few pics along the way, but this was all pre digital. I do have a few that I scanned.

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With motor parts on the bench

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And a few of my favorite moments:
He wasn't born when I started, and was hanging in the garage before he could walk. Some kids had those shape matching toys, he used to match allen head bolts to the right size wrench...

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and he grew along the way

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He's now in high school. GULP!
Old 06-04-2014, 06:03 PM
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wouldya look at that I got a vote

I'll put a pic up later when it stops raining - made a quick few upgrades to to the old interceptor
Old 06-04-2014, 06:41 PM
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Whoa - this is going to be one tough decision. Good luck everyone.
Old 06-04-2014, 08:28 PM
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Lets see if I can remember all the stuff on my NC30. Some of these parts are extremely rare...
  • Magtek magnesium 17" wheels (stock rear is 18")
  • Honda RS250 USD forks, Ti coated, set up by Corporate Suspension
  • Honda RS250 steering head/triple clamps
  • Brembo goldline 4 piston calipers
  • Goodridge stainless braided front brake lines
  • PFM cast iron slotted rotors and carriers
  • Brembo radial mount master cylinder
  • Sansei carbon fiber clipons
  • Antlion brake and clutch levers
  • Antlion brake reservoir perch
  • R&G sliders
  • Xetronic digital HID
  • One-off carbon fiber instrument cluster/front fairing stay made by Carbon Factory Austermann in Germany
  • Rick Oliver aluminum upper fairing stay
  • SPA Design tach/speedo
  • SPA Design volt/temp
  • Silhouette Japan upper and lower front fairing
  • MRacing (Magical Racing) solo tail
  • Custom paint by Tom Beaman (there are no decals on the bike. All logos are paint)
  • Carbon fiber infill panels by Carbon Factory Austermann
  • HRC carbon fiber undertray by Carbon Factory Austermann
  • HRC coolant overflow bottle
  • Powdercoated frame
  • TSR titanium dual carbon exhaust
  • RC30 torque arm
  • Beet Japan rearsets
  • Active rear stainless braided brake line
  • NWS carbon fiber rear hugger
  • Aprilia RS250 rear shock with Ohlins spring, set up by Traxxion Dynamics
  • Clear tail light with LED bulbs
  • LED arrow indicators
  • Flush mount turn signals
  • Brembo mini rear brake reservoir
  • Carbon fiber RS250 front mudguard, clear coated by Carbon Factory Austermann
  • Scotts re-useable CNC aluminum oil filter
  • Titanium shift linkage
  • HRC speed derestriction box
  • HRC crankcase breather oil catch tank
  • Rebuilt engine with NC35 pistons
  • Rick Oliver quick action throttle
Old 06-06-2014, 12:58 AM
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Default Vote for Rasputin the Ural

The best of luck to ALL the non-CBR entries, however here is a short presentation as to why you should Vote for Rasputin the Ural

Here are many reasons to vote for Rasputin the Ural in the Non-CBR voting thread.

Great Music from Boney M. My suggestion is click on the music and then read on.

It may have a few cons, it’s heavy, it leaks oil, it can be a bit of a pig to start in the heat (and it’s hot here all the time), it rattles ALL its bolts loose on a regular basis, it doesn’t lean unless you fly the chair on a right hand bend and parts are VERY hard to come by in Vietnam but………………………………….

I have never ridden a bike that brings so many smiles to the rider, the passengers AND the people who watch us trundle by

A Happy Onlooker

Butterflies flock to the bike to see what all the fuss is about!

Just look at those smiles! You too will smile when you vote for Rasputin the Ural

More smiles from a Singaporese couple who rode the bike on the Khe Gat Airfield

Necessities for keeping the Ural running sweetly include………


Ural tool Number 1. When you use this it’s………………………………………

Hammer Time!!!

More smiles from those who merely come NEAR the Ural. Onya Rasputin!

If you leave the Ural alone for a minute, you come back to gorgeous women draped all over it just wanting a ride. The power of Rasputin!

Tricks you can do with the Ural are…………..

Flying the chair

Flying the bike! Or even…………………….

Invade the odd country or two……..

There are still secret stashes of the bike to be found in Vietnam – where they were used by the military and police.

So ensure your masculinity, and don’t be a wannabe! Vote for a REAL Ural. Vote for Rasputin

There are non-Ural riders who are polarised in their opinion

Mikhail Kalashnikov had been heard to say many times " The Ural is as tough and long-lived as my AK-47"

It IS a marvellous bike that is worthy of your consideration.

Thanks for Voting guys.

Cheers, SB

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Old 06-11-2014, 11:54 AM
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Some more pics...

I bought this bike when I was living in Okinawa, Japan. When I moved back to the USA, I was having problems shipping the bike. Because I didn't have a US title, the shippers wouldn't ship the bike. So I took it apart! When they saw the motor sitting in a plastic bin, they said it couldn't go. I told them the engine was broken and I was going to use it as the base for a coffee table. He wasn't having any of it. I had to give him a bottle of Jack...then the crate went on the truck. LOL. The rest they say, is history. I have only seen one other NC30 in the USA that was road legal.

This bike started in Japan, then lived in Utah for 4 years. After that she spent some time in Italy. Now she is here in New Mexico.

And she loves to LEAN!

Old 06-11-2014, 07:24 PM
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^^^^^ Gotta say VFRman, that is one beautiful bike!

Cheers, SB
Old 06-12-2014, 10:49 AM
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Thanks SB. That Ural of yours looks like an absolute good time!
Old 06-14-2014, 02:57 AM
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OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!

As a purist CBR man I'll have to abstain from voting this time, nice as they are.


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