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I went to Cycle Gear this morning to have them replace a tube I destroyed during new front tire installation. Don't ask... While there this guy pulled up in a who knows what! 3 wheels but a 4th on the side car. In talking to the owner the project started as a BMW fork bearing mount and down tubes. From there it's 100% hand built. Motivation is from a Datsun (remember them?) B210 4 cylinder engine/auto trans. Differential is an independent Datsun "Z" car chain driven to a hand built split axle system.

I got to talk to the owner a little bit and aside from one of the nicest guys I've ever met he was obviously a true mechanical genius. While he looked like"Wild" Bill Hickok with his handlebar mustache and cowboy garb he even carried what appeared to be a .357 in a hip holster. A word of warning here. If you come to Arizona and plan to use a weapon all citizens here can carry a weapon WITHOUT a permit. Don't "F" with us! WE SHOOT BACK!!! :evil:

I got a few lucky shots when the bike wasn't swarmed with gawkers. Even got the owner to sit still for a second so I could shoot him on the "bike". Can't say enough what a nice guy he was. I should have asked his name but I bugged so much I was worried I was already going too far.....

Enjoy the pictures. It looks kind of unfinished but that's the look he was going for.

Joe

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Hmmm. No picture upload. Not sure what happened. Maybe too big. I'll resize them and see what happens...

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Let's try this again.

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Hmmm, only three pix at a time allowed. Here's a few more.

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And the last two....

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Wow. Looks like a fun project.

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