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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Love his work or hate it you have to respect him.

I don't love every bike he builds, but I would work for him for free just to learn.

Check out the knuckle he built and ran on the salt flats.

“The shapes and beauty of the motor are very important to me. Older bikes have beauty. Modern bikes…I don’t have any favorite shapes.”
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 10:45 PM
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The line in the video "It's not complete until someone rides it" says it all. If it's built to ride I will appreciate it much more than a bike that is built just for show.



Very cool Knuck!

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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Lotta respect for that guy. Doesn't Brad Pitt have one of his bikes (I think he crashed it too)?
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The line in the video "It's not complete until someone rides it" says it all. If it's built to ride I will appreciate it much more than a bike that is built just for show.
Agree 100%

I like the artistry in motorcycle building, but Shinya nails it. Functional bikes that are works of art.

“The shapes and beauty of the motor are very important to me. Older bikes have beauty. Modern bikes…I don’t have any favorite shapes.”
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