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The IMS is in town for its annual stop to get us revved up for what we all hope will be a great riding and racing season. Feel free to post discount codes here. If you're an AMA member you can get a 25% discount on tickets purchased online by using "AMA" as your discount code.
I am out of town for the weekend and will only be in attendence on Friday. Anyone else from CLSB going to be around Friday? I'll be all over the show but will be kind of headquarterd at the Chicago Norton club and the Ton Up club's displays. From what I hear there's going to be a big vintage presence this year. Plus...all the usual stuff.
With +6 inches of snow on the ground and no forseeable riding weather in the offing it will at least stir the soul and get the enthusiasm flowing for the coming season. I will be wearing an AMA logo shirt so I will likely be the only person there with one so if you spot me, say hello.
Post up...Who else is going at some point this weekend?

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Ill be there on Sunday with my kid. Last year I got killer deals on gear, so I'll be shopping.
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They did that last year too but I think they charged a 2 or 3$ fee to buy the deal. The AMA deal might be around the same


Think we are going Saturday.
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A few of the race/custom bikes from the show. If you don't want to be spoiled, don't scroll down lol






























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GWAD pleas burn the pics of the ghetto fabulous bikes that shit is [email protected]@ling ugly

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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GWAD pleas burn the pics of the ghetto fabulous bikes that shit is [email protected]@ling ugly
You don't have to like them....but at least appreciate the work that went into them. I know this generation just buys them and rides 'em. That's fine. But for years m/c's have had a rich culture of customization. It's pretty useless to trash that

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Couple more of the more interesting bikes. Uploading from the show as I walk past them.










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You don't have to like them....but at least appreciate the work that went into them. I know this generation just buys them and rides 'em. That's fine. But for years m/c's have had a rich culture of customization. It's pretty useless to trash that
I'm with you Meulen. I may not like them all but I do appreciate the work and effort.
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You don't have to like them....but at least appreciate the work that went into them. I know this generation just buys them and rides 'em. That's fine. But for years m/c's have had a rich culture of customization. It's pretty useless to trash that
What work went into them? For example the busa's buy the already made parts and put them on if they owners actually did the work themselves. You seen one you have seen them all.

No lets look at say resurrections rebuild that i appreciate cause he is actually doing the work getting his hands dirty

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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To each his own brah. If you can't appreciate the work, detail, and vision to create these bikes you need to take another look. Nothing in this industry is rocket science, but there is some experience and craftsmanship to most of these builds. If there weren't, there wouldn't be so many piles of shit out there that I see everyday from guys that "do their own work".

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To each his own brah. If you can't appreciate the work, detail, and vision to create these bikes you need to take another look. Nothing in this industry is rocket science, but there is some experience and craftsmanship to most of these builds. If there weren't, there wouldn't be so many piles of shit out there that I see everyday from guys that "do their own work".
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As soon as the "customization" diminishes the performance of the machine you have lost me.
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As soon as the "customization" diminishes the performance of the machine you have lost me.
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go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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As soon as the "customization" diminishes the performance of the machine you have lost me.


Gotta ask............On which bike or bikes pictured can you tell that the performance was diminished? Furthermore...What kind of customization diminishes performance? AND...For good measure ...how do you DEFINE diminished performance?
Have you considered that the customizer actually ENHANCED the performance of the bike to HIS (or hers) definition? AND...Whose definition counts...yours? Or the owner /rider of the machine?

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Gotta ask............On which bike or bikes pictured can you tell that the performance was diminished? Furthermore...What kind of customization diminishes performance? AND...For good measure ...how do you DEFINE diminished performance?
Have you considered that the customizer actually ENHANCED the performance of the bike to HIS (or hers) definition? AND...Whose definition counts...yours? Or the owner /rider of the machine?
When you stretch and put a huge tire on the back of a bike then remove one of the front brake rotors it is not going to perform as designed.

I don't care what some one else does to their bike. But just having the ability to bolt shiney parts onto a bike is not going to impress me. Some of the paint jobs are cool.
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To each his own brah. If you can't appreciate the work, detail, and vision to create these bikes you need to take another look. Nothing in this industry is rocket science, but there is some experience and craftsmanship to most of these builds. If there weren't, there wouldn't be so many piles of shit out there that I see everyday from guys that "do their own work".
can you honestly say this buell deserves to be on display as a custom bike? They just lopped off the subframe and stubbed the tail. It's hokey and a poor excuse for a custom bike. the rest of them are nice.



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can you honestly say this buell deserves to be on display as a custom bike? They just lopped off the subframe and stubbed the tail. It's hokey and a poor excuse for a custom bike. the rest of them are nice.


The led tail light system was done with all electrical tape if you looked under the tail.

I too kind of wondered why it was in there. I liked it, but it wasn't 1/10th as custom as the rest. Honestly it seemed like the bought on Craigslist entry
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When you stretch and put a huge tire on the back of a bike then remove one of the front brake rotors it is not going to perform as designed.

I don't care what some one else does to their bike. But just having the ability to bolt shiney parts onto a bike is not going to impress me. Some of the paint jobs are cool.
Well yes not as designed but they might have increased the performance for what they are now using the bike for. Stretched and huge tire and missing a brake rotor would suggest drag racing. If they put this kind of effort into making it pretty they might have done something with the motor that increased the performance. I can't say I would have done any of what these folks did but I like some of them for what they are.
I can understand that a person might not like the customs. Similar to everyone not liking the way every stock motorcycle looks either. That victory vision looks like a piece of rolling art deco. Not my cup of tea.
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If you bought it off a shelf it's not custom.

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can you honestly say this buell deserves to be on display as a custom bike? They just lopped off the subframe and stubbed the tail. It's hokey and a poor excuse for a custom bike. the rest of them are nice.


That thing looks like it's ready for the scrap yard. Nothing to appreciate there IMO for creativity or craftsmanship.

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That thing looks like it's ready for the scrap yard. Nothing to appreciate there IMO for creativity or craftsmanship.
I was shocked to see a buell, since I figured none would be there. The only beneficial thing he did was change the headlight since the stock one sucks!
He even put "EBR" stickers on it, which is separate from Buell.
I'm sure he will find a buyer for it real soon........
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