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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #105 on: December 27, 2016, 06:47:01 PM »
Well it's been awhile and with 2016 almost over I thought I would just remind everyone that the cutting and chopping still continues ........ Here's one that's alittle different - not a bike engined project rather a BIS engined trike???? And not quite an unfinished project either (this ones very much finished!!  :o) but a waste nonetheless. £1500 the seller wants for this ridiculous looking machine that's been off the road since 2015 requiring "a little tinkering"........A new front end perhaps

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361864023053
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #106 on: December 28, 2016, 05:57:14 PM »
Oh come on Gadge you would look great driving this, it comes with air con as well.....................LOL
We all have different tastes, not mine but someone may like it. 
As you know I have a bike engined 126 and due to health reasons I'm not likely to finish it, but I have enjoyed building it. Some of the work was carried out by Z-cars and it's not a bodge job and I hope one day someone will take it on and finish it

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #107 on: December 28, 2016, 06:04:25 PM »
Oh come on Gadge you would look great driving this.......

No I wouldn't ild look like an idiot .....and I don't need any help there  :P

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #108 on: December 28, 2016, 06:26:21 PM »
I notice the vehicle is in Kilwinning. I don't suppose many of you know where that is, but as I once spent a couple of years living just down the road, it happens that I do. And it's one of the wettest places in the UK - as evidenced by the very damp conditions shown in the photos. So, to build a vehicle like this, which has no reasonable chance of offering any protection from the weather no matter how slowly one drives, shows I think something about the rather heroic aspirations of the builder. It may not be entirely surprising that although the vehicle is apparently complete, it doesn't seem to have had much use...  ;)

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #109 on: December 28, 2016, 11:18:02 PM »
It reminds me of what used to happen to vw beetles back in the day, not my cup of tea either. It's just down the road from me and yes it is pretty wet in this neck of the woods, particularly this year as I've hardly had my Gamine out due to the amount of rain during this summer.

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #110 on: December 29, 2016, 03:04:33 AM »
I'm probably closest to it right now (I'm currently back in Renfrewshire on my Christmas visit).
Good luck to him getting that amount of money!  :P

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #111 on: January 03, 2017, 02:09:25 PM »
Its for sale on a few of the bike groups on facbook too, its not my thing either, in my eyes it looks terrible lol. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/222935171108991/permalink/1275594805843017/?sale_post_id=1275594805843017&pnref=story
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #112 on: January 03, 2017, 06:56:49 PM »
Interesting spot by one of the respondents on the Facebook listing: "Can i ask why you are really selling?? "Abused credit card so need to raise some funds" then PX or SWAPS "will gladly add cash for the right deal" ....  Oops!  :$

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #113 on: July 11, 2017, 07:25:37 AM »
Not a bad effort from this seller. CBR1000 engine fitted and running in a BIS but needs tidying but the same old problems on fitting an upright engine in the back of the  IS means that the engine is in the car with you and of course can't use it on the road (yet) not sure about reverse and a compromise on the exhaust (due to space no doubt) means the back box is on the outside BUT no a bad effort but not enough to convince me it's good job.
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #114 on: October 21, 2017, 06:26:57 AM »
 Looks like it was meant to be after all. Apparently Fiat was experimenting with a Moto Guzzi engine in the back of the Fiat 500. It wasn't fitted at the end because they found it to be too powerful. Shame as it looks really neat.
 There is few on you tube with a similar set up.
 
 
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #115 on: October 21, 2017, 10:54:30 PM »
Hi, where did you get that article? I would like to get a copy.

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #116 on: October 24, 2017, 02:37:43 PM »
 Ralph I found the information and the photos on the internet. Unfortunately I don't know wheat the original publication is.
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #117 on: June 21, 2018, 10:59:12 AM »
 As we haven't had one for long time ;D.
https://tinyurl.com/y7ufvjyc
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #118 on: June 22, 2018, 12:08:56 AM »
and it's a RHD aircooled as well  :(

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #119 on: June 22, 2018, 07:17:34 AM »
This is the part that of it’s life where the owner gets bored and they just get passed around on eBay.
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