The finest motorized bike ever built?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by HoughMade, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

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  2. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member

    Kind of out of my price range!

    Once that thing hits the road and gets scratched up, probably lose half it's value!
     
  3. cory

    cory Guest

    Ok, new bench mark. Way cool, enjoyed it all. Thank you.
     
  4. kerf

    kerf Guest

    I would like to see the details of his drive setup.
     
  5. proline20

    proline20 Banned

    My bike is much better...
    If you paid $1 mil., would you ride that thing???
     
  6. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    we could build it cheaper i think? what did they do pour gold in the tubeing?
     
  7. Nice... but Hough's is better. Congratulations Hough, you are a millionare!
     
  8. By the standard of value applied to the bike on Wired, I should be able to pay off my house with my Happy Time. Any takers? Let's start the bid for mine at $150,000! (Includes a full tank of gas, and 3 bottles of 2 stroke oil.)
     
  9. sjackson

    sjackson Member

    I like the frame geometry.
     
  10. will_start

    will_start Member

    The Chicara Art IV don't look real comfortable to ride.
    The seat looks like a torture device to me.
    I think you'd need to wear some special padded under-pants
    for that one :shock:

    I guess at $1M, its more Art than ride.
     
  11. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    I dont know whether to laugh or cry....

    On the one side it looks ok.. but what on earth is with that suspension set up?

    and having a seating position where your skull is pointing towards the ground isnt the wisest of moves....

    on the whole... I'll let someone else ride that

    Jemma xx
     
  12. grezm0nkey

    grezm0nkey Member

    i dont know about u guys, but work like that sets my little gears spinning 2 or 3 units over redline. i visited chica's shop in socal, really nice guy. dont know if this is related to any of his or his friends stuff. looks like stuff from zero engineering. i think the site is zerochop.com. they bend on the flat track theme. stuff like that to me......oooooh man, no words. best i could attempt to say is...........craftsman. great stuff hough

    grez
     
  13. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Why buy Hough's bike out from under him? Obama takes office soon, and all that wealth will be redistributed.

    Heck, I'm real poor so I should wind up with a rim or somethin cool.

    I can't wait till they get by Acreeguy's house. He ain't been on much lately, (probably diggin a hole in the backyard to hide that new 2008 Lotus).

    I called dib's on the hood ornament!!!
     
  14. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    They can have my bike when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.
     
  15. Mairead

    Mairead New Member

    As Einstein is alleged to have said, the two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. I'd say bad design runs a close third.
     
  16. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    At least there isn't anyone on this forum who has bought a million dollar motorbike. Another forum I participate in has a member who blew a million dollars on a Ferrari on a whim during a vacation.

    I guess I'm happy that I finally got a jackshaft kit for my bike and am saving up for a tuned pipe exhaust. If I struck it rich by hard work or dumb luck, I'd probably use my money to hire engineers to redesign the HT engine into something more reliable, more powerful and better quality. Simple rework of the bearings, port timing, electronic ignition which automatic ignition advance for more power and spark retard for easier starts, and a real carb with reed valve intake would also help.

    Too bad we can't any of the vendors to invest their energy into bringing the HT design up to current technology.
     
  17. Are they going to redistribute the wealth the taxpayers are being forced to spend on an invasion of a foreign country? or the billions of taxpayer money being given to banks? Socialism is bad when it benefits poor people but okay if you are giving more money to rich people? go figure.
     
  18. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest

    LOL, Gotta love people with more money than brains. Maybe i should take my bike frame with some shocks and go to a chrome shop and put a value of 1 MIL on it maybe some idiot would by it. lol
     
  19. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    If the little rear axle mounted Honda is a million dollar bike then yours would fetch half a million Hough. Mine will be reinsured for about $300K now that I've seen those. With the price of a GXH 50 rising in Jan to the Aus $600+ mark maybe people will start tinkering with the old HS to get it's power to match the Honda.
     
  20. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Trying to get the vendors to listen is like breaking wind in a hurricane. They are still selling the 4-stroke kits with the 56T sprocket which nobody seems to use. Getting quality out of China is also a waste of time. I'm just waiting to see what Motorbike Mike's silent GB turns out to be like. Then there is the evr present problem of finding a good host bike.
     
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