Wild in the Streets Bike of the Month

Discussion in 'Performance Mods' started by Tom, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Please note that this is a separate competition from the regular bike of the month. This is for the totally custom bikes of members on our forum.

    If you want to submit a picture, please e-mail me (admin@motor-bicycles.com) with "CUSTOM Bike of the Month entry" as the subject, then include your username (for this forum), name of the bike (optional), and attach the picture you want to submit. Please only send me one picture.

    I will be accepting entries up until January 31st, 2007, at which time the voting will begin. I will start an announcement thread similar to this one with a poll, and post each picture. I won't be posting people's usernames to keep everything anonymous (even though you could probably figure out whose bike is who's).

    Voting for this month's contest will go from January 31th, 2007 until 10:59:59PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2007.

    The winner gets to have their picture used for the logo of the site in place of the winner of the general Bike of the Month contest for Jan. (Look at the top of the all the pages.)


    1. Each member gets to submit up to 1 picture.

    2. You must own the bike in the picture.

    3. Each member may vote once. We are going to use the honor system here.

    4. Only custom bikes in this competition. Each member can only submit one picture per competition. (You can submit a picture of your custom bike to this competition, and a picture of your regular bike to the General Bike of the Month competition)

    Lets see what you got!

  2. etheric

    etheric Guest

    What is the definition of "custom?"
  3. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Hmmmm... yeah.... I figured someone might ask that. Uh...

    I would almost say that if you had to do any welding, then it has to go in this competition. Or maybe if the frame has been modified?

    What do you guys think?
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    let me guess, but tom should confirm this.

    i'd think in this case "custom" would be as in "custom frame."
  5. etheric

    etheric Guest

    I think the frame itself should be privately welded to be custom.
    A good example may be bird's sidecar: it's probably considered pretty "custom" but the frame is stock, so maybe it should be in the regular category. Most of us had to do something custom to get it all to work (or look as cool as we want), so I think our definition should be pretty out there
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    so "modified frame" are the keywords, then?

    anyone else want to post their thoughts so we can rock this out?
  7. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Yeah, modified frame works.
  8. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    looking at etheric's example of bird's sidecar: could he enter in "custom" & get votes on the combo, but in "regular" (we need to find a cooler term...i suggest "stock") he'd get votes on the bike only ??

    i'm not picking on bird, his most-excellent work is a good example to use 8)
  9. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    damn, i know, this is so confusing. its really hard to tell sometimes. I mean, sometimes its so darn obvious, but other times there is so much grey area. I don't know what to do! ahh!!

    It would almost be easier to define what constitutes a "Normal" bike, and then say everything else goes in the "Wild in the Streets"...

    How about... a "Normal" bike is nothing more than a bike that you can buy at the store, an engine kit, and basic lights/speedo/fenders...
  10. istbenz

    istbenz Guest

    sounds good :grin:
  11. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    if you start referring to me or my bike as "normal" i'll self-mutilate, then you'll be sorry.... :cry:

    i wanna be referred to as "stock", i wanna i wanna I WANNA! do you have any idea how stoopid i look stamping my feet? somebody please save me from "regular"-ness, i've worked tooo hard to get where i'm at :p :p

    :lol: :lol: just having fun, but i do like the term "stock" mucho better than "regular" or "normal"... :lol: :lol:

    we've agreed the line of demarcation is the frame, could we maybe start using "custom" & "stock" ? we could even add "modified stock" someday ie: i want to rake my front-end, but nothing else would change.
  12. etheric

    etheric Guest

    I think using the class rules used out at Bonneville would be appropriate. I don't have the bookmarks (or time) right now, but will tomorrow morning at work. They have got it all broken down in a pretty logical and standarized way.
  13. Wheels

    Wheels Guest

    All the bikes I have seen other than an electric bike or stock whizzer have been modified bikes. The majority have been stock modified and many customs.


  14. etheric

    etheric Guest

    oh yes, I remember....production is what they call stock. Then modified production. Then streamlined, partial streamlined, sidecar (streamlined/parital) ect., ect.....
    I don't prefer "normal" or "regular" either.
    I agree with the original frame being intact the being the difference. So the sidecar would fall into the stock/modified stock category for the time being? until there is a need for more categories?
    Maybe Tom could lay down the law in one good simple post so we have a definate reference point.
  15. Tom Franks

    Tom Franks Guest

    What about maybe a Three-wheeler catagory (stock/custom) for sidecar-bikes and trikes? :D