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Al who is that Al 22-05-2015 02:30 PM

Steampunk'd Virago
 
1991 535 Virago originally... the idea was to create a bike that looked like it had been built by a mad Steampunk inventor out of just the bits he had in his shed. So no polished engineering stuff here. Engine and Frame are original, I just added and removed bits. Is currently MOT'd, Taxed and Running. Took me two years to build as life got in the way.

Twin Brass "British Seagull" Outboard Motor fuel tanks (there is a big reserve tank under the seat)
Exhausts 18" stainless straight-throughs hidden inside twin exhausts made of 4 old brass fire extinguishers - very loud
1926 "Great Exhibition" Liptons tea caddy holding the wiring in.
Early 20C Brass headlight with modern halogen light in it.
Speedo surround is a 1950's "English Breakfast Tea" caddy.
Sprung saddle is more comfy than it looks.
Mini brass fire extinguisher attached (on other side of bike)
Brass painted plaster skull to deter thieves !
Brass gauges and bits


http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps6febc31f.jpg

BikerGran 22-05-2015 02:31 PM

Looks a damn sight better than any other Virago (spit!) I've seen!

Scoobydoo 22-05-2015 07:54 PM

Its different alright

oberonspacefruit 18-12-2015 10:37 AM

did you say thats brass paint? what brand is it?:eek:

Gee 18-12-2015 06:29 PM

different
 
may be it should be in a art gallery,

Friar Tuck 19-12-2015 05:54 AM

Reminds me very much like a bike that Twizzle made, ooh, way back about ten or so years ago.

I like the use of the seagull tanks. So many customs now use stretched peanut jobbies. It gets a bit like looking at cars sometimes.. you can't tell the different makes!

Nice bike Al...

wiskers 19-12-2015 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Friar Tuck (Post 658127)
Reminds me very much like a bike that Twizzle made, ooh, way back about ten or so years ago.

I like the use of the seagull tanks. So many customs now use stretched peanut jobbies. It gets a bit like looking at cars sometimes.. you can't tell the different makes!

Nice bike Al...

True it does look a bit like pyromania

Just needs to be about 2 foot higher and lots shinier

There again it looks a bit like Mouse's bandit

Quick edit Twizzle built pyromania in 1999 or early 2000 I finished my old metro trike in early 2000 the first show I took it to was Hereford chopper club show in 2000 Twizzle was there with pyromania

Friar Tuck 20-12-2015 06:41 AM

The one I was thinking of was called Horny, but Horny was a helluva lot more taller and had bigger tanks! This pays a good homage to it tho'!

critch 22-12-2015 01:03 PM

hornys still going, very shiny now, names changed to "mr average"!

it lives in sunnier climes these days;)

mickthecrane 29-11-2016 01:01 PM

love it.
 
yep, love that. imagination running wild and nothing wrong with it. top job.


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