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Old 22-05-2015, 02:30 PM
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Default 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


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Old 22-05-2015, 02:31 PM
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Looks a damn sight better than any other Virago (spit!) I've seen!
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Old 22-05-2015, 07:54 PM
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Its different alright
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did you say thats brass paint? what brand is it?
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Old 18-12-2015, 06:29 PM
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may be it should be in a art gallery,
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Old 19-12-2015, 05:54 AM
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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...
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Old 19-12-2015, 11:56 AM
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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
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Old 20-12-2015, 06:41 AM
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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'!
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Old 22-12-2015, 01:03 PM
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hornys still going, very shiny now, names changed to "mr average"!

it lives in sunnier climes these days
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yep, love that. imagination running wild and nothing wrong with it. top job.
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