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Old 12-07-2011, 10:00 PM
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Old 13-07-2011, 08:53 AM
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Old 13-07-2011, 09:52 AM
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Oooooo...thats ' Red Dogs ' ! It has been stuck in the corner for years. Gosh things are looking really crap for them then.
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Old 13-07-2011, 04:21 PM
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i was at stafford a few years ago and this 48 cylinder bike was there, next to me were two guys in their 50's who had recognised that it has been built using kawasaky kh250 cylinders, one of them commented to the other as they walked away 'no wonder i cant find any fucking spare cylinders for sale'
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Old 13-07-2011, 07:54 PM
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I appreciate the work that went into making it what it is..and if it is worth a million quid to someone then that is what it is worth..but who is going to do anything with it except stick it on display..not exactly something you would do the Lands End to John O Groats on is it.

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Old 14-07-2011, 07:43 PM
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iirc the starter motor is actually a single cylinder honda pullstart motor under the seat, first you prime and choke the starter and start it up, when the starter motor is running, then you use it to start the engine!!!
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Old 14-07-2011, 08:11 PM
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i reckon if i had a million quid to blow on a toy like this then it would be more rewarding to build one (maybe 2 cylinders ..or more ) bigger..probably have more fun standing in a cold shower ripping 50 pound notes up or giving donations to the local mosque than riding something like this...
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Old 15-07-2011, 09:48 AM
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It's very interesting but it's not really a motorbike is it, it's listed as an engine on wheels and the logistics baffle me..Just think about the weight on the frame, then the amount of weight of the frame itself and then what sort of tyres you would need to ride the thing at say a moderate 50mph..and thats before you even consider the gearbox, the steering, putting your foot down at the traffic lights, Imagine taking it for an MOT or filling up, you would need petrol stations every 100 yards. Thats 12000cc's of engine plus the starter motor..

I'm glad they built it, and I'm glad I seen photo's of it just to talk about, but as they say..It has never been ridden and probably never will be..

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Old 15-07-2011, 05:22 PM
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there was a similar thing built that was ridden which was powered by a large bank of, iirc either stihl or husquvarna chainsaw motors.
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Old 21-07-2011, 12:23 PM
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Got to be a marketing thing hasn't it?

No one's going to pay between half a mil and a million for it but it'll get the company plenty of exposure by having it on eBay.

You've got to admire the skill that must have gone into it though.
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