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Old 10-12-2013, 06:31 PM
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Bosun started it......

What's "brat style" when talking about custom building?
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:52 PM
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It's where you throw a tantrum if you see someone with a nicer bike than yours!
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:53 PM
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I think it's about throwing dummy out of pram or lying on the floor flayling arms and legs about ?
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:28 PM
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Cheers guys! Very helpful!
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:03 PM
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It's basically a Japanese cafe racer style.

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Old 11-12-2013, 07:32 AM
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true john
its the sort of café flat tracker style from mid ranged japs
but made how we would have loved to in the 80's if had money/skills
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:52 AM
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Is Gangsta Brat Innit.....
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:11 PM
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why cant we just call bikes, bikes?
i havent a clue what all these different "styles" are
sports bikes.... road bikes.... off road ....customs

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i still have no idea what brat style is after reading that, what makes it different to a regular cafe racer?
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:30 PM
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why cant we just call bikes, bikes?
i havent a clue what all these different "styles" are
sports bikes.... road bikes.... off road ....customs

what else is needed

i still have no idea what brat style is after reading that, what makes it different to a regular cafe racer?
Ditto

I know cafe style
I know street fighter (twin headlights and renthals )
I know bobber
I know old school chop (I think)
I know rat, but not quite sure of the difference between them and survivalist.

Bit like there was heavy metal ........... then all of a sudden it became hair metal, thrash metal, death metal, black metal, speed metal. nu metal, groove metal blah blah blah
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i still have no idea what brat style is after reading that, what makes it different to a regular cafe racer?
Me neither mate - but I had to ask!
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They're a Japanese take on cafe racer style, often have a little thin seat with no rear hump, small or stock tank, big front tyre and emphasised triangle under the seat with very little rear shock travel, for a tyre hugger guard mounted on the frame. Quite often 400 cc engines because of Jap licencing classes. Cheap and cheerful.
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They're a Japanese take on cafe racer style, often have a little thin seat with no rear hump, small or stock tank, big front tyre and emphasised triangle under the seat with very little rear shock travel, for a tyre hugger guard mounted on the frame. Quite often 400 cc engines because of Jap licencing classes. Cheap and cheerful.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:38 AM
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So brat style is basically what the wrench monkeys build?
I like the wrench monkey builds

Wrench monkeys----> http://www.wrenchmonkees.com/motorcycles

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Old 12-12-2013, 07:32 AM
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That bike looks very much like the style of bike we used to thrape up and down the local river banks and paths in the 1970's....Seems that my generation created "Brat Style" without even knowing it...:
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That's pretty much what I wanted to do with my little 100 stroker. But I began to realise it was never going to happen so when I saw a bloke advertising for a small Jap bike to restore, I sold it to him. Not without a tear, that was my first bike and I rode it for 3˝ years including camping/touring with my riding club in Normandy.....
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That bike looks very much like the style of bike we used to thrape up and down the local river banks and paths in the 1970's....Seems that my generation created "Brat Style" without even knowing it...:
That's the problem with 'styles'.....something either looks right or it doesn't, but once a 'formula' is established, you get loads of lookalikes and originality goes out the window until someone is brave enough to be different (then everyone copies that until the next trend)
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That bike looks very much like the style of bike we used to thrape up and down the local river banks and paths in the 1970's....Seems that my generation created "Brat Style" without even knowing it...:

My 1954 6T. Morgo 750, Quaife 5 speed box, twin Amals, Bonny cams, Boyer electronic ignition, belt drive primary, etc; Sold by an idiot (me) back in the 80's
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any ideas what make that ^^ tank is guys ????
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Old 14-12-2013, 04:06 PM
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So would you call mine a bobber or scrambler ?
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I'd call it unique mate.
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its just another silly fashionable name like bobber!
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So would you call mine a bobber or scrambler ?
Given it's you, a bumbler.
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Old 18-01-2014, 06:09 PM
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Is that a new style bike or rider or both ??
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Old 18-01-2014, 07:53 PM
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At the moment, just you. The bike might be alright.
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Old 18-01-2014, 09:19 PM
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So would you call mine a bobber or scrambler ?
Custom..

Scramblers are dirt bikes and bobbers are standard bikes that all the unneccessary bits have been taken off, as said yours is unique..

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Cool that makes me a unique bumbler ,sounds a bit gay but I'll run with that .need to change status
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Old 19-01-2014, 12:02 PM
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But you're still a slut.

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I thought 'Brat' style was white and sausage looking!

You could try Ewok&Tuck style, where it is in our lockup till you pay your bill.
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Old 19-01-2014, 03:33 PM
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Make your mind up so now I'm a unique bumbler slut ,back to changing status again
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