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Poll: Real or model? (77 member(s) have cast votes)

Real or model?

  1. Voted Real (44 votes [57.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

  2. Model (33 votes [42.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

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#21 CorvairJim

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

The Magic 8-Ball says "REAL"...

#22 PatW

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:52 PM

Yes it's REAL 'cause I know the guy that built it!

#23 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:26 AM

Oh you trickster you! This one is hard.

#24 slammedon24s

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:58 AM

I am going to say REAL

#25 Ryan S.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

Tough call, but I went with real.

#26 Dave Wood

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

Model

#27 rmvw guy

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

Real Model. No brake lever or throttle? Explain that! OK, maybe it's not finished. It looks real but, I'm going with model.

#28 Harry P.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:21 AM

Final vote: 41 REAL, 27 MODEL.

And the answer is... REAL!

#29 Danno

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:30 AM

Real! I vote Real!


Boy, I'm really dialled into this challenge. I really got it going on. I get almost every one right! I'm a whiz! I rock!

Wow. I sure do impress myself with this ... now that I've got a system figgered out.











-_- = That's satire, Jim. Don't gitcher bloomers in a bunch ~ we're just funnin' here.

#30 MikeMc

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:28 AM

Real Model. No brake lever or throttle? Explain that! OK, maybe it's not finished. It looks real but, I'm going with model.


Glad to. This Bike called "Hot Rod" , currently owned by John Mellencamp was built by Russ Mitchell founder / owner of Exile cycles. It was built on Biker Buildoff..

If you look closely you will see disk brakes front and rear.The hydralic lines run to a hidden proportioning valve to adjust the FtoR brake bias and are both hooked up through the foot pedal. the throttle cables run through the handlebars. note the button on the Jockey shift knob ? Thats the line lock button, for starting out on a hill from a stop.

Russ pioneered the "twist Clutch" also...using Harley Davidson ideas for both throttle and ignition advance


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http://www.exilecycl....php?section=19

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#31 Joe Handley

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:53 AM

Yup, the picture that Harry posted is actually on Exile's website as well! I remembered it from that particular buildoff because he ran back tires on both ends of the bike for something different from one fat and one skinny.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

I say its a model. There is no handbrake and no gas handel.

That's the reason I said real, not many modelers are going to try to hide the wiring, & all the cables, on the other hand a full size biker will on occasion, to clean up the appearance & not to have so much "clutter" around the front of the bike.
Kinda ironic, when I was doin' the custom/racing thing with my brothers bikes that we went to so much work to conceal all of those cables & such, now if I left them off a model, everyone would think it wasn't finished properly, 'cause I didn't put the cables & wiring in place.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

I was a fan of the show, should have known. I think Russel bought satin black paint in 50 gallon drums.