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Warrior Of The Year 2015 Winner - Gilly
Feb 21, 2016 - 11:58 AM - by sangathor
The winner of our 5th annual Warrior of the Year is Gilly!

It was a close race this year, but Gilly won with 15 votes. Not only does he have a standout warrior, Gilly is also a very active member of the forum, and has done a great deal of the work on his bike, himself. Truly deserving of the title Warrior of the Year!

Gilly, will also receive $100.00 from Vertical Scope, the owners of our forum.



About Gilly

Member Since: 08-10-2007

Post Count: 4,546

Biography: I was born in Memphis Tenn. Location: Perdido Bch. Al. Interests: Welding,Motorcycles,and Fishing Occupation: Retired Real Name: Guy


Hidden rear brake bracket(by me)
Christok lower spoiler
Custom Arlen Ness hand controls
Badlands illuminator Pro metric for my blinkers(run,turn,brake)
BRcustom handlebars
Arlen Ness rocket grips
Arlen Ness throttle housing
Custom headlight (Rivera Primo)
Custom headlight mount (by me)
Custom ignition mount (by me)
Ignition switch (J&P cycles)
Dyna coils
Under tank coil mount (by me)
PCV w/custom map
Tach relocated under seat
Velocity stack (by bucky)
Polished footpeg mounts,and chrome pedal mounts
Custom brake,and shift pegs (by me)
Barons brake resevoir relocate
Performance edge tag mount
Radiantz plate frame
BMS 280 swingarm
RC Component 10" rear Sabre wheel
RC Component 70 tooth Sabre rear pulley
RC Component Sabre rotor
RC Component 21" Sabre front wheel
Modified front fender mounts for 21" wheel
Custom rear fender (BMS) fabricated by me
Morton 7į triple trees
Led tail light (Radiantz)
Rectifier relocate under bike
Horn & mounts removed and relocated
Rams adjustable links
1000 spring
Rear brake resevoir mounts removed
Modified fender stays (BMS)
left side cleanup
Modified rear brake spring
Hydrolic brake switches
Metzler tires
Galfer brake lines (platnum)
Complete nude pulley mod with a Barons cover(front)
Custom momentary switches for blinkers,horn and starter relocated to left side cover.
BB Code is supported
Cruise control, Breakaway
Memphis Shades Big Shot Windshield

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MO Survey: What Kind Of Helmet Do You Wear?
Apr 13, 2016 - 3:25 PM - by Motorcycle.com

A DOT approved helmet is the most important piece of safety gear that a motorcyclist can wear. Still, the range of legal helmets covers (or doesnít cover) a wide range of protection. Since weíre street-wise enough to know that not everyone shares our belief in the importance of protective headgear.

Lend us your voice, oh MOrons! What is your preferred style of helmet?
Take the MO Survey: What Kind Of Helmet Do You Wear? at Motorcycle.com.
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Skidmarks: Flight Of The Dirtbag
Apr 12, 2016 - 3:58 PM - by Motorcycle.com

Did you see the 1965 film Flight of the Phoenix? Itís the adventures of a group of oil workers who crash their cargo plane in the Libyan desert. To fly to safety, they build another plane from the wreckage. Itís a good flick, and pretty realistic ó famed stunt pilot Paul Mantz died during filming. Any gearhead will identify with the struggle to build something just good enough to barely get the job done.

The closest thing the motorcycle community has to Flight of the Phoenix is San Franciscoís Dirtbag Challenge, now in its 13th year. The rules are simple: build your bike in 30 days, donít spend more than $1,000, and no Harley-Davidsons. The icing on the cake of custom-show unorthodoxy: To qualify for the judging, contestants must first ride their creations 100 miles.

Itís no surprise that this is not a custom hot-rod show. Itís not an event where you eat hotdogs while strolling along row after row of shiny, chromed, stretched-out showpieces with expensive paint, custom parts, and hand-tooled leather. This is about celebrating all kinds of enthusiasts, enthusiasts with mechanical aptitude ranging from NASA to nada. The process is chaotic, as is the resulting event.

Nobody knows when the event will be held until an email is fired out announcing the date 30 days prior, starting the clock. Participants can revive old projects and solicit donated parts, but they canít spend more than a grand on the bike. Itís not like Price and Waterhouse are going to come in and audit but event organizer Pol Brown and the other judges will know if youíve been cheating.

As you may expect, the result has been some of the most dangerously unrideable deathtraps known to motorcycledom. You will see things that would give an AMA event official a massive aneurysm. Motorcycles with steel utility poles made into frames, tricycle contraptions with barely functioning brakes from a 1932 Model A Ford, or a double-decker CL350 that I wonít post a photo of because youíll accuse me of photoshopping it (yes, it finished). Chopper builders are criticized for building unrideable showboats. Dirtbag buildersrevel in their machines being comically unrideable.

Take my good friend Alan Lapp, a man who is so into comfort and practicality that he owns many, many pairs of overalls and what may be Californiaís largest collection of Airhawk inflatable seat cushions. He enlisted the help of his friend, an inventive fabricator, and designer named Julius Farnum and built his oddball contraption, a DR650-powered thing with an alternative front suspension. Itís as close to unrideable as you can get and still be rideable, reported Al. His bike is bizarre, tough on the eye and so loud and impractical it might as well be an ornithopter, not that Al needs any more ideas.
Read more about the Skidmarks: Flight Of The Dirtbag at Motorcycle.com.
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