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The Rube Goldwing

Spotted in a WalMart parking lot in Arkansas . . .



Or, how to solve those final drive failures once and for all.

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Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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post #2 of 17 Old Sep 14th, 2012, 11:11 am
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Re: The Rube Goldwing

I'm speechless!!!!

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Re: The Rube Goldwing

What would you register that thing as?

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Re: The Rube Goldwing

At least you can go to the dark side and use car tires on the back of that thing.

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Re: The Rube Goldwing

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What would you register that thing as?
Hybrid?

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Spotted in a WalMart parking lot in Arkansas . . .



Or, how to solve those final drive failures once and for all.
And you'd have three headlights. Folks would think there is a train coming their way.

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Re: The Rube Goldwing

Maybe the owner was thinking as long as he doesn't look back he can fool himself into thinking he's on a motorcycle?

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Re: The Rube Goldwing

Or there's this option:


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Re: The Rube Goldwing

Now that's fugly.
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Re: The Rube Goldwing

Pretty obvious the owner of the second bike is tired of the
"Harley Boys" harassing him.

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Pretty obvious the owner of the second bike is tired of the
"Harley Boys" harassing him.
I figured it was just Eric Buell's latest prototype . . .

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Re: The Rube Goldwing

Maybe we should start a strange bike thread!!!

How bout this??



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Re: The Rube Goldwing

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Maybe we should start a strange bike thread!!!

How bout this??


That's one of the "Ugly Old Bike"contestants from Daytona. Normally see several like it there every year.

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Re: The Rube Goldwing

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Spotted in a WalMart parking lot in Arkansas . . .


I just noticed it doesn't have the motorcycle engine. It's using the Neon's.

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Re: The Rube Goldwing

Here is one I saw at Deals Gap. He came across the tail of the Dragon!!


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I kinda like the shoe-sizer floorboards. Ingenious.

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I wonder if that thing has 3 wheel steer?

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