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This is a quick story about my past two years getting back into the bike world. I came up with the idea of building an electric motorcycle, so I did! I found a yard full of old Goldwing parts and traded an old golf cart for them. I started with a rolling frame and added battery boxes, controller, motor, homemade drive shaft ect. and I was off. 40 mph top speed on the flats but the batteries couldn't take the 220 amps of draw for the continual start stop. So then I took apart the four scrap engines that came with the pile and built one running 1000cc that I put in the bike (after removing all of the electrics and battery boxes) and made a naked wing bobber (same bike). Then after a week or two of play time I spotted an 83 wing not running and was off again, bought it for parts price and bought it home. I did the carbs and, and , and here she is. Thought that I could make a dollar of her so I put it on Craigs and got called the next day by a guy 200 miles away with a 99 kz1000 police for trade straight up. I took the deal and he showed up the next day, it had a bad oil leak and a few problems but thought that 83 to 99 was a good trade. Oil leak was the seal for the clutch shaft had slipped out of the case. Still a few wrenches to turn but here she is.
 

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You're my kind of nutcase . Welcome to the insanity and the forum . If you ever need to compare notes on KZ1000P's let me know . I've owned at least one since 1985 .
What ever you do don't even go near the Donkey thread , heh , heh , wink , nudge , nudge , eh wot , know what I mean ?

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Wow! Kewl Story!
Welcome to the forum!!

Definitely stay away from the crazy people in the Donkey thread!!:biggrin:
 

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I've spent most of my life being a jackass, I should fit right in.
 

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I forgot to say that if you click on a picture it will full screen for a better look. Happy New Year all!
 

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Same to you on the New Year! I hope that you liked my start up with the electric Wing, That thing was stealth! I hope that the day comes that batteries and capacitors reach a price that we can afford to build a 150 mph plug and play, still won't beat the smell and sound of the real thing but gives us new places to play. I still have the bobber naked wing, sat for awhile so I need to go over the carbs.
 
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