Patrick MegaDork
12/5/18 9:58 a.m.

But my buddy gave me this pile

physician Reader
12/5/18 11:29 a.m.

Cb650 sohc? they are great bikes.  What is the plan for it?

Patrick MegaDork
12/5/18 12:42 p.m.

See if i can start it is first priority.  It has a salvage title so it will need some repairs for a rebuilt title to be issues.  Mostly fix all the lights probably.

it has a salvage title because he has a tow company and the police stopped the rider, drunk, going home with more beer, with no plates or insurance or motorcycle endorsement on his license, so needless to say he never bothered to pay the impound fee or storage fees and pick it up.  Generator isn’t generating from what i gather.

i’ll let some pictures speak for themselves




i got it to crank

both batteries are good

sweet LED retrofit headight

awesome custom drag bars, so straight and seamless you can’t even tell they were welded



car battery strapped to rear fender for extended range with non functioning generator

bungeed seat pad

frame chopped off behind seat


throttle rotates around handlebars

sweet drag bar

led worklight headlight


dculberson UltimaDork
12/5/18 12:45 p.m.

Omg that headlight cracked me up. I thought it looked so bizarre and kind of cool then I zoomed in and saw “Utilitech.” Awesome. Drunk ingenuity huh. 

Run_Away Dork
12/5/18 12:48 p.m.

The ziptie battery terminal is my favourite part

ShawnG PowerDork
12/5/18 12:53 p.m.

Good engine, it will run forever but that bike is as close to worthless as it gets.

AAZCD Reader
12/5/18 1:06 p.m.

Literally LOL at the pics. I guess with enough beer and zip-ties, anything is possible [but not necessarily legal or smart].

TenToeTurbo Dork
12/5/18 1:09 p.m.

I look forward to seeing this built into something far less terrible.

NOHOME UltimaDork
12/5/18 1:39 p.m.

Words fail me, and that is a rare thing.



Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess MegaDork
12/5/18 1:50 p.m.

The fact that someone was stopped while riding that thing speaks volumes for a natural talent in Aggie Rigging. 

AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/5/18 1:54 p.m.

if a friend of mine tried to give me that, i'd nut-punch the berkeley out of him.

Toyman01 MegaDork
12/5/18 1:55 p.m.

Apparently, you should have been much nicer to the homeless and dogs. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/5/18 3:16 p.m.

So how much did it scrap for? 

scottdownsouth Reader
12/5/18 5:21 p.m.

Drunk MacGyver ?

Patrick MegaDork
12/5/18 5:25 p.m.
Tom Suddard said:

So how much did it scrap for? 

laugh be quiet or i’ll drag it to indy tomorrow and break into your van and leave you the bike

when he offered I immediately assumed 4 cylinder go kart.  It’s likely not worth the $50 to get the salvage inspection done to get a real title again.  I don’t know what i am going to do yet but i do have a locost chassis doing nothing.  

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/5/18 5:32 p.m.

Go kart. On hoosier circle track slicks. 

nutherjrfan UltraDork
12/5/18 9:43 p.m.

Toyman01 MegaDork
12/5/18 9:46 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Go kart. On hoosier circle track slicks. 


Cotton PowerDork
12/5/18 10:41 p.m.

Agree,  go cart is the right idea here.

jfryjfry HalfDork
12/5/18 11:58 p.m.

That thing is so unbelievably hacked that it has actually come full-circle and I think it may just be close to awesome - as is. 

Fix the charging system (r/r, stator, whatever is wrong) but please leave that battery.  And the headlight. And the bungee.... oh man, it’s so bad. 

nutherjrfan UltraDork
12/7/18 8:41 p.m.

I suppose what everyone including myself has failed to ask did it at least come with the contraband beer? devil

minivan_racer UberDork
12/7/18 11:02 p.m.

With friends like those who needs enemies.

skierd SuperDork
12/12/18 3:19 p.m.

That’s gonna be one expensive free motorcycle when it’s all done. 

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