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PostSubject: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:37 pm

OK, so this has officially started now. Due to popular demand its going to be more of an exhibition rather than a competition but I'll still sort out some trophies, t-shirts and prizes.
The official Blog site is here: http://irishjon-greasemonkeygrinderfest.blogspot.com/
That was set up for people who don't want to be part of the forum but we can use this thread to register Grease Monkey bikes and to follow the progress. I'd still like to put the build pictures into a book at some time.

There are two classes:
Runners: this is for finished bikes. They don't have to be scratch built and they don't have to be road legal. They may even be complete now but the point is that they have to have been modified with a mixture of home built and after market parts. We are looking for interesting design or fabrication skills. You don't have to be a master builder or have the ability to weld. The bike must be able to start and tick over.

Projects: Hopefully more than just a collection of parts in a box. Same thing as Runners except that these ones don't have to be finished but they need to show ordinary people how we go about putting a cool bike together.

I'll post some of the bikes that have already registered, a bit later.

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:50 pm

well heres a start still up in the air regards motor but have a few of the other bits sorted affraid
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and a rear wheel Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:39 am

Nice one. Thanks Mike.

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:25 pm

I've just posted Mike's and Cam's frame shots on the Grinderfest Blog. Keep those shots coming and if you get time, how about a quick write up of your project so the other guys can get an idea on how you get the inspiration and how you're going about the builds? Thanks guys.
You'd be surprised how many people round the world watch these blog sites. I ran a counter on mine for a while and got hits from just about everywhere that they have bikes. Time to let them see how we do it down here in God's Own.

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:33 pm

slight progress nuthing to majour to report yet but it will be comming togeather soon bounce bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:35 pm

Word has started to get out there. No idea how but its great. Got a couple of entries from www.oldschol.co.nz.
They have a thread on their forum here http://www.oldschool.co.nz/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=26566

Now we have to start organising properly and getting flyers and shirts. Time for me to get off my arse Surprised

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:46 am

Willing to lend a hand bounce .Not sure how. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:47 am

Damien is working a a first flyer and then we need to get them out to people and get some publicity. I'll post the flyer as soon as its ready . Shoul dreally get some promo t-shirts done and see if we can get any sponsors interested.

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:16 pm

Irishjon wrote:
Damien is working a a first flyer and then we need to get them out to people and get some publicity. I'll post the flyer as soon as its ready . Shoul dreally get some promo t-shirts done and see if we can get any sponsors interested.

Hi

I have a work-related meeting on Monday with MOD from MOD's Motors - see http://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/ModsMotors.aspx

I will ask him if he can promo the Grinderfest in a future MOD's Motors and if TradeMe could come up with any prizes, sponsorship?

Worth a crack anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:30 pm

What kind of prizes are we thinking.I though maybe a tool company might want to sponser.
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:45 pm

Cam wrote:
What kind of prizes are we thinking.I though maybe a tool company might want to sponser.

Fuel vouchers!! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:07 pm

Anything free is cool. Damien is costing up some posters and stickers and I'll run a few flyers off at work and send out the file if anyone else wants to throw some about.

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:09 am

Send it my way and do what I can.
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:02 pm

Eventually got a day off and started back into my Evo. Decided to keep the 21" front wheel for a while at least so I slapped in Pete's old springer. Little bit of buggering around with the risers (lost a few threads so they'll have to be replaced if I ever start riding this thing) and its done. Just need to make up some spacers for the front wheel and its a roller.
Started to look for all the parts I have been stashing for it but only found a few. Lost a disc somewhere which is pissing me off. Have most of the electrics apart from a decent coil. Hate the seat on it. It fits well enough but looks too new. Might have to bend a new one up. Probably a bit bigger but the bike is looking fairly skinny, even with the fatbob tanks. I'm going to hit the magfazine pile tonight to look for some more design tips.





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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:41 pm

lovin that springer front end
and the retro badges on the fatbob tanks
bike looks good
yeh agreed bout the seat, i also think it's bend is too sharp too, looks too modern
the bullet light looks cool on the rear fender
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:52 pm

Now going for a 48 Pan replica seat. I have to make up a t-bar to mount it and I'll use a mountain bike shock under that, something like Doug's bike but maybe a bit older looking. I like the way the fake seat post looks on my twin cam but I think I can make something a bit more interesting.

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:55 pm

yeah sweet, sounz good...
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:29 pm

Hey what are you doing with my springer Irish Question Man I'm so gonna kick your ass in this contest I'm miles ahead of you. Shocked Laughing
Here's my entry to this competition. About 98% of the welding and fabrication done so far.


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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:12 pm

Man that frame is slick, awesome!!
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:15 pm

Its a long time since I've seen it on its own. Looking very nice Woody. What's left to do?

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:22 pm

selectedgrub wrote:
Man that frame is slick, awesome!!
Cheers Grub, Its nothing compared to some of the stuff on your bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:26 pm

Irishjon wrote:
Its a long time since I've seen it on its own. Looking very nice Woody. What's left to do?

Just a bit more fab work on the coil tank and a bit of boxing around some of the mounts. Then Shaun's going to wire it yay.
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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:34 pm

I posted the pics of the frame on the Grinderfest Blog site as an entry. You're now official.

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:37 pm

It sounds kind of cheap ass but since we didn't have t-shirts done yet Sara and I got beanies embroidered at the local shoping centre. Two lines on each one:
Grease Monkeys
Grinderfest 2011

Cost $18 to keep my head warm and do some advertising. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Grinderfest 2011   Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:47 pm

Irishjon wrote:
I posted the pics of the frame on the Grinderfest Blog site as an entry. You're now official.

Ahhh mate that's a Twin cam not an Evo, Hear no evo, See no evo, Speak no evo. Laughing
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