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    Default The Franz Flyer

    I searched and couldn't find that this had been posted before so here it is... Old guy builds V8 motorcycle that isn't stupid.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyP7lCO6WBg

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    Thats Denny Franz, good friend and a master machinist, will not do any machine work for anyone but himself, great guy.

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    Wow.
    Not the style bike I would have chosen but that engine is mind boggling!

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    How the hell is he cooling it, I don't see a radiator anywhere. Really nice work, no, REALLY nice work!

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    I've always looked at a V8 in a bike is a waste of a good small block............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    I've always looked at a V8 in a bike is a waste of a good small block............
    How small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by industrialmarshmallow View Post
    How small?
    ANY size V8 V6 motor........ It's a waste of power...........

    It's just a novelty.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    ANY size V8 V6 motor........ It's a waste of power...........

    It's just a novelty.........

    How much power do you think it makes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by industrialmarshmallow View Post
    How much power do you think it makes?
    To be honest I don't care........... It's a waste of power what ever it's making.......

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    Very small V8 whatever it is. Pretty though. Made it to look like an old Excelsior or Cleavland.

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    Very cool achievement! WOW.

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    Magnificent design and machining skills. If they weren't expensive to machine we'd see more V8s in motorcycles. They've every performance advantage and vibrate little.

    This Aussie engineer designed a nice one with a chassis to handle the ponies. https://pgmv8.com.au/media/

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    He has also made some cool V-Twins, I think 3, among many other mind bogling things.

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    Awesome build and crazy machining skills! "I didn't have any drawings and threw away the sketches I had made, but I think I have a few pics of the build here"... Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman96 View Post
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    Hey that's the way I look at them, if you like them buy or build one I won't care..........

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    Ok I finally looked at the video...... That's a DAMN cool looking bike........ But I still say a Small block chevy in a bike is a waste of power.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Hey that's the way I look at them, if you like them buy or build one I won't care..........
    If I wanted one, I would not be the least concerned whether you cared or not. My point is the guy who built that engine and bike is an outstanding talent. And you said, Wah-Wha, "ANY size V8 V6 motor........ It's a waste of power...........
    It's just a novelty........."

    C'mon tattooo, enjoy some awesome machinery and ingenuity instead buzz-killing the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman96 View Post
    C'mon tattooo, enjoy some awesome machinery and ingenuity instead buzz-killing the thread.
    I did, did you bother reading my post above yours????????? Look up.....^^^^^^^

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    And you said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    To be honest I don't care........... It's a waste of power what ever it's making.......
    and

    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Ok I finally looked at the video...... That's a DAMN cool looking bike........ But I still say a Small block chevy in a bike is a waste of power.........
    So yes I read them, and you were still in the 'Wah Wah' mode, whether you meant it that way or not. 'Nuff said, I won't bother you with it further.

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