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Old 11-10-2008, 07:30 PM
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Howdy,

Saw my buddies Hawk88, Giancarlo, Dr Joe Ramieri and CrazyMf on here. Also modified my bike to the limits of my capabilities and now looking for more. Put 50,000 miles on it in the last 3 years and here's my maintenance list

What I've done to the V8 Banana Bike

Had a trouble-free ride 5000 mile round trip thru national Parks up to Canada and stayed at CrazyMf's place in Canola farming country. That was neat.

I'm a geek, so have lots of respect for your knowledge in the hot rodding world. My childhood memories are washing parts in parafin, grinding valves and breaking my little legs pressing the brake pedal while Dad was bleeding brakes. Have lots of smart hotrodding friends that have helped me over the last few years. Hope to make many more buds in that field. I know I'm making progress as my wife is complaining about my greasy nails from working on the bike

Here's a pic of CrazyMf on the road in Canada with his 434 Shafiroff



And here's me on my V8 Banana near Banff this year. Did a 5000 mile roundtrip with just me and the wife onboard to Canada from San Jose California this year and had no major trouble.



Cheers
Aldo

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Old 11-10-2008, 07:50 PM
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Welcome to the group!

I just don't know how you guys keep those bikes upright....
I might like to try it out some day.
You ride mine,,. I'll ride yours.. Maybe....
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:46 PM
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Try it out weirdbeard

Weirdbeard,

Its just a bike...really...once you take the tank off, the plastic sidecovers, it just a frame, a chevy V8 motor, coupla wheels some electrics and a throttle cable. No clutch to worry about, there's only 2 speeds....1st and overdrive and a reverse. Its like a really big scooter, very controllable. The worst thing about it is....once you've ridden one, its over...you have to have one. Its all in the wrist, 1st gear goods for 130mph in 8 seconds or less, Overdrive is good from about 40miles an hour. 80mph cruise rpm is 2400. Bike is long and low and steady, cornering no problem. Even U turns no problem. Just treat it like a bike, dont fear it.

So, be warned about taking a demo ride...you'll want one...my buddy has a license plate that explains how he keeps his bike up....keeps us all laughing I waited 6 years to by mine. Then decided, life's too short, went to Eloan, borrowed 25 K shekels and I'm almost paid off in 3 years. MOst fun I've had with my clothes on in years!



Keeping the bike up...Its 1200lbs, well balanced, low seat heightm beach bars and really well mannered if you treat it sensibly. Dont fear it...show it who's the Boss.

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Aldo
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:03 PM
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