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so we're working out some details, but we'd like to host up some friendly competitions and do some 'fighter build-offs'

i think we should see what ya'll think, and work out some details:

-time frame
-money brackets (some builders can afford more than others)
-bike types??

should we try and do competitions of same bikes?? same makers?? just random?? themes??

rules? regulations? guidlines?

no holds barred?

what do you all think?

Im not sure we'll be able to offer up any prizes yet (anything substantial anyway), so it'll have to start off as friendly competition!

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I will donate a used left tube sock with no holes for 3rd prize:party:

lets all hope spaz gets third prize.:muah:

although i think in a buildoff...theres only two builders right?? so he can definately have 3rd prize! hahah
 

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it is not just a sock, but the very sock with 2 bars of soap in it that gave a splended blanket party to a very deserving GI in basic training back in 1991. no one wants it? then fine, I will give it to my son to give a great beating (blanket party) to another derserving GI in 3 years:metal:

seriously though I have a old 81 gs 850l that I am into $300.00 I will hack up for the purpose. I think a budget thing is good like $500.00 total cost but that should exclude cost involved in just getting it running like carb kits, clutch cable basicly any stock part
 

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Ok if you have a competsion I pledge a set of armored gloves I make for the first place finisher

A Dragon Gear exclusive design leather hat or leather pirtate type logo hat for 1st 2nd and 3rd place.

A set of spools for 1st 2nd and 3rd place if your bike takes them or you want them. if not yuor SOL. TaKe them and give them to a friend that wants them I guess.

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www.granddragongear.com
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ChinaSteve said:
Ok if you have a competsion I pledge a set of armored gloves I make for the first place finisher

A Dragon Gear exclusive design leather hat or leather pirtate type logo hat for 1st 2nd and 3rd place.

A set of spools for 1st 2nd and 3rd place if your bike takes them or you want them. if not yuor SOL. TaKe them and give them to a friend that wants them I guess.

Pirate hat




Dragon Gear Cap



Shamelessly plugging my company......

Steven LaPlume
Owner/CEO
Grand Dragon Gear Ltd.
www.granddragongear.com
11-10-06
Thanks Steve! Prizes make things a little more interesting! :D
 

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It all depends on when it is but I would not mine doing it. For the under a $1000 class. I think in that class the builder should be able to use any bike they can get there hands on. Just my thoughts.
 

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ok, here's how we did it on another forum i frequent. this was for as many competitors as wanted.

first thing, there was a dedicated person who would take care of the progress reports/pics. all builders were assigned a number. the only person that knew the bulder's number was the person who was in charge of posting the progress of each bike. (of course the builder would know his own number). this was to keep judging fair and unbiased. people voted for the bike they liked, not the builder they liked. the only hard part was keeping the builders from discussing thier bikes with other forum members, since that kinda negated any advantages to buildersd having a number. with builders talking about thier bikes, it was east to put two and two together and figure out who was building what.

the person in charge of the build progress pics would post weekly updates with nothing more than the pics with the builders number, maybe some build info if desired.

as far as the money aspect, we used a $1000 budget, not including the cost of the donor bike (but nothing too fancy), and not including the price of parts needed to make the bike RUN. and when i say run, i mean JUST run. the rest would have to come out of the build budget. some people also have some serious parts connections, so any parts used in the build would be priced at fair market value, not what you actually paid for them. this is especially true to guys like me who (at the time) worked at a salvage yard where i could get parts for next to nothing.


the only other rule we had were that the last pic sent in had to be an "in action" shot, just to prove the bike was ridable.

they insisted on the bike being completely street legal, but since some states are more relaxed as far as what's legal and what isn't, i thought that was a bad idea. (like here in va, the only things required are a headlight, tail light, left mirror, and a horn, that's it)

so, on that note i'd say that as long as the bike is functional enough to move under it's own power, it's all good.

if you REALLY want to see what people are capable of, bump the budget up to 1200-1500 bucks, but make it so that's ALL you get, icluding the price of the bike, getting it running (if needed), paint, chemicals, EVERYTHING. that'll get the creative juices flowing as people will be forced to make things work to stay under budget. of course, the "fair market value" of parts would still have to apply.

as far as timeframe, thats up in the air. most people have jobs and lives that come first, so that'd have to be discussed as to what's fair. i personally work for myself building /fixing bikes so my schedule is alot more open this time of year. i'm cool with just about any time frame. it's the budget thats gonna kill me, lol.
 
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Hmmm... thanks for your input!

What do guys think about the "builders get a number" idea? I think most people will figure out who's building what... plus it might be kind of fun to be able to openly discuss the builds. Of course, it's always up to you guys, the members... so what do you think?

Also... I'm not sure how you guys feel... but I really don't care if it's street legal, as long as it's street-capable. After all, this is a streetfighter site full of hooligans! Shit, I'm sure their are plenty members on here whose main bike isn't 100% legal! :LolLolLolLol:
 

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soudns cool

???-time frame
right..i am thinking total 2k? bike and upgrades? make it more interesting and more participants-money brackets (some builders can afford more than others)
i say anything you can get your hands on for chepa money...thats teh roots of a fither isnt it?-bike types??

I dont think so, i think a panel of judged in the end...predetermined and not participants - should we try and do competitions of same bikes?? same makers?? just random?? themes??


only rule would be to stick to the budget imo and it must me a running driving machine at end..
 
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BigRed, you have a very good point there... I don't want too many people to be exluded due to financial reasons... so... maybe we could have a couple classes:

what if we had the Ghetto Fabulous class where you can only spend X amount of dollars on everything, then another class where you can spend more on everything...

Does that make sense? I'll just make up some #'s to illustrate:

Ghetto Fabulous : up to $1000 for everything
Regular Class: up to $2000 for everything

What do you think about that idea?
 

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I think that sounds good but Like I said be for is should not matter what bike you do it to as long as it fits in one of those classes. Not everyone will be able to fine the same bike for the $ there looking at. Plus it will show everyone the differnt things that you can do with each make/model.
 

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ab420 said:
BigRed, you have a very good point there... I don't want too many people to be exluded due to financial reasons... so... maybe we could have a couple classes:

what if we had the Ghetto Fabulous class where you can only spend X amount of dollars on everything, then another class where you can spend more on everything...

Does that make sense? I'll just make up some #'s to illustrate:

Ghetto Fabulous : up to $1000 for everything
Regular Class: up to $2000 for everything

What do you think about that idea?
whatever works...i think maybe ghetto $2k reg $5k+ or $2k+...you have to think that includes the price of the bike....
 

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oh and as for the bikes....i think the only requirement should be it has to be a sportbike or close to it...staying with the roots of the streetfighter....i do not think a 70 something cb shoudl be included as thats more of a cafe racer....a close relative to the streetfighter but totally opposite
cafe racer = standard bike mod'd to be a sportbike
streetfighter = sportbike mod'd to be a standard.
 
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