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Old Aug 7, 2012, 8:48 AM   #1
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When you really need to cruise, how about a 502 cubic inch Big Block Chevrolet crate motor in a MOTORCYCLE!!! Well at least it is only the second largest Chevy engine, could have been a 572. If you only speak metric that is a 8.2L motorcycle!!

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Old Aug 7, 2012, 9:01 AM   #2
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BTW been too busy since I got back from the North West Territories. One week at the cottage, one week at a family reunion and one week of cleanup has left little time for any hobbies. hopefully I will soon find the time to post and comment more. I have not abandoned you, I just have too many issues to resolve to free up time.

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Old Aug 7, 2012, 9:12 AM   #3
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Yes that's insane!
But to continue the Ford v Chev (or Holden as it is here in Oz) sparing, there is a guy with a similar rig using a Ford 351in3 hooked to a 3 speed auto here on the Mornington Peninsula, yes I think he's crazy too, but there is alway's a crowd around the bike when it's parked anywhere!
Watching him take off makes an Electroglide look like a Lambretta.
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I have a couple of motorcycles...but with motorcycle engines. A Yamaha SR 500 (500cc single) and a Matchless 750cc (vertical twin) Scrambler....but that 502 cubic inch Chevy Rat motor V8 bike, would be far too much for me....but perfect for the rider who feels too much power is just about right.

I've seen a Boss Hoss bike only once before...but with the Chevy 350 cube V8.

Nice photo's of what is undoubtedly a rare motorcycle.
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That's one amazing motorcycle!

PS - Glad to see a few of your Pentax photos again, and welcome back to "civilization!"
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Overkill is right. As a former rider, kill would be the operative word here.
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G'day all

1- yes good images & thx for showing us
2- I'm surprised that the damn thing can get thru the vehicle rego process with all the various rools & regs & safety stuff these days

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Is that a license plate from Alberta? If so, the owner is a long way from home. But of course, on that rig he probably could have made the trip in just 6 or 7 hours!
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