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« on: June 29, 2008, 10:51:42 AM »

Hello All,

Interested if anyone out there has any experience with this bike.  I comes in 110cc flavor which I know is small but the bike only weighs 199lbs.  On top of that you can replace the engine with a 160cc and 28mm carb for excellent performance and a price of $3k.  This is clearly not for everyone but, if you like old school looks and simple operation this seems like a real alternative.

Also, while they've been "working on it" for some time, they do seem to have a 200cc model under development.  Price seems to be ~$2.5k so right in the ball park.

If you are a Hardknocker let's hear from you!  Look for information on ride quality, performance (0-60 etc.) as well as likes and dislikes.  I know the is clutchless so let's hear about up shift/down shift experience.

It would also be interested to hear everyone elses opinions on this bike relative to Johnny Pag's soon to be released 300cc Bobber (www.johnnypag.com)

Thanks a bunch!!

BSB
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 11:17:14 AM »

If I'm not mistaken the Hardknock is a 3/4.I went to a local shop who advertised them just to take a look and the owner said he stopped carrying them due to the fact that they could not be registered street legal.As for the Pag bobber,I believe it is full size but the only pics I've seen are of the prototype,kinda strange for a bike that is supposedly avilable for purchase this month.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 11:25:04 AM »

Welcome to ACD bstevenb!
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008, 11:30:05 AM »

Thanks for that!

I'd seen it referred to as a 3/4 but when I checked the dimensions they seemed to be in the range of most cycles.  Can you tell me if the 3/4 refers to the engine or the seat height or some other measurement? 

As to registration, I have found lot's of people that have managed to register them and no comments from anyone who hasn't.  That said, there HAVE been several comments from those that have had problems.  I've also found several for sale that have not yet been registered.  Wonder if it is because they tried and couldn't or because they didn't bother.

As to the 200cc model, when you read the forum the owner (and several distributors that position themselves as "in the know") have made several comments about "6 more weeks" over the last 7 months.  Disappointing as it is clear from their forum that many people are interested and in fact seem to be waiting for the 200cc model.

I can't WAIT for Johnny Pag's Bobber!  I'm considering putting a down payment on one as the prototype looks so good. 

I'm gonna post under the JP newsgroup and see if anyone from JP will respond with more details on it.

Thanks again...BSB
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2008, 11:34:33 AM »

Thanks Bill!

And thanks for the AWESOME site!  I currently own a Suzuki m50 but am considering selling it for something that get's better mileage.  Research for an alternative led me to this class/category of bike and eventually to your site. 

I'm also considering a business assembling and distributing this class of motorcycle and was stunned to find such a targeted discussion group.

Thanks a million!!

Very Best Regards...
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008, 11:39:02 AM »

3/4 refers to the bikes size as a whole,3/4 the size of a full sized bike.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008, 11:44:05 AM »

Thanks Spyderman,

Must be a composite of weight, wheel base, height and displacement.  I can buy that.  3/4 doesn't bother me so much as long as it looks good and rides good.  I have to be careful on the looks good part as I'm 6-1.  I could endup looking like a circus clown (this would translate to look bad or most  Wink )!

I sure would like to find somebody in Texas that has one I could look at or even ride!

Anyway, thanks again!

Cheers...BSB
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008, 11:46:55 AM »

By the way, here are a few pictures for those interested in what these bikes look like!

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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008, 11:58:14 AM »

And here are several sites that have some performance oriented parts for them:

http://www.orionpitbikesales.com/engine.htm   (for engines and carbs)
http://www.mickscustoms.com/performance_parts  (for everything else)

BSB
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2008, 12:04:01 PM »

Yeah they look really cool but at 6'1"you might look like a monkey f-ing a grape.
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