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Just wondering, has anyone converted their scooter into a Rat Bike? If so, pictures please.
 

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Several here have found rats in their Burgman so I guess we have some rat bikes amongst us. 8)
 

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Yep, B1 is my rat bike. It's the one that does all the off-road riding. Check my avatar for a piccie.
 

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If you mean remove all the tupperware and paint it primer black, none that I have seen. Years ago someone had chopped the rear up and mounted a seat down where the fuel tank sets. He had an aluminum tank mounted up above the rear tire.
 

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Guess a "Rat Scooter" could look like any number of creations, that's why I was wondering if anyone had ever decided to do so. I know the Japanese have done a lot of custom work on their scooters. A wrecked scooter might be a good place to start or one with damaged tuppleware. Might end up looking like a Honda Big Ruckus.....
 

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If a person had the time, money and tools I could see doing something similar with a 650. It would take a lot of fabrication work to relocate or delete all the stuff that hangs outside the frame rails but it's doable. Be easier with a standard than a 650.
 

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I like the Roland Sands Design machine , stripped to the max very cool. :thumbup:

Wonder why no one is doing the Burgman ?
Could it be that it has already become mostly an old farts ride :(
 

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The reason they did the T-Max is that Yamaha commissioned the three designers to do them for a show. Without Yamaha paying them to I doubt they would have even though of it. If Suzuki paid designers to do a 650 they probably would.
 

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Ah Ha :thumbup:
Money talks at all levels.

I remember when Sands hit the AMA circuit on a 250cc Yamaha. We had never heard of him before and suddenly he showed up at Daytona. Learned later on he was racing off family money . He was actually a pretty good racer , at least he raced me clean that year.
 
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