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"TEX" bike on EBay?

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Post by 4pans1man » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:16 am

All:

"TEX" Panhead on Ebay for sale? Most famous Panhead ever is a true, real live motorcycle? Be still my heart!

Tony



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Re: "TEX" bike on EBay?

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:39 pm

Looks too new to be the actual bike. Lacks 'patina'. Nice effort though. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TEX-BIKE ... 4a9e8d3db4



Cool picture too. Ever see a tail light lens like that ? ~Rick http://pan-clan.com/
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Re: "TEX" bike on EBay?

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Post by DaveSwanson » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:51 pm

That looks pretty good!

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Post by Cotten » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:46 am

We have to take the seller's word that it is the same machine.
We have no real reason to doubt it.

But think how truly wonderful the machine would be if it had not been molested by restoration.

Its sad, really.
Tragic. Like repainting the Mona Lisa.

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Post by fatfatboy » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:09 am

That sure is a purdy bike. That blue looks a lot likethe Gun metal pearl that came on my 03 Fatboy.

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Re: "TEX" bike on EBay?

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Post by Worshamcastle » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:59 pm

This is not the original restored "TEX" bike. It was built basiclly from scratch. However, in reading the seller's description, I can see where one might get the wrong impression!!! The original, if it somehow surfaced, would be worth a mint restored or not IMHO. :D

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Post by doug_heisel » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:21 pm

Somone put some serious time,money and work to duplicate the tex bike. Damn that bike is purdy. Though several have done the captain america bike so we should have all seen this coming. :lol:

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Post by NightShift » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:31 pm

I was afraid this was going to be about an old girlfriend.
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Re: "TEX" bike on EBay?

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Post by hplhd » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:06 pm

there is a question with an answer at the bottom of the auction ad. the bike is a reproduction from the answer. the ad does seem to lead you to believe it's the original bike tho. scroll down to the bottom and you'll see it. interesting exchange there,

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Post by Cotten » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:18 pm

Now it is infamous.

It would be hard to be more 'famous' than "Capn Amurika".

....Cotten

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Re: "TEX" bike on EBay?

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Post by joe » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:01 am

Somewhere I have an old issue of Earlyriders (they published around six issues in the mid to late nineties) There is a big article on what I believe to be this bike. The guy spared no expense in duplicating the bike on the cover of the Post.

Joe

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Re: "TEX" bike on EBay?

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Post by icybay » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:13 am

The bike was at the January Las Vegas Mid America auction and did not meet reserve. Be interesting to see how it fares on eBay!

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:53 am

Any idea what the reserve was?....bosheff

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Re: "TEX" bike on EBay?

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Post by DAYTON » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:14 am

I wonder this bike is the original TEX bike. Too brigth, these saddlebags seem new...

And just a question : where can I find these chrome letters on the side of theses saddlebags ?
:D :D :D :D

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Re: "TEX" bike on EBay?

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Post by katto » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:05 am

DAYTON wrote:I wonder this bike is the original TEX bike. Too brigth, these saddlebags seem new...

And just a question : where can I find these chrome letters on the side of theses saddlebags ?
:D :D :D :D
Id think one would hafta fabracate em DATON. Stainlessteat from an old truck mira work wonders...Katto

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