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I call this one rat rod. Leftovers from other builds and whatever is laying around in the garage. It was a pretty fast porter av7, now it is a Parma kit av7.

You’ll also notice two more frames in the back. I forgot I have 3 extra 50V frames down here in the basement.

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This one is my first moby that started it all. First pic is the day I bought it. It then became a hard tail, then transformed into a race bike, G1 spec, and now it’s in G2 open spec. #86 in last pic.

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1953 Av3 - the grand daddy to the rest

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71 40T

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Another pic of the 40t and the av78. Cool note about the av78 , was only made for 3 years, and it had a “stanchion” style suspension.

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I believe this 40T to be from Canada or maybe Europe, I could be wrong, but I have not seen many in the US with this style of headlight.

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The race bikes. 4 -50V - yellow, orange, and the two white ones. Red and yellow were air cooled polini and bidalot AV10. I recently converted the orange bike to an Av10 “512” cylinder for stock class and put the polini motor on that cafe 40T on my post on page 1. The white bikes are bidalot G2 water cooled. The bike in front of the table is not a Moby technically. It is a Bidalot RS. (edited)

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When #86 was air cooled

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You got a peugeot country hanging out in there! Damn!

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^ Those are beautiful!

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@Graham - ja fam! She’s missing most of the original plastics but the price was right. It runs and the clutch works. There’s another country that’s local here, he’s missing his clutch pulley. I’ll leave it up to him to post though.

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That AV-3 is just the coolest thing, does it run? The white one is definitely Euro-spec, nice bike, you have an amazing collection!

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Thanks!

The AV3 was purchased seized and an office ornament at this point. Some day I will find time to source tires, and get it running again.

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Graham - I too lust over the black bike. The model is a VLA. I bought one from an old timer and got the original manuals and all that, but like an idiot i sold it to an employee, who then turns out, gave it to his gf, and she had a drug problem so it got sold or traded for that. I found out later and didnt get a chance to buy it back :(

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Mackenzie Miesch /

Just got my 40T running again after sitting for about a year. Piecing together another 50v with different makes of spare parts.

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Here is the other pic I was looking for. hnnnnnngh

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Not the best pics but here you go!

The VLX is currently being resurrected after a devastating collision. The yellow one is also having a bit of winter work done to it.

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punkrock randy /

Met this guy’s owner today.

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^ AV-10? Too small to see on my phone...

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> ^ AV-10? Too small to see on my phone...

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^ Holy shit, your right, (looking at it on my big monitor at home), that is cool as fuck, wonder how it runs?

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punkrock randy /

Not sure how that hobbit engine runs, he didn’t say. Probably pretty goot I’d guess 🤘🏼

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I meant more how the conversion works....Hobbitses always run great! :)

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punkrock randy /

He says the variation is awesome because of the setup👌🏼

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If you hang with the guy again see if you can get some up close pics of that, looks like he has the Honda forks on it too.

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punkrock randy /

Indeed I will. Super cool cat that said the scene was bumpin here, about 15 years ago 🤦🏼‍♂️👎🏼

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my 1978 $100.00 moby. bought from original owner with original tools, pump & paperwork

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Nice bike for $100 great pickup!

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TR - that looks exactly like the black moby i picked up from a guy with the same deal - $300 maybe? but included the pump and brochures etc. sad i sold it :(

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