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Julian Farnam and his Yamaha RD400 Dirtbag Challenge build photo: Motorcyclist magazine After the last couple of articles about Ken Fontenot's Honda CB160 and Suzuki GT500 , I was thinking about how much money it takes to build a bike that looks really good. A comment on Ken's Honda build represents one point of view, downplaying the results a bit because he figured there must have been a lot of money thrown at the bike. While I'm sure that bike wasn't cheap, a lot of what went into it was time, labor and attention to detail, something anyone can afford, but few are willing to pay. On the heels of that comment, I was reading through the latest Motorcyclist magazine and came across an article on the Dirtbag Challenge (Geez guys, you couldn't come up with a better name?), an annual affair in San Francisco where builders must construct a bike for under $1000 in one month, no Harleys allowed.
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