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post #196 of 4800
^ That sucks, glad you're okay though. How is the bike?

My next helmet:

post #197 of 4800
^The bike does not look to bad it mostly slid on the frame slider. There is no frame damage or engine damage.... All the fairings on the left side need to be replaced, the bar end and clutch lever also... The gas tank has a small chip so that will be replaced also, the swing arm got scuffed and will be replaced with a new one.

So basically everything that even got a minor scratch will be replaced by the dealer with brand new factory parts.

Total estimate came out to almost $4500.

Nice helmet by the way
post #198 of 4800
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Originally Posted by JonB27 View Post
^The bike does not look to bad it mostly slid on the frame slider. There is no frame damage or engine damage.... All the fairings on the left side need to be replaced, the bar end and clutch lever also... The gas tank has a small chip so that will be replaced also, the swing arm got scuffed and will be replaced with a new one.

So basically everything that even got a minor scratch will be replaced by the dealer with brand new factory parts.

Total estimate came out to almost $4500.

Nice helmet by the way

My bike was run over (in front of my apartment) a month or two ago. I ended up paying about $200 (they did about $1200 in damage) because, apparently, there's a new law (within the past couple of years) which states that insurance companies don't have to pay full price for some parts because of wear and tear. This goes for cars as well. I think it applies to pipes, brakes, shocks, etc...

Let me know if you run into this.
post #199 of 4800
^ Actually I didn't have that problem the adjuster from the insurance company already went to the dealer and approved the estimate... The check has been made so fortunately nothing is coming out of my pocket... They also made me a seperate check for my gear (full retail price). The insurance company acted very promptly and gave me no issues.
post #200 of 4800
Ahhhh... I think I need this exhaust. [/quote] Also, another classic styled bike coming out:
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post #201 of 4800
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^ I'd hate to be his neighbors...
post #202 of 4800
Listen to that clutch!

Exhaust sounds nice too...I wish I had recorded my Micron before I sold the bike.
post #203 of 4800
nearing completion.




kick...kick...kick...kick...kick...kick...kick...kick...kick...kick...kickputt putt putt putt vroooom
post #204 of 4800
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^ My kidneys and teeth hurt just looking at that bike...
post #205 of 4800
Dumb question: can a 125cc trail bike be ridden on the street? I want a bike to ride very short distances in the DC suburbs as part of my commute. I will not be riding the bike more than 5 miles a day, on suburban streets. I want to do this as cheaply as possible and a 125cc trail bike from a big manufacturer like Yamaha or Suzuki of Honda seems like the way to do it. I am 6' tall and weigh 160 pounds.

Thanks for any input.
post #206 of 4800
As long as it has DOT approved tires, blinkers, lights etc. then most likely yes. It would depend on your state's laws, but a dealer should be able to show you one that meets what you're describing. There are a lot of small engined (<300cc) enduros that are specifically made to be street legal, they're called "dual sport" as in on and off road. 125 is pretty small but I'm sure it will be fine for around town.
post #207 of 4800
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Originally Posted by modsquad View Post
Dumb question: can a 125cc trail bike be ridden on the street? I want a bike to ride very short distances in the DC suburbs as part of my commute. I will not be riding the bike more than 5 miles a day, on suburban streets. I want to do this as cheaply as possible and a 125cc trail bike from a big manufacturer like Yamaha or Suzuki of Honda seems like the way to do it. I am 6' tall and weigh 160 pounds. Thanks for any input.
Why don't you just get a used Vespa?
post #208 of 4800
I used to ride my 125 dirt bike more than my Vespa for around-towning. On the trailbike - potholes...dont exist...kerbs...dont exist....speedhumps....dont exist. On the Vespa - pothole...OWW...kerb...go around....speedhump...girlfriend falls off back. That said, I still love my Vespa
post #209 of 4800
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Indians are coming back... Again...


Also, the V Max is back... Again...
post #210 of 4800
Finally took some pics yesterday after a grueling chain-and-everything-else cleaning session. They made us all jockey cars around to do some more unnecessary work on the building, so I had a nice place to work on it:
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