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post #2746 of 4725

Why does it have to warmup so long?

 

60 and sunny today. Tons of bikes on the road on my ride to work this morning. Life is good.

post #2747 of 4725
I have no idea. Apparently, the mechanic just charged it a while and said it fires up as it's supposed to. Admittedly it was cold the nights I tried, but it seriously wouldn't start. Idk if it's a weather thing but the bike didn't start up when it was sunny the following days either.

I mean, getting stranded sucks. I may have to hit him if I tell him about that and he smiles and goes "ah yeah, that ducati personality"
post #2748 of 4725
Lol, I have the 2001(?) monster, which is the first of the monsters to get fuel injection. The fuel injection is so old that it has a choke-like feature...
post #2749 of 4725

Choke.  I remember those

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Edited by Marshall W - 3/14/13 at 8:19pm
post #2751 of 4725
Anyone have any experience with the 70s Honda CB350s? Looking to pick one up as my first bike.
post #2752 of 4725
There's a guy who goes to uni with me that rides one. His is in fantastic shape and hasn't had any problems. I'd suggest getting a ninja 250 for a first bike though, it's prob a lot easier to ride, and to maintain.
post #2753 of 4725
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Originally Posted by Vaio View Post

There's a guy who goes to uni with me that rides one. His is in fantastic shape and hasn't had any problems. I'd suggest getting a ninja 250 for a first bike though, it's prob a lot easier to ride, and to maintain.

Don't neccesatily disagree with you, but that's just not my style. Wouldnt want to be caught dead riding one of those. More of cruiser guy. Dream bike is Bonneville, so from that you could kind of gleam my tastes.I just would not enjoy riding a ninja or any sport bike really.

Open to other suggestions in the cb350 category as well though, those just see the most popular to get into with.
post #2754 of 4725
I have a bored out 125s (basically a 200 now). The CB350's are great bikes. As long as you don't mind getting your hands dirty they're a fantastic ride. If you not wanting/willing to deal with any mechanical maintenance on your own then you would be better off getting something newer as they do require some -not a lot- of attention. Lastly, they might be a little smaller than you think, size wise, so go sit on one and if it feels right, then grab one.
post #2755 of 4725
I have sat, and ridden around on one. Loved it, was comfortable, perfect for my needs. I'm not the most technicaly or mechanically savvy guy, but I don't exactly have arms growing out of my ass. Plus, like anything else, it's a 1st bike, good learning experience. I'm going to be sure to get my hands on the manuals, and I have a decent set of tools, so i'll try to do as much work myself.

In addition to all that, i'm going to endeavor to find the most pristine one I can get my hands on, so my lacking mechanics arent going to be needed constantly.
post #2756 of 4725
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Anyone have any experience with the 70s Honda CB350s? Looking to pick one up as my first bike.

I don't think you can go wrong with that as a first bike. They're bullet proof, not too powerful for a new rider, and cool when customized.

post #2757 of 4725
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I have sat, and ridden around on one. Loved it, was comfortable, perfect for my needs. I'm not the most technicaly or mechanically savvy guy, but I don't exactly have arms growing out of my ass. Plus, like anything else, it's a 1st bike, good learning experience. I'm going to be sure to get my hands on the manuals, and I have a decent set of tools, so i'll try to do as much work myself.

In addition to all that, i'm going to endeavor to find the most pristine one I can get my hands on, so my lacking mechanics arent going to be needed constantly.

in that case whole heartedly recommend you pull the trigger. they're not difficult to take care of at all, just do take some attention. good cc level, And as the last poster said, really fun to customize. keep us posted!
post #2758 of 4725
Will do! Hoping to get one by at least around the end of the month.
post #2759 of 4725
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Don't neccesatily disagree with you, but that's just not my style. Wouldnt want to be caught dead riding one of those. More of cruiser guy. Dream bike is Bonneville, so from that you could kind of gleam my tastes.I just would not enjoy riding a ninja or any sport bike really.

Open to other suggestions in the cb350 category as well though, those just see the most popular to get into with.

If your dream bike is a Triumph, why not get one? You'll most likely over pay for a Bonnie just because it's a Bonnie.

Take a look at a mid- to late-'70s TR7. Super easy to work on. Parts are plentiful. And it will only appreciate over time. Much more than the Honda.
post #2760 of 4725
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Don't neccesatily disagree with you, but that's just not my style. Wouldnt want to be caught dead riding one of those. More of cruiser guy. Dream bike is Bonneville, so from that you could kind of gleam my tastes.I just would not enjoy riding a ninja or any sport bike really.

Open to other suggestions in the cb350 category as well though, those just see the most popular to get into with.

I have enjoyed my 1979 kz400. Not as many KZs out there as there are CBs, but there are a couple of good forums with all the information you might need and I haven't had any trouble getting maintenance parts.
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