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Nice.  Are you sticking with moo skin or will you consider going a different route such as horse or buffalo?  What about kangaroo?  It's already a custom so you might as well get sprinkles and a cherry on top

Sticking with the tried-and-true cow skin. I wanted to keep it simple with a leather that I have a good idea of what the final product will look like.
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Painful looking high-side from Roland Sands...
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That RSD 2 into 1 exhaust is fuckin' sweet. I need something like that for my softtail..
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Ended up with a restored 98 monster 750, mildly cafed. Will post pics as soon as it's back from the shop.

As beautiful and bad ass as it is, I may trade it in for something more practical that doesn't require half of my commute time to warm up. Not especially keen on the current generation monsters, though.
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Ended up with a restored 98 monster 750, mildly cafed. Will post pics as soon as it's back from the shop.

As beautiful and bad ass as it is, I may trade it in for something more practical that doesn't require half of my commute time to warm up. Not especially keen on the current generation monsters, though.

I know that feeling :/
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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.

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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"
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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...
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Choke.  I remember those

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Edited by Marshall W - 3/14/13 at 8:19pm
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Anyone have any experience with the 70s Honda CB350s? Looking to pick one up as my first bike.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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