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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post


The big Zephyr tried to bring back the Eddie Lawson glory days by combining new technology with old styling.  That shit didn't work for them and I don't think it will work for Honda. Remember the Honda GB500 and how well it did? 

The GB500 had the same problem as my NT650 - it pre-dated it's trend. People would scoop them up in droves now, with the retro/cafe craze, and the Hawk GT arrived years before naked bikes came into their own with the Monster. Same thing happened to Kawasaki with the W650 - it missed the wave of retros. My thinking is that Honda may be too late to the game with the CB1100.
post #3572 of 4516
ZRX has a cult following... underrated bike...
post #3573 of 4516

Re: retro bikes...

 

The Ducati Sport/GT1000's seemed to do OK.

 

The Norton 961 is hot, but whoa, what a pricetag.

post #3574 of 4516
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Re: retro bikes...

The Ducati Sport/GT1000's seemed to do OK.

The Norton 961 is hot, but whoa, what a pricetag.

Not ok enough for Ducati to keep producing them tho...


Those Nortons are pricey as fuck. I assume the British labour factor sinto the cost
post #3575 of 4516
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The Fonz rode a Triumph

As did Marlon Brando...

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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

After doing lots of reading and research, and despite the negativity in this thread, put a deposit on a Cyclewerks Misfit, should be getting it early November.

Going to be my first bike, just completed the MSF course in NY and got my license.

I'll let it be known, a big reason why I chose the bike is because i'm going to be on my fathers insurance, and he wanted me to have a new bike....that and he's putting in $1,200 for it. I'm essentially only paying 2 grand for it.

Why the negativity for that bike? (I've never heard of them)
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

Any Harley guys here? I was at the dealership to try some of their bikes.

All the Dyna's too tall for me my legs can hardly touch the ground. The sportster Forty eight with 1200 engine fit me very well and cost about 10k. Also they have a Softtail Slim. Really perfect but that thing is about 17k holy shit I don't want to spend that much.

So right now my only options are Sportster or Softail used. As I will ride it going to school sometimes, a Softail would be "too much" for me? I'm 5'8'' and pretty young.

A friend of mine has a V rod that thing is fast as fuck.

There are a couple of guys with Harley's here but I don't see them posting much anymore. The Sportster is a fun bike. It's a good price for a fun bike and it's easy to throw around if it fits you.
post #3576 of 4516
Thank you gent for answering my question. I don't have too much road experience but I learned how to ride when I was young. Only reason I want a Harley is they still make my dream bikes. I tried on a Fat Bob, it's a huge one, the seat is really wide. I know I can adjust it or get a new seat but I want to keep it original as the way it came.

Price is not a big factor here. I am willing to pay 15k max, maybe I should just get a used one or rent a bike for 1 day.

My only concern is, as it will be my commute bike, is it too lousy for someone returning back to graduate B-school.

I am going to go to Ducati and BMW dealer this weekend to see what they have.
post #3577 of 4516
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

Price is not a big factor here. I am willing to pay 15k max, maybe I should just get a used one or rent a bike for 1 day.

 

You can get a Night Rod for that kind of money.

post #3578 of 4516
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

You can get a Night Rod for that kind of money.

A friend has a V-rod. Took a ride, I feel I can't handle it. lol.

15k is the grand total I am willing to pay.
So I can either get a used one or a new one priced at 13k. Taxes, fees, buying some accessories totaled up. 15k.
post #3579 of 4516
While at your Duc dealer, throw a leg over a Diaval. Now THAT's a cushy monster of a bike.
post #3580 of 4516
Hey by the way, can anyone recommend some good earbuds that won't get destroyed by frequent under-helmet use and will stay in place? My Sennheiser CX earbuds have gone through Superglue and replacement ear sleeves and are just about toast. Too large a profile I think. No Bose or Beats.


Also, just a friendly reminder to check your tire pressure weekly. A few PSI can make a world of difference.
post #3581 of 4516
Proper tire pressure got me a good 4-6 MPG on my Z.... that is a lot for a car that avgs 22 MPG at best
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Proper tire pressure gives you a lot more grip too.

post #3583 of 4516
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Hey by the way, can anyone recommend some good earbuds that won't get destroyed by frequent under-helmet use and will stay in place? My Sennheiser CX earbuds have gone through Superglue and replacement ear sleeves and are just about toast. Too large a profile I think. No Bose or Beats.


Also, just a friendly reminder to check your tire pressure weekly. A few PSI can make a world of difference.

 

I have a pair of Klipsch S2s that have been good to me since 2010.

 

http://cdn.pocket-lint.com/r/s/300x/assets/images/NEWS-26045-cf44afb1797977bde3111e22dd6f9119.jpg

 

I got them from Best Buy for about 50 beans but they have been discontinued.  They came with 3 different sized buds that actually stay in place and totally seal the ear canal.  I think they were succeeded by Image S4 (II) for $79.99

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or if you want inline volume control the S4A (II) for Android for $99.99

Image S4A (II) In-Ear Headphones | Klipsch

 

 

 

S4i (II) for iphones for $99.99

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S3 headphones

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or the "heavy duty" S4i headphones with an oversized controller (which might be useful when you are wearing gloves)  for $99.99

 

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I may listen to music when riding but I do not answer the phone.  Then again with an inline controller there will be no more fumbling for my phone or my ipod if I need to hear something or talk to someone.

 

 

 

Kneel before Zod

post #3584 of 4516
How good are modern bikes about rust? Obviously a lot more parts are alloy, plastic, or have a good amount of paint on them (which saves them until it chips)...but what the unpainted steel bits? or the painted parts with sharp corners or high wear areas?

Do they tend to use stainless or is it just going to be chromed regular steel on the bare metal? I imagine the painted bits aren't stainless, but I would think modern bikes use more alloy stuff than a bike from the 70s and the coatings on the steel are better.

I ask because my bike lives outside...and no, I don't always get a cover on it. Yesterday I come home and the water was up to the top of the curb so the part of the stand-side exhaust and bottom of the engine were in the water. I straightened it up (which fully cleared the end of the muffler out of the water), started it up, and rode it for a few laps around the block until it had hopefully heated up enough to dry off anything inside the exhaust...
I don't mind as much when its a cheap old bike (and the chrome and paint are in good shape which fends off the rust), but if I buy a new (or newish) bike, I don't want it to start rusting out.
post #3585 of 4516
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Hey by the way, can anyone recommend some good earbuds that won't get destroyed by frequent under-helmet use and will stay in place? My Sennheiser CX earbuds have gone through Superglue and replacement ear sleeves and are just about toast. Too large a profile I think. No Bose or Beats.

 

Have you tried using different tips?

 

I've never used anything under a helmet, but for flights I'd use these tips:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Comply-T400-Foam-Tips-Ultimate-Ears-T-400-Medium-BLACK-/330453732152?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item4cf093cb38

 

...with my Etymotic HF3's (great IEM's).

 

Foam tips stay in place much better than the rubbery tips.

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