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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

But frankly, I think you're exaggerating the shame due to you for riding a Bonnie. I mean certainly riding a motorcycle that was designed specifically to be a throwback - ignoring most advances in modern safety, aerodynamics and ergonomics - will peg you as someone who values form at least some modicum over function.

I think that somewhat mis-reads the retro market. It's not comprised of people shopping for modern bikes who want something with more style, but people on or looking at old bikes that want something new. Not new in terms of the latest technology, but new in terms of no concerns about age-related issues like rust and metal fatigue. You don't get a new Bonneville over an R1, you get it instead of an old Bonnie, so the advances aren't on the table either way.
post #3872 of 4645
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Originally Posted by epb View Post


I think that somewhat mis-reads the retro market. It's not comprised of people shopping for modern bikes who want something with more style, but people on or looking at old bikes that want something new. Not new in terms of the latest technology, but new in terms of no concerns about age-related issues like rust and metal fatigue. You don't get a new Bonneville over an R1, you get it instead of an old Bonnie, so the advances aren't on the table either way.

 

 

I think it's a little of column A, and a little of column B, personally.

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post #3874 of 4645
That tank has a hell of a dent.
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I'm thinking about DIYing a new seat pan while it's "cold" out. Looking for a good solo-seat off something. Any rec's?

post #3876 of 4645

A nice Sport Classic

 

 

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Walt Siegl's Puma Ducati 900SS

 

 

http://muted.muted.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Walt-Siegl-X-Puma-Ducati-900-SS-feature.jpg

 

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post #3878 of 4645

Now this is a beautiful bike.  1972 BMW R75/5

 

 

1972 BMW R75/5

1972 BMW R75/5

1972 BMW R75/5

1972 BMW R75/5

1972 BMW R75/5

1972 BMW R75/5

post #3879 of 4645

The toaster tank always looked strange to me, but that's a beautiful integration. That bike is superb... besides the stupid end-bar mirrors :evolve:

post #3880 of 4645
Keep thinking about the early 80s R65...

but of course now I never even see a single one for sale...and nothing like the one I posted here a while back (which admittedly was a couple hours away, but it looked nice, had a low miles/good price and came with the side cases).

Edit: something like this:


Bars might be a little high for me, and I might want some less blocky turn signals...but there's not much else I would need to change.
Throw on the hard-case saddlebags when needed...should have enough power that I might actually consider making some longer rides on it once or twice a year.
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New ride, 2007 Harley Davidson Night Rod 1130 CC 120 HP 5 gal tank 180mm rear tire.
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FINALLY finished my damn bike. Final form (new headlight)

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Put mine away yesterday frown.gif

But then again, I took this photo on the 11th...so it was only a matter of time
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Anymore pics?

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