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post #4171 of 4779
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Originally Posted by dohare View Post

hilarious.

finally got on it yesterday in the 40 degrees sunny weather.  was doing 65 no problem on my 500...although in top gear at 50mph its sitting at 4k rpm.

i think i'm ready for my 796.
Lol, you havent even been riding 10 days.
post #4172 of 4779
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post


Lol, you havent even been riding 10 days.

 

are you new to sarcasm?

post #4173 of 4779
Just an update for those who are interested:

All controls now installed. New carbs installed (probably scrap the velocity stacks for pod filters).

Seat, exhaust and wiring are left to do.

Hopefully May 1st will be when i turn her over for the first time, at least that's what i'm telling myself



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post #4174 of 4779
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Hopefully May 1st will be when i turn her over for the first time, at least that's what i'm telling myself

Let's hope for riding weather earlier than that!!!
post #4175 of 4779
Goddamn that thing is beautiful, good job bro
post #4176 of 4779
Mark - did you get your Bullitt as yet?

I'm tempted to get the black one just on the basis of its design alone.
post #4177 of 4779
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Goddamn that thing is beautiful, good job bro

Thanks man shog[1].gif

the objective is to get in running with limited time and funds. Not sink 10 times what the bike is worth into the project.
post #4178 of 4779
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Let's hope for riding weather earlier than that!!!

+3 in The Big Smoke tomorrow!
post #4179 of 4779
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

I don't care about the safety of it or my life - Darwinism. I'm just curious what the cause was. Since it was a gradual lock-up, I'm assuming it was from fluid expanding, which means I probably had too much in there. Just wanted affirmation this theory is sound since I don't post on any other forums at present. Do you have insights or just want to post snide remarks?

This bike is neato:
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Just the snide remarks, please, although there was some sense hidden in there as well.
post #4180 of 4779

love this

post #4181 of 4779
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Mark - did you get your Bullitt as yet?

I'm tempted to get the black one just on the basis of its design alone.

No, I found a local place that sells them, so i'm going to actually buy it in person so I don't have to waste time sending it back if I get the wrong size.

Will post pics/review once I get it. Only picking up my bike late May/Early June unfortunately, so it might be awhile haha.
post #4182 of 4779
Wow, check this out guys.

Could definitely see myself upgrading to this after i've ridden my tu250x for a year or so



Talk about old school. How about a bike being sold as a 2015 model that lacks an electric start button? That’s right, the 2015 Yamaha SR400 is not only a retro looking air-cooled single, you have to kick it to life! Weighing only 384 pounds, the SR400 is powered by a 399 cc air-cooled single with two valve heads. Yamaha views the SR400 as a potentially popular model, capitalizing on the retro and hipster crazes. We will see about that, but in the meantime you can check out Yamaha’s press release below. When it hits U.S. dealers in June of this year, the SR400 will be priced at $5,990 MSRP. The only available color will be the Liquid Graphite pictured.

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The SR400 is powered by a 399cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve engine that produces a torquey, “thumper” engine character that makes it an absolute blast to ride.

The SR weighs only 384 pounds and has a very narrow frame matched to a low seat height of only 31 inches. This combination makes for a machine that is well suited to both entry riders as well as experienced enthusiasts.

The uniqueness of the SR is confirmed with the fact that it is a kick-start motorcycle. The retro appeal of this bike lies in its lack of a push button starter. As a kick-start only machine it draws attention from old school motorcycle fans and appeals to more modern motorcycle enthusiasts who value the appeal of riding a motorcycle that stands out in the crowd.

The Yamaha SR400 is the perfect motorcycle for both the custom bike builder and the rider who loves personalization. The SR is world renowned for its basis as the perfect platform as a Café or Street Tracker machine. Personalization and customization are limited only by the designer’s imagination

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/03/yamaha-goes-old-school-with-2015-sr400/
post #4183 of 4779
For 3-4K, OK. But its not worth 2K more than a TU250X. Though the increase in pussy acquisition ratios from the kick start might be worth 1K for those who could utilize such a feature. I dont know that Id call it an upgrade either.
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Wow, check this out guys.

Could definitely see myself upgrading to this after i've ridden my tu250x for a year or so

Cool. As someone riding a 36-year old 400cc bike, I'm kinda psyched about a chance to buy a new one, so I'm pleased they're bringing it back to the US. That said, $6k is a bit pricey for a bike that hasn't had development costs since the first Star Wars came out. They could have priced this bike at $4k and owned the small bike/new rider segment, likely driving Cleveland Cycle Works and Royal Enfield to bankruptcy, and putting the hurt on the Ninja 300R and upcoming CBR300. There's no way they've been selling it for the equivalent of $6k overseas all this time.
post #4185 of 4779
It makes me wonder though, I feel like most people WOULD rather have the Royal Enfeild Cafe for pretty much the same price....
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