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post #4501 of 4723
Seems like a fun, laid-back place to work. The founder, Anthony Bucci, replies to posts on their forums (Zhub) and YouTube channel, and someone on advrider stopped by the store while on a cross-country ride and he left a meeting to pose for pictures and give her some swag. As a customer, I've had no problems with them on multiple orders.
post #4502 of 4723
Motorcycle seems to have fixed itself. May have been a jet clog that worked itself loose. Stopped at the gas station around the corner on the way to buy oil (was running on reserve) and poured some seafoam in with the gas. Immediately after leaving, decided to try full throttle out and it felt like it was working...seafoam wouldn't have had time to work at that point.

I'll give it some more thorough testing at higher speeds later...but only having to change the oil and adjust chain tension saved me a lot of time today vs also tearing apart the carbs.
post #4503 of 4723
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Very. I live near them and thought about either picking up some extra hours part time or checking them out for full time employment. They seem like a pretty young growing company and my current job sucks.

 

If you have an in there, I'd say go for it. They understand e-commerce better than any other motorcycle shop I know of. If you can learn a bit of what makes their secret sauce, you'd be a valuable employee in a number of possible industries.

post #4504 of 4723
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Hey gents!

Been a while and life is crazy busy but here is an update of the bike. Ready to hit the road after some carb tuning and a plate.

I'm not totally happy with the upholstery ( I stitched it by hand, saddle stitch Hermes style icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif , no machine). It does not flow with the tail section as much as i would like. Maybe less padding in that section... confused.gif

Still some wires to tuck and tidy.

Not everyones cup of tea, but for those who are interested...





Nice...Really nice
post #4505 of 4723
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Nice...Really nice

Thanks Rumps!
post #4506 of 4723
That is really some lovely work.

I'd probably say the "flow on the tail" issue is related to the "Swoop" line mentioned here:
http://www.bikeexif.com/build-cafe-racer - the back just looks a bit high - I don't think it is the upholstery.

post #4507 of 4723
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If you have an in there, I'd say go for it. They understand e-commerce better than any other motorcycle shop I know of. If you can learn a bit of what makes their secret sauce, you'd be a valuable employee in a number of possible industries.


That's one think that I like about them. I really gravitate towards any company that has a decent website these days and the motorcycle industry is one industry that seems to be really lacking in that area. 5-10 years ago shopping online for motorcycle gear was total shit. (IMO, anyway)
post #4508 of 4723

I really want a track bike and for some reason I'm growing rather obsessed with the KTM RC 390

 

 

Ps Rumps - That shit is dope. Nice work.

post #4509 of 4723
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I really want a track bike and for some reason I'm growing rather obsessed with the KTM RC 390



Ps Rumps - That shit is dope. Nice work.

God yes... But I just talked to a local dealer, and he said that they would not be bringing it even as a 2015 model. Absolutely killing me since I would buy one in a sec.
post #4510 of 4723

Those specs at the price they're going for. Track ready without any mods. I saw someone hit 112 MPH in a youtube vid, so they're not that slow. It's the best bargain in town if you're just getting into the track, which I aim to do soon.

post #4511 of 4723
I am on the waitlist for an HP4 and now trying to decide what to pick up to "bridge" the wait. And, frankly, it is all over the place. There are so many good choices...

Should I find something like an SV650 or CBR300R that might eventually see track-only duty?
Get a Vespa or Honda Grom to give to my wife?
Go try a supermoto like a KTM 450 EXC?
Or psuedo-supermoto like a Hypermotard or KTM 690SM?
Or even pick up a Royal Enfield Continental GT or other cafe racer?

The main goal is to have a bike I would hold onto and would have different uses than the HP4 (which would be mostly just commuting around the Bay)
post #4512 of 4723
An HP4... Didn't see that one coming.

Get a Street Triple. Given your apparent tastes, the SV would likely feel to generic. I think Royal Enfield's time has long passed. And a vespa... Well only if it is actually for your wife.

With the Triple, any time you don't feel like piloting a warp-speed rocketship, you'll have the most balanced bike ever created and it's relaxed 105 horsepower to amuse yourself with.

Edit: ok I just have to ask. About how many thousands of miles of riding experience do you have? An HP4 is no trifle of a bike...
Edited by BostonHedonist - 7/13/14 at 12:54pm
post #4513 of 4723
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With the Triple, any time you don't feel like piloting a warp-speed rocketship, you'll have the most balanced bike ever created and it's relaxed 105 horsepower to amuse yourself with.

Edit: ok I just have to ask. About how many thousands of miles of riding experience do you have? An HP4 is no trifle of a bike...

I have enough to at least handle it on the street. Owned plenty of bikes on and off for the past 15 years or so. I am not going to track it ever since I am definitely not interested in killing myself, hence the thought of a CBR300R or similar to take for track days for fun.

Triple is an interesting choice. But I really want something almost diametrically opposed to the HP4. If I am not going to ride the HP4 because it is "too much bike" on some days, then it is the wrong bike period. More inclined to just put helibars on it.

Lately, the Grom has been the most interesting since that bike just looks like a shit-ton of fun, but I am a bit concerned about riding it up and down hills in the Bay area - no idea if it can do it. The KTM is a close second just cause I've never done any real off-road riding when I had the MTS1200, just some trail stuff.
post #4514 of 4723
Not “too much bike" so much as too tiring a riding position. But you know what you're doing.

If I were to get another second bike (just sold my cruiser due to lack of use), it would likely be a 300-500cc track bike, or an R6 if I felt daring about it.

But if it weren't a track bike, I'd look at something like the Ducati multistrada for longer trips.
post #4515 of 4723
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Not “too much bike" so much as too tiring a riding position. But you know what you're doing.

If I were to get another second bike (just sold my cruiser due to lack of use), it would likely be a 300-500cc track bike, or an R6 if I felt daring about it.

But if it weren't a track bike, I'd look at something like the Ducati multistrada for longer trips.

I owned a multistrada 1200, it was a great bike. But I never actually took it too far on a road trip (the price of having kids). Maybe a hyperstrada would be a better choice since it would still be fun.
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