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post #4786 of 4799
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

OOF.

Dual-sports are so sweet.

Oops: just noticed there's no mirrors or lights on there.
There is a rear light and headlight.

Michigan does not require turn signals. only 1 mirror is required, simple add-on to a bar end would do.
our bikes dont need to get inspected unless they have no title.
im not sure what the deal with this one would be because i have a title but i also have a certificate of origin saying the bike isnt meant for the street..but with the title, I do not think id have any issues registering it.

that being said, this bike would probably be awful for street riding as it stands..
post #4787 of 4799
RC390 sounds like one of those great "in theory" rides, like an S2000

But anywhere off the track/mountains I feel like I would be longing for more power like I do with my 650

Definitely an awesome first bike alternative to something like a Ninja 300 or CB500...........

...... but I couldn't buy this for ~5.5K over something like a used STriple........................
post #4788 of 4799
I started to look into it and saw that the Duke 390 is also bound for USA. I am more interested in that. More leisure riding posture, nimble for city riding. I need to sell some of my bikes..anyone looking? smile.gif

( 1979 XS650, 1974 BMW R75/6 ...)
post #4789 of 4799

It's a track bike, mate. That's it. If I bought one, it'd be in addition to my Triple.

 

Personally, I think the sport position is pretty ridiculous for everyday use when you look at how far sport standards have come...

post #4790 of 4799
RC390? Sure, yeah, definitely a track bike or twistys.

Duke 390? I don't know, I can definitely see that being good in the city?
post #4791 of 4799
I'd consider buying a Duke 390 in the city...
post #4792 of 4799
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I'd consider buying a Duke 390 in the city...
I'm with you..
I emailed all of the dealers in my surrounding area to get more info. I saw on the KTM forums some have placed a deposit ($100 or so). Dealers cannot order til about Feb and take delivery most likely April/May.

I certainly need to sell off my bikes before this though
post #4793 of 4799
Just buttoned up this little Honda CJ360 engine for my latest "Hipster Mobile".

Did a full tear down of it. Replaced all the shaft/oil seals and gasket kit. Honed the cylinders and gave it a set of fresh Honda rings.





I'll be putting it in this chassis. Bit of a bastard build. Cj360 frame and engine, CX500 forks, SL350 tank.



post #4794 of 4799
Phuck the RC390, imagine what the new RC8 (RC9?) is going to be like
post #4795 of 4799
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Just buttoned up this little Honda CJ360 engine for my latest "Hipster Mobile".

Did a full tear down of it. Replaced all the shaft/oil seals and gasket kit. Honed the cylinders and gave it a set of fresh Honda rings.





I'll be putting it in this chassis. Bit of a bastard build. Cj360 frame and engine, CX500 forks, SL350 tank.




Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
Should have brought my SV to you for "restoration" biggrin.gif
post #4796 of 4799
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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post

Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
Should have brought my SV to you for "restoration" biggrin.gif

It'll be quicker (budget) build satisfied.gif

So you still have it? I'd get her up and running wink.gif
post #4797 of 4799
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It'll be quicker (budget) build satisfied.gif

So you still have it? I'd get her up and running wink.gif

 

 

Yep, took it to the cottage to work on it over the winter.

Perks of having a FIL who is a drag racer and knows his way around cars and bikes.  Plus he'd like to work on it together.

It doesn't need much work, just a few gremlins to work out.

 

Once it's up and running we will have to take the bikes out.

post #4798 of 4799
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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post


Yep, took it to the cottage to work on it over the winter.
Perks of having a FIL who is a drag racer and knows his way around cars and bikes.  Plus he'd like to work on it together.
It doesn't need much work, just a few gremlins to work out.

Once it's up and running we will have to take the bikes out.

Thats right. You mentioned that he was an old racer/wrench. Very cool. That'll be a good project together.

I'll definitely take you up on that ride when she's done icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #4799 of 4799
Love that lil Honda. Has less parts on it than my road bike. So clean
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