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post #6031 of 6964

Glad to hear you're okay.

post #6032 of 6964
Shit! Glad to hear you were able to ride away from it
post #6033 of 6964
That sucks man. Glad you are OK
post #6034 of 6964
All things considered, it is pretty great that all I am doing is sitting here thinking "god dammit, how am I going to fix this shit before I have to get the bike away for the winter"

Could easily be a lot worse...no broken body parts (you can't buy those on ebay). Unless I have to replace my helmet, I might get out of this for under $100 and some labor.
post #6035 of 6964

Sounds like you got off easy. Glad you're okay.

Make sure the shop gives the fork etc a once over to make sure things are aligned etc.


Seriously though, glad you're able to think about minor damage on the bike and not yourself.

post #6036 of 6964
Sounds like the OK sign would feel slightly forced, right now, but not too bad. Hang on.
post #6037 of 6964

Was browsing the web and found a picture of my first helmet and realized what model it was:  Shoei RF-200.  It looked just like this.  

 

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I was too cool for school...on my burgundy Honda Shadow 500 laugh3-smiley.gif?1292867631

post #6038 of 6964
Apparently i didn't tighten the nuts on the linkage enough when i fixed my bike. Shift linkage fell off in the second ride with 5 mins left to go. Luckily i was in first gear.

Ugh such a bummer. This entire week is going to be beautiful.
post #6039 of 6964

Ahh the issues associated with tinkering...


1) Taking the stock rear shock was insanely hard. So many weird clearance issues and tight as hell bolts. Got it off.

2) Clearance issues suck. Bike had vortex lowering links on it and was lowered by 2 inches. There's a hole for stock, but it hits underneath the bikes so I can't use it. Bought a set of stock dogbones for cheap.

3) Bolt for the zx10r shock has thread that's a bit too long. I'll need to grab a washer so I can have adequate clearance relative to the dogbones.

 

This has been a helluva ordeal and the rear shock swap is supposed to be the easy part. Lol.

I don't even want to think about the headaches the front end swap will bring.

post #6040 of 6964

Rode up to Pai, TH a few weeks back. First time riding a 300. Wasn't so bad, really. Handled a lot like my triple. Just tamer.

 

post #6041 of 6964

Cool! How was it? I met a lot of people that spoke highly of that ride when I was travelining in SE Asia.

post #6042 of 6964
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Oh cool!!!

I was only familiar with the later models of japanese sportbikes that had those. No idea the english did it first. Really rad throwback in that case. I really wish the forks weren't gold though. That's the only thing that I think takes away from them.

 

That's just for the R model.  This is the standard Thruxton 

 

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post #6043 of 6964

I've come so close to pulling the trigger on this bike over the last few months. Nostalgia over having one just like it once. Bastard Stalled Again was what I called it. Common sense says no, bad judgement says yeah.

 

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post #6044 of 6964

Just saw this 1990 NSR250R with 6900 miles for sale in my neck of the woods on fleabay with a BIN for $8500.  My know-everything-about-motorcycles friend says it's a little pricey but did say they are rare (which I already knew).  

 

Honda Other | eBay

NSR250 second

Honda NSR250 rear

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post #6045 of 6964
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Originally Posted by Streettrash View Post
 

I've come so close to pulling the trigger on this bike over the last few months. Nostalgia over having one just like it once. Bastard Stalled Again was what I called it. Common sense says no, bad judgement says yeah.

 

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I vote bad judgement

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