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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    Sticking with the tried-and-true cow skin. I wanted to keep it simple with a leather that I have a good idea of what the final product will look like.
     
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    That RSD 2 into 1 exhaust is fuckin' sweet. I need something like that for my softtail..
     
  4. c00kz

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    Ended up with a restored 98 monster 750, mildly cafed. Will post pics as soon as it's back from the shop.

    As beautiful and bad ass as it is, I may trade it in for something more practical that doesn't require half of my commute time to warm up. Not especially keen on the current generation monsters, though.
     
  5. Vaio

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    I know that feeling :/
     
  6. MarioImpemba

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    Why does it have to warmup so long?

    60 and sunny today. Tons of bikes on the road on my ride to work this morning. Life is good.
     
  7. c00kz

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    I have no idea. Apparently, the mechanic just charged it a while and said it fires up as it's supposed to. Admittedly it was cold the nights I tried, but it seriously wouldn't start. Idk if it's a weather thing but the bike didn't start up when it was sunny the following days either.

    I mean, getting stranded sucks. I may have to hit him if I tell him about that and he smiles and goes "ah yeah, that ducati personality"
     
  8. Vaio

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    Lol, I have the 2001(?) monster, which is the first of the monsters to get fuel injection. The fuel injection is so old that it has a choke-like feature...
     
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  11. MarkI

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    Anyone have any experience with the 70s Honda CB350s? Looking to pick one up as my first bike.
     
  12. Vaio

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    There's a guy who goes to uni with me that rides one. His is in fantastic shape and hasn't had any problems. I'd suggest getting a ninja 250 for a first bike though, it's prob a lot easier to ride, and to maintain.
     
  13. MarkI

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    Don't neccesatily disagree with you, but that's just not my style. Wouldnt want to be caught dead riding one of those. More of cruiser guy. Dream bike is Bonneville, so from that you could kind of gleam my tastes.I just would not enjoy riding a ninja or any sport bike really.

    Open to other suggestions in the cb350 category as well though, those just see the most popular to get into with.
     
  14. hrb

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    I have a bored out 125s (basically a 200 now). The CB350's are great bikes. As long as you don't mind getting your hands dirty they're a fantastic ride. If you not wanting/willing to deal with any mechanical maintenance on your own then you would be better off getting something newer as they do require some -not a lot- of attention. Lastly, they might be a little smaller than you think, size wise, so go sit on one and if it feels right, then grab one.
     
  15. MarkI

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    I have sat, and ridden around on one. Loved it, was comfortable, perfect for my needs. I'm not the most technicaly or mechanically savvy guy, but I don't exactly have arms growing out of my ass. Plus, like anything else, it's a 1st bike, good learning experience. I'm going to be sure to get my hands on the manuals, and I have a decent set of tools, so i'll try to do as much work myself.

    In addition to all that, i'm going to endeavor to find the most pristine one I can get my hands on, so my lacking mechanics arent going to be needed constantly.
     
  16. John Doe

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    I don't think you can go wrong with that as a first bike. They're bullet proof, not too powerful for a new rider, and cool when customized.

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  17. hrb

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    in that case whole heartedly recommend you pull the trigger. they're not difficult to take care of at all, just do take some attention. good cc level, And as the last poster said, really fun to customize. keep us posted!
     
  18. MarkI

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    Will do! Hoping to get one by at least around the end of the month.
     
  19. KnowYourRights

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    If your dream bike is a Triumph, why not get one? You'll most likely over pay for a Bonnie just because it's a Bonnie.

    Take a look at a mid- to late-'70s TR7. Super easy to work on. Parts are plentiful. And it will only appreciate over time. Much more than the Honda.
     
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    I have enjoyed my 1979 kz400. Not as many KZs out there as there are CBs, but there are a couple of good forums with all the information you might need and I haven't had any trouble getting maintenance parts.
     
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