Motorcycles

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

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    Good advice, thank you. I'm pretty set on a cafe racer and the look of Honda's initially caught my eye. How crucial is the weight of a bike when it comes to the overall riding experience and handling? I'm fairly new to all this, so any input from experienced riders would be great.
    The 750 Jap bikes are beasts. They're fine for a first bike as long as you're big enough to move them around. That said, I was probably 135 lbs. at 5'7" when I was 16 and got a GS750 as my second bike. They're pretty easy to work on as long as you don't mind cleaning lots of carbs when you're cleaning carbs. And they can get pretty quick with an exhaust and jet kit. I actually just bought another GS so I can ride two-up with my girl. I'll probably take it apart this winter and mess with it. I'm in Chicago, too, so if you need any help with anything, I work for beer. [​IMG]
     


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    Nice, especially like the lines on the tank..
     


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    Thinking about buying a 1968 Triumph T100. Somebody stop me.
     


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    Thinking about buying a 1968 Triumph T100. Somebody stop me.
    If someone tries to stop you, stab them in the neck. I have a '71 T100R. It's my favorite bike to ride in the twisties, in town...well, pretty much everywhere but the freeway. BUY IT! Is it the T100R Daytona? Or the high-pipe T100C?
     


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    If someone tries to stop you, stab them in the neck.

    I have a '71 T100R. It's my favorite bike to ride in the twisties, in town...well, pretty much everywhere but the freeway.

    BUY IT!


    Is it the T100R Daytona? Or the high-pipe T100C?


    High pipe T100. It's a beauty. Will try to post pics later today.
     


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    High pipe T100. It's a beauty. Will try to post pics later today.

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    So how many is this now?
     


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    Thinking about buying a 1968 Triumph T100. Somebody stop me.

    How about you buy it and give it to me instead.

    Bringing new motorcyclists into the world and all that...consider it a public service
     


  9. KnowYourRights

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    High pipe T100. It's a beauty. Will try to post pics later today.

    Awesome. Is it a true T100C?

    Would love to see pics. I love the 500 Trumps.
     


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    So how many is this now?


    What's French Canuckistan for too many.. [​IMG]

    Awesome. Is it a true T100C?

    Would love to see pics. I love the 500 Trumps.


    Yep, see below. Believe it or not, still on the fence. Tip me over..

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    Looks great!

    Of course, it's easy for me to say, "BUY!" But it all depends on the condition of the motor, price, upgrades, etc.

    In general, though, the 500s are great bikes. They like to rev. They've got a shorter wheelbase than the 650/750 bikes, so they're super-fun in the twisties. Easy to work on. Easy to tune. The unit 500 lump was essentially unchanged throughout it's entire run.

    I love my '71 T100R. When my club is hitting the hills, that's my go-to bike...over my Bonneville and my Norton.
     


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    Looks great!

    Of course, it's easy for me to say, "BUY!" But it all depends on the condition of the motor, price, upgrades, etc.

    In general, though, the 500s are great bikes. They like to rev. They've got a shorter wheelbase than the 650/750 bikes, so they're super-fun in the twisties. Easy to work on. Easy to tune. The unit 500 lump was essentially unchanged throughout it's entire run.

    I love my '71 T100R. When my club is hitting the hills, that's my go-to bike...over my Bonneville and my Norton.


    $3,500

    Owner claims the motor was rebuilt, new clutch, etc. Bike looks a little rough, but I thought that was a good price.
     


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    where do you keep all these bikes, gnatty? [​IMG]

    And I think the rough French Canuckistan translation for too many is "de trop" [​IMG]
     


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    $3,500 Owner claims the motor was rebuilt, new clutch, etc. Bike looks a little rough, but I thought that was a good price.
    Seems a bit high especially for a Trophy. Daytonas (T100R) are the more valuable bike. $3,500 isn't highway robbery, but it's high. If he's got receipts for the rebuild--from a reputable mechanic/shop--$3,000 is fair, but still a bit high. I'd offer $2,500. If he couldn't produce proof of the rebuild, my offer would drop to $1,800...$2,000 tops. I still say "buy it," but haggle a bit.
     


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    Seems a bit high especially for a Trophy. Daytonas (T100R) are the more valuable bike. $3,500 isn't highway robbery, but it's high. If he's got receipts for the rebuild--from a reputable mechanic/shop--$3,000 is fair, but still a bit high.

    I'd offer $2,500. If he couldn't produce proof of the rebuild, my offer would drop to $1,800...$2,000 tops.

    I still say "buy it," but haggle a bit.


    Yep, that's what I was thinking. Owner seems to be convinced this bike is worth $3,500 and would not take a buck less, so I walked. I'd probably have to spend the same again to get the bike to where I want it physically, and I don't have the time to do it myself. On the other hand, I have tracked down a 1960, restored to museum quality. Looks like it rolled off the showroom floor last week.
     


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