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

  1. hrb

    hrb Senior member

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    Ebay. Is that 250 on a 6volt system? You should be fine on an older 500.
     


  2. bubbleboys

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    Nice to see a street rider who actually takes the saying "ride like everyone's out to get you" to heart.

    My only difference is that I don't keep 10 feet behind the car, more like half a car length.

    A lot of this stuff isn't stuff you could learn in a class anyways though; I can't think of a single class that would teach you all of these little tips.
    For you new riders, here's a good link for similar street tips
    http://www.kawiforums.com/newbie-corner/170695-advanced-tips-street-riding-minor-things.html

    Like I said, I'm a lot more active on motorcycle forums and that's a thread I "moderate".


    Nope, it's on a regular 12V system just like every other bike I've come across.
     


  3. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    the 1980 and all prior CB125, 100, 175 etc. run on a 6v system (colossal pain in the pass).
     


  5. bubbleboys

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    1980 and before? wow, that's old

    Can't say I've run across any 1980s motorcycles let alone 1980 and before.

    Learn something new everyday :)
     


  6. akatsuki

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    But if they want $15K or so and the new ones start at like $17.9K, why wouldn't you just spring for the extra and get the new one?
     


  7. bubbleboys

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    For most people, they just want the newest Ducati

    For the track, however, the new 1199 apparently has a lot of new improvements.
    Don't ask me what they are. I only know that the new 1199s apparently don't have a frame as in, everything just hangs off the engine or something like that.
    Interesting concept

    My buddy is trading in his 1198 for the new 1199 which hasn't come in yet.
     


  8. Steve Smith

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    If that is the choice then I would buy the new one.

    But I don't care about new bikes. As an example, about 1 month ago I saw a couple of Ducati Multistradas available on Craigslist for $4500 and $4900. One in GA and the other in Charlottesville, VA. Both were clean bikes with reasonable miles. MSRP on a new one is about $17,000. A good used bike is a no brainer for me. I have ridden new bikes and I have ridden older ones. IMO the older ones are as much fun.
     


  9. Steve Smith

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    Most people do want the newest, because they allow modern marketing to condition them to want it. Then they buy the newest and rationalize the purchase by talking about the newest whiz-bang technology and the fact that Motorcycle Pimp Monthly Magazine says it is a huge improvement over last years model.

    Don't take me wrong, I am not attacking you, but "for the track"....it doesn't matter. Ride the bike you have to the best of your abilities and have fun. NOBODY cares whether you have the new Ducati which in the hands of an expert rider is .5 seconds faster than the old one. There are plenty of guys riding new high-displacement Ducatis and Aprilias on track days getting their asses smoked by 1 cylinder Yamahas.
     
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  10. bubbleboys

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    I don't know about one cylinder Yamahas, but I'll buy little kid on a 2-stroke 125cc :)

    And, my buddy is definitely an expert rider so he can use those 0.5 seconds

    Either ways, his money, his choices.
    I'm more partial to cheap jap4 bikes for trackbikes.
    You don't need to haul spare parts to the track because 10 other people at the track have them if the trackside vendor doesn't.
    Not to mention, spare parts are cheaper
     


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    Having owned a new MTS1200 - it is night and day different from the older one.
     


  12. Steve Smith

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    Is your enjoyment in riding the new model dramatically greater than riding the old model?
     


  13. Steve Smith

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    Here are a few pics from the EuroBike Rally in Raleigh, NC today.

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    I love this bike.
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    I got a kick out of this one. On the other side of the fuel tank, the guy had fittings on the lower part of the tank and on the upper, linked with a clear plastic tube. Home made fuel gauge.
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  14. gnatty8

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    Fantastic weather in the Smokies this weekend. Took my Fat Boy Lo up to my shack in the mountains, first time I had it out this season. Great until my ride home today, when I discovered that a rock slide had closed the highway down to one lane and it took me an hour to travel 2 miles..

    :fu:

    No croozer hate plz...


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    filtered pic of my bonnie with the e-type hiding in the back

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