Motorcycles

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

  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    I had written a long reply stating basically this and my browser crashed so it didn't post. Hobbyists who are mechanically inclined and view wrenching on their bikes an integral part of their riding experience would be very happy with a vintage Triumph. In fact, if I fit this profile, I would probably have a few myself. People who just want to jump on a bike, ride to their buddy's house or to the lake for the weekend without worry probably don't want a vintage bike. I know if you have the inclination and right tools, it doesn't matter, but it is just not something that appeals to me. I take a quick look at my bikes weekly, make sure bolts are tight, oil/fluids are good, lights work, cables look good, and tires are OK, but beyond that, I take my bikes to the shop once a year for annual maintenance, and that's the way I roll. I just don't enjoy mechanical work of any kind..
     
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    You and me both. I like riding, but I am no greasemonkey -- hell, I struggle to maintain my children's bicycles ... :embar:
     
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    I started sinking money into my Sport 1000 again....

    Ordered Mupo cartridges for the forks and a new rear shock to replace the 848 front forks and stock rear shock on the bike now, and also ordered Braketech Iron rotors for an 1198 (330mm) for the front. I'm doing both NESBA track days next weekend at Beaverun in PA and the May 15th Absolute day at NJMP Thunderbolt if anyone in the northeast is interested.

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  4. Khayembii Communique

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    Buddy just posted this photo of his shovel head on FB, figured you guys'd like it:

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    I love love love this bike. If I had to buy a Ducati, it'd be a GT1000.

    Also, this latest Deus custom looks awesome:

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    Kookz Senior member

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    My bike is a Sport 1000, the GT has a different tank/tail/seat and bars instead of clipons, although mechanically they're pretty much the same.

    That bike looks cool but how does one corner on those tires? (except very slowly).
     
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    My bad. Does the Sport 1000 come in red and white? If so, I think a guy in my building just got one.
     
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    My buddy just bought his first motorcycle, a 1977 XS400.
    Mint condition. I'm talking M-I-N-T.
    He doesn't know how to ride, so I went with him and rode it back for him.

    I'm used to my CB450, and man, the XS400 seemed like a DOG compared. I know my CB is rated at 40+ HP brand new, and the XS is around 35 new, but man, I never thought I'd ride a bike begging for more power. I'm 5'6'' and around 140lbs, so its not like im a big guy, but that XS400 didn't like going more than 60mph without getting up to 6500kRPMs.
     
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    Got "the flying brick" out of storage yesterday -- cold and damp up here though, so just took it straight home from the shop and threw the cover on it ... :freeze:
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen.

    I love those K bikes. Easy to work on the engine, good power, nothing lasts longer.
     
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    Here it is, just like I said, under the cover :p:

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    OK -- cover off:

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    And my favourite feature ...

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    Not sure if you can make it out in the crappy cellphone photo, but it says "Sicherer mit Helm" :laugh:



    This is a 1989 -- probably could use a paint job, but runs like a top. :nodding:
     
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    Beautiful seat! I need this for my Scrambler..
     
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    [​IMG]Yup

    Just got my K bike out from the winter wraps - here is a summer pic of the bike -
     

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