Motorcycles

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

  1. hayzum

    hayzum Senior member

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    Good one JD. I think they have a lot of soul and character to the bikes, something which Harley has lot over time. With Terblance designing our bikes they definitely have great design however I think they're the Porsche 911 Turbos of the motorcycle world.
    We plan on producing single cylinder motorcycles in India in the range of 3000-5000$, those have a phenomenal design, something to keep an eye out for.

    I rode the B120 Wraith and nothing out there compares to it well that's not true, my uncle's Matchless, BSA and Norton from post WW2 era are quite special rides.
     


  2. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Interesting bikes but I can't get over the name. My peers would look askance if I were to pull up astride one of those beasts bearing the name Confederate, especially considering my yearlong tan...
     
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  3. akatsuki

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    Name is definitely an issue, and what it says about the owners even more so.

    Then again, if I was going to spend serious money on a bike like the wraith, I'd probably buy a Zero Engineering and a Vyrus both and still have money left over.

    Or maybe a Falcon or resurrected Brough Superior.

    Lots of great bikes if you have $100K+ to blow.
     


  4. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Anyone have experience with the BMW City or Summer pants?

    I've been wearing my Maple jeans and I love them but they're fucking heavy.
     


  5. BostonHedonist

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    You WOULD have Maple jeans. Was considering a pair but I usually stick to my regular selvedge or my Dianese summer riding pants (zips into my Air Frame jacket). Those are decent if you don't sit still too long. I find that in the warmer months I ride a lot more like a hooligan just to keep in motion. Luckily I get mostly approving nods from the cops around here. Triumphs have that effect on some people.

    As for the customization bug, pipes, progressive suspension, airbox removal and re-jetting were the first things I did to my Triumph. I went with D&D pipes. Talk about injecting some spirit and comfort into your ride. For earplugs, I recommend Skull Screws. If you go with D&D, you'll need em.
     
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  6. brokencycle

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    I have been using Radian modlable ones: http://www.amazon.com/Radians-Custo...d=1373654136&sr=8-1&keywords=radian+ear+plugs

    They give a really nice sound drop, easily fit under a helmet, and are comfortable.
     


  7. TRINI

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    LOL. Yeah, guilty as charged. They're really not bad but i'm never buying shrink-to-fit anything ever again.

    I just ordered the carbs power package from Triumph Performance USA. Airbox, jets and Dominator pipes. I was looking at those D&Ds for a minute but read something or the other about repacking and said I ain't got time for that.

    I'm a little bit nervous about the install but the BA Moto how-to video makes it look pretty straightforward.
     


  8. akatsuki

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    Go with eSquad jeans - much better than anything else out there.
     


  9. BostonHedonist

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    Sold. But where can I get them in the U.S.?
     


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    Spent this morning installing a 12 volt system on the Rapide. Helllooooo adequate lighting... so nice to make your acquaintance [​IMG]
     


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    I'd like to see some full shot photos of your Vincent, it looks nice.
     


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    I've got to find a 12V battery to fit inside a hollowed out stock battery shell. Li-Ion won't work due to voltage requirements of the Grosset.
     


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