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Motorcycles

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

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    I suggest taking it on some sweet jumps first before you start flipping it.:rimshot:
     
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  2. TRINI

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    OOF.

    Dual-sports are so sweet.

    Oops: just noticed there's no mirrors or lights on there.
     
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  3. BostonHedonist

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    Omg omg. ::wringing his hands with excitement::

    KTM RC390 is going to be released in the U.S. at a price tag of $5,500

    It'll ton up. It'll stick to the track. It'll lean at insane angles and - with a top speed of 111 and 44BHP - you'll get to run the rev range through the entire gearbox. What a fun little toy. I'd been thinking of buying a new watch, but this might be more fun.

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  4. knucks

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    WHAT WHEN HOLY FUCK. Can you imagine if they did this in a 2stroke?? EPA would never allow it in this country, but wow that'd be something
     
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  5. BostonHedonist

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  6. knucks

    knucks Senior member

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    There is a rear light and headlight.

    Michigan does not require turn signals. only 1 mirror is required, simple add-on to a bar end would do.
    our bikes dont need to get inspected unless they have no title.
    im not sure what the deal with this one would be because i have a title but i also have a certificate of origin saying the bike isnt meant for the street..but with the title, I do not think id have any issues registering it.

    that being said, this bike would probably be awful for street riding as it stands..
     
  7. Cool The Kid

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    RC390 sounds like one of those great "in theory" rides, like an S2000

    But anywhere off the track/mountains I feel like I would be longing for more power like I do with my 650

    Definitely an awesome first bike alternative to something like a Ninja 300 or CB500...........

    ...... but I couldn't buy this for ~5.5K over something like a used STriple........................
     
  8. knucks

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    I started to look into it and saw that the Duke 390 is also bound for USA. I am more interested in that. More leisure riding posture, nimble for city riding. I need to sell some of my bikes..anyone looking? :)

    ( 1979 XS650, 1974 BMW R75/6 ...)
     
  9. BostonHedonist

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    It's a track bike, mate. That's it. If I bought one, it'd be in addition to my Triple.

    Personally, I think the sport position is pretty ridiculous for everyday use when you look at how far sport standards have come...
     
  10. knucks

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    RC390? Sure, yeah, definitely a track bike or twistys.

    Duke 390? I don't know, I can definitely see that being good in the city?
     
  11. otc

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    I'd consider buying a Duke 390 in the city...
     
  12. knucks

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    I'm with you..
    I emailed all of the dealers in my surrounding area to get more info. I saw on the KTM forums some have placed a deposit ($100 or so). Dealers cannot order til about Feb and take delivery most likely April/May.

    I certainly need to sell off my bikes before this though
     
  13. blue collar

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    Just buttoned up this little Honda CJ360 engine for my latest "Hipster Mobile".

    Did a full tear down of it. Replaced all the shaft/oil seals and gasket kit. Honed the cylinders and gave it a set of fresh Honda rings.

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    I'll be putting it in this chassis. Bit of a bastard build. Cj360 frame and engine, CX500 forks, SL350 tank.

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  14. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Phuck the RC390, imagine what the new RC8 (RC9?) is going to be like
     
  15. ClassyCanuck

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    Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
    Should have brought my SV to you for "restoration" :D
     
  16. blue collar

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    It'll be quicker (budget) build :satisfied:

    So you still have it? I'd get her up and running ;)
     
  17. ClassyCanuck

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    Yep, took it to the cottage to work on it over the winter.
    Perks of having a FIL who is a drag racer and knows his way around cars and bikes. Plus he'd like to work on it together.
    It doesn't need much work, just a few gremlins to work out.

    Once it's up and running we will have to take the bikes out.
     
  18. blue collar

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    Thats right. You mentioned that he was an old racer/wrench. Very cool. That'll be a good project together.

    I'll definitely take you up on that ride when she's done :slayer:
     
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  19. Cool The Kid

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    Love that lil Honda. Has less parts on it than my road bike. So clean
     
  20. dhawkins

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    Nice motorcyle. Great color and design.
     

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