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Motorcycles

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

  1. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    RC8 streetfighter? Most people would just go Duke which is more hooligan anyway.
     
  2. Cool The Kid

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    Yea that 1290 Super duke or w/e is the naked version of that bike with even more displacement.
     
  3. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Not really. The RC8 is what they now refer to as an analogue bike: no traction control, wheelie control, antilock brakes or any other electronic falgalcarp. All it has is a slipper clutch, perfect for a simple street fighter. The Superduke has a newer motor with a shitload of electronics, something builders usually like to avoid. The new RC8 has yet to be revealed
     
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  4. Cool The Kid

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    Electronics are good IMO

    They do suck for building bikes but there are a lot of great old bikes out there.
     
  5. BostonHedonist

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    ::He pops in from the first above-freezing day in a week, having seized the opportunity to wash his black A4 without the risk of ice damage. Ah the battle of willpower a man must undergo when his car has been covered in salt for a week. Shaking snow from his black sheekpskin trapper hat and knocking salty mush from his boots - he pops his Veilance jacket in a waterproofing wash. Suddenly his deadpan stare feels a tinge of giddiness as the sauna-like 36-degree day reminds him of something: his beloved Street Triple."

    Holy shit guys. We've passed the peak of winter. Less than 30 days 'til spring.
     
  6. John Doe

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    Tell me about it. :cry: It was in the 60's most of the day today.:freeze::(
     
  7. knucks

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    Copy Pasta from a different forum. Some of y'all will laugh..

    Oh..bikes..yeah..I had/have a couple..

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  8. knucks

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    Also the blue Harley is an XLH900. 1969. For sale for pennies (relatively speaking: cheap for what Harleys seem to go for). Inquire within.
     
  9. Rumpelstiltskin

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  11. BostonHedonist

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  13. BostonHedonist

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    You mentioned a crash in the PMW thread...
     
  14. otc

    otc Senior member

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    The what thread?

    Bike is still in storage :(
     
  15. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    Maybe it was a while ago..
     
  16. otc

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    Oh! the poor man's watch thread.

    Yeah, it was a while ago...but it was also a bicycle crash, of which the only casualty was my watch.
     
  17. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    What kind of watch was it?
     
  18. otc

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    An orient black mako.
    It is also not completely broken....just picked up some scratches and broke some stuff that holds the band together. I've been too lazy to get the replacement pins/clean up the finish a bit.
     
  19. brokencycle

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    I have seen a fair amount of motorcyclists out the last couple days as we have been getting above 50. It makes me want to do so, but with all the salt, sand, and other grime, there is no chance.
     
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    Yeah. If mine were stored in my own building, I probably would have been willing to fire it up over these last couple of days.

    Unfortunately, it lives at a friend's place (in front of their parking spot in their condo garage). I don't want to fire it up again and start street parking it when we could still have more snowfall.

    I just looked it up, and it appears that motorcycle parking in my new building is $54 a month. That's a lot more than free, but maybe it is worth looking into. Never hard to find street parking, but keeping it out of the sun and rain would be nice, especially since I am in a high rise now.
     

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