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Motorcycles

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

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Cool.

    I'm happy i got over my Motogadget infatuation.

    I still wouldn't mind a combined speedo/tach or new dials or something but I'm not gonna pay mad $$$$ for it.
     
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  2. BostonHedonist

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    I'm pretty stoked that, for once, I come into spring wanting/needing absolutely no motorcycle gear/accessories/add-ons etc.

    Well that's not entirely true. I did put on new levers. But only because the cheap Chinese garbage i slapped on last season were faulty.


    It's a kind of zen transition I'm making: from thinking of motorcycle enjoyment in terms of the machine to enjoyment in terms of the ride. Instead of a corbin seat, I'm going to treat myself to more turns where I ignore the desire to tap the brakes and, instead, lean in more.
     
  3. John Doe

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    I volunteered at Ducati Island on Sunday and took pictures on my iPhone which I was going to post but then I came across these pro pics online of the same shots I took, so I'll post these instead for now. I'll post my pics of the bike show later this week.
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    This bevel drive dirt bike is pretty cool. After the race I saw the owner driving it home on the highway. The bike has knobbys, no brake light, no front light, no turn signals, no speedo, or license plate.:facepalm:
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  4. epb

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    The weight has always been my biggest gripe about the Triumph Scrambler - the Ducati is much lighter and has more power.

    I've been thinking vintage scrambler for my first project bike, with my top candidate being the Honda CLs, but I'm torn between the overall usability of the CL350/450 models and the better off-road capability of the lighter stuff like a CL175.
     
  5. EgliComet

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  6. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    i like this
     
  7. EgliComet

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    I'm not sure how my comment ended up in the middle of someone else's post. So many buttons...
    Anyway, what I intended to convey about the photo of the BMW I built was this: I whipped this together last week. Please keep in mind it was before I planished and trimmed the fenders and finished assembling everything. It was just a mock up for a friend.
     
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  8. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    You may just have the best job in the world.
     
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  9. nootje

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    Cool you can do that work, and a lot more professionally than I ever could. I simply hope one day to have a garage big enough to hold two or three to be able to wrench to my hearts content.

    In other news, even though the weather here has been very good I havent been able to ride due to gf obligations for the last two weeks. To add, I really want to, I've got new mainjets that will really put a kick into it in addition to the new megaton exhausts I put on a month ago. This weekend will be the first weekend I'll be able to ride, and the forecast is going to be rain.. :cloud:
    I really really really hope that the weatherman is wrong... :brick:
     
  10. EgliComet

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    Thank you, fellas. The weather here on Long Island has been horrible today. It was a very soggy ride in this morning on the little CB77.
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  11. nootje

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    Just ordered exhaust wrap and some stainless ties, if I'm indoors this weekend I might as well cover up the ugly pipes.
     
  12. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Which colour did you get?

    Make sure you soak the wrap first and be prepared for the pipes to 'smoke' when you start up.

    Mine still smoke after being soaked in the rain.
     
  13. nootje

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    Bought white ones, and will definitely soak them first.

    Given that its a suzuki I opted to go for a classic white/blue color scheme.
    Currently its in its original gold/chrome guise, with the original seat still on.(first focus was to get it running, and then running well as i bought it with gummed up carburetors and a cracked airbox)

    Once im done it'll have a cafe seat with white tail, metallic blue tank and now white wrapping with the engine in its original chrome.
    And before anyone asks, yes ill definitely post pics once im done, which i hope will be later this summer..:slayer:
     
  14. BostonHedonist

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    Sucks but they can fix it. I had a bend in my rear rim that caused a slow leak, just got it fixed with new tires free of charge.
     
  16. BostonHedonist

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    Worst part was when the "boys" hit the tank. Dear god.
     
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  17. TRINI

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    tank slapper?
     
  18. BostonHedonist

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    In a manner of speaking...

    Quick stop in front of me in the brief instant I was scanning the left lane for an opening.
     
  19. John Doe

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  20. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Did I ever tell you the story about one of my exes? After a soccer "incident" she poured me a drink and decided to give the boys a gentle massage. What a kind caring soul. Then, in her infinite wisdom, decided to add Ben Gay to the massage. It doesn't get hot immediately so she was able to rub it in quite deeply before I realized WTF she had done.

    ouch
     
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