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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    What's plan B?

    Saw a Royal Enfield in the wild today, parked on the street of all places (it has been in the 20s or 30s for a couple of weeks now). Very nice. They've really captured the vintage look of these bikes well.


    Plan B is wait until I figure my current house will move and buy a foreclosure myself.
     


  2. ken

    ken Banned by Request

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    Sportie has gone into the shop for some serious mods. SE mufflers, heat shields, air cleaner, brown leather springer seat, pegs.. I am PSYCHED!!!

    You didn't have an hour and a wrench?
     


  3. Rugger

    Rugger Senior member

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    Anyone ride a Kawi Z1000?
     


  4. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    You didn't have an hour and a wrench?
    Had the latter, not the former. Rather pay someone else to do it. I don't fix my own toilets or cut the grass either, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying them.
     


  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Had the latter, not the former. Rather pay someone else to do it. I don't fix my own toilets or cut the grass either, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying them.

    Dude, toilets are way more enjoyable if you work on them yourself.
     


  6. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Dude, toilets are way more enjoyable if you work on them yourself.

    Oh, I do work my toilet. Hard.
     


  7. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Oh, I do work my toilet. Hard.

    I'd hate to see all your hard work be flushed down the drain.
     


  8. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    I'd hate to see all your hard work be flushed down the drain.

    lulz

    better flushed down the drain than kept and admired..
     


  9. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Fifty two degrees today so I rode this home from the shop:


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    Pipes look nice, but I really can't get behind sprung saddles on suspended bikes. Looks like artifice.
     


  11. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Pipes look nice, but I really can't get behind sprung saddles on suspended bikes. Looks like artifice.

    Despite the presence of shocks on this bike, calling the Forty Eight a suspended bike is generous, at best. If you've ever spent an hour on one, you'd know what I mean.
     


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    I had a XL1200R - the "roadster" with twin discs. But I had longer Progressive 416 shocks on it. Had I kept it, I would've bought Ohlins. But I sold it. And now I want (totally inexplicably) to get an XR1200X to keep the other bikes company. ButI might get a '92 FXRS-Sp instead if I can find one in good nick.
     


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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Is that a belt drive?
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Despite the presence of shocks on this bike, calling the Forty Eight a suspended bike is generous, at best. If you've ever spent an hour on one, you'd know what I mean.

    Now, you see, why would I want to ride a bike like that? I don't like a sore arse (no homo). I want a comfy, if somewhat sporty, ride.
     


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    Is that a belt drive?
    It is. Every HD since 1990. Works well and low maintenance. Higher driveline loss than a chain, but marginal.
     


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