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

  1. bigbjorn

    bigbjorn Senior Member

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    By the way, would it offend anybody's sensibilities if I posted some photos of my vespas, or is that not appropriate on this thread?
    If they're 180 or 200cc, two-stroke-smoke, left-hand-grip-shift oldies, bring them on! I had a GS150 back in the day. Actually, 14 years ago I got a $177 "Exhibition of speed" ticket from LA's Finest for wheelieing it down Wilshire Blvd. $177 was a lot of money in 1997. Even if they're twist-and-go, post away.
     


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    Gnatty - that Street Bob is a good looking bike.
     


  3. KnowYourRights

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    By the way, would it offend anybody's sensibilities if I posted some photos of my vespas, or is that not appropriate on this thread?

    I've got a '70 Rally 180 waiting for me to put her back together.

    Post 'em!
     


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    Is that the original tank? It seems rather small on that bike.
     


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    Is that the original tank? It seems rather small on that bike.

    It's original all right. I think it's right around 2.2 gallons or so. It's based on the original "peanut" tank that HD introduced in, you guessed it, 1948. It's definitely not a bike I take on longer rides, but for around town, it's a great bike, and I just love the overall look.
     


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    its not hard to justify the $20,000. its a good investment, an investment in your happines.

    I was disappointed when they cancelled rotary development on their sportbike since MotoGP wouldn't let them compete.
     


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    I have a love/hate relationship with my bike, a red/black/white 1998 Yamaha YZF600R. I love riding it, but I think I paid too much for it and it's starting to look a tad dated. Maybe my tastes are just changing.

    The more gas goes up, the more I think about selling it and getting a scooter.
     


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    It's original all right. I think it's right around 2.2 gallons or so. It's based on the original "peanut" tank that HD introduced in, you guessed it, 1948. It's definitely not a bike I take on longer rides, but for around town, it's a great bike, and I just love the overall look.
    It's a very nice bike. There must be some envy at work here (3), but I think I'd like it better if it had a bigger tank for some reason. Perhaps I like the look of usability. I'd almost want MFF to foo his magic so I could see how that looked.
     


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    It's a very nice bike. There must be some envy at work here (3), but I think I'd like it better if it had a bigger tank for some reason. Perhaps I like the look of usability. I'd almost want MFF to foo his magic so I could see how that looked.

    It's actually a pretty easy mod to make IRL, I've seen pics over at some of the Harley forums where people swapped a Nighster tank. Messes with the lines IMO, but probably adds 75 to 100 miles to range on a full tank. In all honesty, the bike is slammed as in low, and after an hour or so of riding, you'd want to stop and stretch and give you ass a break anyway. As I said, it's really more on an in-town bike, where a 2 gallon tank will last you a week or 2.
     


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    Some great bikes on here.
    Here's my little toy.....it's got a bunch of upgrades to it and keeps me smiling when I twist the throttle.
    She's a fun little thing.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Would $2500 be a reasonable for a Suzuki SV650 S?
     


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    Depends on year and mileage, but generally yes. SV650 prices are usually a bit high in the used markets because they are pretty popular track bikes.
     


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