tis the season for browsing. Whats your dream second bike?

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  1. Lint

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    I'd really like an RC51 or a CBR900rr 92-95. Would be nice to have a bike that didn't need to be made faster. I would probably kill myself on either though.
     
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    Yeah, it's a shame they didn't look anything like that.
     
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    Too funny, couple years later [​IMG]

    I figured out by swapping fork legs and ordered up another dic and caliber I had duals. I was the first here to add that, then while at it I added Lester mags. Only a couple years later to do a complete make over, Yosh / Dale Star 953cc and hi comp pistons, Oil sump mod, cams, Pops Yosh head ported and valve, 29 smooth bores, SW front and rear suspension a ton of frame gussets then swapped out the Lesters for light Morris rims adding a rear disc, and a race Kerker. Fun fun fun

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    Since I didn't add a picture above of the land yacht I want...

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    My dream 2nd bike would be the GPZ900R from Top Gun - the first production bike that could do over 150 mph. I would also ask that the Genie granting my wish please include the original Kelly McGillis accessory rear seat cover :biggrin-new:

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    For me its a VYRUS 987 C3 4V
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    Mint FJ 1200
    RC30
    RD400
    Bultaco 250 Sherpa ta play on
    Kawi 900 triple


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    This should be an easy thing, I shouldn't have to dream, I should be able to walk into a Honda dealership here in Denver, CO... drop cash and ride away!!!

    I would like a brand-new 2017 Honda CB400 SuperFour HyperVTEC Revo.
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    Well that takes me back Greg. My 3rd ever bike was a 1982 CBX400F in exactly that colour scheme:

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    My first ever 4 cylinder bike, with a beautiful finish, Pro-Link rear suspension, linked air forks and the fiendish inboard ventilated brake. Such happy, carefree times!


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    As all my current bikes are classics from last century, my dream bike would be something right up to date, characterful and comfy, maybe a Yamaha 900 Tracer or an MT-10; if they make a Tracer version of the MT-10 that would be awesome. Just wish Yamaha could hire a decent stylist to make bikes that appeal to a more ahem, mature rider.

    The XSR900 Abarth looks promising and in my mind I can picture one painted up and with a modified sidecover and tail to mimic the beautiful RD350LC in white with blue/turquoise stripes.

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    These are odd choices for me as I've never owned a Yamaha!


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    84 Interceptor paint, but nice


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    It was a hard fight but today I got to put a check mark in my “win” column. I have been working on a Suzuki TS125 project. It came time to start the bike. It would run a few seconds and die. It acted like it was running out of gas but I had pulled, cleaned and checked the carburetor several times.

    All the signs pointed to a lack of fuel. In desperation I decided to check the exhaust pipe for a clog. When I first started the bike it kicked out some crap and I thought it was clear. In hind sight I should have looked closer. After removing the pipe I started to bang it on the floor and a pile of dirt mixed with some pecan shells came out! I was shocked and the sheer volume of dirt that was in there. I reassembled everything and it started first kick. It runs great and shifts well too.

    So I get the "win" even though I was a dumb and should have check everything in the first place.

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    ^Reminds me of Beverly Hills Cop, when Eddie Murphy puts a banana in the other cop's tail pipe.

    Ive learned the hard way, as have most of you, that if a bike has sat for very long, check for rodent damage.
     
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    Checking everything means checking EVERYTHING! I guess you could say that the jobs not finished until the pipe is guaranteed to be open and free of blockages. I rode it around the yard a little while ago. It is no racer. It has a really broad power band with zero torque but a nice sound. It starts first kick.
     
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    There is just something odd about that bike for me. Its kind of a mashup...the Schwinn stingray handlebars, a fairing that looks like it came out of the 80's, with a CX500 engine stuffed into an old Ducati trellis frame. Yes, you can tout the performance figures, but I could never get past the overall appearance. To each his own. I hope you get one at some point.
     
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    Perhaps the Gods will hire Norcalboy to re engineer and restyle that POS as soon as he does so for the rest of the bikes.
     
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    Not sure what I would want, I have not ridden that many current bikes, and have had few others over the years. I still have my '83, mainly because it easy to work on and restore, so technically it would have to be my 3 rd bike. I know what I like in terms of design, but that doesn't mean it will satisfy the tactile feel of the bike and the handling. Also, would the choice be based on current personal economics or price no object? Is there really one bike that would fill the bill? Overall, I am very satisfied with my 8th gen, but would love to try a VFR1200. I find the Motus interesting, I have seen one at a dealer and the craftsmanship looks good. Limited production bikes don't have the years of engineering behind them that the big guns have, but I give them credit for trying. If you want an sport touring alternative that is American made, you don't have many choices.
     
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    I want an 853 kit for my 748.




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