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Old June 18th, 2009, 01:48 PM   #21
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1974 kawasaki KZ400 11400mi got it for free and have put 250 in it to get it running including tires.

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Old June 18th, 2009, 01:57 PM   #22
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1978 suzuki gs400 bought it for 50 bucks with 3100 miles on it looked like this


has 4300 miles on it now and looks like this
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #23
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Its a frame from a 70 Yamaha R5 with a 420cc side shaft motor and a snowmobile clutch. Thats right no gears just throttle and go! It gets about 60 mpg and will go about 70mph. It gets up to speed very quickly and smoothly. The back end was lowered 2.5inches and the frame itself was stretched 7inches. I love it, its fun to ride and handles well. Whether you guys like it or not is up to you. But i built it so im riding it!
Damn bro I kinda like that. It is different for sure but I likes man.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #24
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Why do we need this same thread in every forum?
this thread is in every forum? news to me...I posted a similar thread like this under quads and bikes and got 2 responses. I thought I'd post it in the pub so it would be seen by people.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:07 PM   #25
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Damn bro I kinda like that. It is different for sure but I likes man.
Thanks Turbo!
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:10 PM   #26
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Its a frame from a 70 Yamaha R5 with a 420cc side shaft motor and a snowmobile clutch. Thats right no gears just throttle and go! It gets about 60 mpg and will go about 70mph. It gets up to speed very quickly and smoothly. The back end was lowered 2.5inches and the frame itself was stretched 7inches. I love it, its fun to ride and handles well. Whether you guys like it or not is up to you. But i built it so im riding it!
That's pretty neat!

I also am a fan of older bikes to it's nice to see them restored instead of crushed.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #27
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heres a few more of the bike/super scooter. I dont like seeing old bikes scrapped either. I built the entire thing for under $800
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #28
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I think lime green with flames would have been the best choice in paint . . . . but I like the flat black
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #29
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I think lime green with flames would have been the best choice in paint . . . . but I like the flat black
Actually ill be redoing the paint this winter. So ill keep that in mind
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Old June 18th, 2009, 03:23 PM   #30
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Here's what it looked like before a car hit me.


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Old June 18th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #31
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ouch! cool scars though and just wondering if you've found a chic that digs them yet?
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Old June 18th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #32
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1985 Honda Shadow vt700c

Bought it with 11450 and now has 16500.....but its in pieces due to a broken spring in the lifter

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Old June 18th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #33
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Here is mine. 2000 Victory V92SC that I bought new in 2000 and now have 45,000+ miles on. And that is with it being parked for 3.5 years until I could afford to replace the tranny. The old Vics had a problem with the transmissions and Polaris paid half the price of the tranny for me to replace it. When you aren't working it is tough to come up with the $ to fix stuff like that. But it is back on the road now and trouble free.

Power Commander III, D&D pipe and chip. I made the license plate relocation bracket and cut off the tire-hiding plastic POS. Put on a Michelin Pilot Sport 205/50/ZR17 car tire on the back and, no matter what you nay-saying panzies say, it works awesome (I still scrape pegs on both sides when running hard in the twisties). And with 8K+ miles on it it barely looks used whereas I would have had cords showing on my sportbike Dunlop tire. I also made the aluminum sissy bar pad cover insert. I have Kuryakn soft saddlebags for it for trips. Put on some real nice Harley highway pegs...best chrome job I've ever dealt with. When I bought the bike I did some research and found that Kent-Moore made the tools and stuff for Victory and I bought the computer software and connectors for the bike's CPU and have tuned it myself...saving hundreds on TPS calibrations.
Took Mini-Goddess for a ride 3-9-09

2 years ago I rode the bike into early December when I had to ride home in the snow (pictures) and got it out Feb 10th. Last year I put the bike away when I rode home in a snowstorm in mid November and got it out Feb 9th.

Here I am at the Blessing of the bikes in Mio last year.




Bagged up and ready for a trip.

Easy chair rider.

Took a ride up to bio-dad's place near Manistee last year with my fiancee (will be my wife in 2 days...Saturday at 1pm...no, I am not nervous).

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Old June 18th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #34
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Those look heavy!! How do they ride?
they weigh about 1100 lbs.. and they ride "ok" not the best thing i ride but definatly not the worst.. 100000x better than a boss hoss
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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:09 AM   #35
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mike...for some reason i want that rear tire on mine........im in need of new tires too when i get it back together
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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:33 AM   #36
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Not mine but my dad's. Stock '47 Knucklehead, suicide clutch.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 12:36 PM   #37
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1995 yamaha YZ80, boysen reed valve, synthetic reeds, re jetted, re-geared. ceet graphix.

i'm way to big for it, but its still fun to break out of the shed sometimes, i'd like to trade it for a Cb500-750 4cyl
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Old June 20th, 2009, 10:03 AM   #38
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What's the deal with that car tire on the Victory? Does that make it a little tougher to lean?
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Old June 20th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #39
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ouch! cool scars though and just wondering if you've found a chic that digs them yet?

Not looking. My g/f is enough for me. But I did like the nurses that was working
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Old June 20th, 2009, 11:20 PM   #40
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Not mine but my dad's. Stock '47 Knucklehead, suicide clutch.
Actually, suicide clutch is the wrong term for a stock shifter on a '47 HD. It is a foot cluth / shifter, but unlike a true suicide clutch, it does not engage if you remove your foot from the peddle. If it is a stock HD, the clutch should stay in any position you place it in when you remove your foot, only fully engaging when you press the peddle completely in that direction.

Beautiful Motorcycle by the way.
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