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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:15 AM   #1
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I've got a guy sending me some little parts to complete it looks wise (left side cover, reflector, honda emblem for the front forks, turn signals)

I'm going to get the permit so I can ride with someone else with me.

Any recommendations on what I should do with it? different bars? saddle bags? flat black it?

anybody have any accessories laying around that they don't need anymore? let me know.

also interested in a full face helmet. any suggestions welcome. :) I'm not a biker.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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I'd suggest not putting any money or time in it other than maintenance, and just ride it.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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get into the motorcycle safety class at your local community college.
it will teach you a lot plus it will get you a better deal on insurance!

as far as accessories go make it your own! do with it what you like!

Go to a powersports store and try on different helmets find the one that is most comfortable

Good Luck and Enjoy the bike!

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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:32 AM   #4
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Go to a powersports store and try on different helmets find the one that is most comfortable for you then look on ebay or craigslist for that model.
Great Idea! Just use your local store for a fitting and then screw them.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:32 AM   #5
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x2 on the safety course, but sign up now as they fill up very quickly. Look for a good leather jacket, gloves, helmet & boots.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:34 AM   #6
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Great Idea! Just use your local store for a fitting and then screw them.
nothing like helping your local economy.
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ditch the luggage rack=ghey

move the front signals up

get the flames pinstriped with an off colour to break it up a bit, and add some grey either by sticker or paint to the side cover

get a more streamline bar, i have a set u can have if ya want

join dotheton.com and read read read, tons of killer info and mods to do on honda's, im building a custom 74 CB550 Mutt Chop rite now.

if i can offer any help lemme know.

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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:36 AM   #8
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I'd suggest not putting any money or time in it other than maintenance, and just ride it.
I would think that the hobby aspect of working on it would be half the fun?
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id take it off some sweet jump then ghost ride that bitch off a cliff.
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id take it off some sweet jump then ghost ride that bitch off a cliff.
x2. First I would black the whole thing out. Wouldn't want to be seen on something with flames.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #11
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id take it off some sweet jump then ghost ride that bitch off a cliff.
i can't stop laughing...
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Great Idea! Just use your local store for a fitting and then screw them.
My bad!
I was under the impession he was trying to get something cheap.
Helmets can be exspensive.
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My bad!
I was under the impession he was trying to get something cheap.
Helmets can be exspensive.
Make the unemployment in your area higher, it it will cost you much more than the couple bucks you saved on a helmet.
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Make the unemployment in your area higher, it it will cost you much more than the couple bucks you saved on a helmet.
I said my bad!
And i fixed my first post!
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I would think that the hobby aspect of working on it would be half the fun?
I thought you did the hobby thing with your Mospeds? I didn't get the feeling you were too impressed with this bike and wanted something a bit different. That's what I based my answer off of.
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Flat black, lower it, chop the rear fender, drag bars, single person seat. Basically make it a bobber those are sweet.
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I thought you did the hobby thing with your Mospeds? I didn't get the feeling you were too impressed with this bike and wanted something a bit different. That's what I based my answer off of.
I just have one moped, now I have one motorcycle. I initially thought about trading for something different, but I think I'll just keep it for a bit and see what comes of it. I was thinking about a smaller 250 to get better mileage, but I don't know, I keep hearing people say don't do it, you'll regret it...so for once i'm going to take some advice
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...so for once i'm going to take some advice
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kartracer to the rescue!!!! keep it up and we will all be back in work in no time. i would leave the bike like it is and ride it.
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sell it buy mine.
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