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    Clutch wont last long with that guy riding it.

    shorts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
    As much as I'd like a triple they're really expensive over here. This one was the best part of 3 grand.
    The engine has had some money spent on it, but all the chrome was poor, wheels needed rebuilding, and needs tyres/chain, and sprockets, and brakes sorting.
    At a rough guess I think it would cost at least another £2000 to get it looking mint.
    ouch. $2K could almost get me a running later model 500cc project.

    I went on a ride with a guy from penn named jeff once who had a 500 stuffed into an S-series triple frame. Even with oil leaking onto the rear tire sidewall from a cracked engine cover, and riding two up, I had a hard time keeping up with him on my 750 honda. But jeff rides hard. DiamondJ, you know who I am talking about.

    ok, the NSR is probably the better buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    ouch. $2K could almost get me a running later model 500cc project.

    I went on a ride with a guy from penn named jeff once who had a 500 stuffed into an S-series triple frame. Even with oil leaking onto the rear tire sidewall from a cracked engine cover, and riding two up, I had a hard time keeping up with him on my 750 honda. But jeff rides hard. DiamondJ, you know who I am talking about.

    ok, the NSR is probably the better buy.
    As the years go by, it seems to get a lot harder to make a decent decision.
    "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off"

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    Really can't believe how much 2 strokes are selling for. This RD400 sold for £6800 this morning, and it needs a "light restoration".
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    Like that S1. A '73 S2 was my first bike and for my 150 or so pounds, it was a real runner. Quick little Honda eater.

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    Haven't heard anything back from the NSR seller, so I guess that's a non starter. Saw a GPZ750 project on ebay a few weeks ago, but missed out on that one too.
    As I can't seem to find an interesting project within my budget I've started thinking about 80's/90's sport bikes. For a little over 2 grand this Fireblade looks to be a reasonable price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    ouch. $2K could almost get me a running later model 500cc project.

    I went on a ride with a guy from penn named jeff once who had a 500 stuffed into an S-series triple frame. Even with oil leaking onto the rear tire sidewall from a cracked engine cover, and riding two up, I had a hard time keeping up with him on my 750 honda. But jeff rides hard. DiamondJ, you know who I am talking about.

    ok, the NSR is probably the better buy.
    Yeah - been a while since I've seen Jeff G. He got married and had a kid. I don't think he was at Mid-O last year either. He was renting out his bachelor pad house and moving in with the missus. His place with all the bike parts makes me look like a beginning old bike collector and you know how much crap I've got. He'd be an English millionaire if he could transport all that Kawi two stroke stuff to the UK to sell.

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    Finding an interesting project is proving to be a lot harder than I thought.
    Although I viewed this one yesterday.
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    moar boost!
    I thought that a cafe racer was a custom that you could do whatever you wanted and there is no right or wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
    Finding an interesting project is proving to be a lot harder than I thought.
    Although I viewed this one yesterday.
    oh dear lord no.

    the blade looks cool, as good from close up.

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