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    Junior Member HarrisonTX's Avatar
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    How Slow is a CB200

    A '75 CB200T. Would I be immediately bored with this, even if it's my first bike?

    Would it run 65mph for extended time?

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    It's farking slow, but bored? Riding it to its abilities can be interesting, but you're going to struggle holding it at 65 all day.
    That's like, your opinion, man.

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    yes its a boring slow pile
    eh it should do 65 WOT for a tank of fuel....maybe, but not in "cafe" form
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    I was looking at this guy right here.
    http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/3261975927.html
    I'm not trying to set the world on fire, but a little power would be nice.

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    How heavy are you? If you weigh nothing than sure, it's zippy. It has fuck get up and go.. For the money it will cost you to get one going a little faster and handle slightly better, you could buy a mid size with some change.

    Riding experience? Ability with tools?
    That's like, your opinion, man.

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    Also tell me 5 things wrong with that cb200 you posted up.
    That's like, your opinion, man.

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    I like the way the guy has removed the speedo and tacho to minimise weight.

    Or maybe it's so you don't see how slow you are actually going....

    Runs perfect with pods and no mufflers? Unlikely.

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    Buy this:

    http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/mcy/3205016294.html

    Other than the ugly blue frame and wheels the guy spent a lot of time on it and it is pretty trick.He's also an old timer and knew what he was doing vs the asshat kid tht built that fashion accessory cb200.

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    That XS is 20 times the bike over the CB.

    Don't get the 200. It sucks to be the slowest vehicle when the light turns green - especially when you have no steel around you. Besides that the bike you linked to is horrible. Worse than stock. I would consider 1st bike a temp bike regardless - imo its worth to get a "training" bike that is reliable and easy to learn on and then sell it after 3-5000 miles. Ninja 250 is the bike for this. It is quick enough for occasional freeway stint, holds value well, plentiful enough that parts are cheap and common etc.

    It might not be of the STYLE of bike you want. My point is - you are a newbie how do you know what STYLE of riding you like? So get a neutral 1st bike, man up and put your dreams of looking cool aside for a bit. You can live all your vintage fantasies later.

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    S'more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.
    Every time I start thinking the world is all bad, then I start seeing people out there having a good time on motorcycles. It makes me take another look. - S.M.

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