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This is a discussion on Should I Buy "This" or "That"? within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Originally Posted by jaguar I could see the 400 being a blast up in the Adirondacks, it is just the "getting there" that would suck. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    I could see the 400 being a blast up in the Adirondacks, it is just the "getting there" that would suck.
    I would not bother with a 400 on 99% of American roads. Living in NY one could argue that anything under 750cc would be for short local blasts to the store. The roads are made for large vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    I could see the 400 being a blast up in the Adirondacks, it is just the "getting there" that would suck.
    I would not bother with a 400 on 99% of American roads. Living in NY one could argue that anything under 750cc would be for short local blasts to the store. The roads are made for large vehicles.

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    Bikers,
    - Have been reading your stuff. Don't usually go to this forum, but got an Email 07/09/19 so am checking it out.
    - My first bike was a 2 stroke Kawasaiki 350cc rotary valve twin A7SS. Loved it but complicated engine. Early ones had weak rotary valve, redesigned later and aftermarket ones available in the mid-1970's. At one time I had parts to 4 bikes but not much anymore; but if you have a need let me know. Drag raced 1/8 mile the summer of 1970 before I went in the Navy. I was runner up for bike top eliminator every week but one (when I broke a rotary valve) to a modified 750 Honda (local dealer).
    - Had a 1968 Triumph 500cc Daytona while in the Navy in Italy. Nice, but I sold it before I came back to the states. Had great tires and was really good on twisty roads.
    - Bought a 1972 blue Kawasaki 705cc triple in the spring of 1973 and drag raced it (stock) until 1985. Still have the bike if anyone's interested.
    - Now also have 1970 Yamaha 350cc twin R5 and 1986 Ty350 single Trials bike (AMA/D4 trials from 1976-2010).
    - Project bikes: 1972 Ossa MAR Plonker 250cc single, 1972 Yamaha R5 (like 1970 above) & 1975 Yamaha RD350 (reed valves).
    - Have not ridden much since I retired (2010). Still interested and still go to trials to observe and as a spectator.
    - Thanks to whoever (I think it was Jaguar) for included me on the Email. Cheers! Dick Jamieson - Horseheads, NY

    Drag Racer -- If you can't win, make your opponent brake the record!
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    Bimota all the way. Engine size isn't a big deal on a bike that's just ridden for fun. Bimota is sexy, it's cool, it's fun, it's not going to be thrashed for millions of miles or ridden in the rain (if possible).

    Try to find an SB1 with bolt up frame and angular fairing or a DB1 or a Tesi or (insert your own favorite here....).

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