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well it seems like a long time since i was here, sorry if i was missed. as of late i am soon getting married. alright wait before you start hemming and hawing, she wants to ride so i am going to be giving up my little 350 to my better half. this all means i am looking for a bike that i can ride with her. ok, something british like me and big unlike me 650 or larger for a cafe project this winter. by the way i'm in vermont and being able to pick it up close to me would be wonderful. i was thinking of the big names BSA, Triumph, Norton or even a triton (wishful thinking, although it is a project!!) any help would be great and another thing i will be needing wheels laced up for my 350 this winter. mahalo ---c

well i may have to rethink this. she is a total novice, she just got her permit and i feel that jumping on a cafe is not the best for a beginer. any thoughts out there, or maybe a 250 or 300 honda twin that i can get her on for an inexpensive price?? i like CB's, i could use some help tracking one down.


Edited by - chikor on Aug 29 2002 4:48:50 PM
 

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hey corey,
what part of vermont are you in? I grew up in White River on the NH border. but I haven't spent any time there so I can't help in the local bike search. where Aaron works, www.triumphman.com, there are a couple oil-in-frame bikes for sale but they're in mass. as for a starter bike, an early honda would be great. I know someone that just picked up a cb160 as a girl's starter bike for $500. had a bad coil but its in really decent shape and after $25 in parts runs great. very light bike. and I've seen them turned into cool little cafe bikes.
good luck!
 

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Cb160s make good Cafe racers or even roadracers! A bunch of guys I race with have built low budget stock motored CB160s for some close and cheap racing. The last race in Seattle had a 5 bike wide photo finish for 3rd place!! Any race weekend here yields 12 to 25 of these things screaming at 14,000 RPM and traveling at just above jogging speeds. If I wasn't 6 foot 4 and 240 lbs. I would park my Triumph to play with these guys. For some great photos visit www.groupwracing.com.
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i've been to that site before. they're frequently on the vintage roadrace email list talking about how full the grids are of cb160's. definitely cool bikes

quote:screaming at 14,000 RPM and traveling at just above jogging speeds.
hahaha!
 

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if anyones seriously interested in doing it,cb/l 160 racing, i have a "good motor" sitting here waiting for a frame, some wheels, gas, and all of the other crap you need to make a motorcycle out of it. how do i end up with these things??



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so every one seems hot on the cb 160s. well i am buying land and a house in Townsend real nice with a 24x48 foot workshop that is heated!! so i will be seting that up this winter. oh yes i am finally getting my cb350 back on the road, just got the plates the other day and will be riding this weekend!! i will keep you posted.
 

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nice shop!! careful on the cb. but man what a perfect time to get plates on your bike. cool weather comming and early sunsets are just great while cruisin on an old bike. had a guy pass me the other evening on an rd. buzzin and smokin, im sure all kinds of people on the road thought it was a heap.

have fun and be careful out there.

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well after long talks with my wife to be we are going to get a larger house and then use the extra money to build a shop for me so the shop on the mountain top is still up for grabs. the seller is asking too much. the cb is running great, can't wait to get Raechel out on it. some friends around here have pointed me in the direction for a pre-unit triumph, keep your fingers crossed. hey how can i get more power out of the cb 350f without lossing drivabilty??
anyone out there interested in lacing up my wheels this winter??


Edited by - chikor on Sep 11 2002 8:03:20 PM
 
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