Right, I have done that myself, no shame in it IMO. But yea, just rotating the bars forward... I couldn't keep my mouth shut and lit him up in his video comments lol. I cannot imagine how much your wrists would hurt after about 20 minutes of riding like that.Somebody is going to tell you this so it may as well be me :|
re: poor mans ace bars, turning the bars over is not a new concept, but usually people flip them left to right as well so that the bend at the wrist is not backwards.
Also increases the possibility of sliding off the bars or potentially causing injury should you ever experience an abrupt stop or front impact. Would be a serious hazard on a dirt bike, far less likely but not impossible to experience on street riding where it mostly just looks awkward as all hell.... I cannot imagine how much your wrists would hurt after about 20 minutes of riding like that.
I agree. I do want to ride one just for shits and giggles. I have been interested in seeing what that Rev X engine is lokeif you are going to buy a harley, buy a harley that matters: XR1200, Any Buell, hell even the newish sportster roadster are good options for people that like vintage and sport in their new bikes. for what used streets are selling for there are 100 different bikes I would rather have.
All 850's are shaft drive. I don't know if that makes a difference to you, but it does to me. I had a GS850GL and I prefer my BMW's and Guzzi's shaft and my japanese fours chain. While I am a GS fan and a 3 time 8v 750 owner, I would take the 900 over a gs850 unless touring is your thing. I think $1500 is a fair price for any 850 but I don't know your market. I don't think I would pay $1750 for any GS850 in any condition but then again I sold my gs750 for $1800 - a super nice bike with lots of upgrades.This one would be for me. Seller states that he has an original seat that goes with the bike as well. I want something in this size range. I also have a friend selling a 1980 GS850 for $1750, I know he is a good mech and the bike has been well maintained, just not sure its worth the $1750. Plus he has a windjammer and bags on it and I prefer the stock naked look on the old Gs's
The seat on the DOHC cb900f comes off with two bolts so it is easy to swap between stock and corbin. You DO NOT want your wife riding pillion on the corbin, She'll slide back on every take off, it will wrinkle the cover, and it's just not comfy. Put the stock seat on for those jaunts - its easy enough to switch. The wife and I used to go apple picking on my SOHC cb750 and that bike was tight two up with 50 lbs of apples in backpacks. my DOHC 750F was a limo by comparison, but she liked the GS750 pilion better because it was a king/queen style seat and I liked the engine better than the DOHC 750. I used to have a king/queen seat for the DOHC 750F so they are out there and frankly pretty cheap. Peg position is pretty good as well for both, but like I mentioned I would rather have the sport kit for the 900f and corbin seat which might make it uncomfortable for you two up with a regular seat.I am very torn on bikes, mostly because there are about 100 different bikes I want in my garage. I want a bike that is fun for me because about 95% of my riding is just me. But I also want something that will be comfy for he wife for that other 5% of the time we ride together.
Sounds like a reasonable idea. I found a few GPS based Speedo apps I can download on my phone and use a phone mount too. I hope to have this thing in my shop by the 1st of mayI would buy a cheap bicycle speedometer that uses magnets on the wheel before I would go backwards in brake or wheel tech on that 900F.
FWIW, almost all japanese motorcycles use the same speedometer ratio so if the Kawasaki front end has it's speedo drive it might be worth it to just get a kawi gauge and run that.