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I'd ride it.
 

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i've seen that bike and can't help but wonder how they can get away with there being no travel on those shocks.

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it is pretty but it is also pretty useless. One bump and the front tire mashes the pipes, one hard right turn and the chrome header is toast, and I am not sure how much travel that rear has before it rubs the fender.

plus why would you put that much work into something powered by a crappy engine like the 350 four?
 

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True. With all the work they did on that bike, you'ld think they would have cut and welded the header pipes so that they would not be smashed by the front wheel. And they could have reworked the fuel tank mounts, so that the tank would sit level.
 

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why a 350 four? because in japan, the 750 fours are considered the "fat chicks" of the motorcycle world.

"Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers." -Hunter S. Thompson
 

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why a 350 four? because in japan, the 750 fours are considered the "fat chicks" of the motorcycle world.

"Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers." -Hunter S. Thompson

ummmm....no

in japan the SOHC 750 four is like american muscle cars here, too much money!!!! Seriously the SOHC 750 in japan is an icon.

the only reason I can imagine that the owner used a 350four is that japan has an age based graduated licensing system where a person under 25years old could not throw his leg over a 750cc motorcycle.
 

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close,

in japan its actually a CC based license system, with a few classes like 50cc-125CC, 125-400, 400+. I lived there for about 3 years and rode a GB500. i bought it from a mechanic for 1000 dollars (equivalent). he said it was nearly impossible for him to sell the bike because its VERY rare for anyone to get above a 400CC license.

seriously though, i saw about 1.5 billion 50cc bikes, and not ONE 750four. they may be collecting them, but they aren't riding them.

"Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers." -Hunter S. Thompson
 

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a guy bought some cbx clamps from me a few years ago over in japan. he paid out the ass for them. when i looked at what he was buying, he was just collecting piles of cbx parts from the usa.


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I lived there for about 3 years and rode a GB500. i bought it from a mechanic for 1000 dollars (equivalent). he said it was nearly impossible for him to sell the bike because its VERY rare for anyone to get above a 400CC license.

"Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers." -Hunter S. Thompson
Nate, whatever happened to that bike?<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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probably still sitting in the japanese parking lot where i left it....sad

"Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers." -Hunter S. Thompson
 
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