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hey guys. im derek from salt lake utah. i like going fast. i like old things. and i especially like going fast in old things. weather its your grandma or a cafe, ill ride the hell out of it. ummm.. anyway..

i have a 93' yamaha fizzer right now. its a fun bike but a horrible replacement for my old honda cb350 cafe. that bike got stolen about this time last year and it was depressing. i never found it and now im searching for a new one. its awesome that i found this forum. didnt know one existed. ill be hitting the for sale section right after i submit this. thanks for the great looking site and its about time something like this existed
 

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fizzer? FZR or Fazer? Disco Volante had cool cafe conversion parts for the Fazer if you have one (including spoke wheels). Do that up.
 

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fizzer? FZR or Fazer? Disco Volante had cool cafe conversion parts for the Fazer if you have one (including spoke wheels). Do that up.
 

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nah. its the FZR600. good for commuter but too old to be fast and too new to be cool.

so i got in touch with this guy that has a whole slew of early 70s japanese bikes laying around. he gave me a choice of which one i want out of the ones he was willing to let go. he honestly has over 80 bikes and most of them are restored back to factory mint. help me decide my next project!

he has two honda 400 fours
a honda cb350
a kawi kz400
or a cb550 with a 650 nighthawk motor.

i did the cb and love that bike but i might try something different. dont know much about the others though. what do you guys think?



Edited by - derek on May 23 2007 2:01:46 PM
 

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nah. its the FZR600. good for commuter but too old to be fast and too new to be cool.

so i got in touch with this guy that has a whole slew of early 70s japanese bikes laying around. he gave me a choice of which one i want out of the ones he was willing to let go. he honestly has over 80 bikes and most of them are restored back to factory mint. help me decide my next project!

he has two honda 400 fours
a honda cb350
a kawi kz400
or a cb550 with a 650 nighthawk motor.

i did the cb and love that bike but i might try something different. dont know much about the others though. what do you guys think?



Edited by - derek on May 23 2007 2:01:46 PM
 

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the 400 fours and the 350s are cool and both have followings, but the cb550 with the 650 motor is the one you want. I have always wanted to do that hot rod swap but have never owend a 650 and a 500 at the same time (and it is a cb650 motor or a first year nighthawk motor - they are the same).

KZ400s are not good beginner bikes if they need motor work (4 internal chains). Plus they are slow.


How close are you to ny? I might have something I could trade you for that FZR600. - Just saw you were in Utah, nevermind.




Edited by - geeto67 on May 23 2007 2:27:07 PM
 

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the 400 fours and the 350s are cool and both have followings, but the cb550 with the 650 motor is the one you want. I have always wanted to do that hot rod swap but have never owend a 650 and a 500 at the same time (and it is a cb650 motor or a first year nighthawk motor - they are the same).

KZ400s are not good beginner bikes if they need motor work (4 internal chains). Plus they are slow.


How close are you to ny? I might have something I could trade you for that FZR600. - Just saw you were in Utah, nevermind.




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ok. im going to throw my interest to the 550 then. the 400 fours seem to be really nice bikes and the cb350 is a snotter but i can still see potential. ill post pics of the one i get on saturday when i pick it up.
 

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ok. im going to throw my interest to the 550 then. the 400 fours seem to be really nice bikes and the cb350 is a snotter but i can still see potential. ill post pics of the one i get on saturday when i pick it up.
 

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im with geet on this one. although the kz i always liked the styling. but they can be hella work. id say toss up between the 400's and the 500/650. the 400's had serious crank oiling issues and broke rods alot when they are pushed hard. ive seen it happen to them alot. even saw one lunch a carrilo. bango, right through the cases. not pretty.



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im with geet on this one. although the kz i always liked the styling. but they can be hella work. id say toss up between the 400's and the 500/650. the 400's had serious crank oiling issues and broke rods alot when they are pushed hard. ive seen it happen to them alot. even saw one lunch a carrilo. bango, right through the cases. not pretty.



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hmmmmm that 550/650 sounds like a hell of alot of fun to me too.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
 

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hmmmmm that 550/650 sounds like a hell of alot of fun to me too.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
 

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Derek, i noticed that link said dorifto....
you got a drift car too? a little of topic, sorry.
i got a 91 240sx and a 97 240sx. the 91 2.0L 500whp. the 97 about 119whp. anyhow, welcome to the forum. i've only been on this forum for about a week, but these guys have saved me some headaches already.
 

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Derek, i noticed that link said dorifto....
you got a drift car too? a little of topic, sorry.
i got a 91 240sx and a 97 240sx. the 91 2.0L 500whp. the 97 about 119whp. anyhow, welcome to the forum. i've only been on this forum for about a week, but these guys have saved me some headaches already.
 

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seems like you have your eye on the 350 ,go for it ....

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 
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