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That's pretty much exactly what I want. With a couple extra wheel sets, one for dirt/trail riding, one for ice riding. I could clear a few bikes from the stable to make room for that.

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at the E-Town swap meet last weekend I saw tons of old 70's and 80's honda two stroke enduros selling for $300 ready for street riding. I kept having visions of one of these old enduros decked out with super gummi street tires, racing number plates and a car fog light for a headlight, as my manhattan assault vehicle - then I cam to my senses and realized I did not have $300 to blow on a motorcycle, nor did I bring the trialer to the show.

Fuck the new bike supermotard trendy bullshit - you want a real super motard go get an old ratted out stroker enduro and be a hooligan. A new bike sure looks pretty but you can't stuff it into the side of a yellow cab, pick it up and keep riding like you can with an old ratty enduro.


(I do think the KTM is a rolling boner-maker and wouldn't mind having one in my garage - but don't tell anybody, I might lose my street cred)
 

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I have a KTM Supermotard I want to sell. It's got blinkers/lights and supermoto 17" wheels on it. I also have the stock 18"/21" dirt wheels with pretty good tires on them, along with the stock front fender instead of the supermoto fender. Barkbusters, skidplate, mirror, and it's even got a little squeaky horn to pass inspection. It even starts with the push of a button; literally. It's a pretty keen machine, I must say. Let me know if you're interested. You'll get the special CafeRacer.net price.

Z

Just to clarify: this IS a trendy new motard, it WILL give you a boner, and it WILL be more than $300.



Edited by - paced_haste on Sep 28 2006 11:01:28 AM

Edited by - paced_haste on Sep 28 2006 11:08:28 AM
 

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although not a motard I wish we got this in the states instead of the crappy nighthawk (they use the same engine).

http://www.honda.co.jp/motor-lineup/cb750/



for those who don't know, this is the continuation of the DOHC cb750F honda sold here from 1979-1983, but continues to improve and sell in europe and asia. The paint scheme on this years model is the same exact one the cb1100F wore back in 82-83.


cb1100F:


who says they don't make any more brand new old bikes? (they just don't sell them here).




Edited by - Geeto67 on Sep 28 2006 11:26:48 AM
 

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Yup Joe, You're right, and Z, thanks for the offer. Unfortunatly what I want, or even "need" is not of the highest priority in the grand scheme of household finances, if you know what I mean.
Geet, I hear ya 'bout the old stuff except for one thing....the knew stuff just flat works so much better. I have an '86 XL600 that has been lowered and turned into a streetracker. I raced it for awhile as a flattracker, then as a supermotard. It's a cool bike. The modern stuff just eats it alive though. It's still too heavy after stripping 40 lbs off of it. I might try roadracing with it, just to say I did, but I don't think it'd be competetive there either.
The appealing thing about a modern lightweight 4 stroke is that they make decent power and they're light enough to ride for more than an hour in the woods. The reason I converted the XL into a tracker was that I just didn't have the strength or experiance to ride it in the woods. Plus it was a queen hell bitch to start if you stalled it, like I would do after falling over for the 20th time 'cause I was too beat to muscle it. Funny thing about that is that it takes less energy to ride right than it does to fall down, pick it up and try to start it again, but somehow when the moment comes, I just can't respond quick enough, and there I am taking another dirt sample. I guess it would help if I got off my butt and started excersising once in awhile...

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Dude, do you have a pic of that Xl600. My stepdad has an 84 sitting in the garage that I got running a few years back, but then the cam skipped a tooth (that's what originally sidelined it, he thought it had seized) and now he won't let me work on it. I think it needs either a camchain or tensioner ($150 total). He owes me money so I think I might be able to get that instead, and I'd love to see a modified one for ideas. Thanks, Jimmy.
 

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OK, I knew somebody would ask, at some point, for me to post a pic, and thereby expose me once again as a forum dumbass. I haven't figured out how to post a pic to this forum. I tried a couple times and just lost interest. Something about posting to a web page yadda yadda yadda...
Sorry.

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OK, I knew somebody would ask, at some point, for me to post a pic, and thereby expose me once again as a forum dumbass. I haven't figured out how to post a pic to this forum. I tried a couple times and just lost interest. Something about posting to a web page yadda yadda yadda...
Sorry.

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send me a pic and I'll post it for ya
 

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Thanks Geeto. I should learn how to do that.

68GP - Lot's 'o mods to get it to look like that...

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