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Old 11-08-2014, 06:22 PM   #741
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Took the bike out for the last time today. Froze my ***** off just going around the block. Winterized it and stuck it back in the garage. It felt good to hear the bike again, such a great sound.

Wintermode on the NB too.
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:01 AM   #742
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Hit a deer on mine last sat. Thought I was fine till Thurs. I was lifting something and felt a pop in my shoulder now I can't really raise my arm. Gotta make a appointment with a specialist this week and see if I tore my rotator cuff.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:42 AM   #743
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I'm without a bike for the first time in years, and I don't know how to deal with it.
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:28 AM   #744
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How am I just noticing now theres a bike thread?
I don't own a Miata anymore but this thread and the Subaru thread are enough reason to keep coming here.

Just got myself a 600RR this summer, hoping to hit the track soon.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:34 AM   #745
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I just picked up my first bike in September. Its a 94 Honda CBR 600 (F2). All the plastics were junk, needed new bars/levers, but the price was right and I'm currently in the process of making a nice streetfighter build
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:22 PM   #746
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I've got a bone stock 07 GSXR 750, been to a few track days. I'm looking to trade down to a older track only bike and a supermoto. I've about been taken out on track too many times by crazies, I can't afford to rebuild this one.



Totally sick bike, awesome on the street. I don't ride like I used to on road any more, and so I hardly ever use the better half of the powerband. I've taken it a few places though, mostly in the ozarks. So wish I lived closer to that, I'd keep it for sure!
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:30 PM   #747
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I've got a bone stock 07 GSXR 750, been to a few track days. I'm looking to trade down to a older track only bike and a supermoto.
I ditched my sportbike a year and a half ago for a Supermoto. After getting a better seat on my DRZ, I only dislike it for long distance on the freeways. I'd love to have a cheaper second bike for long cruises but the Sumo is so much fun when the road starts getting twisty.
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:45 PM   #748
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I've been considering getting another old SV650, as a track and road bike. I had one and I could ride that thing for 500+ miles without too much agony. I actually rode it from Kansas City to Little Rock and back, in the longest possible route one could pick! I'd want an older naked first gen if I got another, though



A DRZ is more than likely what I'll end up with, unless I find a screaming deal on something else by pure dumb luck. I've rode a few, and they are so much more fun through city streets than the sportbike!
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:30 PM   #749
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:43 PM   #750
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Take it off any sweet jumps?
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:51 PM   #751
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So I very nearly bought something silly and impulsive but I figured I'd necro this thread and ask the moto heads some silly questions.

I found a 1976 Honda CB550 today on CL and called the owner. Specifically, I believe it is a CB550F SuperSport. Read here: Honda CB550 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anyway, of course it does not run and the guy no longer has the key or the title. But its mechanically solid and most importantly, its cheap and local. Like $500 cheap. Curb weight is about 425lbs so once the engine is removed that gives me some free weight to play with before I start worrying about running out the brakes with motor and battery weight. The front forks have a second set of mounts (unused) for a second front disc should things get out of hand. Parts for the Honda seem to be cheap and plentiful so that makes me happy. I've been poking around for a while trying to find something like this to turn into an electric commuter bike to handle my 5 miles each way commute. My inspiration comes from here:

Before you ask, no I've never owned a motorcycle and no, I don't have a motorcycle license.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy...le-Conversion/

http://cm.cdn.fm/fakeup/dow-make/cmw...cycle_brnd.pdf

The video is cheazy as hell the I feel the concept is solid.


There are plenty of other places to ask about the electrical nonsense (evforums, etc) but my primary concern is the bike itself, and the possible issues I may run into with it:
  1. Are there any quirks to 70's Hondas I should know about
  2. is the front disc + rear drum "enough"
  3. How hard is it to deal with a title on something like this in CALIFORNIA
  4. do these things have any real value? IE: will I be sad if I cut it up
  5. What specific hurdles do I need to watch out for when doing motorcycle related things in CA?

Anyway, opinions are welcome.

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Old 01-14-2015, 08:51 PM   #752
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my streetfighter builds current state of progress..




how it started just over a week ago. Had a little bit of the work done already by having the fairings all removed. The front end of the bike was all started as well





decided it was wayyyy too cold in the garage to work on it, so instead of taking the heat into the garage i took i took the bike into the heat (in the entrance room of the house) for the build.




the tear down





loving mothers polish





aged bronze frame color





started repainting the plastics satin black




rear sets, passenger pegs, and other accents are metallic brass





cut off all the unneccesary brackets from the frame, filled and sanded the grinds, then painted. Hoping to keep the side view pretty clean of wiring.





the theme is coming together quite nicely






just today, I got the new tail light in the mail. Its a universal sequential LED strip with the turn signals integrated into it as well. As you can see its pretty bright during our quick testing. Still 3D printing a small mount for it to adhere to and clean the tail up a bit more on the rear.
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Your bike makes me sad. That is the same bike my brother lost his life riding.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:56 PM   #754
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First ride of the season. I needed that. I was having so much fun i didn't even care how cold it was.

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Old 03-11-2015, 08:07 PM   #755
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Motorcycle season? You mean all year?
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:08 PM   #756
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You should see boat season up here.
Don't blink.
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:40 PM   #757
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got the bike out tuesday here in Wisconsin. put on 60 miles already. the build over the winter came along nicely
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:29 PM   #758
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From last weekend's Death Valley trip


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Old 03-24-2015, 07:42 PM   #759
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This was my 2002 SV650


Someone cut me off and I got friendly with a guardrail


Rebuilt it, what it currently looks like


Punched the baffle out, and had the bike rejetted. Cool noises were had, and a video was made. Bonus cat footage at the end.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:45 PM   #760
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It's amazing how much a proper fork changes the looks of that bike. I like the new look.
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