How's the Epi quality? I want a 335 but I'm always inclined to save my pennys for a Gibson...
I have a friend who just bought a Gibson for $2200 and is looking to sell his 335 for $275 (a fair price). I think he is pretty screwed up in the head for spending that much money. I dig cheap (inexpensive but nice sounding) guitars and cannot hear, feel, see any problems with the Epiphone.
Watch this (I think the Epi actually sounds better):
A guy whose been begging me to trade my VFR750 for his SV650.
He threw in a BRG Volvo 240 wagon and I decided it was now a good trade.
Bye, you will be dearly missed:
Hello new toys:
The VFR was awesome, but really too much for me. Not as comfy as I was expecting, and enough power to ALWAYS be in trouble. I actually pretty responsible on the bikes, but after a decade of riding I finally was awarded my first ever ticket on a motorcycle yesterday...I was astounded. So we made the trade final.
SV650 has much less motor, but is also lighter and more flickable. It is also 10yrs newer and with less miles, and common/cheap enough I don't give a rat's *** about the 200miles/day I put on the bike.
Volvo, well...it's a box. You can live in a box if need be.
EDIT: Geez...looking at that pic of the VFR, the last time I ever saw her, makes me hurt a little inside. That is quite possibly the most fantastic bike Honda ever made. Fastest...NO, most comfy...NO, best handling...NO, most dependable and over-engineered...PROBABLY. But overall an amazing combination (not compromise) of all of the above. To boot it is such and incredible design, with such high build quality, that there will be one, idling, somewhere, after the fallout, and the only one left to ride it will be a damn cockroach.
I may not have done the right thing, but I enjoy new experiences...and there's always a second chance with machines...save regret for the missed opportunities with loved ones.
How do you like the 650...Looks like a good trade. I always get sad when I see my toys leave me.
The 650 is awesome...light, flickable, and comfy. Just get on and ride. The VFR was a blast, but almost a chore to ride. But yeah, I was the sad....hence why I took goodbye pics.
Originally Posted by curly
Gospeed, I think you made a good trade, although that SV needs a massive clean up. Whatever happened to your scooter project?
Yes, needs a big time cleanup. It's been down before, but nearly everything was fixed. First thing to come off will be the "motohouston" stickers...like now...since that's our local squid/stunter forum.
It needs tach, speedo cable, paint, front seat cover. But has new tires, chain and sprockets, daytona handlebar, Woodcraft rear sets, Yoshi exhaust, Piazzo levers, and the Givi screen.
Scooter got put back together almost a month ago, and I've moved on to myriad other projects. It never went as fast as I wanted, but Mom moved up to a big bike anyhow, a Nighthawk 550 (neat little bike). I do have a variator from an Express I may still try to fit on it and see if I can't get a little more useful speed out of it. If that doesn't work I've got an XR200 motor sitting out there...
Yeah, that's supposed to be the limit for stock form. Even the big bore kits just give you more acceleration...unless you change the gearing.
They use a fixed ratio belt drive, unlike the CVTs found in most modern scooters. Working around that all you can do is change the gearing and then try and save acceleration with some power mods. I tried a mild mixture of the two, and only picked up 2mph.
The 50cc would be fine as-is as long as you could wind it up to peak power and accelerate all the way up to your high gearing, which requires a weighted variator. All the available ones are too big for the drive case on the Spree, but I found that supposedly the variator from the old Honda Express (a pitiful scooter that needed a variator just to reach Spreespeed) is supposed to fit. No one's tried it though, and I can already tell it will require some machining of spacers and bushings.
I hope to have two boxes on my porch when I wake up after while. An Adidas Firebird track jacket in white with black stripes, a pair of Onitsuka Tiger Utlimate 81 in black, and a pair of Wolverine 1000-Mile Burton boots in black. What can I say, I love clothes (and boots!)... so do the womanz.