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Old 03-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #401
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that white daytona is PURRRRDY

when I took my TT600 in for servicing and they had a couple daytonas on the showroom floor, I just couldn't stay away from them. Such a sweet bike. I always wanted one for some reason
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[quote=98mystique2;986371]gonna drift it lol?[QUOTE]

You mean ther's another way to ride?




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that white daytona is PURRRRDY

when I took my TT600 in for servicing and they had a couple daytonas on the showroom floor, I just couldn't stay away from them. Such a sweet bike. I always wanted one for some reason

Thanks! It is an amazing machine. One that I've been dreaming about for the past 6 years. The white is actually a pearl with blue flake, and the frame and swing arm are blue as well. Kinda hard to tell in that pic.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:09 PM   #403
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Damn, seems like everyone has a motorcycle on the forum.
I rode my Dad's 750(i think) BMW cruiser, the kind with a cylinder head hanging out both sides at about 180 degrees, in Germany for 2 weeks while i stayed there. Ever since then I've been looking into 1978-9 Honda CX500s.

Any opinions on it? From what I've read they seem to be the "miata" of motorcycles in terms of how easy it is to work with and how reliable it apparently is. (I am a complete newb to motorcycles, I'm only able to ride one as a commuter).

I'd want to use it as a cafe racer project and also as transportation so that I don't have to worry about things not working on the Miata.

My Vision for the Project.
http://www.bikeexif.com/1978-honda-cx500

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:55 PM   #404
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That triumph sure is a great looking bike. I loved loved loved my Buells (and my dad's Buells) but I had basically decided that my next bike would be a Triumph of some sort. That I-3 sound is, IMO, the best motorcycle sound in existence. The only possible challenger would be the VFR motors for sound.

Miss my bike :(
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When I first started riding I really wanted an xb9r. Ended up on an sv650 instead. Thanks for compliments guys!
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Every time a friend of mine asks me what they should get for their first bike, I always recommend the SV. Perfect starter bike because, unlike a Ninja 250, you can continue to have fun on it no matter how good of a rider you are.

Good friend of mine ended up with a Ninja 650R... close enough.
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I had a 500R
I think I posted it in the beginning of this thread
loved it.
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I often reccommend the sv to first time riders. It just has plenty of everything... Mods, power, forgiveness.

I was going to a vfr if the wife was going to be riding with me a lot. You can see how that turned out.
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I bought a cbr250r last April freaking love it. Put 7500 miles on it last season. Worst tank I got 65mpg best 72. Not the fastest in a straight line but it's so light and responsive. Don't have much to compare to though only other thing I've ridden is my cousins 97 ninja zx6e.
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I often reccommend the sv to first time riders. It just has plenty of everything... Mods, power, forgiveness.

I was going to a vfr if the wife was going to be riding with me a lot. You can see how that turned out.
PLEASE no VFR. I had an '07, bought it thinking it would be more comfortable for 2 up and for longer trips. My right arm would fall asleep regularly and my wife was horribly uncomfortable. Traded it for an XB12R and we were much more comfortable. Even better, my buell's worst tank was 47 mpg and my VFR's best was 46 lol! I averaged 50 mpg entire time I owned my Buells.
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I had a 500R
I think I posted it in the beginning of this thread
loved it.
500R and 650R are very different beasts though. 650 can actually go toe to toe with an sv650. Different chassis than the 500. Kind of a neat bike, but I prefer the sv's v-twin over the 650R's parallel.
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500R and 650R are very different beasts though. 650 can actually go toe to toe with an sv650. Different chassis than the 500. Kind of a neat bike, but I prefer the sv's v-twin over the 650R's parallel.
Oh well yeah I wasn't comparing it to either of the 650's. Its nowhere near as quick.

But it was fun. Seriously fun. You can wring it out all day long and not die or get into too much trouble, dead nuts reliable, and very light, nimble, and toss'able.

Perfect beginner bike that's much cheaper than the 650's and way way quicker and more fun then a 250
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+1, I loved my ninja 500. Carburetor and all!

And I also love my Buell, I've just gotten a few spring rides in and it makes me remember how much I love torque. Short shifting and still hauling *** is fun as hell.
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On the back of the "lol" truck with a broken piece of junk.

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That was the last body style vfr I liked. Too bad buell is mostly dead.although, the local triumph did have an EBR race bike in their. The on that is just hosed in carbon fiber.
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That was the last body style vfr I liked. Too bad buell is mostly dead.although, the local triumph did have an EBR race bike in their. The on that is just hosed in carbon fiber.
What year Buell, want to sell it?

I've got a knack for restoring dead buells.
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What year Buell, want to sell it?

I've got a knack for restoring dead buells.
Pretty sure he was talking about the brand, not a specific bike.

Though the Harley version of Buell is very much dead, EBR is still going strong and their race efforts are outstanding for such a small group. There is no way Erik is down and out. I think in the long run the separation from H-D will be a great thing for him, but the bikes produced under H-D were pretty sweet.
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Pretty sure he was talking about the brand, not a specific bike.

Though the Harley version of Buell is very much dead, EBR is still going strong and their race efforts are outstanding for such a small group. There is no way Erik is down and out. I think in the long run the separation from H-D will be a great thing for him, but the bikes produced under H-D were pretty sweet.
Duh,lol. Oops. re-read what he said and it's clear. Agreed that Buell is better off without H-D, although I do love my XB.

I've heard EBR will be releasing some new bikes this year that are MUCH more affordable. We will have to wait and see.
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The split will definately be good. Any time I went to a Harley and said I was looking at Buells I got the cold ahoulder.
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It's warming up outside.. can't wait to get the bike out of storage and start riding again.
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