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Old 07-04-2018, 02:05 PM
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Friends wife started riding on blasts and still has one. I rode it and it was a giant pos. Sloppy controls and a really weird riding position. Looks like a sport bike but you sit on it like a cruiser.
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:14 PM
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Google image search 2010 Buell Blast and you'll see what Buell thinks of the Blast. It's a pile of ****.

And Duke 390 is neat but it's not nearly the bike even an SV650 is. It's not the same thing.

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Oh the pegs do​n't look that far forward on the blasts. Something under 400lbs and under 50hp but over 30hp sounds good. Like the miata of bikes.
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Originally Posted by Leafy View Post
Oh the pegs do​n't look that far forward on the blasts. Something under 400lbs and under 50hp but over 30hp sounds good. Like the miata of bikes.
More like the 4 cyl fox body mustang of bikes.
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Old 07-04-2018, 04:17 PM
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The Duke 390 is decent, but I think an SV 650 really is the Miata of bikes. You might even give the MT-07 a shot, but prices will be higher and the suspension is too soft once your riding skills improve.
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Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
Damn, good price on the Buell. Can't believe how cheap these things have gotten.

Any interest in selling the race muffler separately?
I don't have another exhaust for it at the moment so that won't work.
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:00 PM
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I think I’m going to sell both triumphs so I can spend less time on them and more time on my car.
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:18 PM
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i picked up this 1973 Yamaha CT3 last year and its one of my favorite bikes to ride. Just put 150 plus off road miles on it last week in Southern Colorado and Moab. This $1500 bike draws a crowd every time I park it lol.



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Old 09-06-2018, 06:08 PM
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Hey that Yamaha is sweet. My brother had an AT-1 125 back in the day that was real clean.

Anybody wanna buy this? It’s my current work cruiser, but I’m over it.

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My rides that have long since been retired.







My current ride:

My favorite ride I have owned! 1982 Kawasaki KZ750 with 1999 R1 forks.
Probably my favorite bike out of all of them! 1981 KZ750 with 1999 R1 forks
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:49 PM
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So the internet brings back 50:50 results. I've never had a puncture before so I'm not sure what I do. I really don't want to buy a new tire this one has life.

Patch it / get it patched or just get a new tire?


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Old 06-11-2019, 06:08 PM
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I've known lots of friends that have gone thousands of miles on a plugged/patched tire without any problems.

If it were me, I'd buy a new tire. Much more at stake on a bike than in a car if it goes bad.... PR4 is what, $200? Cheap insurance.
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I guess these are the thing to use. But it has to be in the upright contact patch of the tire.



This is a fine example of why you do pre and post inspections. It takes 2 minutes but can save a lot of time in the long run.
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Yep. Though Roda makes a good point, a plug patch in a hole that small is not a problem at all.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:39 AM
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Internal patch only.

When I had my R6 years ago, I put probably 35k miles on it from new? I had a few tires with internal patches over the years.

We would ride so much I would typically only get 3k miles out of a set of Pilot Super Sports.
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Well, rejoining the motorcycle ranks. Picking up one of these on Saturday:



More info here: https://www.ktm.com/us/travel/790-ad...#productHeader

Been eyeing this bike and drooling over it since before it was announced. Dropped by a dealer in St George last weekend just to check out what they had and I was surprised to find they had one that wasn't presold - apparently everyone wants the taller R model.

Submitted a trade inquiry for my YXZ1000 online, and was again surprised that their first offer was more than I currently have it listed for sale. Done deal.

Will post pics. Haven't been this excited about something since I took the job at 949, ha.
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Sweet! Let us know how you like it. Have been curious about those myself.

Also.. another neglected orphan buell found it's way into my garage a few months back..



Literally just rebuilt the carb and have been riding the **** outta it ever since. I did have to put a new rear shock on it as well, and a few other basic things, but it's the best $1k bike I've ever had. Love the damn thing.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:15 PM
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Tubers are super cool. Never ridden one. We need to go ride. You're not THAT far away from me. We are planning a nice tour in September, labor day week. PM me or msg on FB if you're interested.
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Looks like a nice bike. Has a pretty low seat height it looks like, which could be nice for offroad. Make sure to report back how you like it!
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