I don't ride motorcycles... but if I did...

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  1. dang

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    I'd probably ride something like this. I don't know why except that it fits my style. Motorcycles scare me because of all the other idiot drivers on the road, but this one intrigues me.

    https://www.copart.com/lot/28355827

    Dan
     
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    Yeah, that's a great bike. My neighbor down the street has a '72 as well as a '76 2002. I'd go for it myself, but I'm in TX.

    Ian
     
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    I understand your reluctance to ride. As a 50 year rider I just quit for the exact reason stated. If you touch anything ...you lose
    My roommate, fresh from Germany, had brought back that same model. A great ride
     
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    I was thinking it might be cool to have one that you could trailer to spots like national parks and just tool around, but yes, I agree between other drivers, junk in the road, and in my case- absent mindedness death and dismemberment surely will be high on the menu. The roads and the drivers are so much different than the "old days".
     
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    A long time ago when things were supposedly safer and saner I had two friends killed within a year. Haven't gotten on a bike since. I wince when I pass a helmetless rider since the PA State Legislature, in its infinite wisdom(most call it stupidity) cancelled the "helmet required" law a couple of years ago.
     
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    I pined for that bike back when I had a new RD 400. A friend bought a high mile example and I got t0 sample it. Sure had a clunky gearbox. I got an extended ride on some pretty good streetbikes this spring. A KTM 690 Duke and afterwards a KTM Super Duke GT . 1290 CC of Fury on an adventure bike. Too much Fury really.

    Hoping to buy this bike when I hit 60 in a bit over a year.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/pU2MwMOyBWE/maxresdefault.jpg

    In the mean time, I am tempting fate with this bike (bought this Spring)
    http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016_Yamaha_YZ250X-04.jpg?378220

    Hard to hit a car with it, easy to hit a fast moving tree.
     
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    My brother has a gorgeous '78 R100S. I help my buddy work on his vintage Yamaha. I really like working on bikes, but there is no way I would buy one. I have broken both my collar bones at various times mountain biking at high speeds on singletrack. I've concluded that I am not skilled on two wheels and should stick to cars. :D
     
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    My dad, a neurosurgeon, who owned a Honda 350cc bike back in the day, said that by the time y0u are old enough (mature enough) to ride a bike, your reflexes aren't fast enough. At age 58, I've recently gotten a Honda CX500 to tinker with. Shaft drive, water cooled. Transverse mounted V-Twin engine. Although I'll ride it some, It's actually a test bed for the NOS still-in-the-crate-from-Japan CX500 engine I bought off eBay a few years back that I want to make into a Morgan three wheeler replica. That's a project that will come after the E9 is restored.

    Ian

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    I recently sold my 1983 gl650. only year for that v-twin.
    Owned a 1980 cx. Bullet proof.
    So you were the one that bought that crate motor.
    Was a major topic on the cx forum at the time.
     
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    My whole journey down this path was started when I read an article about the JZR Morgan replica kits and then saw a CX650 engine for sale on Maui for $25. It was interesting to tinker with while I bought parts for the build. Then I found the CX500 crate motor, bought the E9, but decided to move to Texas. I gave the CX650 motor to a school for their shop class and shipped the crate motor and E9 to Austin.

    I hadn't found the CX forum yet, so didn't know about the other interest in the motor. I've mentioned it in my now stalled build blog and have gotten half a dozen offers to buy it.

    Ian
     
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    on the track

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    just started the dissasemble
    assited by a good book...
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    yeah, carb time...
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    couldnt resist
     
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    What are your plans deQuincey ?
    I'm seriously tempted to do a scrambler using a R100
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    i will keep her almost stock for now
    i like some of those scrambler and cafe racer looks, but maybe later, this example is a really low km (only 18.000) and one owner before me
    i would appreciate ideas ;-)
     
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    What model and year have you got ?
    Good to know I've got a source of knowledge now !
     
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    you are welcome
    this is a 1982 R45/N, the Little one

    i have started the "dequincey-ation" process by adding a voltmeter,...you know, i couldnĀ“t resist measuring the working parameters...
    voltmeter is original OEM, but the alu support is home made... :)
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