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Old 07-16-2004, 11:15 AM   #111
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Kawasaki had an EFI KZ in the 70's which I'm pretty sure predates any turbo made by the big 4, which were an 80's thing.
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Old 07-16-2004, 11:16 AM   #112
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It kinda depends on your location. Where do you live?
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Old 07-16-2004, 11:17 AM   #113
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Default Re: Fix it again, tony

850's! Ha, you're talking to someone who owned two.



I especially liked the "Valve Bend Option" when the miserable rubber-band timing belt would break.



Or the marvelous "Marelli Prince of Darkness"?



But the best was when the head would rot, from not using a precise 60/40 ratio of coolant/water.



Much better than the 500 (crash box).

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Old 07-16-2004, 11:18 AM   #114
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Well, yeah, but that's also because Honda sells scooters, off-road bikes, and sportbikes, none of which Harley sells. Harley far outsells them in streetbikes.
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Old 07-16-2004, 11:20 AM   #115
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In short, his Goldwing will either be parts on eBay or he'll buy parts on eBay for it... just like me and my '78, which is worth $2000 whole and running but should bring $5000 in pieces. I bet a 1978 Dyna in running condition will bring $5k in either condition.

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Old 07-16-2004, 11:30 AM   #116
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Default Re: But what about the future?

Thats seems to be a biger threat to all mofos love.

All the folks putting open drag pipes on their HDs, and Yosh Ti pipes on their rice burners. The more anoying we let our bikes get the more laws they pass against us.

A town I know of has passed a noise ordenance for the main street, applies to any noise, bikes, cars, radios, street mimes, and it has survived its first court challenges. The outdoor restaurant patrons where complaining to the city fathers about the loud bikes going by, so they cast a broad net.
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Old 07-16-2004, 11:39 AM   #117
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...that thing is wild looking. Check out the exhaust manifold, looks like something off an old Cleveland, or Indian. Too much.



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Old 07-16-2004, 12:03 PM   #118
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That's what it was, even had the searchlight and shotgun rack. Little holes all over the interior where they ripped out the cage across the back of the front seat and the radio and what-not

That sum-***** was fast. it had the po-lice 440 intercepter motor, 4160 Holly carb, posi-trac, factory duel exhaust and skinny little bald tires. We'd hit the parking lots in the rain with a couple of quarts of beer and a little 'lumbo and do do-nuts till we heard si-reens in the distance then haul ass. One time my dog had enough and jumped out the back window, so we had to go catch him before the cops got there. I kept the window up after that!

That was the first car I bought when I got out, I was free, white and 21, man. Paid $300. for it drove it for about a year till the timing chain broke, then sold it to the junk yard for $150. What a kick in the ass.
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:09 PM   #119
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Default Re: But what about the future?

That isn't a particularly new issue- there've been regulations on car stereos now for over five years. They must be now figuring out they can do the same thing to motorcycles.
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:22 PM   #120
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"Within the last two years they've done nothing but way overproduce and then discount every single bike they make."



I can only speak from my experience, but there are NO CRF450s or CRF 250s available in the dealerships in the Minneapolis south metro area in Minnesota. I have'nt seen a 450 in a dealership for months. They fly out the door at MSRP, which, I believe, is $6799.



$6799 for a 225 lb. dirt bike that any joe schmoe could disassemble and reassemble in his garage in a day. That's a lot of money!



I would bet they are making money on dirt bikes, cruisers, and the gold wings, and losing on the sport bikes.



"nothing but way overproduce and discount every single bike" - Hardly.



Since this is not a Honda thread, it's a HD thread, let me pass on my congrats to HD. I was one of the many who thought that they would make less money (still a lot, but less) in 2004 than 2003, due to a potential let down after the 100th anniversary stuff. I was wrong, the H-train rolls on. Good for them.







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