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Old 02-07-2005, 07:46 AM   #91
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Default Re: Hope I'm not dating myself but...

HereÂ’s what IÂ’d probably end up with, if I put a bunch of bikes in a blenderÂ….



Engine: 1967 BSA 441 Victor



Transmission: Early iron barreled SACH/DKW 5 speed.



Frame: 1971 Suzuki 400



Swingarm: 1969 Kawasaki H1



Gas Tank: 1967 Honda CB450



Carburetor: Early 60Â’s Amal GP



Electrical System: Lucas



Brakes: Carabella 125 MX



Forks: 1968 DT1 Yamaha



Shocks: 1967 X6S Suzuki Hustler



Tires: Japanese Dunlop Trials Universal



Handlebars: 1973 Yamaha SC500 Scrambler



Starting System: Rokon



Spark Plug: PAL



Might be fun to ride though, At least IÂ’d have parts for it!





































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Old 02-07-2005, 08:00 AM   #92
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A speed four doesn't have:

Fairing and windshield

Center stand

Relaxed ergos



I have yzf600r, but I would like some more comfortable, fuel injected, and something that doesn't have a million screws holding on the fairing!
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:03 AM   #93
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Or in a mall parking lot when your handlebar lock is still on and your significant other jumps on from the wrong side!
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:04 AM   #94
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It is pretty much the same bike. An RS wouldn't be bad either. I figure I would like to try a Beemer one day.
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:11 AM   #95
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The Buell XB5R, v-4 500cc two stroke engine, 320 lbs dry weight... along with fuel in frame, oil in swingarm, Moto-GP frame and steering geometry, zero-lash drive train, super light ZTL front brake, stainless braided lines, a good suspension stock from the factory, great build quality...



Holy smokes, it's an affordable Formula 1 bike for the rest of us!



P.S. sorry about that cloud of blue smoke



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Old 02-07-2005, 09:07 AM   #96
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Jungkvist, you've started something here. 95 posts already?!?



Anyhoo, many here have taken this topic to mean, "What would we mix up together to make a perfect, one-bike-does-it-all kinda thing?"



I offer this: Can't be done. Not because a 500 pound (that's light enough; you want some weight on a two-up sport-tourer) shaft drive 1000cc VFR with optional hard luggage, ABS, heated grips and styled by Massimo Tamburini wouldn't be the perfect bike, but because once we had it, we wouldn't appreciate it.



Humans are great at discerning differences, but without a foil for comparison, relatively lousy at realizing perfection.



So I say that "perfection" lies in having a stable. An R1150RT that lets you appreciate the feel-every-pebble front suspension and magic-carpet smooth drive of your GSXR 750. A GSXR 750 that lets you fully appreciate the sit-up look-over-the-traffic seating position and outrageous thumpy V-twin power of your Tuono. And a Tuono that lets you appreciate the lets-ride-all-day through a hailstorm carrying a weekend of luggage comfort of your R1150RT.



And a very understanding wife, law enforcement officer, banker and insurance company. Now THOSE are the accessories us motorcycle nuts really need!
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:13 AM   #97
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To make the motor fit beter, you'd probably want to make it an oval piston 500cc vtwin desig, maybe bump it to 750cc. Same power, more unique motor.



Why Hasn't anyone produced a road going oval piston bike? Or have I missed something, somewhere (happens more than I care to admit).
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:46 AM   #99
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Seruzawa, I believe the '67 Big Bear Scrambler was 305cc. The Model designation was YM C1. VWW
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:51 AM   #100
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Default Re: Huh...!!!...???...!!!

Mfg. in Hong Kong, 50cc Villers copy. Torque converter, full lights, horn, kick starter. Carb is a Chinese copy of a little tiny Amal. Mine runs fine.



Quick handling with the 5" tires. Especially after a few brewskis. Burp.



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