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Old 03-23-2005, 09:42 AM   #21
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Old 03-23-2005, 01:56 PM   #22
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Old 03-23-2005, 02:00 PM   #23
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I SEEN YOU IN DAT MAGAZINE, AND I KNOW YOU AIN'T NO BRAIN IN A TANK LIKE ME. YOU HAVE A BODY, AN ITTY BITTY ONE, BUT IT'Z A REAL BODY FO SHO.



IF YOU WERE IN A BRAIN-TANK, IT WOULD ALWAYZ BE HALF-EMPTY, ANYWAYZ!



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Old 03-23-2005, 02:03 PM   #24
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I've seen them on ebay with a "buy it now" price of about $1500. I should have got one!
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Old 03-23-2005, 02:19 PM   #25
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:26 AM   #26
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The people that build mini-choppers, and mini-sportbikes...



ugh...



They make me want to slit my wrists, strap on dynamite, and drive into an embassy somewhere.
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:59 AM   #27
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LOOK GABE ET PUNK BIATCH I BIN TYPIN ALL CAPS SINCE BEFO THEY INVENTED THE CAP LOCK. MY PINKIES ARE LIKE STEEL BARS. YOU DON'T WANT ME TO COME OVER THERE AN JAM THEM IN YO SOCKETS U MINIBIKE RIDIN PYGMY. O NO U DON'T.
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:18 AM   #28
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As a lover of little fun things, I should be sweating for one of these. but there is a problem. Itty-bitty 2-smokes. If such a machine were available with, say a 200cc 15-20 hp 4 stroke, I'd buy one today.



It's not that I hate 2 strokes - I race a KTM 200EXC, but they don't make good street machines. There is also the problem of size. I'm built like MO's esteemed bossman, and although I could see loving a Derbi for a while, wringing its neck every time I want to get away from a stoplight would get old.



Rumor has it that the japanese companies are going to start doing to the 85cc MX class what they did to the 125 & 250 class, meaning 170cc liquid cooled, four valve 4 strokes are coming. These motors would make ~20 hp and weigh ~50 lbs.



Imagine one of them in a Derbi-like bike. Sign me up right now and I'll sell my CRF150F soon-to-be-dual-sport-motard.
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:38 AM   #29
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I've got a question...



Is there anything in the US that combines street styling, a 100 to 200cc 4-stroke engine making around 25hp, wet weight below 225 lbs and comfort for 2 people for a few hour ride?



If there is could you give me some info on where to find something like that. I live in michigan and 2 or 3 days a week I commute over 100 miles round trip. All highway miles around 75-80 mph, so 65 mph max will not do. I am currently leasing a car and would like to keep the miles off of it if i can.

I have been thinking about an older bandit or something similar but these little bikes are very intriguing to me. Any and all help is very much appreciated.



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Old 03-28-2005, 04:55 PM   #30
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But the people who make colored re-treads for sportbikes are ok in your book?
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