Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > MO Reader Feedback

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-04-2005, 01:46 PM   #1
sportbikebandit
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,072
Default Re: Finding a Future in the Past

Pete Great article and great photos. Pretty bikes. Thanks for a nice break.
sportbikebandit is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 10-04-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
sliphorn
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 200
Default Re: Finding a Future in the Past

Very nice looking bikes. Thanks for the good read.
sliphorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default Re: Finding a Future in the Past

I got to ride one for about 15 feet the other day when the owner got arrested at the local 76 gas station for DUI. It was blocking traffic when I happened by to fill up the ex-Kawazaki, and the station owned tapped me for a hand in moving the beast.



Neat bike, but it was damn difficult finding the igniiton switch.



I was impressed with the clutch and transmission. Gee whizz. Should have rode it around the block I guess.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 02:10 PM   #4
johnnyb
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,597
Default Re: Finding a Future in the Past

what is shinny?
johnnyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 02:10 PM   #5
edward44
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 281
Default Re: Finding a Future in the Past

Ho hum, another V twin crusier. Art Deco? Nope. don't think so. Unit construction anyway. Thats progress.

Trailers for sale or rent

Rooms to let...fifty cents.

No phone, no pool, no pets

I ain’t got no cigarettes

Ah, but..two hours of pushin’ broom

Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room

I’m a man of means by no means

King of the road.
edward44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 02:12 PM   #6
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default Re: Finding a Future in the Past

Y' know, calling them "Star" motorcycles isn't going to fool anyone. Everyone knows they are Yamahas, just like everyone knows that Acuras are Hondas (with lockwashers). People are stupid enough to pay thousands extra for a mere name, witness Lexus's rebadged Toyota Land Cruisers, so you can't really blame Yammmerhammer for trying.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 02:31 PM   #7
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default Re: Finding a Future in the Past

And there's something wrong with being a Yamahaha? Albeit an upscale one? I mean, jeez, you've got to show off all that fooforaw somewhere, right? And to look upon one and see "YAMAHA" on the tank would be, well, diss-apointing to say the least.



Personally I'm looking forward to the upscale line of Urals re-badged as Urinators. They have tail lights like '58 Buick Specials. Gothic man. Gothic.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 02:35 PM   #8
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default Re: Finding a Future in the Past

It's something you do up a tree.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 02:48 PM   #9
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default Re: Finding a Future in the Past

Ahh laddy it's when soomthin' sparkles.
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 02:50 PM   #10
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default Re: Finding a Future in the Past

I guess they figured they'd save money on tankbadges since the first thing every metric cruiser rider does is break out a hair dryer and peel the stickers off his tank.



Can't roll up to the biker bar with "Shadow" on your tank now can you?
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump