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Old 08-15-2006, 12:09 PM   #21
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To be truthful I just never liked the Magna. The 84 Sabre 1000 is a bike that I'd like to have. Cam problems and all.
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Old 08-15-2006, 12:44 PM   #22
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Good luck finding a V65 Sabre. I think they sold 10 of them.
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:04 PM   #23
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Those guys with the giant floppy disks, right?
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:13 PM   #24
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Unless it is rare don't fix it or if you have plenty of room for it keep it 40 years and sell it.. i.e. watch the car auctions on Speed.. See all those ill handling 60 and 70's muscle cars going for lots of money.. 20 years ago people were giviing them away. Otherwise trade or sell your old bikes off cause technology marches on.. If you get nostigalic for your old ride latter on, ask for a test drive...then you will remember why you got rid of it.. I used to have a mid 70s RX-7, I drove one a couple years ago...thought it was junk compared to cars now.



If you strictly ride your bike for andrealin rush and not the poser factor.. buy a new sportbike every 3 years...oops that means I am overdue...



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Old 08-15-2006, 02:15 PM   #25
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yep...see my post.. Bet the techy paranoid GPTB will disagree..
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:25 PM   #26
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Buy 07 XB12R vs 07 R1 vs 07 6R vs. paint the Ninja.



All the fouled plug and other problem stories on the XB have dimed my thoughts about the Buell.. Think new R1 will be good cause it's due.. 6R same ? $1500 to custom paint the Ninja $500 for trick wheels... It's a good bike and the 07 equivalient is black with silver wheels.. Sean has been channeling my styling requirements via MO to Kawasaki headquarters
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:39 PM   #27
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I shouldn't have to explain this, but here goes anyway.



I've had the crankshaft, pistons, rods, cams, gears, every component of the bike I'm riding in my hand at one time. All of those pieces were painstakingly assembled by me into a working motorcycle. I passed the test, solved the puzzle, got the job...your metaphor here. Read The World's Fastest Indian by the New Zealand author, not the other one. If you don't get it after reading that book, then there is no explanation possible.
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:39 PM   #28
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Awesome! You are my new hero, Scud!
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:43 PM   #29
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I agree. There's nothing like riding (or flying) something you've built with your own hands. There's something fantastic about rescuing an old bike from an early grave.



I know it's not for everybody, but it's pretty close to everything for me.



Not only that, but I managed to make a little money off of each bike I ressurect.
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:43 PM   #30
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Ok will do thanks..
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