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Old 08-15-2006, 01:47 PM   #31
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thanks You guys are right...My dad restores antique furniture and he says the same thing... He looks at an old chair and see potential when I all see is an old chair. I could probably learn alot in the process of putting a bike back together as well..
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:07 PM   #32
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yeah but a CB550 is like lovingly restoring an old muscle car except you got the four-door with the 6-cylinder. Not worth doing. I know a guy into Saabs from the 60s, not the Sonnet, the weird little sedan. Y? Stunted childhoold or?
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:12 PM   #33
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Yea but what does that have to do with wanting an old poor handling bike?



Newer bikes that handle well also have crankshaft, pistons, rods, cams and gears etc. that you can hold in your hand before you put them all back together...



I have a 95' RS125 and it is very fun to work on! It handles well makes good power... well enough power.. And it needs a new piston ever 300 miles and a rebuild every 1200 so it's perfect if you want a bike to work on! It's also made to be worked on so it's very very nice to work with.



That said I have a 66' saab so I do get the old vehicle thing. Just pointing out you can have a newer bike that handles well and still have fun working on it!
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:15 PM   #34
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2-strokes? they hardly made any 2-stroke sonnets. While the 60's 2-stroke 2-door (sedans?) were rallied quite a bit with good resualts against the like of porsche etc.



so while they might be 'sedans' they're a bit special, particularly the 2-strokes.



is a 2-door coupe reall a sedan though?
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:52 PM   #35
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Yeah but if it's the 750cc three cylinder two stroke Saab he's on to something.



I'd rather have an Auto-Union but wtf, still a 'stroker.
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:43 PM   #36
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The one's they didn't sell are still keeping their owners warm on 10 degree days. The heat off those beasts is legendary.



Why anyone would want one... different folks, I guess.



I just sold my lovurly all original 1976 parakeet yellow CB400F. Loved the bike, just couldn't keep her. Mid-Atlantic humidity was doing her chrome no good and I just wasnt' riding/maintaining her as I should.



Speaking of 84 Schmagmas, wasn't that the one with the oval pistons?
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:45 PM   #37
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Excellent point... I guess if you I had some kind of exotic race bike I found I could get into it. I can understand restoring a Cuda but not the Road Runner..Camaro not the Nova etc..
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:16 PM   #38
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FYI they made better ones too, the last ones being 850cc and making up to 60 hpr (sport engine) with the radiator in the front rather than behind the engine.
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Old 08-16-2006, 02:34 AM   #39
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Well Mercedes makes a four door coupe now so I guess they can call it anything they want.
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:16 AM   #40
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The heat off the Magna is pretty impressive too.



It didn't come with oval pistons, but who knows? They might be oval now.
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