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Kosher
06-05-2013, 08:30 AM
Interesting bikes.


A lot of those nice looking old motorcycles you see on the roads may not be very old at all. Some of the coolest new bikes on the road today look like they came off the production line decades ago

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/autos/2013/06/05/retro-motorcycles/index.html?iid=HP_LN

Gas Man
06-05-2013, 11:20 AM
I love these style bikes... if I didn't already have a smaller bike I'd look into these.

I think there is a thread here on the cleveland cycles... cool set of guys with a good biz plan.

Thruxtonbill
06-05-2013, 11:23 AM
Hmmmm retro......now that is cool.

junkyardjon
06-05-2013, 12:57 PM
Or just ride old bikes......

Gas Man
06-05-2013, 04:09 PM
Or just ride old bikes......

True but the nice ability to just turn key is always a plus. If you throw in the possibility of ABS... bonus.

Kosher
06-05-2013, 04:24 PM
True but the nice ability to just turn key is always a plus. If you throw in the possibility of ABS... bonus.

Oh lord, please, no ABS debates. Worse than oil threads because questions of skill enter into the conversation. Personally I'm a believer but there are some cro-magnons who think they can do better than ABS. I think they are wrong, but what do I know?

Gas Man
06-05-2013, 05:08 PM
Last year. ABS panic stop. Saved me from hitting a deer.

Kosher
06-05-2013, 05:20 PM
Last year. ABS panic stop. Saved me from hitting a deer.

Thats what its for.

I believe that ABS is a *backup* system. If it kicks in it is because you failed to brake properly. If you brake properly, you are just barely at the friction point where your wheels begin to break free.

I think there's a tiny tiny percentage of riders who can panic brake with this level of skill. But there are way more riders who think they can, but they are wrong, IMHO

junkyardjon
06-05-2013, 08:22 PM
all my bikes are turn key but i know how to repair them if something goes wrong, which is rare. hell i don't even treat the fuel over the winter or nothing but then again, i do ride in the winter. i giggle at people that send their bike to the dealer for a oil change and pay them to do it but this is more common now.
ABS... whatever floats your boat. i don't have a need for it. what are people gonna do down the road when the ABS fails?.... i bet most will not repair it.

i would ride the hell out of the moto guzzi !!!!

leebo
06-05-2013, 08:36 PM
I want a royal enfield dang it!desert storm colors.

Gas Man
06-06-2013, 12:10 AM
Jon... not all are equal to you... that's my point.

junkyardjon
06-06-2013, 08:12 AM
I just like old bikes lol

Gas Man
06-06-2013, 09:27 AM
I get ya... simpler and easier to fix (if you can find the parts).

bombdog
06-06-2013, 10:27 AM
I was actually looking at the Russian bike with the side car then I could take the dog to work.

Caveman
06-06-2013, 10:29 AM
I was actually looking at the Russian bike with the side car then I could take the dog to work.\

Take the dog to work? take the dog anywher....:lmao:I would love to take Angel on a ride with me.

bombdog
06-06-2013, 11:11 AM
Well the dog Kinda must go to work with me so that way I could ride to work. He would love it.

junkyardjon
06-06-2013, 11:33 AM
I've been thinking of getting a sidecar, old one of coarse lol

bombdog
06-06-2013, 11:45 AM
I've been thinking of getting a sidecar, old one of coarse lol

When I was looking most of them were as much as a bike that's why I liked the Russian bike plus it looks cool.

junkyardjon
06-06-2013, 12:59 PM
I look at ratty stuff, gonna redo it and make mounts anyways. I seen a few a should of bought but farted around and they sold.

bombdog
06-06-2013, 01:19 PM
I look at ratty stuff, gonna redo it and make mounts anyways. I seen a few a should of bought but farted around and they sold.

I am really good at taking apart, not so good at putting back together always seem to come up with extra parts....