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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by NCorder, Apr 13, 2005.


  1. NCorder

    NCorder Smoke-free since 4/3/05

    Dec 26, 2002
    Dayton, OH
    Does anyone else have a serious case of MAS (motorcycle aquisition syndrome)? With the nice weather we've been having here in Ohio, and the gas prices thru the roof, I've got it bad for a red Ducati 748! That bike is dead sexy!
    Anyone else got the MAS?
     
  2. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    I'm all set with my Yamaha, but I want a Duc sooo bad. :)
     
  3. NCorder

    NCorder Smoke-free since 4/3/05

    Dec 26, 2002
    Dayton, OH
    mmm... Yamaha. I wouldn't mind having an R6 in either blue or red! Nice!
     
  4. I have M.A.S. over an old Norton Bonnie 850, or a BSA Rocket.

    For new bikes, can't beat a Moto Guzzi V11 sport for pure sexxy bikery.
     
  5. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    I have been going back and fourth between wanting an R1 or a Daytona 955i. But everytime I see a 955i, I fall in love all over again. Plus, I won't see one on every corner like the R1 and the GSX.

    Myron
     
  6. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I havne't had MAS for 10 years. And I don't see it coming on again any time soon. If I were shopping today I'd be looking for good reliable practical transportation in my motorcycle. Definitely not a Duc 748. I'm thinking Kawasaki ZR-7S personally.

    Remember to get protectice gear aquisition syndrome also.
     
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  7. Rumzini

    Rumzini

    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
  8. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    Beautiful bike. :) 1000SS?

    I want a v-twin someday...
     
  9. Rumzini

    Rumzini

    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Thanks...it's a '99 900 SS....Remus Titanium pipes, performance chip, K&N air filter, and I took off the top of the airbox and all the California emmisions crap...opened it up really well. Also has a carbon racing clutch and I opened up and vented the clutch cover...rings out like sleighbells now.
     
  10. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Who's the TBer who builds his own "cafe racer" bikes? I'm not into motorcycles but those were very cool.

    brad cook
     
  11. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I used to have a '73 Triumph Tiger (1 carb, Bonnie was 2)
    and this Kawa below in the 1000 LTD version vintage '77.
    Sweet bike with great growl, powerful mids and screaming highs.

    With gas prices heading for 2.50, a Moped to go to the store
    is getting pretty sexy. Nothing like giving big oil my little
    finger. I plan on using less this summer. A lot less.
     
  12. NCorder

    NCorder Smoke-free since 4/3/05

    Dec 26, 2002
    Dayton, OH
    Hey, thats a nice Duc ya got there Rumzini! Is that a 900 SS? Out of curiosity, what needs fixed on yours? Also, I've heard the SS's are less tempermental and less expensive for maintenance than the Superbikes... had something to do with 2 valves versus 4 per cylinder... er something. :meh:
    IF the wife lets me get a bike, I'm sure I'd be forced into protective gear, even if I didn't want to wear it. Besides, I'd have to wear a helmet at 1st because I only have my temps, and I personally think leathers just look damn cool!
     
  13. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I was recently thinking i would like to get into the biker thing, i personally like Indians!.
     
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  14. Rumzini

    Rumzini

    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
     
  15. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    HA HA HA HA that's a relative statement.... Like saying an Excursion gets better gas mileage than a Hummer. Ducati valve adjustment intervals and expense are hellacious!!!!
     
  16. NCorder

    NCorder Smoke-free since 4/3/05

    Dec 26, 2002
    Dayton, OH
    Sounds like your quite the Ducati fan, Philbiker! Of course, I can lust for a Duc, but my budget is more along the lines of a Honda CBR 600 F2 or a Ninja ZX6R. :meh:
    Now if I can just keep myself away from the Ducatis on Ebay!
     
  17. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    wow i feel like a weenie with my future bike

    1986 honda rebel 250. but it goes and is inexpensive. cant complain there
     
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  18. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    Hey, a bike's a bike. Enjoy it. :)
     
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  19. JTbass

    JTbass

    Jul 2, 2004
    Asutin TX
    +1 to the cafe racer bikes. A friend of mine just finished rebuilding an 82 honda. i realy like the style and symplicity of bikes like that. they are definantly not about performance but like you said a bike is a bike.
     
  20. You know, I'd love to have a bike, but its not very handy when you got to take equipment with you...

    and I cant really afford to have more than one vehicle, so, I'll just watch for now...
    Someday I'll have a custom chopper though, hopefully with some kind of Bass-Holder Thingy-ma-bob.