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Old 10-18-2012, 12:30 PM   #41
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I Ride: i ride bitchrider : a 2000 triumph sprint st a 99 triumph tiger and " das car"
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A 1955 Vincent Black Prince would be a good choice: http://www.vintagemotorcyclesonline....ed-by-bonhams-
oooohhhh

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Old 10-18-2012, 01:56 PM   #42
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From: Felida , WA

I Ride: 09 Concours, 00 ZX-12R
I'm gonna get hazed for this...

1985 Yamaha Virago 700

I could push that thing off a cliff and it would still run, AND, it was air cooled.

starter would get dicey once in a while but a fully topped off battery would cure that.

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #43
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I'm gonna get hazed for this...
1985 Yamaha Virago 700
Yes, you are and we're sure you didn't earn that screen name while riding it!?

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I could push that thing off a cliff......
Please do!?!

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #44
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Joined: Jul 2006
From: Portland OR

I Ride: wee-strom, klx250s
honda transalp


only know issues are keep the speedo cog greased or it dies (easy to do) and the bracket that holds the CDI needs to be updated to the new one that has the CDI in an orientation where the seat won't impact them.

Cheap part, or easy do it yourself fabrication.

otherwise good for 100k easy and 200k if you take care of it.

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #45
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From: Felida , WA

I Ride: 09 Concours, 00 ZX-12R
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Yes, you are and we're sure you didn't earn that screen name while riding it!?



Please do!?!
that didn't take very long

Rep'd

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:40 PM   #46
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From: Bellingham

I Ride: 04RC51-05600RR-05DRZ400sm
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Something HONDA
Trooof

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #47
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I Ride: 2012 Triumph Explorer
Schwinn.

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Old 10-18-2012, 10:41 PM   #48
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From: clackamas

I Ride: cbr600f4i
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Schwinn.
They arn't what they use to be, sold at walmart.
But i've had a kawasaki 3 yamahas 2 hondas all live outside,
never had one not start or any major problems.

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:38 AM   #49
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From: Bellevue, WA

I Ride: '99 CBR 600 F4
CBR... Been crashed twice, can sit for weeks not on a tender and still fire up on first crank, clutch and idle are set in a way that is almost impossible to stall, gear selector is nice and solid and you can feel it through your boots without having to check gauges to see if you're in neutral, no weird ass neutral start conditions, comfy on longer rides and rock solid stable in sketchy situations.

Compare with my Italian bike, and other than never crashing it, it is the exact opposite of all the above. But oh so worth it! :-)

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:12 AM   #50
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From: Yacolt,WA

I Ride: 2000 ElectraGlide Classic
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I wonder, how many miles will it take to make a Sporty break?
I've seen many with over 100,000 miles and nothing major done.
The top end is usually first to need attention and will give plenty of warning that it's getting tired.
Very simple and easy to freshen up though,well cared for the bottom end can do 300,000+.
My big land yacht 2000 Electra has been nothing if not reliable,172,000 miles and I've never been stuck calling for a tow truck.

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:45 AM   #51
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From: Cornelius, Oregon

I Ride: Everyday
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750 nighthawk
AGREED Mine is 85,000 miles low maintenance been down hardly scratched and is fast enough to kill yourself on.

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:46 AM   #52
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[QUOTE=PeteN95;2867011]Yes, you are and we're sure you didn't earn that screen name while riding it!?

No he got the name from his girlfriend for having a quick Willy.

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Old 10-21-2012, 09:48 AM   #53
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From: Eugene Or

I Ride: 2012 Kawasaki Versys, 2012 Harley Nightster, (WR250R maybe sometimes soon)
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CBR... Been crashed twice, can sit for weeks not on a tender and still fire up on first crank, clutch and idle are set in a way that is almost impossible to stall, gear selector is nice and solid and you can feel it through your boots without having to check gauges to see if you're in neutral, no weird ass neutral start conditions, comfy on longer rides and rock solid stable in sketchy situations.

Compare with my Italian bike, and other than never crashing it, it is the exact opposite of all the above. But oh so worth it! :-)
Wow, you have a really low standard for "bulletproof", haha.

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:05 PM   #54
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From: Mt Hood OR
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I Ride: 98 VFR800FI | 09 CRF250R
SV650 gets mentioned a lot for a bike that blows up at the race track and can't handle prolonged wheelies....

I'd have to go with an XR250. I had an 84 that just wouldn't quit. By the time I sold it the bike had parts on it from all 84-92 XR 250's and a whoel front end from a CR500... along with various bits and pieces welded on. The engine leaked oil out of the top at a managable rate and smoked everywhere... but it NEVER stopped running!

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Old 10-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #55
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From: Genesee, Idaho

I Ride: 'till I crash
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SV650 gets mentioned a lot for a bike that blows up at the race track and can't handle prolonged wheelies....
SV650's blow up when they push the horsepower on superbike builds, otherwise in stock and SS form, they get my vote.

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Old 10-21-2012, 03:57 PM   #56
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From: Renton, Wa

I Ride: 2001 Cbr F4i



Honda F4i.

that is all

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:06 PM   #57
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From: Lacey, WA

I Ride: 1989 CBR 600, 1982 GPz 550
BMW K bikes. Tough as nails, but no fun to toss around.

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:15 PM   #58
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From: Issaquah, WA

I Ride: '09 Honda CBR1000RR, '04 Aprilia RSV1000R, '98 KTM EXC 380SM
Klr650 or any oilhead BMW. Both could be rebuilt on the side of a highway and run on goats blood.

My R1100GS has 126k on the clock runs better than new

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #59
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From: PNW, WA
2005 Honda Rebel.

Yup, its slow and has zero style, but, that bike has hauled my carcass for 28,000 miles through dirt, rocks, snow, rain, hail, over Beartooth Pass, and across the half the country.

It has NEVER left me stranded. The only mechanical failure was a burned out headlight while in BF North Dakota when the pilot car led us through the worst 9 mile stretch of potholed, rutted, slippery miserable torn up roadbed that I've ever seen.

I do try to keep up on maintenance. Oil changes (Honda 20/50 semi synth or Motorex 10/60 if I have some left over from the Guzzi oil changes) every 2000 miles or so (no filter on this thing or it'd be 4,000 miles between changes). I replaced the plugs twice, last time it didn't need it, but I stuck some cooler running ones in it, as its either parked or WOT. Rebel's on its third set of tires and second chain/sprocket set. Still have the stock brake pads.

The original Yuasa battery is still going strong, but I swapped it out anyway. Put a Ballistic 4 cell in the bike and the Yuasa is in one of the Kubota tractors.

Aerostich's Very Boring Rally III is coming up in August, 2013. I will be riding the Rebel there, again, as I really want another Liliput Put Put Award for the smallest bike ridden to the Rally.

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Old 10-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #60
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From: Beaverton

I Ride: Harley FLHTCU
The Harley Sportster is one of the most bullet proof bikes around, I would suggest you look for a 1988-2003 model, no mounts to wear out and the bike is just solid and reliable as it gets.

As to EI ignition, while points used to be the benchmark, the simple fact is that no one makes good points anymore. Unless you can get a set of OEM's, there all made as cheap as possible in China, and there all crap.

The EI ignitions work fairly well, and are not that hard to replace if they do go out.

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