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Agreed for that kinda money the seller is asking it should at least be an H1 or heck even an H2. I love those bikes but it seems like there a bit overpriced with so many still around.

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General Chatter / Re: NOT Impressed
« on: August 25, 2020, 04:40:15 PM »
Hi, yes I do. Gloucester,Ma. to be exact. Not too far of the border by Hampton,NH.

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General Chatter / Re: NOT Impressed
« on: August 24, 2020, 05:45:27 PM »
Just got back home over three hours ago from a good ride up north from where I live. Left my home at 7am with a riding jacket, gloves, full face helmet and jeans and sneakers on. It was about seventy degrees outside and felt brisk. I was appropriately dressed for the ride after three hours into the ride I was up in Laconia, NH for the start of motorcycle weekend. The day was clear and sunny later that morning and getting hotter and more humid. It wasn't too crowded but one could feel the energy. Lots of packs of bikers. Mostly all Harleys. I was the only 2006 gsxr1000 I came across and if had my Superduke gt it would of been the same. Lots of older guys and gals I would say in their fifties or maybe sixties doubling on baggers in t shirts with sunglasses. No helmets as I could see the grins ear to ear. Probably no riding gloves either. When it gets hot and humid it's tempting to shed the gear for me as well. Thankful that I made my way back home in mostly pleasant weather to avoid the temptation of shedding protective gear. Not to mention the thundershowers that were predicted later in the afternoon.

Man I wish I could have met another member. I live in NH and try my best to avoid Bike Week. So many people were out this past weekend.

Yeah well if you had stopped by Mickey D's around 10ish we would've crossed paths ;D So whilst there I chatted it up with a fella just taking his Sunday cruise from an hour and a half away somewhere in Maine. Said it was dead as a doornail from another guy he knew but I guess I was just there at the right time because it seemed like it was really picking up steam. I saw numerous bikes with NY plates.

 Your lucky it's a really nice area to be to ride this time of year. Unfortunately I have to plan rides up that way as it's a good couple hours and some change away. I actually took the right to head to the boulavard of Weirs beach where everybodies set up and immediately pulled a uuueeey to take a rt. and head north. Freaken sweet day and ride up there for sure. Wish I hadn't of headed east so quick but for me that was a nearly seven hours out of the house and on the bike and I had to head home sensibly but had I Laconia for a starting point....A man  can dream can't he? Why yes a man can dream.  :whistle:

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General Chatter / Re: NOT Impressed
« on: August 23, 2020, 05:51:30 PM »
Just got back home over three hours ago from a good ride up north from where I live. Left my home at 7am with a riding jacket, gloves, full face helmet and jeans and sneakers on. It was about seventy degrees outside and felt brisk. I was appropriately dressed for the ride after three hours into the ride I was up in Laconia, NH for the start of motorcycle weekend. The day was clear and sunny later that morning and getting hotter and more humid. It wasn't too crowded but one could feel the energy. Lots of packs of bikers. Mostly all Harleys. I was the only 2006 gsxr1000 I came across and if had my Superduke gt it would of been the same. Lots of older guys and gals I would say in their fifties or maybe sixties doubling on baggers in t shirts with sunglasses. No helmets as I could see the grins ear to ear. Probably no riding gloves either. When it gets hot and humid it's tempting to shed the gear for me as well. Thankful that I made my way back home in mostly pleasant weather to avoid the temptation of shedding protective gear. Not to mention the thundershowers that were predicted later in the afternoon.

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General Chatter / Re: Electric
« on: August 23, 2020, 05:39:11 PM »
That bike certainly has some creative styling,one of kind. Upon which it's entertaining to read some of the viewer's comments. I have to say I have been giving electric motorcycles some thought and try to open my mind to them. One thing that I will say in frustration/critical view is they don't have any tranny to shift. you just twist the throttle and go. I can get past that they are silent but I have to say what I like about a more conventional motorcycle is it's mechanical nature and a big part of that is shifting. To me shifting is an art whether on two wheels or even four. I guess I wonder if it's possible to make an electric motorcycle shift?

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Haus of Projects / Re: It's about time I did something with this
« on: August 23, 2020, 04:24:51 PM »
Hmmm, mine is going to be like this one that just sold on Ebay only mine will have a rebuilt motor and brakes, fresh paint, new tires, and a title.   :toot:     https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Yamaha-RD400-/154048340641?ul_noapp=true&autorefresh=true&nma=true&si=rbAITkFVNMBj44Wn4s0BGSXk0Dc%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Hi congrats on the progress with your bike and that's awesome to hear. I just clicked on and took a decent look at your posted link here and I have to say you sir have a great achievable goal. I believe you can do it. Your bike will every bit as good as that bike. Which by the way that bike sold for a pretty penny, over 6 grand. I dunno maybe I'm a bit stunned but I don't believe that to be such a rare bike so that seems like a great price. Not that I have a problem with it but I guess I get used to seeing so many RD's being sold on the cheap. I mean the bike didn't have a title and truly was a survivor bike as stated in the ad. The owner got her running but who's to say the crank or rings or oil pump don't give up their ghosts? I'm with you on all the pluses your's will have over that and I think your taking your bike in just the right direction.  :twocents:

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Haus of Projects / Re: 27 Cycles RD 350 - Finally finished!!
« on: August 21, 2020, 03:05:09 PM »
Nice pics :nana: That bikes just oozes trick racing custom machine.  :metal:

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General Chatter / Re: NOT Impressed
« on: August 21, 2020, 02:57:31 PM »
Ha,ha wrong place at the wrong time. Say cheese. :whistle: At least he lived to tell the tale I've done worse took a corner on the superduke and felt the road burning the tip of my left shoe because of all things I was contemplating an upshift to 2nd midcorner probably going the same clip at a similar angle  :busey: yep that could've hurt :bacon:

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Haus of Projects / Re: RD350 Project Mustakrakish
« on: August 19, 2020, 07:52:13 PM »
In the last pic there if I recall I believe that tab on the left, facing down is supposed to fit into the slot beneath it. Then it should sit nice and flat and the spring keeps tension on the whole assembly to keep it all where it's supposed to be. Not sure about any differences between low and hi top carbs.

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Haus of Projects / Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« on: August 18, 2020, 11:46:18 AM »
Ditto no worries. Life getting in the way of my being one with my riding seems to be the story of my life. I wanted to say getting in the way of me enjoying my bikes but truth is I at least started subscribing to the N+1 perspective on bike ownership as of a few years ago.Oh and I also like to wrench on my bikes in the living room (that's how multiple bike ownership began with a broken down bike) and have at least three out of four of them are always living with me in the house because I love looking at them and there isn't a woman nor child who says I can't.So that's that. ;D

PS- I have a slight connection to your bike because my first bike was a silver with maroon pinstriping 1974 Honda CB200T. It was my mom's when I was maybe 3 or 4 years old? I unfortunately destroyed trying to keep up with my trail riding buddies.

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Haus of Projects / Re: 27 Cycles RD 350 - Finally finished!!
« on: August 16, 2020, 10:14:50 AM »
Wow what an amazing looking bike. I really dig the tail, just everything about it. The shape and how the tail light fits in. Different than anything else. Also digging the centerstand. seems like a better solution to a side stand plus it gets the back wheel off the ground. Awesome bike, very slick!  :clap:

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Haus of Projects / Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« on: August 12, 2020, 05:46:28 PM »
+1 Any progress...I keep checking in and wondering cause it's a Awesome! :metal:

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General Chatter / Re: Video of Kawi 750 Mach IV factory assembly
« on: July 24, 2020, 04:13:48 PM »
Wow that was really amazing. One of my holy grail bikes.

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Turning Wrenches / Re: Hydraulic clutch conversion
« on: July 23, 2020, 03:41:02 PM »
Sounds like a plan!  :righteous:

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Turning Wrenches / Re: Mystery doohicky
« on: July 23, 2020, 02:54:45 PM »
Ha,ha. Good question I asked myself then forgot about. It's on the RD250 as well. Not that it needs it.  :whistle:

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