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Old 11-02-2006, 08:21 PM   #16
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1974 Honda CB125. Man I loved that bike! :rabia
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:21 PM   #17
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Took mine in 93 on a Yam XT 350. Upright like a bicycle and light enough to throw around. No problem with the test.
It's not an adventure if you don't get lost.

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Old 11-02-2006, 08:25 PM   #18
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Boy did I feel like a stud! About 7 years ago.....

As part of the emasculating rider training mandates: You must ride their 250cc Kawasaki cruiser. A Trail 90 has more class than this thing did.

It was something that had no market share outside of Asia. I know they use the TW200 around here now (and my wife has one), but that castrated cruiser was just freaking embarassing. I do have enough sense to realize that I did pass the test, so some thanks should be due........or not.

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Old 11-02-2006, 08:25 PM   #19
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after a stern lecture about "that type of bike" on the street, I proceeded to feather the clutch for the whole test, never even blipped the throttle.

anybody here think the test has any relevance to daily driving?
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:29 PM   #20
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First bike I owned, of course the first thing I did was make it go faster, Rejet, replaced the air filter and put expansion chambers on.

Fast bike, steered like a tank.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:35 PM   #21
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:46 PM   #22
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:04 PM   #23
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So Rider pulled a gun on me. What's the big deal? He never actually pulled the trigger
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:08 PM   #24
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Took the test in 1988 on a 1979 BMW R100S. THe one with the Cafe fairing. It had a 2-1 Luftmeister exhaust that would rattle windows. I really liked that bike. I sold it to get furniture for my apartment when I got married.

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Old 11-02-2006, 09:11 PM   #25
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:34 PM   #26
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:48 PM   #27
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#2 pencil, no riding required in Idaho.. until lately
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:03 PM   #28
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I took my test on this, but I removed the dry bags first.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:14 PM   #29
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i've started the test with an YAMAHA VIRAGO 250CC AND then IT BROKE DOWN and i've had to finish the test with a 1997 Honda CB500. I love it so much i bought one from the same year for me and its still running fine.


Don't ride like crazy cos when you're important people waits for you.

Translated to portuguese:
Já repararam que nas curvas os carros inclinam-se para o lado errado?
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:26 PM   #30
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Borrowed from a mate. Twin cylinder 125cc and a pretty quick bike despite it's small size.
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