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Old 12-13-2011, 12:31 PM   #1156
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98 Sportster with 7200 miles. My buddy originally said $1500... I felt guilty stealing from a friend so I gave him $1800 and a .410 shotgun worth $400.
That's the same tank design as mine (at 1/3 the price)! check out this mod if you would like to be able to read your instruments. Also I can't recommend the Road King shock swap enough.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:09 PM   #1157
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i was kind of hoping this was going to be a RYCA build.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:55 PM   #1158
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i was kind of hoping this was going to be a RYCA build.
Theres not a lot of difference between that drawing and the RYCAs
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #1159
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Theres not a lot of difference between that drawing and the RYCAs
That's very true! In fact, when I did the drawing, I printed out a photo of one of the RYCA bikes, and traced over it. Those guys have put together a great package, and Jay and I considered it, but he's a pro bike builder, and we both wanted to do something more unique and more one-of-a-kind.
However, I don't think that without the RYCA guys work, we would have thought to do this at all. We are using a lot of their ideas, just re-worked a little, and we are using their frame geometry for the most part as well.
SO, even though it's not a RYCA, we owe them a great deal of thanks, and more than just a little nod....
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #1160
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That's very true! In fact, when I did the drawing, I printed out a photo of one of the RYCA bikes, and traced over it. Those guys have put together a great package, and Jay and I considered it, but he's a pro bike builder, and we both wanted to do something more unique and more one-of-a-kind.
However, I don't think that without the RYCA guys work, we would have thought to do this at all. We are using a lot of their ideas, just re-worked a little, and we are using their frame geometry for the most part as well.
SO, even though it's not a RYCA, we owe them a great deal of thanks, and more than just a little nod....
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:02 AM   #1161
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Also I can't recommend the Road King shock swap enough.
With the full-length touring shocks on it, it will feel like a new bike.

I bet the steering gets a lot quicker.

Might want to get a long kickstand if it doesn't have one. You might be able to swap with someone on the XL-forum.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:33 PM   #1162
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Got this bad boy for free from a buddy...

It was a pile of parts when I got it from him on a rainy afternoon. It was in boxes..... I put some of it together and snapped a pic.



The front and rear brakes were stuck and it was missing a rear seat as it had been sitting for 13 yrs.....after alot of work I got it running in about 2 weekends. I currently have about 27 bucks and alot of labor into it.

1986 EX250R (with title)

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Old 12-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #1163
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Picked up this bad boy for exactly 1500 bucks in tennessee...this one also in pieces....all original with a few period correct updates I have alot more than that into it currently.

1973 kawi H1 (with title)

H1, Uploaded with Snapbucket (Original)

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Old 12-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #1164
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1974 Kawi H2 750 (with title) not running in the past 8 yrs...

$500

I hopped on it because I have always wanted one...It is currently still sitting just like I got it.


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Old 12-15-2011, 02:43 PM   #1165
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I seem to be a connoisseur of cheap bikes...

picked up this one (my daily rider) for $1000 with a bad motor (came with the ohlins rear susp)...got a motor for free in a different deal and have been driving it for the past 7 yrs...Many upgrades though since then..

It was fully faired when I got it but I stripped all the plastics off because I am an idiot.....currently thinking about buying plastics......but I am cheaper than a Nigerian rug trader...

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Old 12-15-2011, 03:01 PM   #1166
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picked this up a couple weeks ago. put a battery in it, runs like a champ. less than $1k.



i'm thinking about wrapping it w/the 3M stuff.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:02 PM   #1167
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The V-strom is the only bike I've seen that becomes more awesome the worse shape it's in.

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Old 12-15-2011, 03:10 PM   #1168
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Always wanted a VSTROM...I miss my SV1k
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:11 PM   #1169
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The V-strom is the only bike I've seen that becomes more awesome the worse shape it's in.

thanks! that's why i'm "thinking about" the wrap. it's well used and looks it but it's really in pretty good shape. i'm planning to sell my other bike and just ride this. but yeah, it looks like a beater truck...
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:04 PM   #1170
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Nice Strom!

How many miles? ( Not that it matters)
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