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Old 01-28-2010, 06:01 PM   #31
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What a deal! Ya done good!
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:48 AM   #32
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Alright, I'll go out on a limb here, someone's gotta say it...
Some bikes deserve an early death


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Old 01-30-2010, 09:17 AM   #33
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:32 AM   #34
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Some bikes deserve an early death
Are you saying that one should have been parted out?
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:21 AM   #35
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Don't get me wrong, commuting on that beats a cage any day. I'm just saying I wish they'd thought twice before making that particular model in the first place.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:26 AM   #36
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...I wish they'd thought twice before making that particular model in the first place.
What's wrong with it? What do you have against it?
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:50 AM   #37
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It's nothing personal. I just think it's ugly.
I knew I was going out on a limb...
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:00 AM   #38
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It's nothing personal. I just think it's ugly.
I knew I was going out on a limb...
Hey, that is personal - can't get much more personal than that!

Me, I think that's a pretty cute little bike! (just my personal opinion)

I used to think BMWs were pretty odd looking and didn't even consider owning one because of that. Even after I grew to love them (and their looks) it took quite a while before I could see through the homeliness of the GS.

So I won't take it personal that you find them ugly. What did concern me was that perhaps you knew of some major fault with them as a reason to not own one. Ugly is a whole 'nother matter.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:08 AM   #39
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Hey, that is personal - can't get much more personal than that!

Me, I think that's a pretty cute little bike! (just my personal opinion)

I used to think BMWs were pretty odd looking and didn't even consider owning one because of that. Even after I grew to love them (and their looks) it took quite a while before I could see through the homeliness of the GS.

So I won't take it personal that you find them ugly. What did concern me was that perhaps you knew of some major fault with them as a reason to not own one. Ugly is a whole 'nother matter.
Well, I'm with you on that. In younger days, I could NEVER see the beauty in old airheads, especially the early ones. The older I get, the more that changes. Hell, I OWN a GS. So that says something. Maybe in time I'll even learn to appreciate bikes like this and the Rebel.


But I doubt it. And nope, don't know a thing about them.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:19 AM   #40
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Maybe in time I'll even learn to appreciate bikes like this and the Rebel.
I draw the line at cruisers - I'm afraid they'll ALWAYS be just plain UGLY!
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:27 PM   #41
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Gn400's may not be the best looking stocker, but they do look pretty good with a few mods. Mechanically they are good bikes...I was riding mine today...
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:24 AM   #42
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It's certainly fugly, but strangely that's part of the appeal. Maybe some knobbies would help?
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:41 AM   #43
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From the OP: Absolutely no collectable value, one cylinder and zero cool, my motorcycle soulmate if there ever were.

I didn't buy it to be a thing of beauty. I bought it to ride to work and have some cheap fun with. You'll get no arguments from me about ugly, nobody outside of Milwaukee has ever made a cruiser that wasn't ugly and/or pathetic...And I ride a Quota so my aesthetic judgement is suspect at best.

Now for dual-sport tires, really cheap dual-sport tires in 120/90/16 rear and 100/90/18 front.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:22 PM   #44
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From the OP: Absolutely no collectable value, one cylinder and zero cool, my motorcycle soulmate if there ever were.

I didn't buy it to be a thing of beauty. I bought it to ride to work and have some cheap fun with. You'll get no arguments from me about ugly, nobody outside of Milwaukee has ever made a cruiser that wasn't ugly and/or pathetic...And I ride a Quota so my aesthetic judgement is suspect at best.

Now for dual-sport tires, really cheap dual-sport tires in 120/90/16 rear and 100/90/18 front.
Just put those exact size tires on the XS400 of my friend last summer...Reasonably priced, stick to the road well and appear like they will give good road life...The tires were Kenda's BTW...I will see if I can get the model # from him...
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:33 PM   #45
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As I said I ride a GS so what do I know?
And +1 on knobbies! maybe a solo seat and I'll buy it off ya?
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