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Old 04-02-2012, 05:40 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by IRideASlowBike View Post
Not to mention that modern retro bikes have neither drum brakes or noodle forks or whatever he mentioned.

I don't think he understands what "retro bike" means. It's a bike that looks and feels like an old classic, but with modern reliability and advances, like disc brakes (actually been around for a while), EFI, and better suspension.
Sounds like a K to me......almost. Customized by Larry Romestant- SpecialKs

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Old 04-02-2012, 05:47 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by madisonreid View Post
Sounds like a K to me......almost.
I'd like one of those.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:02 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by pmelby View Post
Go ahead and put that motor in a cradle frame like the Triumph or the R100, that'll work great. Take off the telelever front end while you're at it, you'll be throwing away one of the best features of the bike. Get rid of the single sided swing arm also, nobody likes the convenience of that for rear tire maintenance. Get rid of that low scalloped seat design, go with a high bench that has no adjustment and no provisions for rider stature. Would all that be 'retro' enough for you?

See, now you're headed in the right direction.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #64
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Here's one from a few years ago.

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by Barnone View Post

Beautiful Triumph there, Boon. I was ready to buy a new one but found a very nice 2001 Kawasaki W650 about seven months ago. Third one that I have owned.
The Kawasaki W650 did not sell well in the USA. I hope the Triumphs keep selling because I will get one eventually.
This bike really puts a smile on my face -- remembering a young, cool assistant prof at my university kick-starting his Bonnie in front of all the co-eds when somekinda fecal matter blew out the exhaust and then the whole tub of shit caught on fire. Sorry, in this case the whole retro-thing is just too much fun.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:08 AM   #66
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My vote would be for something like an r7 with a 1200 dohc motor and 6 speed. Got to keep the period mufflers. And maybe some suspension. I ocould park it next to the Vision. Problem is , if could not afford one. Or the Vision.

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