Where are the singles?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by 40cu.in.of.furey, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Sorry, didn't realize. Believe it or not, the S40 is on my short list of bikes I'd like to have. I prefer the S40 to the Savage, as I like the flat bars better. I guess it's a bit surprising the Savage/S40 is still in the Suzuki lineup. I'm glad it is.



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  2. JerryH

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    It probably won't be much longer, due to the damned EPA. Or it will have FI, and I will no longer want it. I have looked at the S40/Savage, and believe I can fabricate a bolt on support that could be carried along for flat tires. I did that with my Rebel. But having to take all the stuff along to fix flats with tubeless tires doesn't leave you much room to carry anything else. So it would definitely be at a disadvantage as far as going on long trips is concerned. But I just love the big air cooled carbureted single.

    My XT225 now has both a centerstand AND a kickstarter. SW Motech makes a centerstand for the Honda VLX600, too bad they don't have one for the LS650.

    I must be the only one who gets flat tires. I got 3 in one day on the XT. Out in the middle of the desert. Absolutely nothing to prop it up on. I would have been buzzard food had it not been for that centerstand. At least if you are riding on the road, there is a chance that someone might stop to help you. A slim chance, but possible.
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  3. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    More crazy postings from JerryH:

    "Like the Kawasaki W650, they are all in private collections now, and if you do find one for sale, it would cost a fortune. "

    I have a W650 which I ride daily and there are always some for sale as has been pointed out to JerryH in several other threads.

    "I must be the only one who gets flat tires. I got 3 in one day on the XT. Out in the middle of the desert. Absolutely nothing to prop it up on. I would have been buzzard food had it not been for that centerstand."

    No rocks in the desert? Can't lay the XT225 over on it's side to repair the flat tire? Guess you would just have to die then.
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  4. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    Right here big boy, I'm single. :rofl

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  5. dlmarquez

    dlmarquez dlm

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    check out this link

    www.borile.it
    look at the Borile B450 Scrambler...whats not to like?
    Light!
    fabulous looks...the closest to perfect I have seen
    Ducati top end, Borile lower end
    kick start!!!!!!! YAY

    only problems are no dealers in the US and I think the price is around 14K EUROS!!!!:freaky
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  6. 40cu.in.of.furey

    40cu.in.of.furey Been here awhile

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    You would think Yamaha would just use there 700cc single out of there quads and put in a bike, not much R&D there, they could use the FZ8 platform for it or a cafe look, although water cooled lumps aren't as pretty as air/oil cooled engines.


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  7. Durangoman

    Durangoman Yeah its me!

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    I have an excellent one!! :evil

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  8. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Yamaha MT-03. Not for the US.

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    Derbi 660 Mulhacen , not for the US either.

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    Aprilla 660 Strada , I don't need to say it.....
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    And my dearly departed MZ Skorpion Sport, slightly modded. It was a really fun bike.
    MZ's were sold in the US until they went under.
    All of the bikes above are powered by the Yamaha 660 single , 5 valves in the earlier ones , the four valve modern version.
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  9. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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  10. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    I'm not totally keen on the looks but...

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  11. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    Oh my ........ :knary





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    http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/ktm-rc4-690r-mototech/




    I remember following the Euro Sound Of Singles championship back in the 90's. The diversity of bikes was amazing. The Over Yamaha, JJ Cobas Honda. Chassis from Harris, Tigcraft, Hjera, Spondon, etc. The Ducati Supermono, Good stuff. :clap




    I have these to play with now .......





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  12. scootrboi

    scootrboi Long timer

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    That bike caught my eye. I thought with a standard riding position it could be about right for me.I like singles.
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  13. dlmarquez

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    I am still waiting on Yamaha...I have fond memories of my faithful old SRX6 and I am hoping an SR400/SRX400 or some such appears shortly!:wink:
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