And then I ruined a really good bike.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Wildebeest90210, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    I can only hope bike don’t having feelings. That poor once proud BMW.
  2. Scoozi

    Scoozi Long timer

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  3. mike in idaho

    mike in idaho Been here awhile

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    No knobby tires?
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  4. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Some good quotes...'The original subframe was also hacked off during this same period. ' ' core ethos behind the latest two-wheeled work ' ' but I managed to pull it off,” gleams Boaz.' ' new clip-ons afford the XV a markedly more aggressive riding position which is right in line with the cafe fighter vibe. '
    This is one young builder we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for in the future.
    If only you could stop him.
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  5. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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  6. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I'm probably not the only one that likes this. Besides it was sitting abandoned and deteriorating in the back of the shed. What's wrong with having a bit of fun ?
    But , then again I'm a guy that had an idea to ride cross country a few years ago with plans to leave the bike , then fly back to it and continue. I looked around in my shed and said "This will do."
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    And it did , 3 trips with a combined mileage of 17,500 , including 300 or 400 miles of unpaved roads. Yamaha XV920RH from 1981 .

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  7. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    "Cafe fighter"? Not familiar with this genre, though I have seen some scuffles break out down at the local Starbucks when they announced they had run out of limited edition cups.
    https://nypost.com/video/limited-edition-cup-causes-chaos-at-starbucks/
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  8. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    All of them have been bought up for use in the "Dumbass" thread.
  9. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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  10. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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    Having owned a Yamaha TR1 in the past I'd hazard a guess that those Yam V twin specials are a massive improvement...
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  11. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    I liked the XV1000 that we got in Oz, sort of euro spec, grease cased chain, I really liked these, we then got a 750 shaft in cruiser style, then the litre bikes went step seat and I was out...
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  12. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Ditto with our XV920R bikes. We only got them for two years here but there were leftovers at dealers for years after.
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  13. ADVDucs33

    ADVDucs33 Been here awhile

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    I have to say the 1100 Enduro is kinda cool, and better executed then quite a few others. Kept it period and made an effort to make it look factory. I vote not ruined on this one.
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  14. PaulRS

    PaulRS Dutch fool

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    Yamaha XT1100, kind of like it.:D

    Paul.
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  15. Dryslick

    Dryslick Been here awhile

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    I have to agree on this one. It doesn’t look like the Freddy Kruger’s nightmare that XV750 by Beekhof is. The 1100 looks like a real, functional motorcycle. Bet it’s a hoot to ride. But then I like to trail-ride my 990.
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  16. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    I think Viragos, by definition, don't belong in any thread that includes "a really good bike" in the title.
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  17. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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  18. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    I disagree. I don't particularly like the cruiser styling, especially of the later twin-shock bikes that became a little garish, but once they got the starter gremlins sorted the bike had a long production run and got many folks out there on two wheels who might not otherwise have ridden. I certainly liked my R model and wish I had another.
  19. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Ok, I'm trawling the Bikeshed MCC for sale to get out of this XV shaped hole we are in.
    Things are a bit quiet as all the hip guys are mid build at the moment but sticking with the Yamaha theme how about this pro built XS?
    The XS was surely a 'good' bike and well up for a good modern day ruining.
    Only £6495.

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  20. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Nice CB750, £2250 reserve not met on Fleabay, he's blaming the PO for the tasteful mods....
    I think the filter used is called 'Neon polarise my bike less shit'

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