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Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By epb
I love, love, love the Brutale, but I'd go with...

I love, love, love the Brutale, but I'd go with the Street Triple (R for me) or the Monster 821. The Striple is simply the best urban sport bike out there - reviewers love them, the owners adore...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,424
Posted By epb
As well she should - that's a nice example.

As well she should - that's a nice example.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,866,599
Posted By epb
I think I recognize these two! Isn't an ep of...

I think I recognize these two! Isn't an ep of "Stories of Bike" about them?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,840
Posted By epb
My daily vehicle for two years (2012 - 2014) was...

My daily vehicle for two years (2012 - 2014) was a 1978 Honda CB400. I rode it year-round in Chicago (even winters) after buying it for $900. I kept the oil changed, the chain oiled, the valves...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 338,699
Posted By epb
Saw this one today on CL: ...

Saw this one today on CL:
http://louisville.craigslist.org/mcy/4953811501.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00M0M_g6lsOpPUi67_600x450.jpg

I'm not sure I buy his logic that a 37 year-old bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,960
Posted By epb
My younger brother drives a 1997 Honda Civic. He...

My younger brother drives a 1997 Honda Civic. He bought it a couple of years ago when his ancient Chevy Beretta finally died. In that time, I've owned a vintage Rolls-Royce, four Porsches, four BMWs,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,866,599
Posted By epb
I can't picture a bike small enough for Bell to...

I can't picture a bike small enough for Bell to actually ride. She'll have to stick with the LeBaron. :-)
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,196
Views: 674,269
Posted By epb
And that's with the maximum deductible! :huh

And that's with the maximum deductible! :huh
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10,155
Views: 1,729,653
Posted By epb
Actually going to look at one this weekend (in...

Actually going to look at one this weekend (in project condition).

http://onlycarspictures.com/uploads/honda/honda-cl450/honda-cl450-09.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 1,106,692
Posted By epb
That was an odd bit in the article - they used a...

That was an odd bit in the article - they used a W650 subframe and boasted any seat for that bike would work, then say the builder went with a custom seat.
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5,062
Views: 1,058,851
Posted By epb
Ditto. Red seems to have been really popular...

Ditto. Red seems to have been really popular though - it's what I usually see for sale around here.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 934,215
Posted By epb
Here's an odd one:...

Here's an odd one: http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/4814213589.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00G0G_6kRvrkqoFX2_600x450.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,190
Posted By epb
I don't get why they developed the CBR250R with...

I don't get why they developed the CBR250R with this in production.
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5,062
Views: 1,058,851
Posted By epb
That's the same range I'm seeing - $1500 - $2500....

That's the same range I'm seeing - $1500 - $2500. The 700SC seems to go for a bit more in good condition, but those in good condition seem to be scarce.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10,155
Views: 1,729,653
Posted By epb
Sounds like you should swing by a BMW dealer but,...

Sounds like you should swing by a BMW dealer but, before you visit the showroom, hang around the service department for a bit, near the cashier. :-)
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10,155
Views: 1,729,653
Posted By epb
The dilemma is a 700SC in restored condition has...

The dilemma is a 700SC in restored condition has popped up for sale about 25 miles away. This showed up for sale the same day for about the same money:
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 322,998
Posted By epb
I think the technical term is "enablers."...

I think the technical term is "enablers." ;)
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10,155
Views: 1,729,653
Posted By epb
http://www.cyclechaos.com/images/5/50/1984-Honda-C...

http://www.cyclechaos.com/images/5/50/1984-Honda-CB700SC-RedBlack-7894-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 40,156
Posted By epb
I've never owned one but have come close a few...

I've never owned one but have come close a few times. If the Nighthawk lookedlike the earlier CB750, it would be darned near the perfect Standard and I'd own one. Even with the 80s looks, I'm sorely...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 84,487
Posted By epb
Apparently to give you - and ONLY you - something...

Apparently to give you - and ONLY you - something to grouse about repeatedly, which you seem to enjoy. :-)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,866,599
Posted By epb
I know it's supposed to be all about the girls...

I know it's supposed to be all about the girls but that's a well done CB750. The end if the seat looks to be made from another CB750's tank.
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,259
Posted By epb
I think everyone understands that. What's really...

I think everyone understands that. What's really being lamented is the waning importance if the US market. Honda still makes good bikes, they're just tailored to markets with different tastes and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,259
Posted By epb
The irony being that the Honda pictured is from...

The irony being that the Honda pictured is from the era the OP liked, instead of being one of the modern bikes he doesn't.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8,848
Views: 1,634,755
Posted By epb
Is the Tux for sale in the US this year? I...

Is the Tux for sale in the US this year? I thought Suzuki alternated since demand here is low, which would explain it not being shown.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10,155
Views: 1,729,653
Posted By epb
I've been on the lookout for an old CB550 with no...

I've been on the lookout for an old CB550 with no luck, but there are ads for three of these from different local sellers, and reading up it looks like the GS550 might be a better bike. They're...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,583
Posted By epb
The joke being made is that the SR400 is a...

The joke being made is that the SR400 is a single, not a twin. ;-)
Forum: 2 smokers 12-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,096
Posted By epb
For me, it depends on my intentions. If it's a...

For me, it depends on my intentions. If it's a bike I plan to keep a while, I go for the re-paint, as I'll be making my own history instead of forever wondering how it got that ding in the tank. If...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,259
Posted By epb
The US market isn't as important as it once was...

The US market isn't as important as it once was so they no longer try desperately to appeal to buyers here, so this reaction isn't odd to me. I still like Honda myself, though only the CB1100 and...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By epb
I had Geico and someone backed into my Z3 coupe...

I had Geico and someone backed into my Z3 coupe as well - had to replace the hood. They didn't balk a bit me going to a top shop or insisting on new parts (as you said, they're pretty rare).
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 78,906
Posted By epb
As someone that's owned multiple old bikes at...

As someone that's owned multiple old bikes at once (though not as many) I recommend keeping one of your old ones. Wrenching becomes fun again when you have modern, reliable bikes on hand, and having...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 78,906
Posted By epb
List like this say "I've got some cash and want...

List like this say "I've got some cash and want to blow it on something." No segment overlap indicating what you want it for, just models with high profile among riders right now. In that case, I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 1,106,692
Posted By epb
Love that '69! Man, I wish the still made...

Love that '69! Man, I wish the still made something like it in terms of weight and config (standard).
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By epb
It seems like a popular replacement for the Hawk...

It seems like a popular replacement for the Hawk GT, second only to the Versys.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10,155
Views: 1,729,653
Posted By epb
The Huge Design Stoc RR kit for the CBR1000,...

The Huge Design Stoc RR kit for the CBR1000, though I'd want to modify it for the 600RR, which is apparently part of the design plan
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By epb
I like the Unit Garage kit ...

I like the Unit Garage kit

http://touch.cycleworld.com/all/94899#1


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-erunsdWt7yY/Ub65ASCAI3I/AAAAAAAAFUg/8Lcz8kG3ggs/s1600/Unit-Garage-Classic-Kit-R120R_intext2.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 40,156
Posted By epb
Depends on how well-maintained the 52-year old...

Depends on how well-maintained the 52-year old is, doesn't it? ;)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,866,599
Posted By epb
That was my first thought!

That was my first thought!
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,700
Posted By epb
:lol3 Based on that pic, and estimating that...

:lol3

Based on that pic, and estimating that guy's about 5'6", I think the bike would work well for me (6' even) with a loaf seat and taller bars.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,812
Posted By epb
What size did you end up with? Is the helmet now...

What size did you end up with? Is the helmet now more oval-friendly?
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10,155
Views: 1,729,653
Posted By epb
Or simply paint a modern vintage-style helmet.

Or simply paint a modern vintage-style helmet.
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