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Old 10-11-2013, 10:47 AM   #9759
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Originally Posted by MaParkerColo View Post
Funny, I just had one of my students ask me about this bike before I saw Blake's post. So tell me why this would or wouldn't make a great bike for a college student moving up from and old 70's CB650. He is tired of wrenching and just wants something he can ride and ride and ride...

For $2K I was steering him toward something newer.
I grew up on these and loved them. However, it's a 1983 and he'll be wrenching on it just like the 70's CB650.

Going from a 19" front wheel to a 16" front will take some getting used too as well as the power curve on the V4. They're great bikes and rock solid but, something goes wrong...well splitting the case isn't fun.
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