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Old 11-28-2012, 07:15 PM   #16
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21ST Century model - Modern

One is not supposed to leave the motorcycle during flight. Classical blunder with obsolete machinery.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:35 PM   #17
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Round headlights from factory = classic.

Points ignition = antique

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:20 AM   #18
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Good one.

Originally Posted by chazbird View Post
Classic: a bike where you can see the engine and easily do most, if not all, of the maintenance, which often times meant relatively frequently.

Modern: a bike where you frequently can't see the engine and have a difficult time doing any of the maintenance, which often means relatively infrequently.
I like this one. Picking various design elements doesn't work as well as this in general....
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:36 AM   #19
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Design elements don't work for my definition. Function works for me. As in if it works like crap but looks good it is classic. If it works well but looks like crap then it is modern.

This bike has modern design elements but was decidedly not modern by my own personal metric. Yes, it had a single shock and disk brake. But that just made it modern in 1986. By my "modern" standards the shock sucked and the disk brake may as well have been made out of wood.

All it took was one back to back ride with my 640 through whoops to make the lack of function abundantly clear to me. I still like that bike despite the shortcomings. I just don't want to ever ride one offroad again. Instead I will go with the modern bike that is ugly as sin but works well.

640E, MXC200, XT200

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:16 AM   #20
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You guys have it wrong.

Classic = A bike I might have bought new when I was 20.

Modern = A bike my Grandson buys new.

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