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Old 12-16-2012, 02:39 PM   #31
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I'll buy a used garage queen in a couple years after the geezer that bought it realizes it hurts his wrists and back too much to ride it.

That would be one of you guys
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:40 PM   #32
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USD shocks? Aren't the reservoirs usually up top? Is this the AUS model?
Looks like the fork has about 1.5" of travel, though...
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:31 AM   #33
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As far as I know, the photos feature Ohlins units, but the shipping bike will feature Paioli shocks.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:23 AM   #34
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USD shocks? Aren't the reservoirs usually up top? Is this the AUS model?
Looks like the fork has about 1.5" of travel, though...

Marzocchi shocks had theirs at the bottom as did others of that period. Nothing new.

And in keeping with the factory 500 cafe racer theme with the shock reservoir at the bottom ... I present exhibit 'A'.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:56 AM   #35
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #36
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I wonder how long that engine will last if it actually puts out 36 h.p.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:11 PM   #37
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Beautiful bikes. I couldn't ride one because of the riding position, and I wouldn't pay that much for a RE unless it was Japanese made. As sweet as it looks, it is still a RE, made in India, and STILL unreliable.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:07 PM   #38
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I wouldn't pay that much for a RE unless it was Japanese made.
Plus, it could never be as cool as a Virago, anyway...




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Old 12-19-2012, 09:11 AM   #39
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Plus, it could never be as cool as a Virago, anyway...







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Old 12-19-2012, 05:39 PM   #40
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Hipsters....

.....don't know how to build their own Cafe.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #41
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.....don't know how to build their own Cafe.

True story.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #42
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Beautiful bikes. I couldn't ride one because of the riding position, and I wouldn't pay that much for a RE unless it was Japanese made. As sweet as it looks, it is still a RE, made in India, and STILL unreliable.
I bought my 2000 Bullet 500 as a leftover new bike in '05. I was amazed at the (shoddy) build quality when I got it home but I went over it with a carefull eye and proceeded to break it in carefully. I commute with it through the summer and have only broke down 1 time in almost 30,000 miles when a bit of carbon buildup on the exhaust valve stem hung the valve barely open.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:40 PM   #43
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I bought my 2000 Bullet 500 as a leftover new bike in '05. I was amazed at the (shoddy) build quality when I got it home but I went over it with a carefull eye and proceeded to break it in carefully. I commute with it through the summer and have only broke down 1 time in almost 30,000 miles when a bit of carbon buildup on the exhaust valve stem hung the valve barely open.
That's a lot more trouble-free mileage than I ever managed on any of my bikes. I'm SERIOUSLY jonesing for one of these Cafe Racers now. Didn't expect that.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #44
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I've always loved limited market bikes.
And I didn't build this one myself.

Fun is first and second gear clutchless wheelies & setting off car alarms.


I thought about asking you if I could ride your bike. But I just lit my license on fire and threw it in the trash. End result is the same.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #45
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^ love that motor,

don't care for the Enfield shown.
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