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r80rt

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Space age stone axe
« on: July 29, 2010, 12:34:52 PM »
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Re: Space age stone axe
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 03:58:45 PM »
 Did you catch the part where he said "its one of the few vintage bikes you can buy who's parts are readily available"   ;)

Where am I going with this ?

 Except for the circa 1990's EFI, the bike is chock full of REliable 50's,60's and 70's technology  ;D.

 He also mentioned 27 HP. If my math skilz aint to bad I believe it has a better power to weight ratio than say a stock V-8 Chevy Nova or Dodge Dart certainly a far cry better than a 4.0L Jeep Cherokee.

 A motorcycle you can work on IF you have want to and no plastic body works, whats not to love ?  ;)
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Re: Space age stone axe
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 05:52:50 PM »
27 is at the crank.  I think it's more like 21-22 at the wheel. 

And yes, naked bikes with no plastic to remove and pretty, raw, mechanical looking engines make my day :)  Did I mention I used to own a Ducati Monster?

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Re: Space age stone axe
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 06:02:39 PM »
"keeps you out of the garage and on the road"?!   then what would i do with all that spare time i devote to wrenching 8)
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Re: Space age stone axe
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 07:51:16 PM »
I'm with Scotty. This bike is a perfect compliment to a refined sport bike. My other ride at the moment is a '08 Kawasaki z1000.  The two bikes couldnt be more different.