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    1. 11-09-2009 10:36 PM #701
      hey I remember these being all the rage when I went to tokyo
      either flat tracker or cafe racer style.

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      11-09-2009 10:44 PM #702
      Don't your buddies at Deus Ex Machina do those ?



      Modified by KGB at 2:47 PM 11-10-2009
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      I am planning to keep this for awhile. I am deadly serious too.

    3. 11-09-2009 10:46 PM #703
      i thought they were your good mates.
      You even had the t-shirt I remember.

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      11-09-2009 10:51 PM #704
      You might be getting me confused with someone else, they're not my mates...Most def Tinsel Towners
      Or do you mean the dog farting t-shirt, same guy.....Isnt one of the mambo founders bankrolling the biz ?
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    5. 11-09-2009 10:54 PM #705
      I was only taking the piss, I wouldn't know them from a bar of soap.
      You are right though, now I think about it they bought up every sr500 and or svx or whatever the bikes were.
      I forgot I went off the flat trackers for some reason, it's that shop.
      right about mambo, even took some of the same desingers with them.

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      11-09-2009 10:57 PM #706
      Apparently they're 'must haves' for Hollywood actor types atm. Good luck to 'em....
      Had a look at their site and I think they also import Japanese domestic market models that you can't get here and mod those now...
      Speaking of which, a mate of a mate has a container full of Vintage MX bikes on the way from Cali, CR500 or RM465 anyone (fast and nimble in traffic )?


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    7. 11-09-2009 11:08 PM #707
      used to be able to buy a CR500E brand new in Oz
      they woke up one day and thought, hmm thats not very smart is it.

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      11-09-2009 11:11 PM #708
      I remember a nav rally a few years ago where I came up behind one that was throwing rocks as big as house bricks off the rear tyre...he was quite surprised that I got past him (alive ), he had the power but I had the WP
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      11-10-2009 09:17 AM #709
      Anyone seen the new Ducati Multistrada? Impressive piece of kit!
      http://www.multistrada.ducati....ng=en
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    10. 11-10-2009 01:38 PM #710
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »
      used to be able to buy a CR500E brand new in Oz
      they woke up one day and thought, hmm thats not very smart is it.

      I had 2 CR500's - they were awesome, but absolutely flogged your body. Sold the last one to buy my 1st Husky 610 [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Have been looking around at enduro's again. I'm getting tired of tipping so much $ into 4 wheeled motorsport, w/o really getting a comensurate increase in enjoyment over dirt bikes.

    11. 11-10-2009 03:01 PM #711
      I know what you mean, not the tipping money into 4 wheelers but just the enjoyment and acceleration etc from a fun bike.
      I'm going to ride to work for the next few days, even on my cheap as thumper, the riding position and the way it carves up corners is the best fun.
      My neighbour is selling 2 mx bikes right now and getting an rego'd bike so we can ride together, I think I'll end up with something smaller, maybe 250-450cc just a bike real fast mountain bike. Trailer them about.
      450 rally style bike is what I'd love. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      11-10-2009 03:39 PM #712
      SKC, what off road bike you thinking of? I still dream of owning one eventually. I haven't ridden an off road bike since I was a young teenager! Those days it was all about 125 trial bikes (Suzuki and Yammies from memory) and I would race my cousins around my uncles thousands of arces of plantation through mud and rutt and dirt. Awesome fun! Oh no protective gear too in those days for us, not even helmet! Can't believe my parents were ok with it.
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      11-10-2009 03:41 PM #713
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »
      I know what you mean, not the tipping money into 4 wheelers but just the enjoyment and acceleration etc from a fun bike.
      I'm going to ride to work for the next few days, even on my cheap as thumper, the riding position and the way it carves up corners is the best fun.
      My neighbour is selling 2 mx bikes right now and getting an rego'd bike so we can ride together, I think I'll end up with something smaller, maybe 250-450cc just a bike real fast mountain bike. Trailer them about.
      450 rally style bike is what I'd love. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      what's 450 rally style bike? Is that like the BMW X450 I love so much?
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    14. 11-10-2009 03:57 PM #714
      start with a Yamaha wr450f and add fairing etc. I have no real need for all the rally gear, road book etc. But I love the idea of all the fuel it can carry in the big fairing and under the seat in the side fairings.
      The big bikes (>650) are no out of the desert/rally racing and 450 is the new limit, so there will be some nuts lightweight rally bikes coming out now.
      before

      after

    15. 11-10-2009 04:10 PM #715
      hey way, you could get this one.
      http://www.classic-motorbikes....ng=en

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      11-10-2009 05:25 PM #716
      You jumped too soon, 1200 Multistrada with Termi's, slipper & single seat kit would have been perfect for you around town.
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      11-10-2009 05:34 PM #717
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I am planning to keep this for awhile. I am deadly serious too.

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      11-10-2009 07:55 PM #718
      Quote, originally posted by KGB »
      Wayne ?
      http://www.worldcarfans.com/10...nders

      It almost looks as ghastly as Waynes new heap of shiit... best thing with the BMW is that he could get Southern BM to tune the big straight 6 for him... pour $50K into it to make it a race bike, only to fail dismally.

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      11-10-2009 08:30 PM #719
      That BMW is way too long. I don't like it. Yeah, Southern BM can put a supercharger kit on it I am sure.
      Aaron, you mean the fairing is a fuel tank? What does it do to weight distribution though? Must be terrible?
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    20. 11-10-2009 08:55 PM #720
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      SKC, what off road bike you thinking of?

      The latest Husky 510 I'd say, though I would like to have a ride of an Aprillia RX550 just for chites and giggles.

    21. 11-10-2009 10:15 PM #721
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »


      Looks like a glorified Sybian.
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      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

    22. 11-10-2009 10:21 PM #722
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »
      Looks like a glorified Sybian.

      I know [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] sick hey

    23. 11-10-2009 10:39 PM #723
      for skc, the aprillia

      WAY,
      here is how the fuel tanks look. I'm not sure how much it can carry, but the stages are shorter and faster now, but the old 90's desert races were >500km long daily stages and the bikes carried something like 50+ l of fuel. Plus they were 750-900cc monsters, farkin heavy and tough as nials riders. Goolge Gaston Rahier and look at pics of him next to his bike





      Modified by vwlatino at 1:50 PM 11-11-2009

    24. 11-10-2009 10:54 PM #724
      All the multi owners rave about those bikes, i agree it would have been a good option for Wayne.
      So how about a replacement bike for me?
      The S4R will be going in the New Year, i'm 90% sure that fate is decided.
      My work commute will be roughly 100km/day when we build in the New Year and the S4R will only 'just' make that distance LOL. It will be a nitemare refueling everday!
      I want -
      Capacity: 1,000cc
      engine type: i love v-twins but inline 4 would be ok.
      Position: upright or slightly forward like my Monster
      Fairings?: Nakeds are cool but fairing will be ok.
      Weight: Nothing to bulky. Not interested in Bimmers or FJR1300 type bikes.
      Budget: $6k - $7k.
      I loved my old Firestorm but hated the crappy brakes. I'm thinking maybe an SV1000? Perhaps a TL1000S?

    25. 11-10-2009 11:06 PM #725
      Quote, originally posted by flogbox »
      So how about a replacement bike for me?

      Buy a spilled TL1000 and import a Harris or Spondon frame and voila - all your criteria met;


      I've wanted to build that sort of bike for ~15 years now!

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