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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-14-2005, 04:48 PM
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post #32 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-14-2005, 11:57 PM
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Man I almost get some wood after seeing those bikes!!!
Where do you work that has those bikes?
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Man I almost get some wood after seeing those bikes!!!
Where do you work that has those bikes?

I get wood everyday when I walk into the office.

I work for Team Obsolete.
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post #34 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 12:48 AM
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Damn I need to find a job like that!!!
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Slaintedan, you gotta be the luckiest guy in the world.

It must be great being around all those badass bikes of superbike history.
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Slaintedan, you gotta be the luckiest guy in the world.

It must be great being around all those badass bikes of superbike history.
It really is though!

It's probably second only to winning the lottery...especially for a vintage bike nut like me!
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post #37 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 10:25 PM
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I would love to find a job like that!
I love vintage bike as well but there aren't really any shops like that around here.
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post #38 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-18-2006, 10:27 AM
 
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I've owned a 72 H-2 for 34 years. All I can say is it was designed to go extremly fast in a straight line. It's not the greatest handling machine in corners, but not as bad as others make it out to be. It runs like an animal in cooler weather (less than 60 degrees). It's the worlds' first "Superbike", and lives up to the name "Widowmaker"
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post #39 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:47 AM
 
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I had a '72 HII 500. Great stoplight to 1/8 mile drag bike, and wheelie monster. When it comes to the twisties, it felt hinged in the middle, I even replaced the factory swingarm bushings with the bronze ones, and on reversed corners, your heart was in your throat!
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post #40 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 05:48 AM
 
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BACK WHEN I had SUZUKI 500, then 550s. Coworkers had 350-400 (both) and 500, cousin had 750 with chambers. What the kawis had was a stepped power band poor suspension and a too "light" frame. Roger Hull of Road Rider mag happily used one as a tourer. One half reputation was poor mods, hard riding and wide engine, on marginal tires. Treat it like a moded CZ 400 MX, fun. Expect too much, not. Worst is crank disassembly for seal replacement 750 with cambers had light switch Barnett clutch, couldn't leave stop without wheelie. Change fork springs, reshock, gusset here and there, ?
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