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Old 01-31-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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How many are interested in 60's 70's 80's bikes?

Just wondering how many riders here are interested in or own older bikes. I love the 60's 70's and 80's Japanese Motorcycles. So what are your interests, new Hi-tech sportbikes or vintage classics.
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I really like the 60's and 70's Japanese and British bikes, especially the CB's. I saw the street tracker you built and am still having dreams about it, that thing is insane!
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Thank You very much!! Thats one of the reasons for my post....everywhere I ride that thing it attracts attention like a Hooters girl at Walmart! Just wondering if its just a fluke or riders really do like to older stuff that much. Merely curiuosity on my part. I love the older bikes, being 58 and having been working in the motorcycle business all my life I was around to uncrate, work on, customize, and ride those bikes from the time I was a kid. I started riding at 9 years old (1961).
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I like the styling of bikes from that time. Though there are some good looking bikes now, I think the styling is too busy on a lot of them (even the naked bikes).
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Those Z1-r's are very nice bikes!!
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i like the old naked standards, like the old cb's and triumphs. i'll get around to owning one some day.
i also love the old sport bikes of the late 80's and early 90's. my old vfr puts a smile on my face every time i start it up
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:52 PM   #9
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I love the "old" bikes. You know the ones they made when I was in high school. lol
I got a top secret, underground effort going right now to possibly buy a '70's CB550.
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My first bike was a late 70's CB500. I have had several Old GS bikes 425E, 850G 2 - 1100E's. A friend had an early Katana (I think it was from 83) with the really weird front fairing. When I was in high school a bunch of us had the old standards (mine was an 81 LTD 1000 with drag bars). We hated on the "Plastic Bikes" back then. And now its is about all we ride. Although I do still long for an 85 GS 1150 E. Don't know why I can't seem to get the want for that bike out of my system.
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I agree. I wanted a track bike, but anyone with a check book can have one of the current zoomy bikes, so I built my own from a 1983 Yamaha XS-650. It get's mondo attention and is way fun to ride.
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I agree. I wanted a track bike, but anyone with a check book can have one of the current zoomy bikes, so I built my own from a 1983 Yamaha XS-650. It get's mondo attention and is way fun to ride.
nice job also
I just chopped up an 81 xs and added a mono air ride off of a zx-6
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I like the cafe racer style...
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Great Looking bike !!!!! As You can see I love the XS650's!! I think my next project will be a Cafe XS650......already looking at yours for ideas. :-)
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Hey I'd love to see pics of that!
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That is one CLEAN KZ1000LTD!!
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