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Old 01-24-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Does anyone have experience with these type of motorcycles?
I was just wondering if it's fun or not. I was planning on building one but I'm not sure if it's all worth it in the end.
Any tips and pointers would be great
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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I would guess that with something like that, whether it's "worth it" or not is how much joy you get from building it!
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:28 AM   #3
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I would guess that with something like that, whether it's "worth it" or not is how much joy you get from building it!
Lmao, yeah. It doesn't seem so hard from what I've seen. I think the only hard part is looking for the parts
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I think a lot of them are cheapest of cheap parts... so you shouldn't have much invested.

That's the idea behind the streetfighter Ninja 250s... start with next to nothing invested and spend hours and hours customizing using whatever is around.

Also... this was a tiny bike... I know nothing about it, just parked next to it. I'm willing to bet it leaked as much fuel as it burned... see the puddle? It had a steady drip from a rag wrapped around the petcock.
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Google, ton of companies and sights dedicated to them...
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great if you live downtown and wanna bar bomb on one, I wouldnt want to ride it any distance on the freeway, which would suck having one, my luck when you are out on it, your buddys want to go somewhere else and its a distance and your screwed , so end result is that I would take the bigger normal sized bike all the time and never ride the smaller one....
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great if you live downtown and wanna bar bomb on one, I wouldnt want to ride it any distance on the freeway, which would suck having one, my luck when you are out on it, your buddys want to go somewhere else and its a distance and your screwed , so end result is that I would take the bigger normal sized bike all the time and never ride the smaller one....
This. Pretty much the reason I wouldn't own a scooter. They're cheap, would probably lower my insurance... but I'd be riding home to get the big bike anytime plans changed. Although, the 250 bobber would have a much better chance of going farther... it just wouldn't be as comfy.
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I think a lot of them are cheapest of cheap parts... so you shouldn't have much invested.

That's the idea behind the streetfighter Ninja 250s... start with next to nothing invested and spend hours and hours customizing using whatever is around.

Also... this was a tiny bike... I know nothing about it, just parked next to it. I'm willing to bet it leaked as much fuel as it burned... see the puddle? It had a steady drip from a rag wrapped around the petcock.
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Oh , I can see it. I bet it hasn't been there for a while and it leaked that much. Damnn
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great if you live downtown and wanna bar bomb on one, I wouldnt want to ride it any distance on the freeway, which would suck having one, my luck when you are out on it, your buddys want to go somewhere else and its a distance and your screwed , so end result is that I would take the bigger normal sized bike all the time and never ride the smaller one....
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This. Pretty much the reason I wouldn't own a scooter. They're cheap, would probably lower my insurance... but I'd be riding home to get the big bike anytime plans changed. Although, the 250 bobber would have a much better chance of going farther... it just wouldn't be as comfy.

Oh yeah huh? The rpms would probably be really high going on the freeway especially on i-10. That's the freeway I practically take everyday. And yeah, the 250 would have great mileage but it probably would be really uncomfortable. Maybe I can customize the seat or something, make it a softtail with 3 inch springs or something..
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passed a helix on i10e at 45 yesterday in the traffic,....then an hour later, going out to get crawfish in the car he passed me headed into my neighborhood. Prob took him 20 - 25 minutes more on that little 250 but he was doing it,...and that's from i10/45 to crosby.
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Lmao, yeah. It doesn't seem so hard from what I've seen. I think the only hard part is looking for the parts
With a build like that you typically don't "look for the parts", you either have the part and modify it or you make it from some raw material. It's more about a cheap build than an off-the-shelf parts bin high-dollar bike, IMO. I've got an '82 Kawasaki KZ305 that I picked up practically for free that I'm basically just going to hard tail because I want the experience, but don't want to do it on a bike valuable enough that I'd be upset if I screwed it up.
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250cc bobber would be a good build off contest here.
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What about Johnny Pag motorcycles i believe they are single pin 45-degree 250cc bikes (sound like baby harleys)
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bambam69 started on a 250cc bopper(single cylinder, a suzuki I think)

We put white walls and a hardtail on it, recanvased the seat with a checkered detail. He did a forest ride; after that decided it was best for around town with the lack of suspension. The brakes were less then par, intake/exhaust mods were simple with the amount of room available.
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Hardtail in Houston. I'm going to nix it right there. And the fact that at 6'4" I would look kinda silly on a bike that small.
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A company called blue collar customs, or bobbers, has a hardtail bobber kit for the rebel 250. it looks great.
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