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Old 12-22-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:46 PM   #3
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I don't have any expertise to add, but that GL1000 is looking pretty awesome. Based purely on aesthetics, that would be my choice.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:13 PM   #5
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^Actually, your part of the reason why I've been looking at this type of project.

How does she ride? power? handling?
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:22 PM   #6
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xs650 no doubt. Only issue is finding one that's reasonably priced.
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I saw one on craigslist for about $1500...I think it should be under $1k though. I've got an SR500 that I'm wanting to do the same thing with. Just don't have the time. It's not even that expensive to trick out...just need time for lots of elbow grease...good luck with your project!
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:31 PM   #8
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I gave away a perfect running 81 Maxim 650 when I left NY. Had a dent in the tank, and about 20k miles on it. I kick myself for that. It was a cool little bike with some pretty good torque.
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I'm really digging this GL1000 although it might be a bit too much heft for the neighborhood.

I think the GL1000 would be a blast. In fact, I was thinking about a new cafe project using GL1000 when I saw this one today

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Old 12-22-2010, 07:49 PM   #10
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I have a 78 xs650 I love the bike its my 2nd one I did this one Brat style.

heres what I started with $1000 bucks from a old man on craigslist


then..


and then..


and then..


and now..
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:51 PM   #11
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man on that budget i dont really have any input, just make sure you want the standard bars because all those are.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:10 PM   #12
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standard bars? I got a of a deal on mine it was all rebuilt from the ground up Sparx ignition system, pamco ignitor, mikuni carbs and so on also its a rear disc model i got about 1500 in total in mine and im getting ready to tear it down and put it in a hardtail frame
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Well as those who know me have come to realize is that I'm hung like a 2 year old.thanks

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have you considered the flowered scooter in the Stigs' garage? good on gas and perfect for french people. not too masculine. perfect.
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Different, well we all have a different opinon of "something different". Guess it comes with age.

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jump on this bro. if i had the cash i would have already picked it up.

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Old 12-22-2010, 09:15 PM   #16
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I saw that on CL but found another one... going to keep it to myself until I close on it though

btw did you ever figure out what was wrong with your baby?
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If that bike is available a month from now... i am all over it.
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I saw that on CL but found another one... going to keep it to myself until I close on it though

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talking to me? it was the rectifier. and when it went out it took out a fuse inside the tail section that i didnt know was there. its all gravy now baby. been riding to work everyday. right at 400 miles this past week.
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