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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I had a 75 CB400F, all red.
    First time I saw that bike I was sure I had to have one. Somehow I never got around to it. Still love them though.

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    My Honda 400F was red also. Sweet little bike!

    From the internet:



    The last one I saw had been converted to a cafe racer.
    Last edited by k7baixo; 07-05-12 at 09:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogster View Post
    Never got into motorcycles, when I was in my late teens, I had one friend killed blah blah blah.
    When I was 15, the entire family across the street was killed in a car accident. They ran into fog on the highway, slowed down and got hit by a semi truck going 70 mph.

    If I'd followed your line of thinking I'd have stuck to motorcycles only for the rest of my life.

    The lesson here is not to avoid a particular mode of transportation, it's to not ride like a knob like your friends did, or to pay attention like my neighbors didn't.

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    Had a Cushman Eagle when in High School. Was used when I got it. Got rid of it in 1967, wish I still had it.
    This is not mine, just wanted to post a pic of one for anyone not familiar with it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    The lesson here is not to avoid a particular mode of transportation, it's to not ride like a knob like your friends did, or to pay attention like my neighbors didn't.
    Here in CT (a non-helmet state) my favorites are the idiot Harley riders who don't wear a helmet or the idiot young Japanese sport bike riders who ride sans helmets and in shorts & T-shirts as a former MSF instructor I'm always amazed.

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    Surfmonkey,
    That picture of a "Cushman" has a Harley motor stuck in the frame, not sure that was a factory option!

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    CT is a no helmet state!?! That's just stupid in my opinion.

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    Florida is too Mikey. Used to have a helmet law but the activist and Riders' rights groups got it repealed in 2000. Pretty dumb move to me. Deaths went way up almost immediately. I will not ride a motorcycle one foot without a helmet. Too many friends got killed or hurt when I was a teenager starting out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    I will not ride a motorcycle one foot without a helmet.
    Once, when my motorcycle lost traction in a low speed turn, I remember as I fell, suddenly, I was aware the my field of view was shifting around. I realized I had my helmet on and it was moving in relation to my head. "That's cool." I thought to myself. It didn't prevent any catastrophic injury, but I'm willing to bet that my face would have resembled hamburger, getting dragged along the asphalt that way.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k7baixo View Post
    I still think the CB400F may be the best looking motorcycle ever. Clean, simple, classic lines.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I still think the CB400F may be the best looking motorcycle ever. Clean, simple, classic lines.
    100% in agreement. You can still find decent examples for sale too. Much to my wife's chagrin.
    Cheers, Gerry
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    Started with a CT90, then
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    now back to the CT90. I really like the CT90. It's slow but very economical and will climb over and thru lots of obstacles. Problem is I have no time to ride it. If I ride it I don't ride my bike. So the CT90 has been sitting for a couple of years now. Guess I should sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    Here in CT (a non-helmet state) my favorites are the idiot Harley riders who don't wear a helmet or the idiot young Japanese sport bike riders who ride sans helmets and in shorts & T-shirts as a former MSF instructor I'm always amazed.

    Just remember, for every one of those you see there are 20 equally stupid people driving cars.

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    Respectfully disagree....this is the best looking motorcycle ever IMO.

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    that Cushman rig in #29 is a hoot .. they normally have a Briggs And Stratton
    simple garden tractor, low rpm single piston engine in them,
    not one out of a Harley Sportster..

    next : Rocket powered Vespas..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    Just remember, for every one of those you see there are 20 equally stupid people driving cars.
    This does not make me feel better. Are there 20 equally stupid people people riding bicycles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    Respectfully disagree....this is the best looking motorcycle ever IMO.

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    Absolutely, positively agree. Especially since I have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankfast View Post
    Absolutely, positively agree. Especially since I have one.
    This is the one I sold to buy an '02 998S Bayliss WSB Replica #315. Sadly ended up having to sell it and now own a '05 SS1000DS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    This is the one I sold to buy an '02 998S Bayliss WSB Replica #315. Sadly ended up having to sell it and now own a '05 SS1000DS.

    Mine is a 996. Same body, different motor. Still fast enough to scare the bejeezus out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    Respectfully disagree....this is the best looking motorcycle ever IMO.

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    While the Modern Ducati is a thing of beauty I would say that there are two classic bikes that are definitely better looking.

    Norton Commando "John Player Norton"
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    Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica
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    "The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles" Butch Cassidy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
    While the Modern Ducati is a thing of beauty I would say that there are two classic bikes that are definitely better looking.

    Norton Commando "John Player Norton"
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    Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica
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    This http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...750ss%2074.htm is the Ducati classic along with the 916. At least on my Ducati list and with my Ducati friends.

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    The early Ducatis were very cool. I was never keen on the valve train though. Never trust a valve without a spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    This http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...750ss%2074.htm is the Ducati classic along with the 916. At least on my Ducati list and with my Ducati friends.
    I bought a roundcase 750SS brand new in '75 and was driven to roadrace it. I've had many bikes but the 750SS will always be first on my list. Traded my first one for a newer 900SS and then had the opportunity to purchase another in '79 which was auctioned on Ebay a few years ago. Got so pricey I couldn't afford to keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    This http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...750ss%2074.htm is the Ducati classic along with the 916. At least on my Ducati list and with my Ducati friends.
    Yes the 750 Sport, 750SS and 900SS are uniquely Ducati, better handling and faster than the heavier MHR but to me the body work and the paint scheme of the MHR are just heart stopping.
    "The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles" Butch Cassidy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    When I was 15, the entire family across the street was killed in a car accident. They ran into fog on the highway, slowed down and got hit by a semi truck going 70 mph.

    If I'd followed your line of thinking I'd have stuck to motorcycles only for the rest of my life.

    The lesson here is not to avoid a particular mode of transportation, it's to not ride like a knob like your friends did, or to pay attention like my neighbors didn't.
    It made me change my mind for a few years, then it got too expensive to insure. These days it costs an arm and a leg to get car insurance, MC insurance is both arms, both legs and first born male child. My Brother-in-law parked his motorcycle because of insurance costs at least one year.

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