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another CL optimist

Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by Polock, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Tim O

    Tim O Active Member

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    Wow... I must be a little weird. That's every bit as bad.
    To be honest, I think these XJs are great bikes and don't like when people start cutting them up for just about any reason. Whenever we thought about modifying our big marine engines (Think supertankers or large generator sets), I had a 1st engineer that would say - "When you start thinking you are smarter than 50 life long engineers that spent half their careers perfecting this thing, your head is probably a bit too big."

    For the most part it's the same here. The components may not always be the absolute best, but they've been designed to be put together in a way that works extremely well TOGETHER. I prefer not to change that much...
     
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    Yep! I think that hit it on the nose! I'm generally prefer to keep classics as they were intended. Bike frames are made with a lot of forethought on safety and handling. I refuse to believe I'm capable of welding together any monstrosity that'll do better.
     
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    Ugly—with a big “U”!
     
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    I'll go against the grain here and say I'd ride them both, just not at the same time. This one is going to roll out of my buddy's "community" bike shop hopefully before the rigid run in September.
     

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    that's ready for the wall of death
     
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    Cool looking, and I'll bet it is spooky fast.
     
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    It's not the bobbers/choppers that you usually see, I'll give it that.
     
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    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    very nice

    not any craizer than this
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    or this
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  14. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Lol
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Ribo Prefectionist

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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Ive seen that bike ( or one identical to it) on the web with a write-up on how it was built. I'm not really into trikes, but custom ones do interest me and this one did seem to be pretty decently done.
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Hard to say if that rz5 is optimistic... I want one, but not 15 thousand want. They might find someone to pay up!

    That pile of Seca parts for 100 is a steal! That's a lot of stuff!

    The cheap 650 Seca is sooo close to me. I used to cruise through Vankleek Hill all the time.:(
     
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  19. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Nice clean and cheap maximX,
    Yes, nice looking red 650 seca
    Yup, the 750r parts is the steal of the day. I'd have already bought them if i were closer.lol
     
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    Yes that X looks nice...
     

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