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  1. #14236
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    As ex owner of original I found it just fine for my beautifully formed body. But I was 19. Still I'm still quite flexible. Anyhoo I looked down at the popups as just a styling exercise on a detuned gsx750esd.
    But I think back to the 750 and how it handled like it was on rails. Ie steered like a train. And if you pushed on into dips leant over you could feel it flex.

    Mine was an ex WMCC proddy bike, but it gave you a new appreciation of those that raced them. No thanks to another.
    I'm finding the "no thanks to another" thing is applying to lots of the old stuff I used to have back in the day. All I am tempted by is stuff I didnt have or wanted - a GPz750 Turbo or a GPz900R perhaps. Maybe a CB750F2 (but not another K or F1), the right DOHC CB900F roller door maybe.

    What I am enjoying is my antique (1993) Ducati Monster - despite its flaws. It stops better than any bike from the 70's or 80's I reckon.
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    Sheesh on the Z650

    "rough around the edges but that is the supposed style of this bike"

    What? Rusted to fuck is a style?
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    what is it with people trying to get $6k for their $3000 (tops) motorcycles?

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...ing/3371468769


    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...ing/3369263586

    maybe $6k is the new $3k and I am out of touch

    and someone wants $9k for an (admittedly tidy) XS650!!! the "speshul" as well https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...ing/3367161690

    at least it has nice shiny tyres
    I remember doing the rounds in Auckland bike shops a few years ago now, and was surprised every shop had a tidy XS650 for silly money and I thought they were crazy. Clearly some local appeal.
    Was a few years ago.
    Pretty sure I was on my Katana. . . .
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
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    CHIPS Police Uniform anyone? Free patrol bike with it!
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...6?bof=S2E6Ch8I
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    I remember doing the rounds in Auckland bike shops a few years ago now, and was surprised every shop had a tidy XS650 for silly money and I thought they were crazy. Clearly some local appeal.
    Was a few years ago.
    Pretty sure I was on my Katana. . . .
    you could pay three times the price for a nortom commando for what? main bearings lucky to do 6000 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    you could pay three times the price for a nortom commando for what? main bearings lucky to do 6000 miles.
    During a visit to the Wellington Norton dealer intending to buy a Commando, while the salesman was busy ignoring me, an apprentice of my acquaintance motioned me over out of the salesman's view and informed me none they had sold had lasted 2000 miles. There ended my lust for Bracebridge Street's finest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    you could pay three times the price for a nortom commando for what? main bearings lucky to do 6000 miles.
    Yeah but they were sitting next to GSXRs and the like.
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    IMMACULATE THIS BIKE IS IN STUNNING CONDITION ...

    engine is oxidised, paniers chipped and both different colours, windjammer missing blade, rims showing age and forks pitted.... yeahhhhh its very tidy BUT...

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...0?bof=S2E6Ch8I
    cheers DD
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    At $800 but not at its reserve

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...9?bof=S2E6Ch8I

    It's more a study of what is not there. But there is a bunch of people watch listed it. So maybe a 3rd person will buy it and put it up for sale like the last two who realised they would never finish it to, whatever deluded vision they had in thier head.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
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    So what do you think about this? Obviously selling a few bikes, but geez, that looks a bike like a mint RG250.

    Oh, wait. That's the brochure picture. And it sounds a bit rough in the description. And there's no actual pictures of the fucking bike for sale!
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...0?bof=S2E6Ch8I
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    This must have belonged to Steve McQueen

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...5?bof=S2E6Ch8I
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    During a visit to the Wellington Norton dealer intending to buy a Commando, while the salesman was busy ignoring me, an apprentice of my acquaintance motioned me over out of the salesman's view and informed me none they had sold had lasted 2000 miles. There ended my lust for Bracebridge Street's finest.
    main bearings.... they then strengthened the housing and it got worse till they used rollers with a barrell shaped rather than parallel

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    the only Norton I want is a Wankel, because I'm a ......
    I thought elections were decided by angry posts on social media. - F5 Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    the only Norton I want is a Wankel, because I'm a ......
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd4Y6sQ7ctw
    cheers DD
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    I'm sure I saw a Norton Commander rotary at the cold Kiwi many years ago. Anyone else know of it in NZ?
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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