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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Nah I am talking about the CX500 which was and is known as the plastic maggot. 12 horsepower and boring but reliable. Its why I cannot understand why people want to cafe them up (though there are some cool ones).

    The Turbos were regarded as exotic and kind of cool. Though in the 80's the undisputed best one was the GPz750T. Followed closely by the XN85 Suzuki. Yamaha did the XJ650T too but I think I saw one.
    A while back i posted the Sportbike UFO test from the mid 90's they had a stock looking mildly modded GPZ750 turbo it was i think second on speed.
    the UFO was an anything goes free for all for the tuners normally nitros Fireblades 7/11 with turbos etc.

    https://www.cycleworld.com/sport-rid...o-1996/#page-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    A while back i posted the Sportbike UFO test from the mid 90's they had a stock looking mildly modded GPZ750 turbo it was i think second on speed.
    the UFO was an anything goes free for all for the tuners normally nitros Fireblades 7/11 with turbos etc.

    https://www.cycleworld.com/sport-rid...o-1996/#page-5

    230hp
    192.719 mph with more to come but ran out of gearing.
    Maybe a wee bit more than "mildly modded" but great to see it dealing to much larger, newer motors
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Nah I am talking about the CX500 which was and is known as the plastic maggot. 12 horsepower and boring but reliable. Its why I cannot understand why people want to cafe them up (though there are some cool ones).

    The Turbos were regarded as exotic and kind of cool. Though in the 80's the undisputed best one was the GPz750T. Followed closely by the XN85 Suzuki. Yamaha did the XJ650T too but I think I saw one.
    Apart from the metre long camchain and infamous Honda tensioner. Or the reg/rec. Or the stator. Drop engine for that one I heard.
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    Hmm. GR650? Think I've seen more XN85s
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Hmm. GR650? Think I've seen more XN85s
    from memory they only brought nine xn 85's in as i remember the service suitcase was worth a small fortune, i had a cx500 turbo and never got on song with the bike as it whipped through it's revs too quick and every time it changed gear there was a lag, then i got my xn going, ten times the bike, reme3mber riding it through the paekak hill and didn't change gear for about forty corners it just went and went, started with a decent 673cc four with chain drive, heaps better starting point than a 500 twin shaftie

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    Hmm, that's queer? I thought I was quoting someone who said xn85 must have been Suzuki shortest model run, hence the GR650 comparison (as in GR650 probablyhas that title).
    But now that post and quote is missing .
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    What does the brain trust think of this one?

    Personally I think it's a bit expensive for such a non-original bike.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...2352258817.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Gayner View Post
    What does the brain trust think of this one?

    Personally I think it's a bit expensive for such a non-original bike.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...2352258817.htm
    Not too bad .. they seem to go around 10grand - at 12 that's not outside the range for a very good one ..

    It looks pretty good - but without seeing and hearing the actual bike it is hard to judge if it's worth 12grand. If I had a spare 12grand I'd go look ..
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    Totally out of my self perceived area of inexpertise, but I'd almost posted that one a few weeks back to laugh at the Bad Boy moniker. I mean super dooper ghey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Totally out of my self perceived area of inexpertise, but I'd almost posted that one a few weeks back to laugh at the Bad Boy moniker. I mean super dooper ghey.
    Agreed....

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    Hang on a minute mate, it includes arseless chaps and tassles

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    Its a 750 with discs and will be a five speed but its nearly the last of its line. The big Triumphs didnt really develop much once the Japanese superbikes arrived.

    You can buy an earlier Brit 650 with more classic flair much cheaper. Or you could buy a Japanese classic with more punch.
    Ginge

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    That is a good example of rushing it through at the end. For instance, the wiring is a schoolboy job, and there is no excuse on such a basic machine to leave it in such a mess. Also, what is up with the throttle cable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laava View Post
    That is a good example of rushing it through at the end. For instance, the wiring is a schoolboy job, and there is no excuse on such a basic machine to leave it in such a mess. Also, what is up with the throttle cable?
    What's the go with the seat/tank meeting point? That doesn't look like it would be very nice to interact with...
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