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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    Like the CB900, the world is not short of that model - and they'll never be collectible - so have at it. Makes amusing viewing anyway.
    bit of a benchmark with being the first of the dohc four valve hondas, a lot of people collect what they had, or what they dreamed of, many people had these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    bit of a benchmark with being the first of the dohc four valve hondas, a lot of people collect what they had, or what they dreamed of, many people had these.
    We'll have to agree to disagree on the 16V Hondas. The 750 would have been the collectible IMO - but I've seen too many of that family with broken camchains. Both the SOHC 650 and the DOHC 900 come in Hondas "piss poor camchain tensioner" period.

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    This dealer wants to sell you a 2015 Speed Triple (ignore the listing headline, this is a 2015 model year, not yet registered) for MORE than the price of a brand new 2017 Speed Triple R, which is a significant upgrade over the old one.

    I don't understand why dealers hang onto old bikes like this - discount the thing, get rid of it. No one wants a previous-generation model that's now 2 years out of date, unless at a steep discount.

    https://trademe.co.nz/1020772694

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Gayner View Post
    This dealer wants to sell you a 2015 Speed Triple (ignore the listing headline, this is a 2015 model year, not yet registered) for MORE than the price of a brand new 2017 Speed Triple R, which is a significant upgrade over the old one.

    I don't understand why dealers hang onto old bikes like this - discount the thing, get rid of it. No one wants a previous-generation model that's now 2 years out of date, unless at a steep discount.

    https://trademe.co.nz/1020772694
    But it's Yellow !

    It's a well known fact that Yellow bikes are worth thousands more and do not ever become obsolete

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    Well, I found the one other person, other than Frosty, who thinks the XJ900 is the best motorcycle ever.

    And, of course, there's the ubiquitous exhaust wrap too...

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1285991998.htm
    And I to my motorcycle parked like the soul of the junkyard. Restored, a bicycle fleshed with power, and tore off. Up Highway 106 continually drunk on the wind in my mouth. Wringing the handlebar for speed, wild to be wreckage forever.

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    If you want to lose a shitload...and pull your willy about the fact that you got ripped off by the man himself...buy this.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1286268589.htm

    And which one of you fucking homos built the exhaust on this thing? And it's *Pops*.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1284199546.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasherfromwayback View Post
    If you want to lose a shitload...and pull your willy about the fact that you got ripped off by the man himself...buy this.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1286268589.htm
    many harleys out there way more expensive than this and way slower, compare this to a McIntosh manx norton or one of his Bathurst Replicas and it's a bargain....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasherfromwayback View Post
    If you want to lose a shitload...and pull your willy about the fact that you got ripped off by the man himself...buy this.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1286268589.htm
    and prove it's age via engine and frame number and the regos in the over forty bracket so save about nearly five hundy a year b

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    many harleys out there way more expensive than this and way slower, compare this to a McIntosh manx norton or one of his Bathurst Replicas and it's a bargain....
    Forget the Harleys Spider. But to compare a bike he's not yet built...to a McIntosh or a Manx? Stay of the bong cabbage mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    and prove it's age via engine and frame number and the regos in the over forty bracket so save about nearly five hundy a year b
    If you have 40 odd large to waste on a wank project...doubt cheap rego is high on your list of must haves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasherfromwayback View Post
    But to compare a bike he's not yet built...to a McIntosh or a Manx?
    McIntosh doesn't do bikes on spec, pay up they build pretty much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasherfromwayback View Post
    If you want to lose a shitload...and pull your willy about the fact that you got ripped off by the man himself...buy this.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1286268589.htm

    And which one of you fucking homos built the exhaust on this thing? And it's *Pops*.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1284199546.htm
    I really like the Crosby bike. Not $44k like but its still nice.

    That 1200, wtf? Its not even got the Yoshi headers some came with. Epic chicken strips as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasherfromwayback View Post
    If you want to lose a shitload...and pull your willy about the fact that you got ripped off by the man himself...buy this.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1286268589.htm

    And which one of you fucking homos built the exhaust on this thing? And it's *Pops*.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1284199546.htm
    TBH I think its competitive with what it would cost you to build that anywhere in the world. Its clearly aimed at the AC Sanctuary or one of the other Japanese places, its built by someone with an as you said legendary reputation, as a business, and its got all the bits you would want if you were doing one yourself. As someone else pointed out, CVO Harleys at $55k and up sell pretty well.
    I thought it looked like the inside of a squid tube. - Oakie

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    There must be some sort of manual for building these things and you get kicked out of the beard and real ale club if you deviate from it.
    If that's what real ale does to your head I'm glad I cant drink it... bloody awful thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by riffer View Post
    Well, I found the one other person, other than Frosty, who thinks the XJ900 is the best motorcycle ever.

    And, of course, there's the ubiquitous exhaust wrap too...

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1285991998.htm
    I actually quite like that, other than the exhaust wrap of course, and some sort of mudguards just because it bugs me looking at a bike without any.

    Don't know if I'd pay the buy now price though....
    Riding cheap crappy old bikes badly since 1987

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