Something different here - choosing a motorcycle

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Re: Something different here - choosing a motorcycle

Post by 1989TransAm » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:42 pm

exhaustgases wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:13 pm
Here is the cycle for you.

https://www.bosshoss.com/
That seat looks low enough to put both feet flat on the ground. :mrgreen: Plus I bet he has some SBC parts lying around for any repairs. :D

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Re: Something different here - choosing a motorcycle

Post by pdq67 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:50 pm

BossHoss bikes!

Years and years ago, I saw two 350 engine ones cruising the main drag of Du Quion, IL.

Aren't they now selling 502's?

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Re: Something different here - choosing a motorcycle

Post by Keith Morganstein » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:39 am

That boss is much refined from the early ones. Aluminum LS3, two speed transmission, etc... and a much cleaner look. It still seems just a novelty toy to me.
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Re: Something different here - choosing a motorcycle

Post by pdq67 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:35 pm

Back in the late '60's, a Buddy had either a 900 or the 1000 Kaw as well as an, "Easy Rider", Hog he had made.

Anyway, a bunch of the gang were out in the country by a 300 acre lake having a good time. I had a couple a beers was all. Now, mind you this was down a 2.5 to 3 mile gravel road before you got to Hwy 63 north of Moberly, MO.

I felt froggy and asked him if I could take it to the Hwy? He looked at me and said, "You sure"?

I told him I would be careful so he started it and said, "Be careful!!"..

I didn't get 50 feet before I chickened out and rolled it back around to him.

He said, Thanks, I didn't want you hurt/killed!

And he rode the big SOB like I would bare-back ride a horse!!

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Re: Something different here - choosing a motorcycl

Post by Keith Morganstein » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:25 pm

pdq67 wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:35 pm
Back in the late '60's, a Buddy had either a 900 or the 1000 Kaw as well as an, "Easy Rider", Hog he had made

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No Kawasaki 900’s in the 60’s, the Z1/KZ900 came out in 1973, and the KZ1000 in 1976.

Maybe a two stroke? The quick H1 500cc two stroke triple came out in 1969, followed by the infamous H2 750cc two stroke triple, AKA the “widow maker” in 1971.
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Re: Something different here - choosing a motorcycle

Post by Brian P » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:55 pm

pdq67 wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:50 pm
BossHoss bikes!

Years and years ago, I saw two 350 engine ones cruising the main drag of Du Quion, IL.

Aren't they now selling 502's?

pdq67
In general - It's a good thing for a motorcycle to be light. It's a bad thing for a motorcycle to be heavy.

MotoGP bikes are 800cc prototypes. WorldSBK are 1000cc production-based ... not Hayabusas, not ZX14s, not Gold Wings, not any other overweight bike.

I draw the line at around 225 kg / 500 lbs. My 2004 ZX10R is a backroads sweetheart (for an experienced rider).

Those V8 things are an abomination ... and my 13 year old normal bike will leave them sitting in every possible way; even if someone comes up with some crazy hot rodded V8 contraption, all I have to do is go around a bend, or stop. Or ride past a gas station :lol:

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Re: Something different here - choosing a motorcycle

Post by pdq67 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:05 pm

Now that I date myself, right, it was in the early to mid '70's!

The guy I bought my Camaro back from showed me his drag bike with the really LONG wheelie bar on it! I wouldn't sit on it sitting still!!

He, He!!

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