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Re: Second bike

Post by Reciprocal » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:21 pm


Champ87 wrote:
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Mine is at the other end of the scale. I have a 1973 Yamaha RD350 that I restored a few years back. I have good knowledge of these bikes from racing the later liquid-cooled versions but chose to not to mess with this one. I rebuilt it to completely original specs using genuine Yamaha parts. I had one of these when I was 18 and rode it like tomorrow didn't exist. Now, I ride this one with a completely different attitude. I just go out and appreciate it for what it was and realize how far bikes have progressed.


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But THIS...THIS was the bike I so coveted in 1973, the RD350. It sold new for around $800, and I could NOT come up with the money! :doh:

Thanks for posting it.
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Re: Second bike

Post by 2018PredatorH2SXSE » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:55 pm


Reciprocal I know the feeling I have a 1987 GSXR1100 in mint condition and I ride it now with the respect it deserves, back in the day when I was a young Marine I had a brand new 1986 that was stolen in Rancho Cordova California back in 1987. Found out the kid that stole it killed himself on it.
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Re: Second bike

Post by Tony Nitrous » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:24 am


My B-King was only ever going to be a stock standard bike to be left alone as my legal ride, no mods or loud pipes etc, and was to be traded back in after a couple of years when something else took my fancy. Although it’s a fun bike the 16ltr tank, not being great for pillions or luggage and a few other things mean it’s not ideal.

Almost 12 years later it’s still here!
Wheels from a later model, different exhaust cans, mirrors, bars, rad and oil cooler guards and a personal plate.

I don’t use it that much but it would be strange not to own it now.
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Re: Second bike

Post by jjscsix » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:25 pm


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Champ87 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Mine is at the other end of the scale. I have a 1973 Yamaha RD350 that I restored a few years back. I have good knowledge of these bikes from racing the later liquid-cooled versions but chose to not to mess with this one. I rebuilt it to completely original specs using genuine Yamaha parts. I had one of these when I was 18 and rode it like tomorrow didn't exist. Now, I ride this one with a completely different attitude. I just go out and appreciate it for what it was and realize how far bikes have progressed.


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I bought one of those new in college. Thats one of two bikes I had back in the day that I would like to have. The other is an 83 Honda 1100F. I have a friend who worked at his dads dealer when I bought one new. My friend went on to own the dealer for 30 years, and he has an 1100F now that is pristine. I have not had a chance to ride it yet, but I will!

That is me in 1973 in Oxford, Ohio. My friend was on a Kawasaki 350 triple with a weird paint job..
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Re: Second bike

Post by wellcraft » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:30 pm


I just bought a 2020 R1250GSA and it's a great companion to my H2SXSE. BMW bumped the HP up to 136 and theres a bump in torque also. I traded in my 2018 R12GS and theres a noticeable difference in performance between my old GS and new GSA with the new GSA accelerating faster and pulling a bit harder plus the 8 gallon fuel tank makes stops far and few between. While the GSA is no H2SXSE I do find it fun to ride.

By the way theres a new S1XR coming out this year, new fairing, TFT display, doesnt get the shift cam engine from the S1RR but there were some modifications to the engine. Might be my next bike in about 2 years.
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