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  1. #1
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    Just some old bikes

    Took these at The Jones Gallery during the last First Friday in KC. Some pretty clean old bikes. The owner said his nice stuff is at his house. That restored Mach III is pretty incredible looking though. I think many of them were wrecked due to the unwieldy power delivery as the powerband comes on... this guy has two and one of them is all original with just a few hundred miles. The KZ900 is all original. I think it had under 2000 miles.
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    I wanted one of those Hodaka wombats real bad back in the day but never got one. I bought a Honda XL 250.

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    I've got an XL 185. I love enduros but it's really not a practical highway bike at all. It's pretty wrapped out at 50 mph. It's due for a chain/sprocket change and I've been thinking we'll go up a tooth in the front but I haven't done any research yet. I covered hundreds of south-central Kansas dirt road miles on that thing in my teens. It's my son's pride now.
    I've always wondered, is the 250 actually something you'd ride 65 mph on a highway?

    I think I'm casually in the market for a Wombat. Just a great looking bike in so many ways.
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  4. #4
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    I still have the 250 but have not ridden it in years. 65 for very far would be a stretch.

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    I'd love to have that chrome one.

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    I'm the original owner of a 1980 Suzuki GS 1100LT 16 valve DOHC and I've got just under 5000 miles on it and I put most of those miles on it in the first year. It has always been stored inside and last year I stripped almost everything off the frame except the engine and then painted/polished, put in new gaskets, rebuilt carbs and brakes, bulbs, bearings, etc and finished up a couple of months ago. I have a WHOLE lot more respect for the hp now than I did in 1980.


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  7. #7
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    Very nice! You should let that thing get some oogling at Hot Summer Nights.
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