Barring that, have you rebuilt the carbs? I'd replace every flippin thing in em' if you haven't.
they are charging 125 for the Motorcycle Safety Course locally, and it's worth
A year ago mama moo decided she should take it just so she'd be more familiar
with all things motorcycle. She enjoyed it so much we ended up buying her
her very own scooter.
Our second daughter is taking it this weekend with the future "in law" but if they
think I'm going to spring for a toy for them they have another think coming.
Mine has another gas tank that holds probably 2.5 gallon and right now it has dirt knobby tires and I plan on putting quite a few miles on it on the road so I will be getting dual sport tires for it but it is very light weight, my kids love getting rides on it and it was in top shape and a very reasonable cost. I'll post some actual pictures of it in the next couple days.
There are plenty of enduro bikes that are good. Honda XL's, XR650L is my personal favorite, Kawasaki KLR's, Yamaha XT's, Suzuki DR's and most of them come with a 350 and 600 and/or 650. The XT's came with a 550 for a while. I got the 350 because I won't be doing much long hauls and it was the right price but if you plan on doing a lot of longer rides, I would definitely advise going with the 650's. I would look at bikes 1984 or new since they have the monoshock for rear suspension. My DR has 12 inches of suspension in the rear and 13 inches in the front.
Photo of my brothers motorcycle shop in Spencer, Iowa.
Use to own this 96 Honda VFR 750. I really miss it, I loved touring on it around Iowa and out to Colorado. If they wife would allow it, I'd be rolling a 03 or newer Honda VFR 800 (fuel injection rocks.)
This is a great discussion, thanks guys...
How do I know if a bike is 'street legal'? I found a bike on OpenDNS and I'm unsure about its status.
Pretty much if you talking the typical Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and/or Yamaha you can refer to my earlier post that give you the models that are legal. Some of the other models that could be street legalized by buying a $4-500 baja kits that add signals, better headlight make the bikes legal in some states but Iowa is not one of them. The bike has to come with a title saying it is legal, or that is was changed prior to Iowa clamping down, or it will not be legal.
Feel free to post on this topic or PM me with the specifice model of bike and I can pretty quickly tell you if it is street legal or not.
I won a Harley 100th anniversary VRod a few years ago. Never put a mile on it though. I sold it and bought our first house instead. I don't mind bikes but don't ride and don't really want to. It was nice too look at though for the month that I had it.
Ok, so I really liked the CB600 that dmclone got, and I found one at Struthers Brothers, there's just a problem with the color scheme. Personally, I think this is a very sharp looking bike, I don't even mind the color as long as I don't associate it with "them". What does everyone else think? If you saw someone riding this would you assume they're one of "them"? Please give me some honest feedback here.