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    The Rocket III maintains they much more coveted title of most badass production bike available, however.

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    Haw.... that puny Brit thing ain't nothin' compared to the Boss Hoss. Do NOT mention his >ahem< compensatin' fer anything.

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    Is that not more like a kit manufacturer or custom maker than a production line item ?

    In term sof just crazy compensation I always saw this as a "winner"
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    In the sportsbike front, I just found this on Autoblog. The FGR Midalu 2500 V6.
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    Life's too short to drive bad cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimento View Post
    I recall nothing! NOTHING!
    haha. ours was black all through, had old style flat seat.
    was good for tootling around town.
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    That thing is begging for the cafe treatment...... Triumphs make quite nice ones thanks to that lovely vintage styling.

    No, if you want a bad ass bike, you need one of these

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    420HP @52000 RPM(intake impeller)
    480 FTLB at 2000RPM

    185 Grand.

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    Nice bike dude! I actually took a Scrambler out for a burn today, great fun. Pipes are annoying as shit though.
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    Yea, not sure about the high pipes on the Scrambler. I'd've been sorely tempted by a Thruxton though if I could find one in my price range, much more the cafe racer style.
    Life's too short to drive bad cars.

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    I don't know much about bikes.

    So, congratulations and enjoy it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimento View Post
    Yea, not sure about the high pipes on the Scrambler. I'd've been sorely tempted by a Thruxton though if I could find one in my price range, much more the cafe racer style.
    I just got a cash offer on my Gixxer whilst waiting for my test-ride on the Scrambler and was seriously considering it (and was also considering building myself a little Deus-style tracker from an RD), but I've decided to finally put some proper cash into it and make thing really nice (Ohlins up it's arse, new headlight unit, paint, bellypan/rad covers, quickshifter etc etc).

    Bike swap time!
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    Are you an Inner-Westy as well? Spotted a similar colour Bonnie crossing Johnson St in Annandale yesterday arvo.
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    I am, (Balmain) but I wasn't out yesterday. I'm on call for work this weekend. I did go for a ride up to Palm beach on wednesday though, came back alongside Ku-Ring-Gai Chase. Turns out if you ride that far without gloves you should have sun cream on your hands... Good fun though.
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    Oh yea, slight update - this is actually the 790. The guys selling it listed it wrong... Oh well.
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    How has this been going for you? I haven't heard how well these hold up. How many klicks have you put on it?
    Nice bike, if I didn't say so before in the thread!
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    It's been rock solid. I can't remember how many kms were on it when I got it, but I would've put about 5-6000 kms on it I guess. Mostly city riding, a few longer trips (which were totally awesomely confortable btw) and the only issues've been a broken clutch cable and a flat tyre, both of which are normal wear and tear. It's a pretty basic machine really, air cooled and carbies so pretty low stress. So yea, super comfy, super reliable, super styling.
    Life's too short to drive bad cars.

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