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Back on a V twin

Discussion in 'General' started by Edski675, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Edski675

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    It's many years since I rode a V twin, have had IL4s and now the triple. Bike is in the workshiop today and the loaner is a Dullsville 650. When I saw it I thought 'what a POS'.

    But once I got used to the size of it, it's a pleasant surprise - far more capable than I thought it would be. It must be twice the size of my 675. Not as slow as I was expecting, more manooverable too, riding position is odd after the 675, and not as engaging, but OK.

    I could be converted :lol:
     
  2. jimjam39

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    Dont be seduced by the Dark Side Ed





    Only some of you will get that !
     
  3. Edski675

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    Ha ha - I got it - there is absolutely NO chance of that :D
     
  4. paws

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    Ive had to ride a dullsville when i worked at a bike training school and was suprised at how smooth and light it was! (the instructors triumph trophy died and i was the only person in the garage at the time that could ride, so had to go out in a jacket that said "Instructor" and a bike with "Instructor" plastered all over)
     
  5. D41

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    Dullsville????
     
  6. Edski675

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    Honda Deauville 650
     
  7. redseven

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    The Duc side?? :lol:
     
  8. Friend of mine asked me to test ride a Duc 748 last week as he was looking at buying it and hadnt ridden for a while.
    No way would I swap a 675 for that.
     
  9. Edski675

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    Friends: Eden restored :D
     
  10. :?: :?: :?:
     
  11. Edski675

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    It means I got my 675 back and I'm a happy bunny :D

    Even though the 15 miles ride back was horrible, heavy rain, spray, windy as fook, and dark, that big grin is back :D
     
  12. jimjam39

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    I know just how you feel Edski. Every time I get on the bike I end up grinning like a maniac inside my helmet :D
     
  13. redseven

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    I wouldn't swap a current 675 for a standard 748 either. The basic 748Bip was a bit of a slug. However the 748 sp/ sps / R was a far better bike. Only 10 or 15 bhp more but more fun than the 916 or even the 996. Allbeit the last ones made were 2002 and even a low mileage one now would have around 18k on the clock. With a piston speed of 24 m/s for the later 12000rpm bikes ( most jap bikes at the time were cautious of going over 20 m/s. Check out the current piston speeds). You are looking at a worn out motorcycle. Plus early electrical trouble.Then even some old Honda's have electric trouble due to age. I think the best thing, if buying and old duke, is to find one dirt cheap, maybe cosmetic damage say. Rebuild it on a budget if possible, customise it to suit your needs and keep it as a second bike.I like dukes but the maintenance on them can be a nightmare.
     

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