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Old 10-05-2008, 08:36 PM
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Default Are these bikes fun, or is it just me?

I'm 62 years old. I started to ride motorcycles again at 53 after not riding for 33 years. I ended up a sport touring type shortly after a year. No cruisers, it had to be FAST. So I've had a Hayabusa for 7 years. With a built engine and hundreds of mods, I can ride it anywhere around the states and it will do an honest 200.1 mph. I ride it most every day if not raining.

I had an old bicycle sitting for years. Got the idea to see if Anyone made a motor for bikes and behold on e bay I found hundreds Cheap. I'm not rich, but a tinkerer for sure. I ordered and assembled this motorbike and found a new kind of fun.

It's clunky, slow and hard riding but makes me feel like a kid with a new toy that I never had. I love the challenge to make it better. Even though I can't afford it, I ordered a shift kit that would be perfect in S. Fl. I want to work on some HID lights somehow and whatever else I can think of.

I actually have fun just going 15-20 mph on side streets, but want to make it go 35-45 and keep up with city traffic if needed.

Maybe I'm just crazy!!??
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