Three bikes you would like to own

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    Same rules as the car thread, one domestic, two foreign.

    Harley Davidson XR 750

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    BSA Rocket Goldstar Scrambler

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    Honda RC174

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    Husqvarna off road....

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    Harley Davidson bobber....

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    Vincent Black Shadow....as cafe racer.

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    I want back my red and silver 2004 H-D XL-1200C (My last bike that I got rid of after I had kids)

    I would also take and Indian made Enfield (A total throw-back bike)

    And a 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (because I like the song)
     
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    Why do motorcyclists always use "bike?" It confuses those among us to whom a bike is a device that one powers oneself.

    Since I'm of the "bikes don't have engines" school, my choices are:

    For US made: while Trek and Cannondale do make some very nice bikes, my dream is for something a bit more special. Gaulzetti makes custom aluminum frames (gaulzetticicli.com) in Massachusetts. http://static.squarespace.com/stati...260568/1398630621879/cazos13.jpg?format=1000w

    For non-US: Colnago Master (http://colnago.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/MASTER-AD10.jpg) and a Roberts Touring (http://www.robertscycles.com/Resources/roberts1530pxaud.jpeg)

    I'd also like a nice fixed-gear bike (no coasting; traditionally, no brakes). Sort of the bicycling equivalent of a hard-tail Harley.

    May as well aim high ;)

    I'm not a motorcyclist, so I've no opinion. Although I think Ducatis look cool.
     
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    More like the bicycling equivalent of a unicycle
     
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    #7 razor1uk, Sep 18, 2014
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    Engineless 'bikes' are more 'cycles' in imho, because you 'cycle' them yourself, where as in engined ones, the motor cycles them for you. Bike is just the short English language derived term that commonly refers to 2 wheels from the French Biciclet (spelling du Francais?) which is two circles/rings which became Bicycle, and so it became bike by natural progression.

    Both are correct terms to use with regards 2 wheeled inline transport since 'pedalcycles' has fallen out of favour and usage except in some old road laws - therefore I loop back around to my initial thought that bikes are motorised, in one form, more generally than cycles which you pedal the cycle yourself.

    Pedant I am, couldn't resist being pedantic - also since I'm in said mood, what does the 'ped' in pedantic have to do with feet/walking in relation to the obvious?
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    I'd think I might be repeating myself from another similar Motorbike related thread

    1st a Honda RC168/RC174 Bealle replica
    2nd a Honda Racing Corporation NSR500 or Yamaha TZ750
    3rd an Over Racing OV-20, or a re-engined 125/250 chassis with a 450cc - 750cc re-geared big single in it.
     
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    For Import:
    Japan: Hyabusa
    Germany: BMW R75 military
     
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    #12 swampyankee, Sep 19, 2014
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    Colnago
    Pinarello
    Klein

    A Klein, which was a (low production) bike, cost about $6,000, but I'm not going to spend 6 grand for a stock bike.

    Like the $2,500 off-the-rack suit I saw in Nordstrom's: if I'm spending that much, I'm going custom.

    Pete Weigle and Richie Sachs are local (to me) framebuilders, so I can get a frame built-to-measure for about $5,000.

    I actually think motorcycles are pretty cool, although I also think that I've seen many, usually under-thirty, guys who ride like they are trying to outrun the voices in their heads.
     
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    I am specifying MOTORCYCLE next time :D
     
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    Thank you ;)

    Then my answer would be different, and from near-complete ignorance.
     
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    And yet, when someone makes a post about a "plane", no one thinks they are taking about carpentry tools! :lol:

    And for what it's worth, I knew what you meant!
     
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    Shockingly, so did I ;)

    I am, however, going to be careful not to start "what's your favorite chopper...."

    Probably because I'd get hoist by my own petard.
     
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    Please do, I sometimes make Tomahawks :)

    That is Tomahawk as in the axe, not the aircraft. Just so we don't get all confused :D
     
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    Sure you don't mean a BGM-109?
     
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