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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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The old and the new

Went for a ride with a guy from my work on his 1972 Honda 750 and my 2011 Ninja 1000.

The Honda is now classed as a vintage here for being 40years old and his 12 month registration Costs under $200 where as all other bikes over 600cc cost $580 for 12 months.

The Honda had some problems as at times it was running on 3 cylinders then it would return to 4 cylinders. After the ride he asked me if i could take him home from the local bike shop and why we were there a new W800 arrived in a crate.
http://www.kawasaki.co.nz/kawasaki_c...800ABF&do=list


My friend was not to happy with his bike so a stop at a Irish pub made him feel better



The new bike at my local

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This W800 sounds great for a cool sunday ride. This could be a good deal for a second motorcycle.

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I'm old enough (or is that mature enough?) to think the W800 is a great looking bike. Only wish Kawasaki would consider bringing it to the US of A.

Hmmm. Running on three cylinders and then returning to funning on four. Sounds like the forerunner of new car design where several cylinders go into "rest mode" while cruising along to improve fuel economy. Maybe Honda was leading the pack by several decades?

And stopping at a pub to feel better is a great idea. I'd pull a plug wire if it resulted in a pub stop!

Last thought (for now) - I'm never going to complain about Texas registration fees again.

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Damn, I want that bike. I love the retro look of it.
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After drinking beer in the southern hemisphere, does your head spin in the opposite direction?
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Only after watching the water in the toilet go backwards.
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After drinking beer in the southern hemisphere, does your head spin in the opposite direction?
The truth is that some southern hemisphere beer's makes your head spin in several directions.
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The truth is that some southern hemisphere beer's makes your head spin in several directions.
Really? I thought the beers from the equatorial region would do that since the beer molecules couldn't decide which direction to spin your head to.

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Whether your head spins clockwise or counter-clockwise all depends on clock position... Are you standing on the clock face, or is it ceiling mounted and facing down?
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