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Thinking about picking this up to just ride the street

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...383390533.html


I don't know much about older motorcycles so not sure what I would be getting into if I were to get this. I'll still be keeping my R6, but it's not street legal anymore so just waiting until next Spring to do some trackdays on it.

In the meantime, I've been looking for some cheap motorcycles to ride as I can't wait anymore and going through motorcycle withdrawal . Thoughts? Advice?

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Then you need worse brakes, not better ones. I suggest adding some air to your lines and spraying your pads with wd-40 before you go out. You'll find all kinds of corner speed.

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Re: Thinking about picking this up to just ride the street

Even though the ad says that it's light I still wouldn't try to pick it up.

You might hurt your back.
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Even though the ad says that it's light I still wouldn't try to pick it up.

You might hurt your back.

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Then you need worse brakes, not better ones. I suggest adding some air to your lines and spraying your pads with wd-40 before you go out. You'll find all kinds of corner speed.
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Radians are a lot of fun to ride and easy to work on... Quite reliable too...

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Radians are a lot of fun to ride and easy to work on... Quite reliable too...
Going to email him just to make sure it has a title first. Are there any specific things to look for if I go to look at it?

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Anyone on here have any experience with the Radians?

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Going to email him just to make sure it has a title first. Are there any specific things to look for if I go to look at it?
Don't know too much about the bike but briefly hung out with a girl who had one that I think she inherited from her dad... It seemed pretty simple and was a lot of fun to ride while it lasted, much like her...

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I'd flip it. Especially for that price.


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I'd flip it. Especially for that price.
That price? I've been told they went for $2,400 new back in 1986. The bike is almost 27 years old and not a classic...

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