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  • KZ650 Freak
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Re: Decals
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2013, 05:57:58 AM »

North Americans in general are not interested in interesting bikes.

Every automaker makes their wares crappier in order to sell them here. We're not interested in quality style, efficiency, handling, etc. Just drop the price to the point where manufacturers can't make a quality product, and it has to be "cool". The pursuit of cool makes suburban 40-somethings buy Harley clones in their millions, along with all the gear to make them look like a bad ass biker. People look at me with disgust when I explain that my bike is relatively quiet because I actually paid money for a silencer insert for my muffler. I'm also in the minority because I ride an interesting bike that I actually did more than bolt chrome accessories to. Also I wear protective gear. Indian Larry might have been "cool", but he died because he refused to wear a helmet. I'd rather live after a low speed collision than be these peoples version of "cool".

Wow, something was pent up there lol.
1977 KZ650B1
-Wiseco 810cc
-Cavanaugh ported head
-GPz750 Cams
-Mikuni RS34's
-GPR Muffler/ZR7 Headers

My 810 project


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Re: Decals
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 02:31:52 PM »

Well, maybe "pent up".....but there's nothing to disagree with in your post, IMO. :iconclap:
KZ650C2: Mint stocker; goes by "Ace"
H2A: Semi-hot rod built from a basket case:goes by "Le Grand Orange"
GT550A: Mint stocker; great little stroker:goes by "Suzi"
'06 1200 Bandit: Big Red, my LD highway ride
Pics of "Ace", my C2, and some other bikes of mine
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