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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:22 am 
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So, I am honestly thinking of buying one of these in all flat black with a 200, red wheels and whitewalls. Do want!! :tu:
http://www.kikker5150.com/hardknock.html

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:24 pm 
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That is pretty dang cool... 8)

Really digging this...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:22 pm 
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That's just about the exact bike I'd build for myself, but the tank and fender would be army green and without pinstriping :D.
You can build that exact bike on their site for less than $2000! It looks like a 125cc though, for $300 more you can get the 200cc that do around 75mph out of the box! God I want one of these :D. There's a few on washington craigslist right now titled. My wife isn't going to allow it though, lol :( :( :( :(

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shane_lxi wrote:
That's just about the exact bike I'd build for myself, but the tank and fender would be army green and without pinstriping :D.


Like this then? :P

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It looks like a 125cc though, for $300 more you can get the 200cc that do around 75mph out of the box!


Site shows a very similar 200cc... 8)

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Yeah, the 200cc looks way way better. I'd still rock the 125cc, but the 200 just looks like it belongs :cool:

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Yeah, the 200cc looks way way better. I'd still rock the 125cc, but the 200 just looks like it belongs :cool:


Well yeah, it doesn't have the HUGE gap between the engine and fuel tank... :P


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I think I'm going to check this one out this weekend... :mrgreen:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/mcy/1896601251.html

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Dammit. I'm actually thinking about this. I love bobbers, and with my Yamaha down, I need something to ride. I looked through the order form, and if I order it the way I want, it comes to $2256. It's just that I've never built a bike before.

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I looked through the order form, and if I order it the way I want, it comes to $2256. It's just that I've never built a bike before.


That one for sale near me is $1800 already finished.

Do yourself a favor and look around on craigslist before you buy the kit. :wink:


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Do yourself a favor and look around on craigslist before you buy the kit. :wink:


I hear what you're saying, but I'm thinking about buying the kit because I've never built a bike before.

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Lincoln Stax wrote:
I'm thinking about buying the kit because I've never built a bike before.


Ah. Not the impression I got from your previous post. :P

Good on ya. :tu:


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Yeah, I'm still in the process of talking myself into it. I'd like to know more about the engines, especially where they source them from. The 250 looks like the Yamaha Virago 250 (now called the Star V-Star 250), which is no bad thing. But who builds the 200, 125 and 50 for them? I also noticed that the order form doesn't have the 250 engine on it, but it does have a 110 engine.

Another thing is trying to decide how to build it. On the one hand, a flat black bike with matching fat 15s on both ends, white walls on red rims and drag bars is classic. But a chrome frame bike with skinny 19 in wheel up front, mini-apes and painted purple metal flake would suit me just fine.

All this thinking and I haven't even decided if I want to buy one yet.

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Dood, I know what you mean. I literally lost about 3 hours of sleep last night thinking about buying one of these :D. If I do get one, I'm going to wait until I find a licensed one on craigslist. Everything I'm reading online says that it's kinda difficult to get one licensed (though it also says washington is one of the easiest states to do it in). I doubt it's all that tough to put the kit together, but I'm sure it'd be really fun ;), plus you could add all your own little unique touches as you put it together :D. F I want one.

That's a badass bike in Texas! Do it! Looks really good with a 15" on the front also! I'm noticing that most of the bikes with a 15" on the front have the brakes on the left hand side of the front wheel, and the bikes with the 19"s have the brakes on the right side of the wheel? I wonder why?

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Lincoln Stax wrote:
Yeah, I'm still in the process of talking myself into it. I'd like to know more about the engines... who builds the 200, 125 and 50 for them?


For those prices, probably some big scooter company in China/Thailand/Malaysia...


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^ agreed, if it were a more known-quality brand they'd advertise it. Must be some chinese pit bike motor company or something. I don't mind, I bet you could easily swap just about any small bike motor in there.

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Looking at the FAQ in their forum, I noticed this: 110cc exhaust gasket, get it at Yamaha dealer Part # 3DM-14613-00. So at least two of the engines are from Yamaha.

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So at least two of the engines are from Yamaha.


Or they are Chinese copies of Yamaha engines... :wink:


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these things are awesome!!!!!!!!!! here lately, Ive been debating on getting a bike. I havent decided what exact kind of bike Im into though. I know I don't much like the cruiser style (like my dad's boulevard 1600 classic lol very mid-life-crisis if you ask me, I'm in my early 20s), and a rocket' would be WAYY too much for me... and Im sure I'd look a little funny on a small displacement sport bike. I've been diggin the cafe racer style bikes that are growing in popularity here lately, as with the bobber style bikes too. the joy of putting something together myself seems like a thrill, and this would be a nice compromise of the style bikes I like.... and the price isnt too bad either! now if I could just sell my S11, I'd have enough to buy one of these! great share!

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Semi-off-topic: been looking at xs650s lately also. Around the same price, and easily modifyable. Even aftermarket support! Premade hardtails, bolt on forward controls, etc. Plus not all the title hassle. I need time to think!!!

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For that matter, $1000 will buy you a decent CB750. 8)

Buy one and do this to it:

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Some fresh paint, remove some parts, buy some better bars and a seat, and you are there. :mrgreen:


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