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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-28-2016, 02:54 PM
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Very true, xringracing. Not my cup of tea, but hey, some folks have the disposable income to do this stuff. More power to them.
To me these custom bikes (usually from the Orient or Eastern Europe) are like a pretty fashion model or Hollywood fitness type that looks, well---"Wow!" but can't cook, clean, care for household matters, care for children, and just be an overall partner in life, etc, worth a dang. Pretty useless, but you still take the moment to appreciate them for how beautiful they look, and then turn around and return your thoughts to your (in your mind) infinitely superior wife who may not be a model, but has ten thousand more valuable real world aspects to her. That's the analogy I often use for custom bikes. One can still appreciate them just for what they are without ever desiring to have one.
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Some of the mod pictures look interesting...But a lot of them are completely useless (IE make the bike completely un-ridable) unless I am missing something.

The various "low rider" mods make the lower fairing almost touch the ground even at a stand-still

and who knows how handling would be, some of those pics show hugely fat tires compared to stock ones.
Most of these scooters are show dragsters and not meant for road use.

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brave posting that on there. Awaits the ' you couldnt ride them responses'

I love them, that turqouise one is perfect. Would love to stick mine on air, lengthen it and still use it as a daily to prove everyone wrong!
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Not exactly practical lol. But they look great and some cleverly modded scoots they are too

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Yo, Lucky Dave.

I see you were driving a Hawk Hondamatic. I had the 78 and it was about 28 years old when I sold it. I had also a 750 Four Hondamatic - a heavy beast which drove itself while I piloted. Fantastic bikes both and the Hondamatic engine was a sign, I guess, of a pre-disposition to the simplicity of riding without dicking around with clutch levers, shifting and looking for neutral.
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Bit of a rare bike here in UK,bought my Hawk couple years ago to ride after knee surgery.It started life in USA and was shipped over here few years back it's all original condition only 7,800 miles covered.Currently trying to sell it.

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Many good looking rides with great custom paint jobs but many of them look as though they can't be ridden faster than 15 mph. this I don't get.

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most of these are on air, theres no reason why you couldnt lift them up, and ride them like normal, sure theyre not gonna corner superfast with that wheelbase, but i dont see any reason why you couldnt use these as normal.

anyone got any links for stretching the 400, or kits you can buy?

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Some of the mod pictures look interesting...But a lot of them are completely useless (IE make the bike completely un-ridable) unless I am missing something.

The various "low rider" mods make the lower fairing almost touch the ground even at a stand-still

and who knows how handling would be, some of those pics show hugely fat tires compared to stock ones.
It's OK. None of those bikes are actually ridden. People just look at them...and, I guess, think they are "cool".


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Pretty much all the lowriders I have come across have had adjustable air suspension.
Very low when parked or showing off - higher for the street

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