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This is why you should not smoke crack

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by xschris, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Legally, I think so. Local and federal laws and safety standards would have to be checked. Technically, yes it could be ridden, but with conditions. It will be okay for slow speed riding, however an emergency stop (like when you get cut off) will probably result in in the rear wheel locking and a crash. High speed riding (above 80 kph / 50 mph) could be defined as suicidal.

    Safely riding, at any speed, with only a rear brake would be a definite "NO!" in my opinion.
     
  2. bcware

    bcware Well-read Top Contributor

    I agree it would never be safe to run without a front brake on the street.

    Locking up the rear tire while the bike is vertical is not so bad though; it will just cause a bit of wiggling/weave/hop. I do it now and again for shits and giggles.

    If the bike is leaned over, then yeah, locking up the rear will probably cause a high side if the brake is released and grip is reestablished. Keeping the rear locked can prevent this though.
     
  3. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    The price is up to $4100:wtf: The guy with the top bid is a auto bidder witch means he put in his top price and if someone bids as long as his top bid is more he will always be on top. When the bids where at $500 he set his auto bid for more than what it is at now;) My guess is it's a friend of the owner trying to get the price up as high as he can. I see this a lot and have known a few guys that has done this on ebay. This can also back fire and the guy gets stuck not selling it to someone else:laugh: Then it turns up again for less money.
     
  4. briansal

    briansal XS400 Enthusiast

    Kind of like a reserve. I put a watch on it. I'd like to see what it goes for.
     
  5. bcware

    bcware Well-read Top Contributor

    I think he'd owe a fee for the sale too, which can be like 10%; $400! Or he'd have to report the "friend" as a non-paying-bidder. :laugh:
     
  6. Greasey Fingers

    Greasey Fingers XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    I think theres a flat rate fee for selling cars/bikes, around $30 from memory. I like how he borrowed some gymnastics trophys off his little sister and put them next to the bike like its won awards :laugh:
     
  7. levdir

    levdir Rounded bolt brigade

    This guy's gotta be joking. $2500?!
     
  8. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    All he has to do is cancel the transaction and no fees are paid:wink2:
     
  9. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Notice there are no plates on them:D
     
  10. briansal

    briansal XS400 Enthusiast

  11. Lou Ranger

    Lou Ranger Former xs400 Luddite Top Contributor

    At first I assumed it was another in Australia :shrug:
    But no, it's Denmark :wtf:
     
  12. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    He has been trying to sell that bike for a while now. I don't think he is on crack. He is on meth:laugh:
     
  13. levdir

    levdir Rounded bolt brigade

    I'll point out that at $1245 US in 1980, the retail value of that bike if it were new today is about $3500.
     
  14. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    I would pay close to that is someone had a NEW xs400. But most of these $3-5k over priced hack jobs are no where near as good as a brand new bike. :laugh:
     
  15. TimBuz

    TimBuz XS400 Enthusiast

  16. levdir

    levdir Rounded bolt brigade

    You'd think if they were doing new paint on the tank anyway they'd fill in the badge mount.
     
  17. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    That bike looks junkie :wtf:
     
  18. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    I'll bet the seat is comfortable, when looking at the bike or posing for photos!
     
  19. Sesty

    Sesty H.E. Pennypacker

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