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For 5 grand you could get an older UJM, and find a used sidecar, and have it installed, and end up with a much better outfit than the Ural.

Hell, you could probably get close to having a Bonnie and sidecar for that money.
 

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For 5 grand you could get an older UJM, and find a used sidecar, and have it installed, and end up with a much better outfit than the Ural.

Hell, you could probably get close to having a Bonnie and sidecar for that money.
Doh! I thought I was posting on the "Rubbish" bike thread! :)

Seriously, no doubt. A Bonnie with a sidecar. That's what I'm actually thinking would be better. Very much so....
 

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I'd get an old Norton Commando and start on my cafe restoration project.... But if it's a cafe project, is it a restoration?


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In proper money that would be about £2500 I think.................hmmmm, dilemma - do I go vintage Jap 2 stroke (Yam YR5, Kawasaki Avenger etc or a newish Guzzi 750 and concentrate on making the Triumph cool and impractical. Sorry can't make a decision. Everyone needs one practical and one impractical bike.
No: that would be £3159 - the pound ain't quite so proper any more ;) But it gives you a bit more leeway!
 

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I think I'd go for the DRZ400 too but I'd have to try out the KLR650 first. The 400 just makes more sense to me though.
 

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and had to buy a bike......

what would you get?

I'd get a DRZ400
How about an old, second-hand Super Cub.


Here's a nice '58 example. With todays gas prices, this could be a good score. Plus, what a great pit-bike.

Bob
 

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A bike that got away from me, a few years ago, was Perth Ducati specialists Vee Two's Alchemy (based around a bevel-drive Duke motor), which was advertised locally for $4000.

Only it was Easter Saturday, & the bike was 150 klms away in Mission Beach. & by the time I'd made my mind up that it was worth battling the holiday traffic for (about half an hour) & I phoned back to say I'd take it. It was gone.:(
 

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:) I bought my gorgeous 1972 Suzuki Hustler, for considerably less than $5000. Never been restored, totally stock, and in fine condition. This bike is what I wanted when I was 17. It only took 37 years to actually get my hands on one!
 

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Norton Commando. Preferably a later 850 with disk brakes.
 

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Sure! It's in the same barn as my Vincent & Dogtired's RZ.;)
 

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There all there Lefty. Every desirable bike ever made. That's why I open every barn door I can (without getting shot at). 'Coz I know that barn's out there, somewhere.
 

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Can you really get a Commando for 5K? That'd be a good one to get...
Yes if you take your time and don't want a cosmetically perfect bike but a good rider.
As for the rest of the smart assed comments, you really should keep the pie hole zipped as it shows your ignorance.
 
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