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    What is the preferred bike of the gs community to hop between bars and such. Obviously disregarding the political correctness of that statement. For me its my tc185 light and nimble and when i park it right at the door of my favorite bar (the stamp) the castor oil envelops the establishment in a haze of glory when i het thestart button. Man i love that sound of a 70s air cooled 2 stroke



    I miss riding this little ghetto trick around, the previous owner installed a smaller main jet and i ended up melting the piston (sobar) stock is a 131 and installed is a 87.5.. how it ran is beyond me.. she'll be back soon
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    I just got this thing off a buddy of mine:





    The idea was for me to flip it, but it's great for taking the kids (one at a time)......and there's enough room under the seat to carry a case of beer in ice......so I can take the bar with me!
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    And a bunch of other crap Yamahas....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrandonbeezy View Post
    What is the preferred bike of the gs community to hop between bars and such. Obviously disregarding the political correctness of that statement. For me its my tc185 light and nimble and when i park it right at the door of my favorite bar (the stamp) the castor oil envelops the establishment in a haze of glory when i het thestart button. Man i love that sound of a 70s air cooled 2 stroke



    I miss riding this little ghetto trick around, the previous owner installed a smaller main jet and i ended up melting the piston (sobar) stock is a 131 and installed is a 87.5.. how it ran is beyond me.. she'll be back soon
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    I had a TS250, loved that thing.
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    Personally, I think the PERFECT "bar hopper" is a bike that will NOT run at all.

    As far as I know, the only reason most people visit a bar is to consume alcohol.

    If you are consuming alcohol, you have no business riding a motorcycle, or even driving a car.

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    Well the term is a more or less a generic term. Not specifically meant to go to bars, but a bike thats not massively over sized in downtown and city areas. Although i have taken that one to bars, i dont drink more than one or two depending on how much ive had to eat haha..
    -My life's on time but again my sense is late.
    Feel a might unsteady but I still have to play.-

    bikes,
    1980 gs1000g (restomod/cafeish project, stupidly sold)
    1975 tc185 (future home of a t500 twin)
    1997 katana 600 (parts bike)
    1993 yamaha fzr1000 ex-up Genesis (next big resto)
    1983 KTM mxc 250
    1979 gs850g (past bike)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Personally, I think the PERFECT "bar hopper" is a bike that will NOT run at all.

    As far as I know, the only reason most people visit a bar is to consume alcohol.

    If you are consuming alcohol, you have no business riding a motorcycle, or even driving a car.

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    AMEN, Steve! Personally, I will not drive or ride when drinking. If I am going to have a drink/beer or three, I do it at home.
    Last edited by JJ; 04-21-2017 at 11:50 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ View Post
    AMEN, Steve! Personally, I will not drive or ride when driving. If I am going to have a drink/beer or three, I do it at home.
    +1 on that! One beer and I won't even sit on the bike (temptation). Also I've found it very difficult to drive and ride at the same time but I am willing to learn!??

    But seriously, I'd love to have a little zip around town bike like a 250 or 400 something or other.
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    For buzzing around town on any road (or none at all), an XR600R would be a hoot.
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