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Old 16th July 2012
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Seems like it might make a pretty decent starter bike.
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I think I would just get a used small displacement cruiser like a Honda Rebel, Suzuki GN250, even a GN650 single or maybe a Yamaha Virago and make a bobber out of that.

There was an old thread here that had a link to company that was making bobber kits for the Rebel, which is kind of funny because back in the mid 80's Honda remade the Rebel to look sorta like a Sportster and it sold.

I learned to ride motorcycles on a Honda CB185 the Rebel's ancestor.
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I learned to ride motorcycles on a Honda CB185 the Rebel's ancestor.
I learned on a CB1100. Talk about instilling respect for the machine from the get go.
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If you still got that bike, there is a group of collectors out there that pay top dollar, since they only made them one or two years, they were one of the top bikes until the VFR 1000 V4 came along.
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I think I would just get a used small displacement cruiser like a Honda Rebel, Suzuki GN250, even a GN650 single or maybe a Yamaha Virago and make a bobber out of that.

There was an old thread here that had a link to company that was making bobber kits for the Rebel, which is kind of funny because back in the mid 80's Honda remade the Rebel to look sorta like a Sportster and it sold.

I learned to ride motorcycles on a Honda CB185 the Rebel's ancestor.
Honda at one time actually promoted the Rebel as a Harley starter something like buy the Rebel and learn to ride then go buy a Harley next summer

I think the brand is Hysong I believe, but I have heard they are better than the CCW, from what a few guys told me that they work great but the Hysong parts are hard to find and the few dealers only stock a few basic parts the rest have to be ordered, But thats just what they told me
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I got a Hoysung dealer near, but don't see any of their bikes on the streets, they mostly have scooters, and "if" I want a scooter I would want a Honda or Yamaha if I couldn't afford a Vespa.

Here is a link to that company

http://www.hyosungmotorsusa.com/
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I have an automatic diversion to cutesy spellings like "tha." "Z" substituted for "s," any use of the word "extreme," especially if spelled "Xtreme," or with extra x's, "4" used for "for" (unless it's Prince or a 13 year old girl), etc. That kind of thing makes me cringe from the get-go.

The bike looks cool, but like Loner said, I'd just as soon grab an old Rebel and bob it, have less cash invested, and be able to find parts for a long time to come.
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That bike is ugly.
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I like the air seat.........anyone ever try anything like that?
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I like it, light, simple and clean but I'd probably go with a Suzuki Savage and bob that. At 362 pounds it's already a light little platform, proven to be reliable and with a 650 single it will cruise at 70mph easily, It can even go uphill without slowing down. Also as others have said much easier to get parts now and into the future with a Jap bike.
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