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m in sc

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In vintage circles they are referred to as 'rivet counters' or 'manual maidens'. Usually prolific at VJMC events.
 

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In vintage circles they are referred to as 'rivet counters' or 'manual maidens'. Usually prolific at VJMC events.
Seen that first-hand about ten years ago. My oldest bike is a '61 Honda Sports Cub 50. All original, except for the dual-sport tires I put on it so I could take it on gravel roads easier. I lost friends in the VJMC Chapter I used to belong to after that!
 

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Seen that first-hand about ten years ago. My oldest bike is a '61 Honda Sports Cub 50. All original, except for the dual-sport tires I put on it so I could take it on gravel roads easier. I lost friends in the VJMC Chapter I used to belong to after that!
I have that dilemma with a Yamaha Omaha Trail 55 right now, will post about it in "Other Bikes" once it gets more squared away and there's some decent weather out to ride it. It has original tires and from what I have found they might be unique to the model and they are long since discontinued. I'll likely leave them on the bike as long as they're rideable off-road... but once they aren't it's probably going to be some Vee Rubber trials tires replacing them and the OEM ones will go on a shelf for safe keeping as the bike is so original. I own bikes to ride them, could see shifting priorities to enjoying just the show & display aspect later in life as I enjoy museums and restorations, but I also appreciate modifications that people made which make their vehicles unique and tell a story of their use and where they've been.
 
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KMA

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Keep your nose in your own ass, I need cash to stay at an Airbnb in Cleveland to stay with a loved one at Cleveland Clinic that is in ICU that is why I am selling lots of things.
 

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I see another Trail 125 in the classifieds today with less than 500 miles on it, joining many others there. I think the Trail 125 will go down in history as the most frequently sold used Honda motorcycle with less than 500 miles on it. What is the reason for that? I know there are many reasons, but what is the most frequent reason. Is it because it is the buyers first 125 motorcycle and they were expecting the power of a Rebel, or is it because they don't fit the motorcycle, or is it money related, or what? What is your best guess?
I think a lot of those are people trying to make a buck
 

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nah. I think the ecm tune was/is so fucking dismal compared every. single. other. honda 125 platformed bike it def put a bad tastes in most peoples mouths who had at least ridden a stock grom/supercub/monkey prior. And it should have performed at least as well as a supercub 125, and it didn't. (It sure did with me, but I knew id work around it). That was probably 30% of it, the rest were speculation buyers, nostalgia buyers (born again bikers' that hadn't ridden in 20-40 yrs) , and those that realized it just really wasn't that good off road. I think that's where a good chuck of this came from, and i now think thats all over for the most part.
 
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I believe it, but what would they have paid OTD at a dealer in California? Probably not a good margin there for buying a new motorcycle with the intent of selling it used at a profit.
 

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That's true. They were listing them for $7k a couple years ago. Now I think they are trying to pass the ADM off to the next buyer.
 
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