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GV1200 Madura

  • 02-17-2012 | 09:41 PM
  • Cutty72
  • Quote Dave
    Around 17.
    $17, SOLD! Will you deliver? I'll make it an even $20.
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  • 02-17-2012 | 11:35 PM
  • Dave
  • Quote Cutty72
    $17, SOLD! Will you deliver? I'll make it an even $20.
    haha.

    SO. when it showed up it had this awful looking touring screen mounted. made that disappear and rolled off to the DMV, got the legal shit straight and printed out some INS cards and went for a ride. Its a V4 so it doesnt really thump, kinda rumbles. Sounds good though. Heavy as she is she handles really nice and the comfort level is unmatched. I have ridden a number of import and domestic cruisers and nothing has ever come close to the madura. Power, well the clutch starts slipping around 3 grand so I didnt really get to feel it. You can tell its there just cant touch it. shes a pussy cat down low though, real easy to get along with and the carbs sound great. Had a weird moment where i was wondering about it wallowing back and forth when I remembered that it is shaft driven So once again its proven true that you cant do better for your money than buying an 80's UJM. Ins is $108 for the year btw. Gotta get Liz back so we can do some two up trips this year
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  • 02-18-2012 | 12:20 PM
  • Sixxxxer
  • Fuck Bitches...Ride the Bike Instead.

    Just Saying...
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  • 02-18-2012 | 01:42 PM
  • Dave
  • Quote Sixxxxer
    Fuck Bitches...Ride the Bike Instead.

    Just Saying...
    Scott, Ive never been able to be rational when it comes to Liz. Something about her has had a spell over me for 24 years.
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  • 02-20-2012 | 10:16 PM
  • Dave
  • Changed oil yesterday in hopes that the previous owner put syn in it and that it would help the clutch. Managed to move the slip spot up a little over 5k which makes it pretty damn rideable while I wait for the new one. Also added a charging plug and removed the exhaust wrap from the lower pipes. Shit had so much oil and road sludge in them that they smoked like crazy when they got hot.
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  • 02-21-2012 | 07:57 AM
  • tommymac
  • Quote Dave
    Over the years I have owned a total of four. 1 base model and 3 Shelbys. Cheap, easy to work on and incredible performers if you know what you are doing. Still one of the best handling FWDs of all time, I'll always have a soft spot for them. The black one is slowly absorbing the red one's goodies.
    Looks like shes in realy good shape.

    PS I did have a chrysler laser back in the day, wound up with a coolant leak and cooked the motor though otherwise a prety good little car.
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  • 02-21-2012 | 07:51 PM
  • Dave
  • Quote tommymac
    Looks like shes in realy good shape.

    PS I did have a chrysler laser back in the day, wound up with a coolant leak and cooked the motor though otherwise a prety good little car.
    Im assuming the first part is towards the bike. Yeah, shes a beaut for the age. Really only needs some little things and I'd be confident to ride it anywhere.

    Sorry to hear about your Laser, the 2.2s were damned near bombproof as far as motors go but there were a few spots where they were lacking, like the pool of stagnant coolant at cyl#4...most Turbo Dodge enthusiasts mount drilled 180* thermostats first thing, Most over 300hp tap the water jacket on the back of the head and run a line to another tap on the top on the water pump.
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  • 02-24-2012 | 01:56 AM
  • Porkchop
  • Quote Dave
    haha.

    SO. when it showed up it had this awful looking touring screen mounted. made that disappear and rolled off to the DMV, got the legal shit straight and printed out some INS cards and went for a ride. Its a V4 so it doesnt really thump, kinda rumbles. Sounds good though. Heavy as she is she handles really nice and the comfort level is unmatched. I have ridden a number of import and domestic cruisers and nothing has ever come close to the madura. Power, well the clutch starts slipping around 3 grand so I didnt really get to feel it. You can tell its there just cant touch it. shes a pussy cat down low though, real easy to get along with and the carbs sound great. Had a weird moment where i was wondering about it wallowing back and forth when I remembered that it is shaft driven So once again its proven true that you cant do better for your money than buying an 80's UJM. Ins is $108 for the year btw. Gotta get Liz back so we can do some two up trips this year
    Welcome to V4 goodness!!!

    Sorry about your girl.....
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