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It seems I'm in the minority here, as I have the 500 not 750 but I prefer small CC bikes for the most part.

I'm in NC and don't anticipate doing to much as this is the first vehicle I've ever bought new and I plan to utilize that warranty since it is my daily driven (and currently only running) vehicle. A few cosmetic mods and slip-on for now and in a couple years I'll go stupid with modifications if these models don't bite the dust like Buell did.

I've got my old Ninja 250 I'll be modifying as I have the extra cash to get my custom fix.
 

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It seems I'm in the minority here, as I have the 500 not 750 but I prefer small CC bikes for the most part.

I'm in NC and don't anticipate doing to much as this is the first vehicle I've ever bought new and I plan to utilize that warranty since it is my daily driven (and currently only running) vehicle. A few cosmetic mods and slip-on for now and in a couple years I'll go stupid with modifications if these models don't bite the dust like Buell did.

I've got my old Ninja 250 I'll be modifying as I have the extra cash to get my custom fix.
I have the 500 as well. I love it! :)
 

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Welcome to the Club :)
i am also in the great state of north carolina.
if you ever want a screaming eagle slip on give me a holla. I have one with a scratch on it. nothing bad but still a scratch. i would let it go a lot cheaper than a new one.
 

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I've owned three larger bikes. I had a 76 GL1000, I still have (in much need of love and re-assembly) a 76 CB750 and I had a 97 Katana 600.

I also have an 01 Ninja 250 (currently with a bad ignition switch (seized) and two parts bikes (they both had title issues) and a 71 CB175 project in boxes. Too many projects and definitely not enough money, but too much money tied up in to them to sell them, so they all sit in wait. The 01 Ninja I will begin getting set up as my back up bike since my truck (86 Mazda B2000) decided to lose all compression.

Street750Nc - Do you have any photos of the slip-on? I've been trying to find a Firebrand Loose Cannon but no one actually has them on hand, and I'm not keen on a month or longer wait while someone has my money. Where in NC are you? I'm in South Charlotte myself.
 

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That doesn't look too bad. What are you looking to get for it? Mind if I ask why you're selling it so soon?
 

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And a few photos of the bike.

First day I got it, one snapped today without the headlight cowl, I know I need to remove the mount for the cowl as well and one showing the beginning of the damage from riding those banks like it's meant to be. haha
 

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That doesn't look too bad. What are you looking to get for it? Mind if I ask why you're selling it so soon?
$175. less than 100 miles on it. i know that doesnt really matter but still. Reason il selling is i had a lady run me off the road. Which scratched it up. she bought me another one.
 

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Welcome aboard. The Street 500 is an excellent choice and don't let those that opted for the 750 tell you anything different.

If you get burnt out on the CB175 project I might be interested in it if it's cheap enough. The early CB175 engine would make a great mini-chopper.
 

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The 175 is by far my favorite bike. I have been trying to track down a parts bike at a decent price for some time with no luck. It seems they are quite popular. The earlier sloper motors are a thing of art. Mine will not be rebuilt stock.

Street750Nc - let me mull it over a little bit and get back to you. I need to compare sound clips again. haha Right now I wouldn't be able to ride up and get it anyway as someone helped themselves to my 30 day tag and the license plate office "can't do anything for a 30 day tag" so I'm limiting my riding to work and required trips until my plate shows up.
 

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I got my tag in today, I can finally start adding some real miles to the bike now. Riding with no plate is nerve wrecking. My manuals also showed up today. Can't wait to go through them and get a bit of knowledge on the bike.

Street750Nc - I shot you a pm on the slip on.
 

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I got my tag in today, I can finally start adding some real miles to the bike now. Riding with no plate is nerve wrecking. My manuals also showed up today. Can't wait to go through them and get a bit of knowledge on the bike.

Street750Nc - I shot you a pm on the slip on.
The service manual? I should have had my dealer throw that in for free I guess! I always forget until the next week.
 

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The 175 is by far my favorite bike. I have been trying to track down a parts bike at a decent price for some time with no luck. It seems they are quite popular. The earlier sloper motors are a thing of art. Mine will not be rebuilt stock.
I owned a Honda 175 in the early 1970's and it was an awesome little motorcycle. Sucked part of the choke into the engine damaging an intake valve and my brother took the bike to repair it. When he returned it not only was the engine fixed but he'd also repainted it in an awesome pearl white with gold leaf lettering and blue pinstripping on the tank. He loved painting motorcycles and just couldn't resist the opportunity. It blew me away. The early small displacement twins from Honda were awesome little engines but the cost of production for a twin simply didn't make sense. That's why Honda went to singles for these small displacement engines.
 

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I wish they would have thrown the manuals in to, but I doubt they would. They threw in my first tank of gas, that's it. haha I've got the FSM, parts catalog and electrical diagnostic manual. To my knowledge that's everything they offer for these bikes.

StoneFree - that's awesome. They are definitely a blast. Sounds like an awesome paint scheme as well. I love white bikes and you can never go wrong with some gold leaf.
 

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I wish they would have thrown the manuals in to, but I doubt they would. They threw in my first tank of gas, that's it. haha I've got the FSM, parts catalog and electrical diagnostic manual. To my knowledge that's everything they offer for these bikes.

StoneFree - that's awesome. They are definitely a blast. Sounds like an awesome paint scheme as well. I love white bikes and you can never go wrong with some gold leaf.
How much did they charge you for it?
 
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