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  • CBX1000 - Prolink vs dual shock

    Can any of the knowledgeable people out there tell me all about the pros and cons of the two CBX1000 suspensions? Weaknesses, maintainability, desirability, well everything really.

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    Go the Prolink! In fact, buy the one I have in my shed!

    Nah, to be true the prolink is not the one you want. Go the twin shock model if you want to have something that is going to appreciate in value. Go the prolink if you are going to customise the bike, and bin the swingarm.
    It has a dual purpose. ~ Tom Smitheringale

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    • #3
      +1 ^^^

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      • #4
        +1 for twin shock.
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        • #5
          Thanks people. If I do another custom bike project I am am going to get my arse kicked until my nose bleeds, but at least I'll be better off than Azazl with his collection....
          After hearing that story, my long suffering wife said "If you get 12 bikes, I'll cut your balls off". She's so nice, still room for a few more.
          .... I'll still have my balls.

          I was half decided about keeping a bike like this stock, which goes against my natural instincts, or getting one to customise.

          Would it be sacrilege to customise a twin shock?

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          • #6
            Depends on how original it is right now.
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            • #7
              Dual shocks for sure.

              A mate of mine had one of these back in the 80’s, we all thought it was just awesome.

              We used to call it Battlestar Galactica.

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              • #8
                Would $9k be OK to pay for an unregistered American import? Around 20k miles, pretty good general condition except for one missing front indicator.
                Is obvious clutch rattle normal for these bikes?
                Last edited by sprung; 01-04-2011, 07:48 PM. Reason: spelling mistakes due to dodgy wireless keyboard

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                • #9
                  Have a look that the couple of US auction catalogues here http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...ml#post2204994
                  There's a nice CBX with 6 into 6 pipes that sold for about $5,000 if I remember correctly
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by agrid View Post
                    Have a look that the couple of US auction catalogues here http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...ml#post2204994
                    There's a nice CBX with 6 into 6 pipes that sold for about $5,000 if I remember correctly
                    I know what you're saying, but I don't want to buy a bike unseen. A ticket to the states, or time involved arranging someone trustworthy in the states to check it out, shipping costs (and there's lots of hidden extras above the baseline shipping), writing to Dept of Transport to get permission to import, etc, etc, etc. Maybe a $4K premium for a bike already here and seen with correct paperwork isn't unreasonable?

                    Most people are asking closer to $15k for registered on the road models, if you can find one here. I don't know if they are getting this type of money, but for me that is a bit excessive.

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                    • #11
                      Have a look at :: Deus Ex Machina :: they have one for sale as well, I forget how much but it looks pretty nice.
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                      • #12
                        I forget how much but it looks pretty nice
                        $17,800 + ORC, nearly double what I'm looking at.
                        Last edited by sprung; 01-04-2011, 08:50 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Holy Spagnoli, I forgot it was that much! Fly to the US and buy one for $5,000 bring it back at sell it for $5,000 profit taking into account airfare, shipping,accomodation, beer money and the occasional hooker.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by agrid View Post
                            Holy Spagnoli, I forgot it was that much! Fly to the US and buy one for $5,000 bring it back at sell it for $5,000 profit taking into account airfare, shipping,accomodation, beer money and the occasional hooker.
                            Done, as long as you can provide the sucker that will buy it. I'll even invite you along and there will be more than the occasional hooker, there will be proper good professional ones.

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                            • #15
                              Shit this is like the oohpah bird that flew in ever-diminishing circles and disappeared up its own arse. The person that needs to go pick it up is you and the sucker that will buy back home it is you. The only good thing with this plan is the guy at the Vegas casino with a beer and hookers; that's me!
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