False Neutral #24: Budget Vintage Superbikes

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Surprise! All three hosts are on the podcast together this week, even if I show up a tiny bit late. We discuss a recent Gear Patrol article listing their picks for The Best Vintage Superbikes Under $10,000, and share our own point/counterpoint about the bikes they chose. While our views differed, we all agreed that there are plenty of cool deals to be found from the late ’80s through the late ’90s. Garrett and Eric also briefly update us on their project bikes, and I continue shopping for a new bike.


False Neutral – Budget Vintage Superbikes

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All images are from Ebay auctions, and originally appeared on GearPatrol.com, accompanying the article mentioned above.

1972 Honda CB750
1972 Honda CB750
1985 Honda VF1000R
1985 Honda VF1000R
1987 Suzuki GSX-R750
1987 Suzuki GSX-R750
1990 Ducati 851
1990 Ducati 851
1992 Yamaha FZR 1000 EXUP
1992 Yamaha FZR 1000 EXUP

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5 responses to “False Neutral #24: Budget Vintage Superbikes”

  1. jeepjeff Avatar
    jeepjeff

    Seafoam! Run some seafoam through the bike that’s been sitting! (It helped my TW200, and you probably have a small enough amount of gunk that it will actually work.)

    1. The Real Number_Six Avatar
      The Real Number_Six

      Chevron Techron works pretty well too. The carbs on my bike get gummed up if it so much as sniffs ethanol or sits with fuel in the float bowls for more than a week or two at a time.

  2. ninjabortion Avatar
    ninjabortion

    I vote for a color scheme topic at some point. I loves me the red, white, and blue Hondas and the history of that, but i don’t really know much about the story of other liveries really. Edit: not a demand or anything, just a request from a listener. Love the podcasts so far, keep em comin.

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar

      We discussed color schemes on last night’s episode. Watch for it next Tuesday.

  3. The Real Number_Six Avatar
    The Real Number_Six

    VF1000R and VF1000F are two of the most disappointing bikes I’ve ever ridden. They might have been way more advanced than the CB900F, for example, but whatever. Despite the anti-Ducati sentiments expressed by you guys, I’d suggest the Ducati 900SS is a wonderful vintage superbike. It’s characterful and uncharacteristically reliable. Calling it a superbike is a stretch because it would barely outrun a V-Strom 650, but they definitely give the James May “fizz”. http://images.mcn.bauercdn.com/upload/670/images/ducati900ssx6-0538-01.jpg

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