Author Topic: 2001 California EV  (Read 11019 times)

mradtke

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2015, 08:52:24 PM »
Took it for a test drive today, since I now ride a scooter I guess it seemed like it vibrated A LOT! Will I get used to it over time? It did feel like I was definitely riding a proper motorcycle again. My kids made me laugh when they said its "guts" were showing!! Offered $3500, will see what the owner says tomorrow...

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2015, 09:12:59 PM »

[sarcasm]

They vibrate like Hell.  Much worse than Sportsters, and such.

Hard to believe these actually sold, but they did.

I don't know how people have been able to log hundreds of thousands of miles on the things.   

The vibration renders them practically unrideable...

[/sarcasm]
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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2015, 09:17:34 PM »
[sarcasm]

They vibrate like Hell.  Much worse than Sportsters, and such.

Hard to believe these actually sold, but they did.

I don't know how people have been able to log hundreds of thousands of miles on the things.  

The vibration renders them practically unrideable...

[/sarcasm]

 I don't think Mr Radtke knows the back story on the sarcasm Mike  ;) Betcha he learns to rev it and finds out it will run smooth  ;-T

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mradtke

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2015, 05:29:33 PM »
Well folks I picked her up yesterday, $3800 after a bit of haggling ☺. Brought it home and have been exploring and cleaning. Took my oldest for a quick ride and she said we weren't taking the scooter again, just this one!

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2015, 07:52:30 PM »
Well folks I picked her up yesterday, $3800 after a bit of haggling ☺. Brought it home and have been exploring and cleaning. Took my oldest for a quick ride and she said we weren't taking the scooter again, just this one!

That's the right order!   Exploring, cleaning ... then bonding with a nice overnight trip on the road!

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2015, 10:38:39 PM »
I like the seat.  Did you get a t-shirt out of the haggle?  Always get your t-shirt.

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2015, 09:36:39 AM »
Congratulations  ;-T
I bought almost the same bike in Denver only yours is much nicer.
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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2015, 09:41:21 AM »
Handsome bike. Congratulations.

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mradtke

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2015, 08:06:51 PM »
Thanks all, loving the motorcycle!! The shirt is an old one I got when Cycle World was selling them many moons ago I believe  :).

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2015, 08:08:55 PM »
But you can't say BTDT unless you have the free t-shirt to prove it.  You need to go back and have them give you one.    ~;

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2015, 09:21:06 PM »
I will have to see if they have one that fits someone "well nourished"  :D

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2015, 03:34:02 PM »
Great looking bike.
 Just think you bought all that you got for less money than a 250-300 cc entry level bike. :drool
Hope you enjoy it as much as I love my 98EV. As others posted keep the revs up. Don't drive it like a Harley. 4000 RPM and above is where this bike wants to be. Will be less strain of the drive train too.
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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2015, 09:16:45 PM »
Thanks for the advice, I will definitely do that. I have got a lot to learn here, so I may be asking a ton of absurd questions. I am going to try and do a search first so as not to annoy  ::(.

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2015, 06:35:45 AM »
Congrats!  dollar for dollar, you got a fantastic deal. That is an extremely capable platform on top of being very pretty.
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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2015, 07:16:58 PM »
Congrats!  dollar for dollar, you got a fantastic deal. That is an extremely capable platform on top of being very pretty.

Thank you very much!! The more I spend time with it the more I realize I have gotten a really well taken care of example. Here is part of my Pit Crew  :)


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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2015, 07:34:41 AM »
Very cool Michael. Congrats on the buy, and the sweet bike. I just found this model (well, a Jackal) last summer myself. Very glad I did. She looks ready for adventure. This will imprint on your kids too, you'll be talking about this bike for generations.

my pit crew....daughter Em on the same platform.

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'00 Jackal

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2015, 03:04:42 PM »
Very nice!! I am half wanting my kids to want to ride when they grow up and half scared to death they will!!  ???

Michael

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Re: 2001 California EV
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2015, 10:08:20 AM »
Good Job Michael! Excellent motorcycle at a fair price.  And you live in smack in the middle of some excellent riding!  Congratulations and have a good summer riding around. 

 

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