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I've dabbled with AMA superbikes in my younger years, owned several Gixxer's, etc. Basically been riding off/on since I was about 8 years old.

I'm 40 now, business owner, and don't have the ability to really ride the big stuff on tracks anymore. (Sturgis SD is a vacuum for AMA road bikes)

This is what brought me here. Two weeks ago an employee asked me to help him with a 1978 Honda moped. We got it running, then came the tune pipe, the big bore kit, race carb, etc...

It was finalized Saturday with spiking the gas with a bit of methanol/nitromethane from one of my race planes.

In the end we took a 20mph moped and made it into a 50mph death trap.

It also sunk its teeth into me, so now I want a pocketbike as I'm hell bent on starting a league here.

Sturgis is known for bikes. I think with the right people involved I could start a city based club and possibly get some racing hosted.

Fingers crossed.

Thanks for having me and I hope this works. I've got the bug for it again.

Chad.


PS; That being said, I need to buy one to set the stage. If I just want the best piece out there, One that I don't have to spend a month ****ering around with buying pipes, carbs, heads, clutches, etc,

What's it going to be?

I've seen the Blata B1 Origamis. They look pretty impressive on the You Tube.

What else is there?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Welcome Chad! Blata B1 is indeed a very good machine, but there are many euro manufacturers out there, and many frame designs.. Polini and Blata are the most common euros out there, because they deliver. Another one of my personal favorites are the GRC bikes, they have outstanding quality and looks. if your looking to build an A/C beast, Stamas is probably the way to go. there are more manufacturers out there, it is mostly a question of how available parts are, and preference in frame design.

You could probably nab one with a good lot of parts for around 1000-1200 bucks, or buy it new and start from there.

I also recomend you get a chinese bike and a whole bunch of CAG parts to learn how to ride, because it would be a shame for you to crash a brand new euro bike.

lastly, upgrades. They are totally optional, but will optimise the reliability and performance. also you will learn much about how these motors work as you go along upgrading them.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Spoke with the owners of our local ktm dealer. They are interested in hosting a race and possibly becoming a dealer for these things.

Fingers crossed.



C.
 

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Blata is on the truck and scheduled for delivery.

Just got my new Alpine Stars gloves.

New leathers are on the FED X truck too.

Can't wait!

Boots to arrive tomorrow!

WOO HOO, I know what I'm doin this weekend! :)
 

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Becareful dude, these bikes don't handle like a Honda road racer, very top heavy, and they like to highside you.
 

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Blata is on the truck and scheduled for delivery.

Just got my new Alpine Stars gloves.

New leathers are on the FED X truck too.

Can't wait!

Boots to arrive tomorrow!

WOO HOO, I know what I'm doin this weekend! :)
Please buy a go pro... I NEED to see that Phantom from first person POV.... The blata will definitely not disappoint you.. Elite series bikes are my favorite overall...
 
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