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   If i had the chance to buy a.....
  Posted by: jaws on Jun-11-13 9:54 AM (EST)

83 cr 500 Husqvarna in good shape I would definitely snap it up. Quirks and all! But no Bultacos as they stopped making them before 1983 and were way to quirky for me even when they were current!
I have to admit the newer folders are lighter, easier to put together and where the Nautiraid uses wood the newer folders use aluminum. The thing is, I have been on many beaches where I wished I had a kayak with me and there were few rental places near by.
But now all the drawbacks are being brought to my attention like, set up time, tear down time and not to mention drying time and I am starting to lose my enthusiasm for folders.
Maybe a ride on my 1973 cl 350 Honda will remind me that just because something is old doesn't mean it's no longer fun ride and worth dealing with some quirks.

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