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Post by Loni Specter » Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:56 am

I've always had bikes since 7 or 8 years old. Mini-bike with Briggs & Straton lawn mower engine was the first. I had a newspaper route.
Then moved up to many others including, '68 Yamaha 125, '72 yamaha 350 R-5 (great canyon carver), '65 Triumph 500, '71 Norton 750 Commando, '78 Kawasaki KZ-750, '79 Susuki GS750E, '80 Yamaha SR-500 ,'81 Yamaha 1,100 Special, '84 Honda Ascott VT-500, '85 BMW K-100
Never owned a Harley, but I'm slowing down so it might be time. :wink:
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Post by Red Barchetta » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:37 pm

Harley owner here....2000 Ultra Classic Electra Glide, Peace Officer's Special. Soon to be a 2005 Ultra.... I have had several Harleys since 1993, and also a Kawasaki ZX6R (95). First bike was a 1984 Honda Shadow bought for 800 bucks in 1990.


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Post by screamingdaisy » Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:07 pm

I used to own an 86 Yamaha YZ600 and an 88 Kawi ZX10.....The Yami was stock, but the Ninja was modded all to sh!t...I sure do miss that bike.

My dad was into Harley's, but they were too slow for my 16 year old self....right now I'm spending too much on trucks and guitars to afford another bike, but when I can I'm undecided on wether or not I should get another rice-rocket, or some American-iron.
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Post by Loni Specter » Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:09 am

once you've experienced the adrenaline rush that comes with challenging the limits of of inertia, tire adhession and your fear, it's hard to just cruise along and take in the sites. I have two younger brothers that ride. One has a Sportster 1200, the other rides a full tour Beemer. I can't handle riding with either one of them. I get too antsy and need to push faster than they care to ride. I ride alone most of the time. Of course at 55 years of age, my reflexes and vission are not what they were at 20 or even 40.
I do admire those who can be content to potatoe, potatoe along.
I'd love to build a custom big twin, but I'm afraid after the initial satisfaction of showing it off to the Rock Store regulars, I would soon be longing for a good handling canyon bike to make those little hairs on the back of my neck stand up. You know the same thing with the hairs happens when I hear Hendrix's Voodo Chile Slight Return, or Cross roads solo from Wheels of Fire.
Maybe when I'm 65 I'll settle down. Maybe not. :twisted:
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Post by pjdude » Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:09 pm

Right now, I'm on my second (!) 1983 V65 Magna. It's a great bike, been riding them for about 16 years.

But........the V-Rod is looking REAL nice!
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Post by cheekymonkey » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:15 pm

Howdy,

I've got a 1981 GS1100EX for ashphalt burning and general touring.

I've also have a 2001 KTM LC4 640 for getting away from it all.

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Post by redmax61 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:55 pm

I've been a bike rider most of my life. I seem to have settled down a bit since I hit my late 30's though. Now I ride a rolling Barcolounger. I have an '88 Honda GL1500 Goldwing.
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Post by SteveP » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:28 pm

02 Suzuki SV650. Always on the lookout for smooth twisty roads 8)

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Post by no soul » Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:58 am

1989 Honda NC27 (aka CB-1 or CB-400f)
which is a pretty damn rare 400cc 4 banger only imported for 2 years. Finding parts for her is so much fun :cry:
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Post by Michael » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:31 pm

MOTOR X bike rider here. I own a Suzuki RM250, and have been riding since i was about 8years old. :)

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Post by LHanson » Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:41 pm

85 BMW K100RS.

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Post by Brewski » Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:01 pm

I have an '86 Yamaha FJ1200 that I'm trying to sell. And also have Suzuki DL1000.

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Post by axwielding1 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:29 pm

Always had bikes.. First was a Yamaha 850 special(1980)
FJ1100 1985= fast as sh!t, handled crappy.
GSXR1100.....whew!
The only bike I have left now is my "black bomber" Honda CB450 (1966)
That'll be sold this spring..
I find too many suck-ass drivers around me (NY suburbs) so the ratio of close calls got too high for me..
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Post by Red Barchetta » Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:08 am

Motorcycling update...picked up a new 2006 Ultra Classic Electra Glide 3 weeks ago. Suh-wheeet.

Christened it with Rush in the CD player.


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Post by MetalMatt » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:06 pm

Rider here. I have a 2003 Kawasaki Ninja 250
Road King II v1 Head
Quad Preamp & Mesa 50/50
DC-5 Combo (EV)
2x12 RK Cabinet (V30/C90)
4x12 Halfback (C90/MS12)

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